What kind of things does Easter Bunny leave for your "kids"?

My First Easter Basket - Easter Baskets from the bunnie
United States
March 23, 2007 8:27am CST
Now that my kids are teens Easter Bunny leaves slightly pricier items in their baskets, resorting to one or two main items with a few surrounding goodies to munch on. I never was overly big on a ton of candy in their baskets though. I always made sure Easter Bunny brought spring toys, chalk, bubbles, etc. for the kids in their baskets with one larger chocolate bunny (from a local chocolatier) and a couple little special candy items like Reesee Peanut Butter Eggs, mini snickers, etc. along with one smaller stuffed animal. What does the bunny leave in your kids' baskets?
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• Canada
23 Mar 07
Well, we usually don't celebrate the religious side of Easter, because well, we're not religious lol, but I do try to make it fun for my kids. Last year myself and a couple of the other parents from the apartment block got together and actually organized an Easter Egg Hunt - complete with clues that they had to solve. As they solved the clues there were little treats with the next clue - small toys, candy, even mini easter eggs. Then they had to solve one last harder clue for the grand prize which we'd hidden in the kids park - along with an adult to guard them of course. the grand prize was baskets with a chocolate Easter Bunny each and a few personal gifts designed to suit each child's tastes. They had a lot of fun and so did we adults as we kept an eye on them and cheered them on lol. We're due to get together again this year to see what we want to do for them.
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• United States
23 Mar 07
What about us adult kids,lol!My family and I still put out baskets every year. My dad and I have more adult like baskets and still put candy in it. We get teased all the time but we don't care.we like the russel stovers sugar free solid bunnies,cadbury mini eggs,cadbury caramel creme eggs ,russell stover sugar free jelly beans ,chocolate marshmellow eggs(sugar free),and the marshmellow rabbits
• United States
26 Mar 07
You're never too old to be a kid!!! I agree!
• United States
23 Mar 07
I have two little girls, friends kids, to buy for and their mother's are going to hate me as I spent about $10.00 each on their baskets and all the candied and chocolate eggs and bunnies to fill them up.
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• United States
23 Mar 07
She's gonna send you the dental bill! LOL
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@lifeiseasy (2292)
• United States
23 Mar 07
Since two of my kids are older now they get nothing form the easter Bunny ..lol back when the were smaller I did the same as you very little candy and I even went so far one time to buy one a bra and put that in her easter basket ...lol it was a riot ..she was so emmbarrassed ..it was her first bra and I just couldn't resist ...lol I have since changed my evil ways ...lol ...but that was really funny ...Lasy year for my 2 year old she got one choclate bunny and then toys ...smaller ones ...crayons and coloring books and a few reading bokoks as she really loves books already ...she will even say lets go to the library ...but this year it will be a smaller chocolate bunny and more plastic eggs and maybe some more books ...thats about it ...i have never felt easter was a be celebratrion and now with just the one child it is even less important...she can hunt easter eggs and let it go at that...
• United States
23 Mar 07
Oh I see years of therapy for your kid! LOL I still do baskets for my teens (15, 15, & 18) and they even request that I hide them still!!!! LOL My mom brings me a bunny each year or a plant. But I have to say I miss the days when the dollar store was so much fun for the Easter Bunny to shop at and all the little trinkets and goodies were fun to by. Now they get a CD or DVD or video game and a few munchies.
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@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
24 Mar 07
When my daughter was small we used to decorate the basket filled with all kinds of candies and dyed eggs and a special toy. Some eggs are hidden in the house and she would just enjoyed finding them (shes the only child) then we go to the Sunday Service and of course we go to our parents house for Easter dinner.
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@Joslyn77 (374)
• United States
23 Mar 07
The Easter Bunny tries and stay away from too much candy these days! However, he tends to leave jelly bellies, chocolate eggs, and some kind of fruit snack. He also likes to leave new PJ's, some small toy and sometimes a new cd. We still hide plasic eggs too. The bunny usally puts change into the eggs instead of candy.
