Tired of Easter baskets that are full of junk? You’ll love this list of creative and unique Easter Basket ideas for kids that focus on Jesus and his resurrection. It will be easy to put a smile on the faces of both your boys and girls when they see their basket filled with fun and cute items that are also practical and useful. (Don’t worry, there’s no candy on my list.) If you’re not sure what to put in your baskets and you’re looking for Christian themed ideas you’ve come to the right place!

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Tired of Easter baskets that are full of junk? You’ll love this list of creative and unique Easter Basket ideas for kids that focus on Jesus and his resurrection. It will be easy to put a smile on the faces of both your boys and girls when they see their basket filled with fun and cute items that are also practical and useful. (Don’t worry, there’s no candy on my list.) If you’re not sure what to put in your baskets and you’re looking for Christian themed ideas you’ve come to the right place!

I’ve broken this list of Easter basket ideas for kids into three different areas: books for babies, gifts for 3-7 year olds and gifts for 8-12 year olds. Along with Christ-centered items I’ve also added a few “fun gifts” that were just too cute to pass up. As promised there’s no junk or candy on this list.

You’ll want to make sure to read all the way to the end of the post because I have some fun family activities that you can enjoy together (or even with friends.)

Easter Books for Babies and Toddlersthe story of easter

The Story of Easter Board Book

This board book is a wonderful way to introduce young hearts to the miraculous story of the first Easter. Sweet text and adorable illustrations will engage kids as they read along with parents and grandparents. A padded board book is a soft but durable selection for little ones, and kids will enjoy the “carry-me” handle as they take their book on-the-go. The small trim size makes this book a great package to place in a child’s Easter basket!

Grab your copy here.

the very first easter book

The Very First Easter

The Very First Easter introduces children to one of the most inspiring stories of all time: Jesus’ death to save us from our sins. Readers will learn about the events leading up to Jesus’ death and his miraculous return to life. With exciting new artwork from the bestselling The Beginner’s Bible, this book will help children understand why we celebrate this special day.

Grab your copy here.

 

Easter Basket Ideas for Kids Ages 3-7

good news its easter book

Good News! It’s Easter!

The Easter season is an exciting time of growth and reflection as both nature and our human hearts anticipate the hope of new beginnings. Through playful illustrations in nature, best-selling and award-winning author Glenys Nellist introduces children to the gift of salvation.

Grab your copy here.

go gave us easter book

God Gave Us Easter

As Little Cub celebrates Easter with Papa, Mama, and her brother and sister, she begins to ask her papa questions about this very special day of the year.  Papa lovingly explains God’s plans for his children, while taking Little Cub on a memorable walk through her stunning Arctic world, and he shares how Easter came about in clear, simple terms that even the littlest cubs can understand.

Grab your copy here.

 

an Easter egg hunt for Jesus book

An Easter Egg Hunt for Jesus

A quiet forest wakes up from its winter sleep. Buds blossom and trees stretch their branches—spring is here! All the animals are excited for the season of rebirth, because it means Easter is soon to come! Little Bunny and his friends get ready for the special and important day with an Easter egg hunt. But when Little Bunny makes a mistake that makes him think he’s ruined all the fun, his friends and family come together to help him understand the meaning of Easter—a celebration of Jesus’s resurrection and the new life He offers us.

Grab your copy here.

gods easter gifts

God’s Easter Gifts

Bella and Pablo love Easter egg hunts. So many wonderful goodies just waiting to be found inside each egg! But the brother and sister are about to discover there’s much more to Easter than candy and toys, as they embark on a very special Easter egg hunt that will reveal all of God’s greatest gifts to us.

Grab a copy here.

Veggie Tales: An Easter Carol

Ebenezer Nezzer is out of control! He’s trying to make Easter bigger than ever by filling London with plastic eggs! But just how hard can his mechanical chickens work before they’re… well, fried? In just one unforgettable day and night, Cavis and Millward (Bob and Larry) and a music box angel named Hope must convince Nezzer that Easter is about more than candy and eggs. Inspired by Dickens’ Christmas classic, this very special VeggieTales film explains why millions of Christians around the world celebrate Easter past, present and future.

Grab your copy here.

Come Celebrate Easter Activity Book

The Easter story comes to life through age-appropriate puzzles, activity pages, and stickers in this friendly and fun The Beginner’s Bible Easter Sticker and Activity Book featuring classic art and simply written content from The Beginner’s Bible.

