Easter Basket Ideas for Kids 5 and Under

Here are Some Fun Easter Ideas for Your Little Easter Bunnies!

Updated for 2023!

With Easter right around the corner, it can be challenging to figure out what to get the little ones that they will 1-like, 2-use, and 3-won’t clutter up the house! As a mom of seven, I know the idea of not cluttering was always high on my list!

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Here are some of our favorite finds for Easter Baskets this year!


No one can ever have too many books!

Do I need to mention that I LOVE books???

Parenting Pro Tip: When we no longer read or want to hold onto books at our house we donate them to local doctor offices or dentist offices to promote reading. We have been doing this for years after we got the idea when my daughter’s Girl Scout troop started a book collection for this reason!

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Treats are definitely something that will not clutter the house (as long as they actually get eaten)! I’m a big one on healthy treats for the little ones, so I always stock our Easter baskets with healthier treats!

However, you can’t forget the chocolate bunnies! It’s Easer after all!

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Cute PJs

What young kid doesn’t love new PJs?!?!?! These are something they will actually use and enjoy!!

We’re partial to fire trucks at our house since my husband is a firefighter!

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Additional Goodies They’ll Love

Here are a few more ideas of fun items to add to those Easter baskets!

Sidewalk Chalk

Sidewalk Chalk is one of my favorites! I love that it allows the kids to be creative just about anywhere they choose….and then it washes away with just water!!

This massive package of side-walk chalk looks amazing to me! However, I’m not sure what size Easter basket you might need to fit all of this!?!?!?


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You can’t forget about the baskets

You can reuse the baskets next year so they won’t be additional clutter either!

I like using sand buckets because they can be easily reused!

You can even get a little creative with the “basket” idea!!

Use a small backpack for holding their Easter goodies! It will make an adorable Easter “basket” and it will be something they can definitely use again!

Disney Critters Loungefly Mini BackpackMickey and Minnie Mouse Loungefly Mini Backpack Official shopDisney

(Edible) Easter Grass for those Baskets

Yes! Edible Easter grass! I did this with my kids a couple of years ago and it was a big hit! It’s basically the texture of fruit roll-ups or Air Head Extremes.

I love putting goodie baskets together for any occasion, weddings, birthdays, and other holidays. However, Easter baskets are so fun because they are a reminder to me that Spring is here and summer is on its way!

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For more great ideas about goodies to add to your kiddo’s Easter baskets and Easter eggs, check these out! Great little additions to their Easter treats that are more about quality time than tangible items.

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36 thoughts on “Easter Basket Ideas for Kids 5 and Under”

  1. These are fun ideas! I just have one grandchild under five years old, and she’s still a baby. I look forward to creating a basket for her this year.

  2. Thank you for making this, with three small kids under the age of 5, it is super difficult to always think of stuff to put in their baskets. This will be a big help!

    1. Mine are that age too! I only found it a couple of years ago and they really liked it! It’s definitely something different!

  3. Those are some great ideas for littles! My kids are 22, 21, 13, and 11, and they ALL still enjoy the treats and trinkets in their baskets! They usually get filled with chocolate, books or magazines, and maybe something travel related if we are going somewhere in particular.

    1. Exactly! My husband and I are taking two of our preschool-age grandkids to Disney the week after Easter and that’s what their baskets will be this year…things to use while we are at Disney!

  4. I’m actually shopping right now for Easter! LOL! I love the idea of using backpacks as baskets! Although, my kids aren’t back in school yet lol. But I scored some bubbles & books for sure!

    1. I love the backpacks too! I like being able to give gifts that can be used for more than one occasion!

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