Easter baskets are quite the thing around Easter time, and sometimes they can get a little out of hand! What if you could fill a basket with awesome STEM Easter basket ideas or even dollar store science activities! Not only are you giving a cool basket of goodies, but you are also arming your kids with the power of STEM.

EASTER BASKET FILLER IDEAS FOR A STEM THEME EASTER BASKET!

 STEM Easter basket ideas and fillers for kids Easter baskets. Fill your Easter basket with STEM and science tools that will last the whole year and beyond. Encourage STEM at home and family STEM with a STEM and science themed Easter basket for the kids.

GIVE THEM THE GIFT OF STEM

With our STEM Easter basket ideas, you are giving the gift of STEM! What is STEM? STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. Often art is added to make STEAM.

STEM is a movement towards the future and kids are being exposed to it every day. Encouraging our kids to fall in love with STEM ensures a bright future for them as well as the world. We will need creative thinkers, problem solvers, and inventors to lead the way.

STEM provides countless life lessons. Here are 10 of the most valuable lessons we have learned through our STEM journey.

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EASTER BASKET

Our STEM Easter basket ideas are perfect for the whole family as a family Easter basket! You could easily make one large STEM Easter basket for everyone to share and mini baskets for the kids with a few small treats.

This basket contains items that will come in useful for the whole year and beyond. There will be countless hours of fun exploring, observing, experimenting, and inventing and that is the best gift of all!

EASTER BASKET FILLER IDEAS

PEEPS CANDY

Take a classic Easter candy treat and explore some cool science with them!  There are loads of quick and easy activities you can do with Peeps candy.

Peeps Science Experiments and Activities for Kids with Free Printables

EASTER STEM CHALLENGE CARDS

Print out our Easter STEM challenge cards and tuck them inside. Maybe this Easter basket is something you put together and hand out a few days early so you can explore our Easter science activities together!

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DOLLAR STORE EASTER BASKET FILLERS

Here’s a dollar store Science Easter basket we made exclusively from our local dollar store. Items will vary by store, but some of these will always be available. You are sure to find more science items at your local store. Also, get creative with what your store has to offer. We put together a year-round dollar store science kit too.

DOLLAR STORE FILLER IDEAS:

Dollar store Easter science basket ideas and fillers for kids. Fill an Easter basket with simple science experiments from the dollar store that kids will love!

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EASTER TINKERING IDEAS

You can also put together an Easter tinkering basket a couple of weeks before Easter! Fill it with simple supplies that have an Easter theme for your little inventor, engineer, or scientist.

TINKERING BASKET FILLER IDEAS:

  • Straws
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Colored Pencils
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Glue
  • Glow Sticks
  • Tape

LEGO BRICKS

LEGO is always a great toy that kids love to receive! An Easter basket full of bricks and pieces is always the perfect gift for one kid or several kids. I love the 4 pack of mini LEGO creative sets they have out now.

We also set up a minifigure surprise egg hunt one year when our son was much younger. Perfect for the younger kids. A classic LEGO Easter hunt idea is to split up a LEGO set in Easter eggs which you hide. I prefer to work the other way and hid the instructions page by page so as to not lose pieces!

STEM BOOKS FOR KIDS

You can even add one of our favorite STEM picture books to get the juices flowing! We have enjoyed each of these books and highly recommend them to you!

Easter STEM Basket Fillers and Ideas for Kids Easter Baskets

KITCHEN SCIENCE INGREDIENTS

There are so many fun additions you can add to an Easter STEM basket like vinegar, baking soda, cornstarch, food coloring, liquid starch and washable glue for slime, aka seltzer tables, mentos, and more.

Remember, you don’t have to use a basket at all! You could try a cool bin to hold all the supplies or a cleaning caddy works well too!

PUT TOGETHER AN AWESOME STEM EASTER BASKET THIS SEASON!

Explore great science activities for young kids all year long. Click the link or on the photo below!

Looking for easy to print activities, and inexpensive problem-based challenges? 

We have you covered…

Click below to get your quick and easy STEM challenges.