Grab your copy here.

bible hidden pictures activity book

Bible Hidden Pictures Activity Book

Children will love searching for the hidden objects in pictures inspired by the Old and New Testaments. Each page contains a story that will remind children of God’s love and faithfulness.

Grab your copy here.melissa and doug reusable sticker pad bible stories

Melissa & Doug Reusable Sticker Pad Bible Stories

Removable background scenes include Daniel and the lion’s den, David and Goliath, Jonah and the whale, Joseph parting the red sea, Noah’s Ark.

Grab your copy here.

super heroes of the Bible sticker and activity book

Super Heroes of the Bible Sticker and Activity Book

Bible heroes come to life through age-appropriate puzzles, activity pages, and 50 reusable stickers in these friendly and fun sticker and activity book featuring The Beginner’s Bible classic art and simply written content.

Grab your copy here.

Bible dot to dot activity book

Bible Dot To Dot Activity Book

Children will love connecting the dots with pictures inspired by stories from the Old and New Testaments. Each page will contain story that will remind children of God’s love and faithfulness.

Grab your copy here.

amazing bible story mazes

Amazing Bible Story Mazes

Amazing Bible Story Mazes promises hours of adventure for the little ones in your life as they learn about forty-four Bible stories while completing each related maze. Every puzzle features key highlights from a classic Bible story and a prompt that encourages kids to take part in the Bible story. In “In the Beginning,” kids are prompted to help Adam find the lost lamb. In “Noah’s Big Boat,” the maze is solved by helping the animals find their way to the ark. “The Walls Came Down” prompts children to help the Israelites march around Jericho and back to camp.

Grab your copy here.

super girls of the bible sticker and activity book

Super Girls of the Bible Sticker and Activity Book

Amazing women of the Bible come to life through age-appropriate puzzles, activity pages, and 50 reusable stickers in these friendly and fun sticker and activity book featuring The Beginner’s Bible classic art and simply written content. Children will love learning about Deborah, Ruth and Naomi, Queen Esther and more as they delight in the stories, art, and activities in The Beginner’s Bible Super Girls from the Bible Sticker and Activity Book.

Grab your copy here.

the Bible activity book for kids

The Bible Activity Book for Kids

Featuring over 70 pages of fun Bible activities such as; full-page drawings for coloring, missing letters, dot to dot, spot the difference, mazes, numbers and more! This engaging and educational activity book is packed with activities that will entertain your Bible loving kids for hours, learning as they have fun!

Grab your copy here.

Melissa and Doug water wow bible stories

Melissa & Doug Water Wow Bible Stories

Our Bible stories coloring book with water pen for kids features 4 reusable white pages that include simple line drawings when they are dry, then are filled with color when wet.

Grab your copy here.

bible go fish

Bible Go Fish

Bible Go Fish adds an inspirational twist to the classic card game. Each card in this delightful deck reminds us to be thankful for all of God’s blessings: family, sunny days, Jesus…and more!

Grab your copy here.

scratch art crosses

Scratch Art Crosses

Fun craft kit that includes scratching tool to remove black surface to reveal colorful rainbow scratch paper underneath

Grab yours here.


melissa and doug paint your own butterfly

Melissa & Doug Paintable Butterfly Magnets

This set will round out the creative play experience and give kids another engaging option for screen-free fun

Grab yours here.glitter sidewalk chalk

Glitter Sidewalk Chalk

Bling it up with the Special Effects Glitter Sidewalk Chalk. Children can create attention-grabbing messages and shimmering drawings that pop. They can also use the sidewalk chalk to add a dazzling twist to traditional chalk games, including hopscotch, tic-tac-toe, and four square.

Grab yours here.

rabbit cross body purse

Rabbit Crossbody Purse

Your little girl will love carrying her treasures around in this adorable purse.

Grab yours here.

 

Easter Basket Ideas for Kids Ages 8-12

Indescribable: 100 Devotions About God and Science

Indescribable displays the majesty of creation with scientific findings, photography, and original illustrations. These 100 devotions encourage awe at God’s creativity with an in-depth look at:

  • Space, Galaxies, Planets, and Stars
  • Earth, Geology, Oceans, and Weather
  • Animals–from Hummingbirds to Dinosaurs
  • Our Minds, Bodies, and Imaginations

Grab your copy here.

