Whether you’re staying in or going out, there are endless possibilities to building an Easter basket for your kids, tweens, or teenagers. You can also make things fun by throwing a scavenger hunt into the mix on Sunday morning.
Check out some of the ways people are celebrating and the go-to fillers available on Amazon (because you know I love shopping online)!
The Ultimate Easter Guide: From Easter Basket Fillers for Kids and Tweens to Eggs and Easter Scavenger Hunts
Easter Basket Filler Ideas for Kids
For Easter baskets for toddlers and young kids, Amy Long from The Daily Hostess recommends products with a spring theme, like Easter activity books, sidewalk chalk, kid’s gardening tools, sunglasses, umbrellas, rain boots, and the no-mess Water Wow! drawing pads!
Beth O’Grady is the publisher of the Choose Your Own Adventure gamebooks that places YOU as the hero of the story, making choices that lead to multiple endings. Adventures include mountain climbing, underwater exploration, time travel, high-speed race car driving, and more.
Sarah Shore, Co-Owner of Riles & Bash Party Shop, makes the traditional Easter egg hunt extra special, by ending it with a grande finale surprise of an Easter piñata like this Riles & Bash Pull String Easter Egg Pinata.
For younger kids, a pull-string piñata is a great option to get them in on the action. For older kids, an Easter egg scavenger hunt adds a challenge and makes the hunt more rewarding. Each egg they find has a clue in it that leads them to the next one, or it can include puzzle shapes that they find and then have to put together. With the grand finale being an Easter piñata that they get to smash open for all of their chocolates and candies.
Easter Basket Filler Ideas for Tweens and Teenagers
While some of the items above will cater to tweens and teenagers on Easter, here are some more ideas that are age-appropriate to add to an Easter Basket for older kids.
Dedicated grandma and honorary Easter Bunny Rosanne Roberts Archuletta uses plastic eggs for her Easter egg hunt. Inside the eggs, she places a coin, candy, and positive messages like:
- You are amazing!
- Thank you for being so loving!
- You are a gift!
- Thank you for your kindness!
- We love you!
- You are loved!
- Thank you for being so helpful!
- Mom and Dad love you!
Easter Basket Candy and Dessert Ideas
Because we haven’t even gotten to the yummy treats yet in the Easter basket filler ideas, I felt a dedicated section for this was necessary.
All of Sugar Plum’s delicious gourmet treats are handcrafted and made from their bakery and kitchen in Kingston, PA, by mother and son team Fran and Neil Edley… and these make the perfect Easter gifts!
Sugar Plum Gourmet Easter Egg Hunt Gift Set
This features a reusable plastic egg carton and festive metal eggs that can be refilled over and over again. It retails for $34.95. Click here to get it on Amazon.
Chocolate-Covered Sandwich Cookies Assortment in Easter Egg
This features 12 world-class chocolate-dunked sandwich cookies all dressed up in the bright and festive Sunday best and presented in an adorable Easter egg container It retails for $24.95. Click here to get it on Amazon.
Signature Truffle Assortment in Easter Egg
This assortment features 12 pieces of Sugar Plum’s incredible handcrafted foil-wrapped milk chocolate ganache truffles in a festive egg-shaped box. It retails for $24.95. Click here to get it on Amazon.
Chocolate Easter Bunny (Set of 3)
This includes one 8 oz. bunny of each chocolate variety, dark, milk, and white. These yummy bunnies come wrapped in a cello bag, which is tied off with a festive ribbon. It retails for $45. Click here to buy it on Amazon.
Easter Scavenger Hunt Ideas
Amy Long from The Daily Hostess you make the event a “selfie scavenger hunt” for teens where they take a selfie with everything on the scavenger hunt list.
The last time we did a scavenger hunt here in the Nicholson household, we started with one clue that led to another, then another. At the very end, the kids got a big prize. You could lead up to their Easter baskets full of some goodies mentioned above… or the pinata. For some more scavenger hunt ideas (and a printable!), click here.