Easter fun isn't just for kids. You can get your teens excited about celebrating the holiday too. Explore these Easter ideas for teens to create the perfect basket and learn festive games that will keep your tweens and teens laughing and playing with the whole family.
Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas for Teens
Knowing what to get your teens for Easter can be tricky. Not only do they now communicate with you in monosyllabic responses, but trends change so fast in the teen-verse that it's hard to stay in the know. Taking the plunge into TikTok can help you see what's trending, but you can also try a few other sure-fire winners when it comes to non-candy Easter basket ideas for tweens and teens.
Entertainment Basket Idea for Tweens and Teens
Cell phones and electronics are life for most teens, from watching movies to reading comics to getting lost in TikTok reels. They can spend hours on end in their room chatting with their BFF on Snapchat. You can make life a bit easier and them a bit happier by creating an entertainment basket.
For this basket idea, think about what apps they are on, or how they spend their time online, and purchase items based on their interests. For example, do they spend hours playing video games or listening to music? Use that as your guide for your electronic purchases. Some examples of things you can put in the basket include:
- Selfie light ring
- Earbuds case cover
- Custom phone charger
- Portable power bank
- Music gift cards
- Game gift cards
- Game controller
- Gaming mouse
- Colorful LED lights to spice up computer
- Essential gaming snacks (Takis, Doritos, Gatorade, etc.)
- Reusable water bottle
- Stress balls or fidget toys
Teen Lounge and Spa Easter Basket
When your teen isn't making you crazy out on the town with friends, they are typically donning their coziest pajamas on the couch or in their bedroom. Messy bun intact and a phone in their hand, they might binge their favorite show on Netflix or Hulu. Make them even more comfortable by adding some fun lounge-inspired items to their traditional Easter basket. A few items to include are:
- Fuzzy socks
- Fun pajama bottoms
- Fuzzy blanket
- T-shirts with their favorite band or characters
- Reusable water bottle
- Lip balm
- Body spray
- Movie tickets
- Bath and shower scrubby
- Hair ties
- Redbox gift cards
- Cards or card games (Would You Rather, Cards Against Humanity)
- Books or comics
- Adult coloring books and markers
Create a Glam Easter Basket for Your Teen
Some teens love to glam it up. And a lot of them are influencers on social media. Enable their passion for fashion with a sophisticated Easter basket. While this one can get a bit pricey, your teen is sure to love it. Just a few ideas include:
- Makeup from their favorite brand, or one they want to try
- Nail polish
- Manicure and pedicure set
- Body lotions
- Face masks
- Facial washes and cleansers
- Fluffy headband
- New makeup case
- Makeup brushes
- Perfumes or cologne (Make sure it's a scent you can stand, since sometimes teens overdo it).
Adventure Easter Basket Ideas to Keep Them Entertained
Every teen is unique. So, you need their basket to be as special as they are. If you have an adventurer, give them a thrill they won't soon forget. Think about what they love. Is your kid an artist? Is music their passion? You can use this basket to launch family Easter adventures, or allow them to go with a friend. A few things you might consider adding to this type of basket include:
- Concert tickets
- Tickets to a local play
- Theme park tickets
- Escape room tickets
- Museum tickets
- Gas card
- Water bottle for adventure
- Canvas or mesh bag
- Fun snacks for adventure
- Personalized T-shirt linked to the adventure
- Waterproof phone case
- Portable phone charger
Religious Easter Basket Teens Will Love
Highlight Jesus in your teen's Easter basket. If you are Christian, the holiday is centered around Him. A few things you might consider adding to a religious teen basket include:
- Teen bible
- Cross phone ring
- Jesus themed jewelry
- Religious T-shirt
- Teen bookmark
- Teen daily devotional book
- Tickets to a youth event
- Tickets to a Christian rock concert
Easter Games and Activities: Ideas for Teenagers
Getting your teen involved in Easter activities and games doesn't have to be a challenge. Just because your child has joined the murky waters of teendom doesn't mean you should stop the fun. You just need to modify it a little to appeal to your teen.
