Are you looking for Easter basket ideas with a health theme? Instead of a basket full of candy, use this opportunity to give your kids some fun items that also encourage healthy living!
Easter can symbolize spring, fresh starts, and discovery. For my own kids, I’ve enjoyed filling a basket for Easter morning, full of things the kids would enjoy outdoors and cultivate hobbies that encourage them to be healthier. These 8 Easter basket ideas are my favorite health themed baskets that we’ve given over the years.
1) Ideas for a sports themed Easter basket (Physical health)
This is the basket I gave my daughter when she was in the middle of a soccer phase. She loved soccer, but you could also customize the basket for your child’s favorite sport. If your child doesn’t’ love sports yet, it would be a great way to put a variety of sports related things together and let them try many sports.
- Ball (small assorted balls)
- Water Bottle
- Scrunchies or hair bows
- Sports Doll (Like Go!Go Girl!)
- Baseball hat/ glove
- Sports collectors cards
- Stop watch for kids
- Other items with images of sports balls on them (a wallet, a pen)
2) Ideas for an Outdoor themed Easter basket (Physical and mental health!)
Spring is officially here, and the kids love some inexpensive things to play with outdoors. You can find so many of these things at the dollar store, or your regular big box store. Our kids have loved making all sorts of pictures on the driveway with sidewalk chalk, that it has occupied them for hours!
Full details on this outdoor basket, from My Mommy Style
3) Ideas for a hiking themed Easter basket (Physical and mental health!)
Our family has done a lot of hiking over the years, and it’s definitely more fun when the kids have some of their own supplies! A hiking basket will get them excited for your next outing! Even a mini camelbak of their own makes the journey a little more enjoyable.
- Walking Poles (hiking sticks!!)
- Water bottles
- Trail Mix
- Trail Maps
- GPS Unit
- Sun Hat
- Compass on a clip
- Granola Bars
- Paracord (here’s one with a built in whistle)
- Sleeping bag
- Bug spray
- Explorers kit (binoculars and more!)
4) Ideas for a gardening themed Easter basket (Physical and mental health!)
It’s time to start a garden, so what better way to get your kids excited than to have a basket of their own gardening supplies. Even if you start with a small sprouting kit in the window sill, or you have a full garden in your yard, they can be involved and learn vital gardening skills for life!
- Pots or containers
- Watering can
- Garden tote/bag for tools
- Sprouting kit (for the window sill)
- Herb seeds
- Vegetable seeds
- Trowel and other tools
- Knee Pad
- Gardening gloves
5) Ideas for a cooking themed Easter basket (Physical health)
There is no shortage of basket ideas for a child who likes to bake or spend time in the kitchen! I love this idea as an opportunity to get kids excited about cooking healthy food and to expand their skills into making more food than toast!
- cookie cutters
- Chefs hat
- Rolling Pins
- Cutting board
- Mixing Spoons
- Cupcake liners
This cute baking basket is from Night Owl Blog
6) Ideas for a Spiritual themed Easter basket Health (Spiritual health!)
A Christian themed basket is not only a GREAT idea for a holiday like Easter (of course!) but it also helps to reinforce your families spiritual journey. Use the basket as a chance to share your faith and items that represent your faith with your kids and to talk about the meaning of the season.
- A journal with a new pen
- Pictures of Christ
- Inspirational Books
- Scripture pens/ stickers for marking scriptures
- Inspirational Music
- Religious based jewelry
- Fill plastic eggs with scripture quotes
7) Ideas for a summer themed Easter basket (Physical health)
With summer just around the corner, get your kids set up for your first visit to the beach! If you won’t be making it to the beach anytime soon, you can still use sand toys in a sand box, and sunglasses, towels, and sandals at the local pool.
8) Ideas for a Healthy Food themed Easter basket (Physical health)
And lastly, a basket full of healthy snacks is actually really fun for my kids. We don’t buy a lot of “fun food”,and these snacks are considered fun for them. Truthfully, this is what my kids are going to get this year, because the next day we’re headed on a flight,and they are going to want some snacks to bring in their carry on!
- Trail mix
- Fruit leather
- Juice boxes
- Dried fruit/freeze dried fruit
- Single serving fruit cups
- Granola bars
- Protein bars
And that’s it! Other themed baskets that we didn’t include in other non-healthy ideas would include an arts and crafts basket, a spa basket, hot wheels theme, Lego theme, Disney theme, sewing theme, books/reading theme, fishing theme, and tools-handyman theme. What other ideas can you think of?
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What other Health themed Easter Baskets can you think of?