Easter basket with eggs

Cristo Quebrado, 5, holds her egg baskets during the Latino Peace Officer's Association Easter egg hunt on April 19, 2014 in Spring Lake Park in Omaha.

Easter falls on Sunday, April 21, this year. Are you ready?

Whether you have an adventurer, artist, fashionista, bookworm, athlete or superhero fan, here are some themed ideas to help the bunny fill those baskets.

Summer Fun

Summer will be here before you know it! If you're looking for a way to get your kids excited about summer (as if you probably even need one), fill their Easter baskets with some of these fun options below.

• Flip flops

• Sun glasses

• Jump rope

• Bubbles

• Swimming goggles

• Sun screen

• Pool toys

• Beach towel

• Beach bag (use in place of a basket)


Have a child who dreams of being Iron Man, Superman, Captain Marvel or Super Woman? Give them this powerful superhero-themed basket and let their imaginations run wild.

• Comic book

• Action figure

• Legos or Lego mini figures

• POP figure

• Justice League magnetic play set

• Create your own comic book kit

• Superhero visual dictionary

• Superhero movie or movie tickets


Have a child who always has their nose in a book? Here are some ideas to keep them plenty busy this spring!

• Rory’s Story Cubes

• LED book light

• Fun book marks

• A book

• Book ends

• Book-themed trinkets or memorabilia

• Blanket

• Literary POP figure


If your child loves all things fashion accessories, then they're sure to love a basket full of fresh fashion ideas. 

• Hair accessories

• Chapstick

• Hair chalk

• Jewelry

• Nail polish

• Bath bomb

• Vogue magazine

Road Trip

Planning a road trip this spring or summer? What better way to break it to the kids than having them wake up to an Easter basket full of clues as to where you're going! And, as an added bonus, everything is sure to keep them busy and preoccupied for a good part of the ride. 

• Map or atlas

• Disposable camera

• Travel journal

• Car games

• USA puzzle or USA scratch map

• Travel containers

• Gift card or iTunes card


Do you have a budding artist in your home? Give them a head start with a basket full of art supplies. This is a good basket to get creative with!

• Crayons, color pencils, markers, water colors, chalk

• Decorative scissors

• Glitter or gel pens

• Paper

• Clay

• Stickers or sticker books

• “642 Things to Draw: Young Artist’s Edition”

• “Words to Live By” a book on hand lettering techniques


If your child loves all things sports, get them an Easter basket full of goodies from their favorite team (or teams). 

• Baseball (or other types of sports equipment)

• Head bands

• Water bottle

• Socks

• Team hat

• Bubble gum

• Baseball cards

• Portable table tennis set

Hopefully, these ideas will help you — and your hopping friend — fill baskets this Easter.


Shea Saladee lives in Papillion with her husband, Brent, and their three children. She works as an instructor at the University of Nebraska Omaha.

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