Every year I have to look up when Easter is. Seriously. I never know. Then, every year, I have to figure out what to put in the Easter baskets. Why is that so hard? You’d think I’d know what my own kids would like but I still end up wandering places like Walmart and Dollar Tree, trying to figure out what to buy. I do the same thing with Christmas stockings. Big gift things, fairly easy. Easter basket fillers? Suddenly I barely even remember my kids’ names, let alone what things they would enjoy.
Are you like this at all? Babies and toddlers are almost easier than older kids as they won’t really remember. They are happy with freeze-dried yogurt drops and a stuffed toy. As kids get older, they definitely develop their own likes and tastes. Sometimes their likes and dislikes change weekly! To help you out a little, here is a list of Easter basket fillers for 5 year old girls. Yes, 5 is totally different than 4. 😉
Pencil with a notebook
Little girls love to write down their secrets…even if they don’t know how to write yet. Extra points if they are cute Easter themed but they don’t have to be. A pretty pencil would be better than plain, though. This is an Easter basket. It should be fun!
What do kids do with their crayons? They always seem to eat up broken or completely ratty. Easter is a perfect time to replace them with a fresh box. Doesn’t have to be the huge box, just a box of 24 is fine. Maybe even do the twistable crayons for some extra fun. Or some really shimmery ones.
Headbands, barrettes, clips, even a new no more tangles brush. 5-year-old girls generally love pretty things, especially for their hair. My daughter got a package of rhinestone-studded plastic headbands. She calls them her rockstar headbands. It really is those simple things that make a big difference to little girls. If your daughter is a girly girl, the glittery the better. I know, I know. Glitter. I hate glitter…but have come to terms with it. 😉
My kids get a new stuffed bunny every year. Just a little one from the dollar store, nothing big or elaborate. I’m sure there will come a year where they are too big for the stuffed bunnies but 5 is definitely still young enough to love the stuffed bunnies.
Another fun thing to add is a new Easter-themed book. If they are starting to read, look for one of those level one easy reader books. Frugal tip- look after Easter for marked down books for next year. They are usually 50% off after Easter.
Definitely look at the dollar store for this one. They often have little kits that come with a little pottery duck or bunny and three little paints as well as a mini-paintbrush. They also usually have a kit that has two pictures to paint and paint and paintbrush. Often these are characters like Minnie Mouse or Frozen.
What Easter basket would be complete without something chocolate? I generally avoid the standard chocolate bunny as I remember hating them as a kid. Instead, I go with candy I know she loves. This year it is white chocolate peanut butter cups. If your child doesn’t like chocolate or you don’t do candy for whatever reason, do a special snack they don’t normally bet to eat.
Absolutely perfect if your daughter is a girly girl. They even make less toxic brands of nail polish now that are made just for kids! Or you could do nail wraps that just stick to their nails. Either way, most 5-year-old girls would be thrilled!
Hopefully, this helps you figure out some Easter basket fillers for 5 year old girls. If you have any other ideas, be sure to leave a comment and let me know!
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