Easter Basket Fillers for Kids (to Keep Them Busy at Home)

April 01, 2020 | by | baby, baby toys, gift guide, kids, toys & books | 0 comments

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We’re just over a week away from Easter, which means it’s time to finish up those Easter baskets!

Each year I like to choose a theme for my kids’ baskets. This year I had initially planning on a swimming theme to prep the spring break vacation we had planned, but now that it looks like we’ll be spending at least the next month at home, I’ve decided to instead fill their baskets with activities and toys to keep them entertained at home. 

Below are some favorites, including some that we already have and love and new ones I’m planning to add to the mix!

Feature image via @cat.pagoaga

HOPPY FLOPPY’S HAPPY HUNT

Hoppy Floppy needs help collecting the colorful eggs – fill your basket first to win! This color matching preschool game is for kids ages 3+ and teaches matching skills, hand-eye coordination, and strategic thinking. 

PAINT BY STICKER: BEAUTIFUL BUGS

Find the sticker, peel the sticker, place the sticker, and watch the painting come to life! A fun activity for kids 5+.

KIDS CUSTOM COLORING PILLOW COVER

Let your child make their own custom pillow cover with this adorable set! There are four designs to choose from (sports, space, fox, unicorns) and each one includes three markers. Save 15% + free ship with code THRIFTYLITTLES15.

BUNNY PLUSH DOLL

OK, so not technically an activitity but I just adore this sweet little bunny friend in her pink striped tee and faux-fur jacket. Fun to play around the house or snuggle up at bedtime, and priced just right!

INTERLOCKING MINI PUZZLE BLOCK

These building bricks are tons of fun! The bricks connect to each other in any direction, allowing kids to create colorful flat mosaics or 3D sculptures. 

WHAT DID BUSY BUNNY HEAR?

Follow Busy Bunny on a journey around Tiny Town. This board book features textured paths and cut-outs for little fingers to follow, and a peephole window on every spread. 

PETIT BUTTERFLY PUZZLE

This 3″ x 3″ box is the perfect size to tuck in an Easter basket (or a purse to entertain your little one on-the-go)! 

RAINBOW ROAR POUCH PUZZLE

The best puzzles for toddlers! They have cardboard pieces, just like classic puzzles, but the pieces are larger and sturdier. Plus they come in a zip pouch so they’re easy to store.

SKETCH & SNIFF GEL CRAYONS

These scented gel crayons glide across your page to create smooth, bold lines. They have a twistable end and come in five scents!

THE GREAT EGGSCAPE! BY JORY JOHN AND PETE OSWALD

The newest release in the Good Egg series. In The Great Eggscape!, Good Egg and his friends escape the carton and spend a morning in the grocery store. 

TOMY HIDE & SEEK NESTING EGGS

An adorable family of nesting eggs! Your baby can play in multiple ways – match them, nest them, and squeak them! The egg shell also doubles as a pouring cup for bathtime play. 

PETIT COLLAGE MAGNETIC DRESS UP SET 

This magnetic tin opens up to a space scene with an astronaut and her dress-up accessories. There’s also an artist, music maker, and an animal lover. 

MINI TUDOU SOFT BABY BLOCKS

The sweetest set of 12 soft baby blocks. Babies can chew them, stack them, touch them, and squeeze them. 

COLOR BATH DROPZ

Nothing makes bathtime more fun to a toddler than colored bath water! These fragrance-free water-coloring tablets will be a big hit.

INDESTRUCTIBLES: BABY, SEE THE COLORS!

These indestructible baby books are made from an ultra-durable paperlike material that’s chew-proof, rip-proof, and drool-proof.

KIDS DINO GARDENING GLOVES

Make sure your little one is ready to help out in the garden with these adorable dino garden gloves! 

FISH BUBBLE MACHINE

I promise your kid will want to go outside when you turn on this adorable bubble machine for them! It produces more than 2000 bubbles per minute. (Don’t forget the batteries or you might have a sad kid on Easter morning!)

WATER BEADS

My kids are obsessed with water beads! Soak them in water and they get to about the size of marbles. They’re squishy and slippery and tons of fun. 

KID MADE MODERN EGG PAINTING PARTY

Everything you need to create Easter eggs. Includes 6 wooden eggs, paint, and all the supplies you need. 

EZPZ MINI PLAY MAT

The EZPZ Mini Play Mat is perfect for crafting and painting at home! Use each of the little compartments to separate paint or beads. Save 25% with code EASTERBASKETS.

MUDPUPPY MEMORY MATCH

Memory match is a fun game for kids of all ages, and adults too! This one is the perfect size for the Easter basket, and features 12 matching sets. 

WOODEN ANIMAL SHAPES PUZZLE

A family favorite! It comes with 60 designs that kids re-create using a variety of wooden pieces. The patterns start out pretty basic, so my (older) toddler and preschooler both love this one.

HEXBUG VIBRATION TOYS

Not sure how we just got our first set of these, but they are FUN! They are small robotic bugs that creep and crawl using vibration. 

SILKY WASHABLE CRAYONS

These colorful crayons glide on paper as smooth as silk and leave bold color behind. Even better, they’re washable and can even be used in the bath. 

BOON BATH BUILDING PIPES

These building pipes from Boon can be used individually or to create a chain to pour water through. They suctinon to the bath wall and can be used in many configurations. 

MY FIRST BIG BOOK OF COLORING

And last but not least, these are our favorite coloring books! They come in tons of themes and have simple bold illustrations to color. Not only do my toddlers love them, but my first grader still likes them too!