Fishing Themed DIY Easter Basket

This post is sponsored in partnership with Conagra, as always all ideas and opinions expressed are my own.  Looking for a fun and unique Easter basket idea for your kids this year? Today I’m sharing a “Get Outside” Easter basket theme which will encourage kids to spend more time in the great outdoors.  Of course with a fun outdoor activity, you will need the perfect “to go” snacks. I love getting creative and in this post I’ll share how! I hope you enjoy these ideas for creating your own kids Easter baskets!  I can’t wait to see their reaction to these but most of all I can’t wait for the memories we will make together!

Living in New England we spend a majority of the winter indoors.  Once spring rolls around it’s time to have some outdoor fun! I love getting creative with a theme that encourages my kids to play and spend time outside.   This spring my kids, aged 8 and 6, are at the perfect age to do some fishing trips. I’m creating a fishing Easter basket.  To start you will need to think of what you want to use as the basket.  I chose tackle boxes as the base for their Fish Theme Easter basket. We already had this old tackle box from when my husband was young, so instead of ordering two new ones I’m going to give this old one a face lift with a can of spray paint in blush pink for my daughter.

Now that you have your “baskets” it’s time to fill them with fun activities and snacks that go with the fishing theme!  I always start by adding Easter grass to fill and make the non traditional Easter basket look more like a traditional Easter basket.  In past years I’ve done this with umbrellas opened, flipped up and filled them with outdoor activities.  It really is fun to get creative with the baskets.


Some ideas for toys to fill in your kids Fishing theme Easter basket may include items like books and travel games about fishing.  I found this fishing log for my older son to write and track the types of fish he catches. Also for my younger daughter a Go fish game works perfectly.  Any on the go coloring sets or card games are great for traveling and driving to a fishing hole.  Ideas for younger kiddos would be fish puppets and fish plush toys would be adorable!  Lastly, you can’t have a Fishing Easter Basket with out fishing poles!  I was so excited to find a blue and pink version.  For fillers add a hat, headband and any stuffed animals!

Snacks for your Outdoor Theme Easter Basket:

Now that you’ve gathered your activities and toys it is time to add the treats!!   Easter baskets don’t have to be full of only candy and junk food. I like to add a couple healthy snacks that are really going to fill my kiddos up on our little outdoor adventures. One of my favorite quick and easy snacks is Slim Jim on the go snack sticks.  I usually grab Slim Jim Gable Top while shopping at my local Walmart , Slim Jim Gable Top can be found in the center of the store with beef jerky/meat snacks but thankfully it was so easy to order online, too.  Slim Jim Original Meat Sticks, Original flavor is made of beef, pork and chicken, full of 11g protein per serving, which is great for filling up kids. Unlike sugary treats these smoked snack sticks give longer lasting energy which is crucial on a big fishing trip.

Other snacks include fish shaped salty and sweet treats as well as yummy popcorn too! I love mixing up a little candy with other fun healthier snack options. Now that you have your toys/treats selected start adding them to your tackle boxes. First I added the books so they would stand up in the front and some fishing bobbers on top of the Easter Grass. I mixed in my bags of snacks and treats throughout the tackle boxes.

Another fun addition to these would be sunglasses and hats/ sunblock to keep the kids eyes and skin protected too. I think I may find some of these items from around the house and add. As I shared in the beginning of this post not everything has to be purchased brand new. Some snacks and items you may already have on hand, just have to be creative with the presentation!

There you have it my Outdoor Fishing themed Easter baskets! Thanks so much for reading and for supporting the brands that help me continue to run my blog! I hope these ideas inspire you this Easter season. Many blessings to you and your family.



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