3 minute devotions for girls

3 Minute Devotions for Girls

This delightful devotional packs a powerful dose of comfort, encouragement, and inspiration into dozens of readings designed to meet you right where you are in life. Meditate on a scripture selection; read through a devotional created just for you; read a prayer designed to help jump-start your conversation with God. In only 3 short minutes, you’ll be on your way to beautiful blessings!

Grab your copy here.

3 minute devotions for boys

3 Minute Devotions for Guys

This book offers 90 readings that speak directly to the interests, needs, and dreams of you “men under construction”—with plenty of fun references to sports, video games, machines, and all those things you enjoy. In three minutes’ time, you can 1) consider a relevant scripture selection; 2) read a devotional that explains God’s Word in light of what boys experience in life; and 3) read a prayer designed to help you jump-start a conversation with God.

Grab your copy here.

youre gods girl coloring book

You’re God’s Girl Coloring Book

Now you can take God’s amazing truths into your heart as you add color to these 37 cool designs using your crayons, colored pencils, watercolors, or markers. Coloring is a fun way to spend some alone time—or invite some girlfriends over and make it a party.

Grab your copy here.

inspirational coloring book

Inspirational Coloring Book for Girls

This coloring book has Biblical verses familiar to kids to create a faith-filled coloring page that will enchant your girl. Join in the fun – the perforated pages make this a shareable pastime. When you’re finished, hang your artwork for constant encouragement.

Grab your copy here.

awesome bible puzzles for kids

101 Awesome Bible Puzzles for Kids

Here’s a fun and safe way to let your kids try out their detective skills. This entertaining collection of Bible puzzles provides ample opportunities for your kids to challenge themselves or match wits with a friend as they search for hidden words, find their way through mazes, and solve riddles.

Grab your copy here.

fuzzy velvet posters christian edition

Fuzzy Velvet Posters Christian Edition

Use any markers, pens or pencils to color these fuzzy posters.

Grab your copy here.slime Easter eggs

Slime Easter Eggs

Good for kids to diy what they want with the slime (animals, flowers, trees). Exercise their kids’ coordination, ability of hands, eyes and brain, develop the kids’ creativity and imagination.

Grab your eggs here.

walkie talkies for kids

Walkie Talkies for Kids

Bring the kids endless hours of fun and happy childhood memories.

Grab yours here.

paint your own garden stones

Paint Your Own Garden Stones

Design 3 ready-to-paint stones including a lady bug, a butterfly and a cheerful sun!

Grab your copy here.

dainty cross necklace

Dainty Cross Necklace

She’ll be able to wear and share her faith with this sterling silver necklace.

Grab yours here.

bunny purse

Bunny Purse

How cute is this crossbody purse!

Grab yours here.

bunny bath bombs

Bunny Bath Bombs

These adorable bath bombs will be the perfect touch in her Easter basket.

Grab yours here.

 

Related: Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas for Baby, Kids and Teens

 

 

Easter Activities for the Family

the easter story egg

The Easter Story Egg

Help your children reconnect with the TRUE meaning of Easter this year with this keepsake nesting set and NIV bible based rhyming story.

Start on Palm Sunday by reading the introduction of the book and Palm Sunday story, while holding your nesting egg set. On Monday, open the Palm Sunday Egg to discover your new Egg and read the story of House of Prayer Monday in your book Continue in this pattern until Easter Sunday.

Grab yours here.

 

Related: 5 Simple Easter Activities for Families

resurrection eggs

Resurrection Eggs

Send your children on a hunt that will lead them to the treasure of Easter. Read the story together, open each egg, and find the surprise inside – each a symbol of Jesus’ journey to the cross

Grab yours here.

bunny ears ring toss set

Bunny Ears Ring Toss Set

Create a fun, memorable Easter egg hunt this spring with this ring toss set.

Grab yours here.

Creative Easter ideas are hard to find...until now. You're going to love this DIY Easter Bunny Bread. Creating this DIY project is fun for the whole family!

DIY Easter Bunny Bread

Grab the directions here.

easter bunny potato sack race

Easter Theme Potato Sack Race

The kids will have a blast (and burn off some energy) with a potato sack race.

Grab yours here.

 

I hope this list of Easter Basket ideas for kids has given you a ton of inspiration as you fill your kids’ baskets!