As my kids gets older (they are six and nine,) I feel like it’s much harder to find Easter Basket fillers. They’re both so particular about what they like (and don’t like!) Here are some Easter Basket ideas for kids elementary-aged.
Small amount gift cards are great — iTunes, ice cream, even stores like Amazon and Barnes and Noble are great. Kids this age love to feel like they can spend money on their own choices, and this is a great way to do that.
My kids really love learn to draw books. These, along with a sketchbook and some colored pencils, are a great addition to an Easter basket. Coloring books are still great, too! Both of my kids like adult coloring books now… we all do them together! My son especially loves this one, because he’s a huge sports fan:
Sports hats, tee shirts that they’ll love, pajamas, purses, fun socks… anything that they would love is perfect for this age!
Never underestimate the power of a whoopie cushion. Other things that have been popular with my kids: this nose pencil sharpener, fake mustaches, and this cool bank that has an animal pop up and “steal” their money!
Arts and Craft Supplies
Markers, pencils, Perler Beads, Shrinky Dinks (remember those!?!)
Yoyos, bubbles and chalk are still favorites with my first grader. Play-Doh and jump ropes, too!
Lip balms, toothbrushes, toothpastes– doesn’t sound exciting, but when you get your child their favorite character toothbrush, trust me, it’s exciting to them!
My son collects cards for almost every sport, so these are a no-brainer for him.
I’m always looking for more unique ideas to add to my list. If you have any, please share them in the comments below!