Easter is late this year which gives us all more time to keep an eye out for fun Easter basket fillers. And while we all want to fill their Easter baskets with lots of fun for our kids, I try to be more intentional with our gift purchases for our girls. I do include some new fun items but also practical things they need.DISCLOSURE: Some of the links in this post contain affiliate links, which come at no cost to you. Know that I only promote products I personally use and stand behind. To learn more about my affiliates, please review my disclosure policy here.
UPDATE: This post is a few years old but the ideas are still great for any age! I’ve created an Amazon shop list with all things we have owned and love that FIT in Easter baskets!
I the Easter bunny will be bringing to my 3 and 5 year old girls in their Easter baskets!
- Kid umbrellas – April showers bring May flowers! The ones shown here I bought are no longer sold but they do have a similar unicorn umbrella.
- Bathing suits – Easter is just one season before pool/beach/waterplay season so get them prepared with a new suit! The seashell and Ariel versions shown in this post are no longer sold but I got them at Target so check out their newest selection!
- Socks – These girls seem to have big feet like their momma and are pretty rough on their socks.
- Water bottles – we love these Contingo ones, using these in our home, Brielle’s lunch bag or for sports. They have a flip down spout that’s protected in case it’s dropped and they don’t leak. The girls will be excited about these pretty new colors!
- Hidden Pictures Activity books – I found these at our local Five Below but we’ve purchased them on Amazon in the past for a similar price.
- Activity Books – Brielle’s kindergarten doesn’t give traditional homework and she asks for homework so we use these books. Find more of our favorite activity books here.
- Lego Unikitty blind bag – I got this when styling a LEGO movie party and knew it would be the perfect Easter basket filler! Brielle isn’t SUPER into Lego but she likes it in small spurts. And what kid doesn’t like a blind bag?
- Shrinky Dinks Mini Kits – Shrinky Dinks just turned 45 years old and they are still going strong! They have mini boxes that fit perfectly in Easter baskets so check out these styles: mermaids, pirates, or mini vehicles.
- Card Games – You already know my girls are big card game and board game fans so I know they’ll be excited to learn some new ones, like old maid! (PS This card holder makes a great Easter Basket item to go with card games!)
- Magnetic drawing board – We keep these in our car as something to doodle on when they drive. Grabbed these at the dollar store as they don’t last long and most end up getting stepped on, but they’re worth the dollar for even a month’s use.
- Mini puzzle – Also got these at the dollar store! They are great to throw in a bag for sideline play at gymnastics classes or when you’re out at a restaurant.
- Photo Puzzle – My girls LOVE the picture puzzles I’ve made in the past from Shutterfly so I made them a new 252 piece one that’s due to arrive any day! Tip: Pick photos that include different color schemes so it’s easily for them to separate them out into different piles. Then it’s almost like assembling mini puzzles that connect!
And if you noticed a glaring category missing, well we don’t do candy in our Easter baskets in our house, but I’ll probably throw in some Annie’s granola bars or fruit snacks.
Don’t forget to make it extra magical and add Easter bunny footprints outside the basket with some flour and my FREE STENCIL! It’s available both as an svg cut file for those with a die cut machine or as a PDF for those who don’t!
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