Fun Sports Easter Basket Ideas for boys and girls!
Easter Baskets are a family staple. Whether you celebrate the holiday or not, kids from all walks of life enjoy being blessed with a fun treat from the Easter bunny this time of year.
Baskets vary by kids’ interests, ages, and gender. However there is one type for every kid regardless of all of those things.
In my home this holiday is taken very seriously. It marks the day we honor the most important event in the Christian faith, and that is the resurrection of our Lord. Because of that I have never put too much emphasis on bunnies and eggs. However, I can’t deny that those are a fun part of the season. When the boys were younger we’d celebrate by painting Easter eggs, and a hunt for eggs that were filled with chocolate, candy, and sometimes a buck or two. Our church service was always first, but coming home to enjoy those things was a lot of fun too!
Nowadays, this time of year isn’t as hectic as it used to be. With my youngest being 12, and the oldest almost 18 (WOW-almost a grown up!), Easter is easier for my peeps (pun totally intended) than it was when they were younger. Back then I would spend hours planning for baskets and egg hunts and all the fun kiddie things of the holiday, but not so much anymore. If we’re not traveling for baseball that weekend, we will gather the extended family at my house and enjoy a good meal. My twelve-year old would rather just go outside and play with his cousins, usually that involves a bat and a ball, a basketball, or even swimming if it’s warm enough in southern California. My oldest may not even be home–you know, being almost grown and all (insert sad teary emoji here).
Traveling for Sports on Easter Sunday
For the last several years we’ve been traveling out of state for a baseball tournament that weekend. This means the team mamas get together to plan a fun travel friendly Easter Basket idea for our kids. We brainstorm ahead of time and then purchase the materials. Then we designate a pseudo Mom’s night to put them all together!
We designate who will be bringing what and then we decide on meeting up in one of our hotel rooms and assemble the baskets or treats. Yes, there is often wine. And music. And there has even been known to be scented candles too, it’s a full basket assembly experience! It’s truly a fun time for us moms. For those of us who don’t have younger kids, we are aware that these days are numbered. We’re most definitely making the best of them!
It’s all made for a more relaxing time for me, but I know kids outgrow these things at different ages, and many of you still have little ones at home.
I can practically bet that you may have already looked through Pinterest for DIY Easter Basket ideas, and you’d be so right in doing so! That’s my go-to spot for anything craft or cooking related, so I am totally with you there moms!
Don’t worry, I still love me a good Easter Basket, especially those with a sports theme, so I gathered up some great ones I found on good ol’ Pinterest for you. Yes, all in one spot! You’re welcome! 🙂
Unique Sports Easter Baskets and Items
Here are a few unique Easter Baskets to use as a starting point.
This baseball-themed Easter Egg bag is just over 9″ tall and 10″ in diameter. It could be used as a tote for storage, too!
Big Sports Easter Baskets
(but they are WAY more fun!)
Just pick their favorite team!
This might be my favorite one. How fun would it be to get this filled with grass and some Easter Eggs. I don’t care what their age is, they’d be playing with this for weeks to come! I was worried it might be huge, but when folded up, it becomes a box that is 15.5″ x 10″ x 9.75″!
Ok, I’ll admit it. This one is definitely a splurge. BUT, can you imagine how cool this mini (It’s 16″ x 12″) door-mountable basketball hoop would look if you just tied off the bottom of the net and then filled it up with goodies! Plus, how much fun would this be in their bedroom or playroom after Easter!
Sports Easter Eggs
These are way more fun than the usual simple Easter Eggs!
Scour through this list of Sports Easter Basket Ideas and choose your favorites.
20+ Sports Easter Basket Ideas
This basketball Easter basket idea is awesome! The basket looks like an actual basketball hoop and it’s filled with so many goodies for your b-ball player!
This is a personal favorite! What can be easier than filling a cooler with sports themed items and calling it an Easter basket?
Another super simple idea! While the thought here is that this Easter Basket is for teenagers, I think that Baseball players of all ages will appreciate this one! Fill their favorite team hat with snacks, treats, and don’t forget Easter eggs!
Girl’s Lacrosse Easter Basket
Who knew there were so many alternatives to the traditional wicker basket?! When it comes to Easter Baskets there is really no limit to what can be done if you put in a little effort and time. Especially when it comes to sports baskets! Gather your team parents and come up with exciting new ways to treat your hard working players this holiday.
Most of these ideas are super simple and pretty self explanatory. In fact, I bet many of the items to make the baskets can be picked up at your local dollar store. Whether you’re crafty or not, many of these DIY Sports Easter Basket Ideas will be a fun treat for your kids this Easter.
As for me, I will let you guys enjoy these, I have a tournament to pack for!
Do you DIY your Easter Baskets? What ideas did I miss? Share in the comments!
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20+ DIY Easter Basket Ideas
Barbara is the mom behind the blog. She began writing in 2012 as the creator of Hello Life, a craft & lifestyle blog. As life evolved, and her kids became more involved in sports, she aimed to create a site that would resonate with moms like her, and in 2017 Modern Sports Mom was born. Like many of today’s mamas, she loves being creative, cooking, and fashion, and when there are a few minutes to spare, a good book. A baseball and football mom, she is fueled by her strong faith, dedication to her family, and coffee. Lots and lots of coffee! Barbara lives in California with her husband, kids, dog, and cat.