These are creative Easter basket ideas for your kids. These creative Easter basket ideas will support your children’s creativity. While fostering their fine motor skills, problem-solving skills, and other skill sets. For parents who want to give their children more than just candy for Easter.
Creativity and Child D
Creativity is a form of self-expression and very important for your children’s development. It is essential for children to be able to openly express themselves without the fear of judgment. There is no better way to create a judgment-free environment that allows your kids to express themselves than through a creative play set-up. These creative Easter basket ideas will foster your child’s creativity.
Also, you will learn how creative play fosters other important areas of your children’s development.
How to be creative with your kids?
Most parents are at a loss when it comes to creative play and they don’t know where to start. Creative play doesn’t mean you always have to sit down and color or paint with your children. Because the truth is most parents don’t enjoy these types of activities. Some of them even think they are not creative enough. While others don’t want to deal with the mess. And that is okay!!
This is one of the reasons I created this list to help you be creative with your children without feeling stressed out about it.
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Toy list that supports your children’s creativity and other skill sets.
10. Creative Easter Basket Ideas under $20:
One of my husband’s favorite toys to engage in creative play is kinetic sand; it is very affordable, less messy, and it won’t dry out.
Kinetic sand is regular sand with a code of silicone oil. You can find silicone oil in daily products like cosmetics, shampoos, and lotion.
Children can model kinetic sand like clay, but it falls apart when touched. It is absolutely mesmerizing material. Also, kinetic sand is the perfect material to foster your children’s fine motor skills. Good dexterity is important for preschoolers who will enter Kindergarten soon. It is the first step towards learning how to write.
Please make sure to put down rules from day one when playing with k
Rules for sensory play
Our rules (for any type of sensory play) are that kinetic sand stays in the tray. The tray does not leave the table under any circumstances. If the child made a mess an adult needs to be informed immediately. However, I do advice parents to always supervise their children.
Hint: I buy kinetic sand when it’s on sale and use it for birthday presents. Instead of paying $25 per gift I spend around $10 for a wonderful gift that kids love no matter what their genders are. And the reality is you can’t have enough kinetic sand at home. 🙂
More Fine Motor Skill Toys
What is not to love about this toolset? It allows your children to be creative in any way. My kids even use the drill to “fix” things around the house. 🙂
You can teach them colors, simple construction rules, and so much more. Also, it is perfect to improve fine motor skills.
No matter what gender your kids are they will appreciate this toolset. And this toolset gets an extra point at our house because my husband likes to play with it as well.
This is a fun rock painting set for children. Your children can create creative images or pattern on those rocks. But my favorite part is that the kids can hide them around the yard to create another fun game l
Also, they are a cute decoration for the front and/or backyard.
Gross Motor Skills
If you know my blog you know how much I love to create fine motor skill activities. But I find it equally important to support my children’s gross motor skills. Children have to move! And movement is a form of learning.
This set is a great way to get your children to move while encouraging them to be creative. When I set up a gross motor skill activity I introduce the activity, set the rules, and then let my kids take charge.
In this scenario, they could choose to target a number,
In addition, what I like best about this set is that you can play inside (rainy day) or outside. Also, you can play it with two or more players. Perfect for birthday parties.
Pretend play is a form of creative play that is very important for children and helps them to express themselves while using their problem-solving skills. This set is a wonderful tool for children to foster their problem-solving skills since they have to come up with ideas to improve the patients’ well-being.
Hint: While engaging in pretend play make sure to use proper terms to help to improve your children’s vocabulary.
We actually don’t have these activity books at home since my girls are too little, but all of my friends with older kids bought them and highly recommended them to me.
They informed me that these are great for traveling and that I had to mention them on my blog. So here I am. 🙂
When I looked at them I noticed that they are very creative and I loved the pen as well as the other spy tools.
Colors Matching Skills
I use these colorful bears for lots of my activities on my blog. They are a brilliant tool to teach your children about colors and color matching.
You can simply have your children match the bears with the cups with or without the tweezers. Or you can get very creative. For instance, you can draw a line and have your children line up the bears on the line. You can lead them from point A to point B. Another option is to draw a rainbow and have your children line up the bears on
In addition, you can ask your children to come up with activities because your bears are bored. My oldest daughter (3yrs) decided to give the bears a bath because they were dirty. 🙂
This color-matching mosaic is my youngest daughters favorite game. She is under age two, so I make sure I watch her very carefully while playing with it. I don’t want her to put any of the pieces in her mouth. Never leave kids
She loves to manipulate the small pieces. Also, she comes up with creative ways to use them. My oldest (3yrs) loves to help her to put it in the right places. This game entertains them for 20 minutes and longer every single time they play with it.
Shape Determination Skills
Bean bags are a creative tool for learning. We are using these bean bags for shape play and for gross motor skill activities that support our children’s creativity.
For instance, I would put down pieces of paper with different shapes. Then, my kids will have to try to throw the right shaped bean bag onto the piece of paper. Not only teaches it your children the shapes they also engage in lots of movement.
Hint: If your child is older than 2 please encourage your child to throw
These bean bags are a wonderful way to encourage your children to be creative. My oldest loves to use them for tracing shapes. While my youngest loves to simply stack them. This is another toy on my list that provides you with endless pay opportunities.
ABC Skill Set
If you are working with your children on the ABC’s this is the perfect book for your kids because it has more than just the letters. I bought my daughter a book where she could only trace the different letters and she got bored after 5 minutes. This book actually keeps her engaged for longer because she is curious to see what the next page has to offer.
As for the creative part, she finds items around the house to match the different items displayed in the book.
The best part about this book is that she can re-use it because you can simply wipe it off.
Hint: Explain to your children that the marker is a special marker and only this marker works for the book and needs to be treated extra gently. Also, always make sure your children hold the marker right before writing letters. It’s very hard to correct a wrong grip later on!
Extra Creativity Play Ideas
Check out my play-doh mats here that allow children to be creative while working on their fine motor skills.
Your kids can use these mats to create fun shapes, etc. with play-doh. I recommend to laminate these mats for endless play fun. Or you could simply put them in a ziplock bag. If you have neither at home you could always print them again.
In addition, if you are curious about making your own play-doh go to my digital library for free recipes.
Also, if you are looking for more play ideas please feel free to download my free eBook “Everyday play activities for children of busy moms!” You can download this eBook instantly without any costs to you.
This eBook provides simple activities that you can set-up for your kids in under 5 minutes with items you already have a home.
I hope you enjoyed my “Creative Easter Basket Ideas” list for your children. As mentioned above supporting your children’s creativity no matter what age or gender they are is important for their development. You don’t have to consider yourself creative to do so. This list should help you to overcome the stress parents feel to even think of setting up a creative activity.