Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers to Tweens

Easter is right around the corner and with spring break thrown in there too, it’s time to start thinking about what to put in those Easter Baskets. We have a full range of ages in our home so I am thinking about Easter basket ideas for toddlers to tweens.

I have found a simple formula to fill my Easter baskets. I add one item from each category or maybe just a few categories for a fun Easter basket kids love. I also rounded up some fun ideas in each of the categories to make it even easier for yo.

You’ll have the best Easter baskets for all of your kids. Speaking of Easter fun, check out these simple and fun Easter activities for kids.

Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers to Tweens

Outdoor Toys

With the changing of the season, it’s the perfect time to stock up and refresh your outdoor toy selection. Take a look and see what might need to be replaced or replenished. Things like bubbles, chalk, new swim goggles, or water toys.

For Toddlers

Bubbles are a fan favorite around her so we are stocking up on some of our favorite bubbles (find them here) and a bubble machine (we have this one).

If you are like me, you might think a bubble machine, really? I thought so too until we got one as a gift and it elicited so much joy. We now get a new one every year!

For Tweens

Our son loves to play sports outside so we got him a flag football set and some end zone markers to make his own flag football field in our backyard. Our daughter loves to play chalk so we got her some new chalk.

Indoor Activities

While the weather is changing, there are still plenty of rainy and chilly days ahead so adding a few new indoor activities to the mix is always a good idea as well.

For Toddlers

My toddlers love using their imagination so anything by Melissa & Doug is a fan favorite along with Picasso tiles and Duplos.

For Tweens


We love a good family game night. Some nights we want a quick game and other nights we have time for a longer game session so we each pick our favorite and take turns playing. Card games and board games make a great addition to any Easter basket.

For Toddlers

For Tweens

Need more family board game ideas, check out this article.


We can always use a few new books to add to our seasonal collection. I love to store books away with my seasonal decor and then pull them out to enjoy so they feel new and fresh again.

For Toddlers

Need more favorite book titles, check out this article.

For Tweens

These books are some of my tweens favorites. Many of these books are series so they can make for great continuous gifts. Need more tween book series ideas, check out this post.

New Season Clothing & Accessories

Do your kids need new clothes, a fun new hair bow for the season or some new sunglasses, flip flops or a hat. Seasonal accessories are a great practical gift to round out filling up your Easter basket.

For Toddlers

Add in some new mud boots for jumping in puddles and a rain coat or umbrellas for rainy days ahead. Flip flops and sunglasses are always fun and much needed as well. Not to mention a cute new swimsuit, cover-up or fun spring outfit.

For Tweens

How about a pair of Crocs. Throw in a Hydroflask water bottle and some fun stickers. They would be smitten.

Sweet Treats

Of course, last but certainly not least no Easter basket is complete without some candy and sweet treats like Cadbury eggs, Reese’s PB eggs, and jelly beans.

Pick Your Easter Basket Ideas Combo

If you pick something from each of those categories above, you’ll have yourself a really well-rounded, purposeful and fun Easter basket for each of your kids from toddle to tween and everyone in between.

What’s your favorite thing to put in your Easter basket?

Need More Easter Ideas?

5 Fun Easter Family Activities 

Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt Activity

Simple Easter Dinner Menu Plan & Recipes

Until next time keep on keeping on with a simple purposeful life!

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