Easter Basket Ideas For a 7-Year-Old

When it comes to finding an Easter basket idea for a 7-year-old, some parents might be at a loss of what to do. Maybe you’ve exhausted your options and want some new ideas, or maybe you just need an idea because this is your child’s first Easter as a 7-year-old. 

So, what are the most common Easter basket ideas out there? The first choice of a basket would be a literal wicker, wire, or wooden basket. This is the most obvious choice. However, for a 7-year-old you should be allowed to get creative. Baskets like a football or basketball, or even the Hulk and Iron Man would be good choices. You’ll have to pick something that your child would enjoy getting in an Easter basket.  

Let yourself get creative with your methods. 

Since it’s hard enough to have to go searching for the best ideas for Easter baskets, I’ve picked my favorites to share with you so you don’t have to look. I hope you like them. 

Let’s Start With The Basket

  • Wooden, Wire, or Wicker- One of these baskets is the most traditional if you are looking for something that has a rustic feel. 
  • Marvel Characters- Kids love Marvel superheroes  
  • Bunnies
  • Colored Basket

What Kinds of Things Should I Put Inside?

Easter baskets are not usually very big, so it’s necessary to find things that are both small enough and exciting enough to put inside. I’ve got some good ideas I can share with you that you will love!

I just want to say first, don’t give your 7-year-old soap! I just did some research for good ideas, and I can tell you that that is a lame one. Is soap dangerous? No. Is it boring? Yes! Dangerously boring. I remember getting soap in my Easter basket and I was extremely disappointed as a child.

As an adult, sure, that’s fine, but as a 7-year-old kid that is the epitome of the worst Easter gift ever! Okay, I’ll get off my soap box now. Here are your ideas:


There are all kinds of books you can put. If you are religious, then you can put books with stories of the New Testament. Here is a good link for cute books on Amazon about God and Easter. If you are not religious, you can find Easter bunny stories on Amazon for your child to read.

(Click here for a list; and click here for the most popular bunny book.) You can even find tiny moral storybooks that fit snuggly inside of your smaller baskets. 


There is so much candy in this world that it’s hard to know what you can get for an Easter basket. It’s also fun to change it up again. I’ve got some traditional ideas and some ideas which may be new to you. (If I don’t like it, it’s not on the list.)

  • Dum-dums
  • Kirkland Signature Jelly Beans (Click here)
  • Gummy Rainforest frogs (Click here)
  • Stretchy Expandable Smartie Bracelets (Click here)
  • Chocolate Bunnies
  • Mini Cadbury Eggs (Click here)
  • Hershey’s Robin Eggs (Whopper) (Click here)
  • Starburst Jelly Beans (Click here)
  • Cookies
  • Nerds
  • Gummy worms
  • Gummy bugs
  • Gummy cars
  • Gummy lions
  • Gummy tigers
  • ummy bears
  • …gummy anything really


Something that kids may love even more than candy is a toy. I loved getting toys in my basket because that meant Easter would last even longer than that day. I had those toy for a long time. I still have some of them actually. (Don’t tell anyone!)

  • Toy cars
  • Remote control planes
  • Dolls
  • Bubbles
  • Dice
  • Jacks
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Easter Eggs with small figurines inside
  • Action figures
  • Eggs with money inside
  • Kite

Card/Board Games

Cards and board games are always fun to get in your Easter basket. Games like Go-Fish and Old Maid are traditional. However, you can get a bit more creative, here are some ideas. 

  • Gubs
  • Spot it!
  • Phase 10
  • Uno
  • Disney Apples to Apples 
  • Slamwich
  • Crazy Eights
  • War

Coloring Books and Crayons

This is a really simple idea and can be a great filler. Kids love coloring books and crayons. You don’t even have to get crayons. You can get colored pencils or marker if you want. 

Coloring books and crayons can fit in really nicely and there will still be room for a lot of other things. 


Movies are small enough that they can fit inside the basket. It will be a fun past time for your 7-year-old over the Easter weekend and a great way to fill up the time on days when they just need a break. (or you just need a break)

  • Marvel movies you deem appropriate for them to watch.
  • Frozen
  • Mulan
  • Moana
  • Tangled
  • Zootopia
  • Beauty and The Beast
  • Finding Nemo
  • Pocahontas
  • Despicable Me
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Toy Story
  • (Just about any other Disney movie you can think of.)

Video Games

Video games are also a good item because they are about the size of a movie case (depending on the game) and kids love them! Some good video games that a 7-year-old would like would be:

  • Zelda: Twilight Princess, Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask,…etc.
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Wii mini games
  • Unravel
  • Mario Kart
  • Pokemon
  • Yoshi
  • LEGO games

Places to Hide it, Ways to Set it Out

I grew up in a very large house with lots of space, so it was fairly easy for my parents to find places to hide our Easter baskets. Oddly enough, they didn’t always hide it in the house. My grandparents own a bed and breakfast in the country.

This bed and breakfast had a huge yard with lots of trees and bushes. When I say huge, I mean huge. They hid all of our baskets up in trees and things for us to find. 

You’re probably used to searching for Easter eggs in the grass, but it would be even more fun for them to find their baskets in a place that a bunny might more logically go.  

All of the older kids were in harder places than the younger kids, but we all had fun looking for them in the yard. For a 7-year-old this idea is a great one, especially if they are more adventurous.  

Another thing my parents did was create a treasure hunt around town where they’d hidden things. I did this as a teenager, but you could easily do this with a 7-year-old on a smaller scale and supervised. You don’t always have to have an Easter basket. 

You can set out the candy on a table, or on the couch, or even in their room if you are really stealthy. My parents always liked to clean up the area where they choose to set them out and they made it look really festive in that area. 

They also sometimes wrapped up the Easter items to make it more exciting and last a little longer. (Plus the kids wouldn’t be tempted to eat the candy before breakfast.)

My all-time favorite idea for Easter is to look for my basket or go on a treasure hunt. It makes for a more fun Easter and the day feels more full. Whatever you choose to do with your 7-year-old I hope you will take some of these ideas into consideration.

Who knows? Maybe some of these will even become traditions for you. 

Related Questions

What is a good gift to give a 7-year-old for their birthday? Kids love toys and things they can play with. Anything that is related to playing, such as books, forts, dolls, cars, or LEGOs are all great gifts to give to a 7-year-old.

How can I get my 7-year-old from eating all his candy at once during the Holidays? That one is tough. Once they get candy, most kids want to eat it all right then and there. If your 7-year-old has this issue, try rationing out their candy. They’ll be mad at first, but they’ll later be happy because it will last longer for them. 

What do I put in an Easter basket for my 7-year-old with diabetes? The easy response would be that you could still give it to them, but you wouldn’t be able to allow them to eat it as fast as they normally would. However, you could use sugar-free candy, popcorn, or snacks that don’t contain as much sugar as candy.

You could give them granola bars, crackers, or snack items which wouldn’t affect their blood sugar as much. 

HM Rose

I'm from a very small town in Utah, United States. I come from a family of ten children. I can fluently speak Portuguese and lived in Brazil for about one and a half years. I'm currently studying to become a more educated human being. Hopefully, I can make a career choice that will one day be of some great use to me. For now, I'm happy being a Creator.

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