Tween Easter Basket Ideas
Being a regular substitute teacher in a Middle School I spend time with lots of tweens (kids ages 8-12). They are impulsive, unpredictable and so much fun.
Their tastes vary from day to day. Students who wear sweater vests walk down the hall joking with students who I’m sure slept in the clothes they are wearing. No matter how cold it is some of the boys ALWAYS wear shorts. And clearly some girls skipped that “awkward middle school stage” and have spent ample time on YouTube learning how to do their make up.
So the idea of creating an Easter Basket (or just a gift) for this age group can seem daunting. Hopefully these Tween Easter Basket Ideas can help you pick out one or two things the child in your life will enjoy!
Tween Easter Basket Ideas
Journals like The Happiness Project One-Sentence Journal: A Five-Year Record Diary and My One Line a Day: A Three-Year Memory Book Diary allow your tweens to write one sentence each day over several years and reflect on how their life has changed. I was never a big journaler as a tween but even I could have handled one sentence each night before bed!
Adult coloring books are all the rage. If your tween hasn’t tried them yet you can grab a great set with pencils and coloring book like this Mandalas Adult Coloring Book Set With 24 Colored Pencils And Pencil Sharpener Included: Color Your Way To Calm.
I am pretty sure my pictures were all stuck to my walls with some sort of putty or tape. This Umbra Hangit Photo Display or something like it would have been a game changer for me in middle school!
This game is disgusting- every middle schooler I know wants to play it. The Jelly Belly Bean Boozled with Spinner Wheel Game pits you against your family members to possibly eat a Barf flavored jelly bean. Or rotten egg, canned dog food or dead fish.
For the less serious writer these are fantastic. These wildly popular and highly-reviewed books will encourage them to jot down their thoughts in a way they never expected. With directions. Scroll through a few pages digitally on Amazon (lots of colors available).
Colors, flavors and cute packaging make them the preferred lip balm of every middle school girl I know. This EOS Organic Lip Balm are collectible and good for their lips (which hopefully they aren’t using for anything besides talking and eating).
I don’t know a single tween who would turn down a gift card. iTunes, Starbucks and fast food are always desirable.
Most of the middle schoolers I work with carry water bottles of some sort. They understand how important water is and I also find it helps them stay awake in class. Consider grabbing a personalized water bottle! There are tons of places online to grab them or you may even have a friend who can make them for you.
Headphones and Earbuds vary GREATLY in price and if your tween is normal I wouldn’t go with the most expensive ones. They come in tons of colors and styles!
Easter, atleast for me, is the first sign that summer is coming! And summer means flip flops and sandals! Throwing these inexpensive items in the basket can be a nice precursor for warmer weather and the end of school.
Hopefully these Tween Easter Basket Ideas will help you create the perfect Easter Basket!