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April 7th, 2014 at 1:40 pm

100 Easter Basket Fillers

100EasterBasket Fillers

I love to watch my kids’ eyes light up when they find their Easter basket. We fill the baskets with candy and other favorite food treats for the little ones to enjoy, but every year I struggle to find other items to include. Here is a list of 100 items you can fill your child’s basket with!

  1. Pacifiers
  2. Pacifier Holder
  3. Headband
  4. Sippee Cups
  5. Bibs
  6. Onesies
  7. Musical Toys
  8. Garanimals Baby Toys or Foam Letters
  9. Small Stuffed Animal
  10. Toddler Cutlery
  11. Pajamas
  12. Magnetic Fridge Letters
  13. Umbrella
  14. Rain Boots
  15. Coloring Books
  16. Character Undies
  17. Hex bugs
  18. Crayons
  19. Bath Toys/Crayons
  20. Sidewalk Chalk
  21. Bubbles
  22. Fun Toothbrush
  23. Fun Shampoo
  24. Sunglasses
  25. Stuffed Animal
  26. Painting Smock
  27. Art Supplies (pencils, crayons, markers, paints)
  28. Art Kits
  29. Bubble Bath
  30. DVD
  31. CDs
  32. Blocks
  33. Fun Cups/Plates
  34. Frisbee
  35. Dress Up Items
  36. Play Jewelry
  37. Kaleidoscope
  38. Pool Toys
  39. Posters
  40. Fun Duct Tape
  41. Suncatchers
  42. T-shirt
  43. Top
  44. Kids Word Search
  45. Jump Rope
  46. Construction Paper
  47. Hair Pretties
  48. Yo-Yo
  49. Flashlight
  50. Book light
  51. Sandals/Flip Flops
  52. Beach Towel
  53. Matchbox cars
  54. Kite
  55. Play Tool Set
  56. Sand Toys
  57. Shovel and Pail
  58. Chapstick
  59. Bike Horn/Bell
  60. Watch
  61. Character Bandaids
  62. Temporary Tatoos
  63. Water Bottle
  64. Swimsuit
  65. Summer Hat
  66. Books – appropriate for child’s level
  67. Sticket Books
  68. Water Gun
  69. Nerf Gun
  70. Swim Goggles
  71. Lego’s
  72. Sporting Supplies or games
  73. Jigsaw Puzzle
  74. Balls
  75. Cards or Card Game
  76. Jacks or Marbles
  77. Tape Measure (my boys loved the keychain ones since they were toddlers)
  78. Doll
  79. Nail Painting Supplies
  80. Animal figures
  81. Magic Tricks
  82. Comic Book or Kids Magazine
  83. Bop it or Tangle Jr
  84. My Little Pony or other small horses
  85. Play Food
  86. Walkie Talkies
  87. Small Magna Doodle or Etch a Sketch
  88. Glow Sticks
  89. Small Musical Instrument (harmonica, recorder)
  90. Pencils/Pencil Toppers
  91. Action Figures
  92. Trading Cards
  93. Fun Socks
  94. Seeds and a pot
  95. Diary or Journal
  96. Video Game controller or new game
  97. Play Dough
  98. Bunny Ears
  99. Gift Cards to favorite stops
  100. Bunny Money

Feel free to share any other ideas I may have missed!

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April 2nd, 2012 at 5:00 am

What to Fill your Easter Basket With

Here’s comes Peter Cottontail,
Hopping down the Bunny Trail,
Hippity, Hoppity, Easter’s on its way!

I actually just realized this week that the Easter Bunny will be making his (or her?) annual stop at our house hiding eggs and baskets throughout our house. This year is flying by and I’m not sure where the time is going. So, this week will be all about shopping for special treasures for the Easter Basket and Easter Eggs.

My first step was visiting my secret stash of gifts that I keep hidden to see what will work from there. I found several things there:

  • Deck of Cards - the boys love to play war with their Grandma so I thought this might be a great thing to do at home
  • Books – I bought a bunch of books at Christmas time for the boys. My oldest is starting to fly through Early Reader Chapter Books so he definitely needs his stash refreshed. Plus I have some great books for my younger one also.
  • Socks- My boys love specialty socks that look like cartoon characters or super heroes. I saw some earlier in the year and picked them up in case I ever needed something little as a reward.

I was glad to have a good start to my baskets and eggs. Then I started to brainstorm some other ideas for my boys baskets and a basket for my goddaughter, too.

  • Lotions
  • Nail polish
  • Hair bows or Headband
  • Crayons or Markers
  • Tattoos
  • Balls
  • Kites
  • Magazine Subscription
  • Gardening Things (gloves, pot, seeds,etc…)
  • Sandbox or Pool Toys
  • Special Character Band Aids
  • Stickers
  • Silly Putty
  • Playdoh
  • Special Toothbrush
  • Squirt Gun
  • Jump rope
  • Frisbee
  • Planes
  • Small Cars

Plus I will pick up some candy. I won’t usually get a lot of candy but I always need to get a Chocolate Easter Bunny and some of the boys regular favorites. I like to buy some of the boys favorite other treats also. Some special crackers, juice boxes, or even something else that we don’t typically keep around the house.

In addition, I may add some things that the boys need anyway. My oldest is trying tennis camp this summer and needs the equipment, plus my youngest is starting soccer and needs a ball of his own. Maybe these things will appear in the basket along with some summer things that will be needed – new sandals, sunglasses, or even a new hat.

What are some of your favorite things to fill your Easter Basket?

Kim Ross also writes at  A Little Bit of This and That ~ The Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom.

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