You will likely get a wildly exaggerated eye roll if you ask your teens to hunt for eggs. They are much too grown up to be looking for eggs. That's kid stuff, right? But if you fill those eggs with cash, their tone changes quite quickly. To play:
- Decide how much money you want to put into the eggs. You could opt for quarters, dollar bills, fives, etc. To make it even more fun, you can have a golden egg with a lot of money in it, like a 20 or 50 dollar bill.
- Put the money in plastic eggs.
- Discreetly hide them around the house and yard.
- Have your kids search for them.
- Enjoy their smiles.
If you aren't hip on adding money to the eggs, make fun coupons that your teens will want, like doing no chores for a week, or spending two extra hours in VR. These coupons will be coveted just as much as money.
Make Tie-Dye Eggs
The run-of-the-mill coloring of eggs in the kit is lost on teens. They just aren't into it anymore. However, if you add a unique twist that they might be able to post on Snapchat or add to Instagram, you can get them interested. Tie-dye eggs add just enough interest to make it fun. You need food coloring in various colors, eggs, paper towels, a sharpie, and rubber bands for this activity.
- Hard boil a dozen eggs.
- Grab a bunch of different colors of food coloring.
- Wet a paper towel.
- Wrap the egg in a paper towel.
- Rubber band the top.
- Squirt the food coloring on the paper towel, creating a tie-dye effect.
- Allow the eggs to sit overnight.
- Use the sharpies to add extra flair.
You can take this to the next level by having them decorate a tie-dye basket.
Make a Hilarious Easter Inspired Video
Teens love to make videos, hoping they will be the next big influencer on TikTok or YouTube. Who knows, maybe they will. Have fun together and make their Easter memorable by creating an Easter-inspired TikTok or video.
- Create a hilarious Easter outfit for the whole family. (For example, dress up like bunnies with ears and tails).
- See what new dance or song is trending on social media.
- Create a video doing the moves in your Easter outfit.
- Be ready to laugh and giggle.
Egg toss is a fun game where kids throw plastic eggs at the ground and try to break them open. You get a family game; teens get to break things. Sounds like a win-win. You need plastic eggs filled with different candy and goodies, a basket, a timer, and an open area for this family-friendly game. To get started:
- Fill the 30+ eggs with something you know your teens will enjoy, like candy, coins, money, gift cards, etc. Fill more eggs for larger groups.
- Put all the eggs in a basket.
- Give the teens 10 to 20 seconds to break open as many eggs as possible.
- Allow them to collect the loot and keep going until all the eggs have been broken.
Easter Basket Hunt
Rather than just giving your teen the Easter basket you've put a lot of time and thought into, make them hunt for it in a scavenger hunt.
- Create clues on cards and hide them in various places around the house, yard, and even neighborhood.
- Make sure one clue leads to the next.
- Leave their basket at the end of the hunt.
Take this to a digital level by making the clues GPS coordinates that they need to use their cell phone GPS to find.
Have your teens irritated you with their mindless bottle flipping? Add an Easter spin on it by making it an egg flipping game. For this game, you need egg holders and plastic eggs.
- Attach the egg holders to a stable surface.
- Put something in the egg to give them a little weight to make them stay in the holder.
- Commence flipping.
- The first one to get the egg in the holder is the winner.
Wet and Wild Egg Toss
You've probably played egg toss at your Easter celebration. Teens might opt out because they don't want to ruin their new sneakers or jeans. You can have fun and make less mess by using water balloon eggs. To play:
- Fill pastel-colored balloons with water.
- Have teens start a short distance from one another and toss the balloons.
- Keep moving them further way until the balloon pops.
- It's a wet and wild time for sure!
Easter Ideas for Teens
Finding Easter ideas to inspire your teen to partake in the Easter celebration can be challenging. But with a bit of creativity, you can find Easter ideas for teen boys and girls. Just think about what they like and what their current interests are, so you can make the celebration engaging and enjoyable.