Easter Baskets For Homeless Kids

Hey everyone Happy Easter!

I love any opportunity to bring out my inner child. This Easter was no exception. I decided to make Easter baskets and give them away to less fortunate children. I vividly remember my childhood easters and how much I joy I got from my Easter baskets so I was beyond excited to give that away to someone else. 

*inspired by this post? Call up your local shelters and schedule a drop off time;)

I learned a lot from making these baskets. There were 26 kids at the shelter I donated the baskets to and their ages ranged from 1-16. Here are a few tips for making baskets for kids of all ages. 

Above is a basket made for a 2 year old girl. 

  • Easter Bunny
  • Bath Toys
  • Play Dough(ages 2 and up)
  • And an assortment of candy(mostly for her parents)
  • Plastic eggs filled with candy

For Girls 4 and up (Same for 3+ but remove the mini maze puzzle)

  • Crayons
  • Coloring Book
  • Play Dough
  • Set of Playing Cards
  • Mini Maze Puzzle
  • Bubbles
  • And CANDY!!!

For boys 4+ just replace the blue stuff with pink stuff. lol

For teenage boys:

  • Axe body spray
  • Pack of Gum
  • Chapstick
  • Slim Jims (or beef jerky or other snacks) Boys love eating!
  • Other options- magazines, sports stuff, Gift cards(for movie theaters or favorite stores)

For teenage girls

  • Magizines
  • Nail Polish
  • Makeup
  • Hair stuff
  • Giftcards
  • I mean seriously girls are easy. This list could be like 500 more lil dots long.

...And 26 baskets later! . . . .Someone please remind me not to have 26 kids. 

And now I know that 26 Easter baskets do in fact fit in my 3 door car... BOOM!

I hope this post inspired you:) Please share with me if you do this or if you have any other creative, fun ways to give back. I'd love to hear them. Have the best Easter Ever!!!