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The quintessential symbol of the Easter religious holiday are the Easter Baskets. This holiday takes place only 2 days after good Friday each year. During this time of the year, Easter baskets overflow with chocolate bunnies and eggs, or plastic eggs filled with jelly beans and other delightful treasures. These are one of the most memorable holiday gifts that children receive throughout the year now in modern day history, this is only second only to Christmas presentas and most likely Halloween candy.

There was a survey completed by the National Confectioners Association (NCA), it was determined thatthe most popular Easter basket item are chocolate bunnies. This is the same for children and adults. Need another statistic to believe my statement? More than 90 million chocolate bunnies are produced every year and sold. In second places come the jelly beans with around 16 million sold every year. So by saying this, these two items would be the obvious cho ices to choose. But what othter kid approved items should you include in your child’s Easter basket and be guaranteed an enjoyable basket overall?

Below is a list of 10 best items for your children’s Easter basket. Don’t feel like you have include every single item. Mix it up and have fun with it. Most of all, don’t forget to hide the Easter basket so you children will find it in the morning!

Chocolate Bunnies

Yet another staple included in our children’s Easter basket. Weather you fill yourself up on See’s Candies bunnie’s or any other type of chocolates, or simply stop by and pick up some at your local grocery store. A chocolate bunny is definitely a number one necessity for any kid’s Easter basket. Here’s an interesting fact. Have you every wondered if you child starts with the ears or the feet> Well according to the NCA, the study completed on this, it was found that 76% say that the ears are definitely the first to be eaten!

Jelly Belly® Jelly Beans

This is definitely a staple for every Easter basket. The original gourmet jelly beans are

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the best in it’s class and second to none in flavor. Check out their website here to learn about all the variations and flavors. Flavors include: sugar-free, ice cream flavors, Cold Stone Creamery, Sunkist and many more. Or simply go to a local store to assemple an assortment of your own which will include your childs favorite flavors.

Personalized M&M’s

These are just so cool! You get to pick out the colors and pick out the message that will read on each M&M. I reccommend that you put your child’s name on the candy since there is limited space on each piece. They will definitely love this special personalized touch.

Marshmallow Peeps

You definitely need to include marshmallow peeps in your easter basket. Just put a package in the easter basket. Especially children love the colored ones shaped like ducks and bunnies!

Eggs Filled With Candy

These plastic colored eggs can be found pretty much every where. Simply fill them up completely with candy. You can try using mini chocolate eggs, mini reese’s peanut butter cups or miniature candy bars. Even jelly beans would be a great treat. Another good idea is to stick some dollar bills in them!

Dyed Eggs

If your family likes to dye Easter eggs, then throw some of them in the Easter Basket. In the recent years, it has become very popular to actually save egg shells, then dye them in different colors, decorate them and fill them with confetti, then cover the hole with kraft paper. Then during the easter egg hunt, children can crack an egg on their friends head and confetti will fall all over them. In order to do this, you will need to save all of your unused egg shells, but instead of cracking the eggs down the middle, you make a small opening at the top of the egg. Start doing this a couple of months before Easter and you will have more than enough eggs to place in each children’s easter basket for them to play.

A Kids Easter Card

You can include a customized kids Easter card in the basket. A little note of love and affection will always go a long way…

A Stuffed Animal

Include a small easter stuffed animal, either a duck or a bunny will do just fine, or even a Beanie Baby. Keep in mind that this only apply to smaller children. For older children, choose some other token or small gift.

Easter Crafts

Since kids love to make crafts, you can include some craft in their Easter basket? Remember to not make it too complicated. You can find some really simple Easter Kids At FamilyFun.

Activity Sheets and Coloring Pages

This little gift will give the little ones something to do while you prepare for the Easter feast or while waiting for Grandma’s dinner. You can get Easter coloring Sheets most anywhere, but a good place to look is at These activities will definitely keep them busy. Oh, and don’t forget the colored pencils and crayons!

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