Easter Basket Ideas for Elementary Aged Kids

It’s almost Easter, and this year I am not waiting until the last minute to find items to fill my elementary aged children’s Easter baskets! As they have gotten older, I’ve gotten a teensy bit better at planning these kinds of things ahead- and also a bit more creative with their basket ideas.

child with bunny ears on sits in grass holding Easter basket full of colored eggsI’ve been thinking all year about how to keep the magic in this part of Easter for my older child, especially now that he knows who the Easter Bunny is…shh!

I broke this list of Easter basket ideas for elementary school-aged children down by general interests, and these are just my basic ideas. I hope this gift round-up leaves you feeling inspired to make your “big kid” baskets extra fun this year- and don’t forget the candy! Reese’s Eggs and Starburst Jelly Beans for me, please 😉

Summer Ready

Beach Towel

Big Kid Sand Shovel or Rake

Crocs or new Flip Flops

Sunscreen (See also our guide to sun protection and sunscreen)

Swim Goggles

Diving Gems– in a treasure box! This is so cool!

SPF Sun Hat – and here is another one with an opening for a ponytail

Summer Bucket List Journal

Nature Lovers

Build Your Own Terrarium Kit- Garden Gnome or Build Your Own Terrarium Kit- Mermaid

Fairy Garden materials: can be found at Dollar Tree

Critter Cage

Butterfly Nets

Cute Magnifying Glass: Snake or flower

Seeds, flower pot, watering can (can be found at any home improvement store, Walmart, Dollar Tree)

Tree Full of Wonder book {ages 5-8}

Kids Nature Journal {Age 7+}

Sports Fans

Cushioned Safety Baseballs

Neon Rainbow Football

Astros or Sugarland Space Cowboys tickets

Knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards {I got these for my kids a few years back, along with roller skates}

Indoor Basketball Hoop

Wrist bands with a favorite team logo

A coupon for a private lesson or camp

Spectacular Stories for Kids: Sports Edition

Crafty and Creative

Restock any regularly used items: markers, colored pencils, crayons, oil pastels {this travel artist kit looks beautiful!}

Sketch Pad

Fashion Plates

How to Draw books

Diamond Art

Beads for bracelet making

Tickets to spend the day at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Gift card or create a family coupon to go to Color Me Mine for ceramic painting


I always grab a few practical things to round out the fun stuff- this year, my children are getting electric toothbrushes in their baskets this year– along with a boatload of Easter candy. It’s called “balance.”

Don’t get too deep with it: pajamas, socks, hygiene products, water bottles, hand sanitizer {especially fun scents like these}, a lanyard for their school tag, new hair brush— gifting some items that will actually get a lot of use always makes me feel better about indulging in some less useful purchases for their Easter baskets.

Unique Pre-Filled Eggs and Easter Gifts

Kinetic Sand


Hatchimals Basket

Pop Its

Mini Plush Animals

Bracelets and Rings

Egg Shaped Water Bead Stress Fidgets

We hope this guide to Easter basket ideas for elementary aged children inspires you to fill your child’s basket with love and creativity this year. Happy Easter to all who celebrate!

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Mary B
Mary B. is a lifelong creative, dreamer, and joy seeker. Born and raised in northern Illinois, Mary attended the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, receiving her B.F.A. in acting, then worked as a sometimes actress/model, sometimes waitress. Mary and her husband got married in Sept 2012, welcomed a son in 2014, moved to Texas from Chicago in 2016, and welcomed a daughter in 2017, completing their family. She self-publishes her musings on marriage, motherhood, and life on her blog, Accidentally Texan,. In her free time {free time--ha!} Mary loves to read, cook {and eat ;)}, work out, swim, travel, and spend time with her family. Mary believes emotional connection is the root of humanity and our collective purpose in life.


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