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!
  • CANDY, CANDY, CANDY
  • 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.
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...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!!!

Xoxo,

Kali