• Canada
23 Mar 07
The easter bunny well he leaves all kinds os good stuff....candy chocolate clothes whatever I or he can afford
• United States
23 Mar 07
My kids are 6, 5, 4 and almost 1 (the baby will be 1 the Thursday before Easter). I usually put a small stuffed bunny in each basket and a few small trinkets--usually a set of stickers, a bouncy ball, maybe a necklace for the girls and toy cars for my son. I buy it all in the Easter section at Wal-mart and at Dollar General. I don't pay more then $2 for anything. As for candy--usually just jelly beans, sweet tarts and peanut butter cups. They only get a few each (and I save the rest for myself, lol). We aren't religions so we don't celebrate anything but the Easter bunny aspect of the holiday. As for older kids--my parents stopped getting us Easter baskets when we were like 14 so I have no clue what you would put in an older child's basket. She just put a big bowl of candy out and that was it (oh and we still decorated eggs because she thought that was fun).
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@Caila611 (992)
• United States
23 Mar 07
I try not to put too much candy in there baskets as my daughter has a really hard time with her teeth but i do put crayons, coloring books, bubbles, books, that sort of thing in hers.
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
23 Mar 07
We usually get one chocolate bunny each (kids and adults). I don't make colored eggs every year now partly because I don't have the energy. I now live about 350 miles away from my home but my cousin who is one of seven kids used to make Easter baskets for all his nieces and nephews and for me and my sister. He always gave each of about a dozen and a half kids, candy, colored eggs, and toys. The year that they had all received Cabbage Patch Dolls for the previous Christmas, he made each child a Cabbage Patch Freak. It consisted of a flat straw hat open side up, with a half cabbage cradled in large lettuce leaves, carrot greens for hair, radishes for eyes, red pepper mouth... Every year he still does this, now for his grand nephews and nieces, too. He will finish making his Easter baskets at about three in the morning and then drive all over the area where they live (probably a good 25 mile radius) delivering them door to door, one for each child to find when they wake up. Even though we all know who does the baskets, we never really state it out loud, especially in front of the littlest ones.
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@MakDomMom (1474)
• United States
23 Mar 07
My kids are 5 and 2 1/2 years. We usually add candy and some small toys. Like you: bubbles, and chalk. Also add small toys that "support" things that they are in to. "Beauty" items, cars, little men, etc...
@Poison_Girl (4163)
• United States
26 Mar 07
I don't have any kids, so I can't really answer this. However, I can tell you what I remember getting as a kid. We used to get a small toy or two in our baskets and some candy. I remember one year, I got an... get this... UGLY DUCKLING!!! Complete with story and all. Gee, was that supposed to be some sort of message or what?
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• United States
26 Mar 07
LOL... talk about giving a kid a complex!!!!!! WOW! Well, the good part is that the ugly duckling turns into the beautiful swan.... so guess it's all okay in the end!
• United States
26 Mar 07
No, not really. I think it's just sad. Yeah, I thought I was pretty ugly as a kid, but gee, getting that thing pretty much told me that yes, I am an ugly kid and hey, everybody else thinks so, too!
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@exchange (949)
• Australia
24 Mar 07
nothing i do not lie to my kids nor do i force religious brainwashing on them rabbits laying eggs? WTF
@missyd79 (3438)
• United States
25 Mar 07
i just went easter shopping yesterday. I try not get get alot of candy either for my 5 year old son. I got the big chocolate bunny a 4 oz peanut butter egg, a couple of pez dispenser some gum. I also got him so sidewalk chalk things, 3 dr suess books, some legos, and some other little dollar store toys for him.
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@caper111 (163)
• Canada
24 Mar 07
My oldest daughter is not a big chocolate eater so I usually get one bunny and like you I get spring toys. It just seems like a good way to say goodbye to winter. And every year I get them a track suit.
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@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
24 Mar 07
The Easter Bunny doesn't visit our house. Neither does Santa. Mommy and Daddy do buy presents to celebrate the two birthdays of Jesus, though. My son is too little to understand why he's getting presents, though. He's almost 14 months old. For Easter this year, he will be getting some new crayons, two new books, a stuffed animal, some clothes, a Backyardigans toy, and a little set of Bakyardigans dishes that includes a bowl, plate, and silverware. We will probably get him a straw cup to match it, too. He also gets an Elmo bubble maker.
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@bad1981 (799)
• United States
24 Mar 07
Granted my son will only be 2 in june, but he is getting some disney movies and some abc flashcards and books and some fun fruits and cars. I dont want to overdo it either. My 3 month old daughter will get some rattles and pacifiers and cereal and some foods to start her on. Nothing special but it will make them excited!