These 25 Non-Candy Children’s Easter Basket Ideas should hit the spot if you are looking for unique Easter basket ideas for kids or non-candy ideas! YES! With Easter just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to put together a list of non-candy Easter basket ideas that the Easter bunny can bring that will still get kids excited!
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- 1 Non-candy Children’s Easter basket ideas
- 1.1 Books
- 1.2 Learning Activities or Toys
- 1.3 Outside Toys
- 1.4 Arts and Crafts
- 1.5 Everyday Functional Household Items
- 1.6 Stuffed Animals
Non-candy Children’s Easter basket ideas
Here are 25 non-candy children’s Easter basket ideas.
Books are definitely a treasured gift for any holiday or celebration. For an Easter basket or Easter gift I would include a book that is Easter themed, spring-themed, or even a religious book like a children’s prayer-book. Here are a few books we love from our own collection:
Learning Activities or Toys
Learning activities such as puzzles or learning games can also be great Easter basket fillers for children. Learning games will still be fun but it’s also stimulating their little minds. A few ideas might be:
Melissa & Doug’s Pets Cube Puzzle. There are six puzzles in one! There are 16 solid wooden cubes in this unique puzzle. One part of a colorful pet is pictured on each side. Rotate the cubes on the wooden tray to complete the six different animal pals!
ALEX Toys Little Hands Button Art. Button Art is a favorite past-time in our house. It’s designed for preschoolers to develop hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and creative thinking.
Melissa and Doug Slice and Sort Wooden Eggs. They are so simple, but kids love them! Cut them open with the included knife, then match the yolk colors to put them back together. A great addition to any play kitchen.”
Since it is spring and children are ready to play outdoors, outside toys are great children’s Easter basket items. A few suggestions are – bubbles, sidewalk chalk, balls, hula hoop, frisbee, yo-yo, slinky or jump ropes.
Arts and Crafts
Many art supplies make great Easter basket ideas for children. A great place to look for these materials could be the dollar store or the dollar section at Target. I find many arts and crafts supplies in these places and around Easter many supplies are spring themed. Some examples are coloring books, finger paints, play-doh, stickers, or new crayons.
A few of our tried and trusted creative favorites are these On the Go Water Wow! Activity Pads. Just fill up the special pen with water, and reveal beautiful colors underneath each page. Your child feels like they’re really painting, but there’s no mess or clean-up. Once the water dries, the colors magically disappear so they can use them over and over again We must have done our Water Wow books so many times, my kids love them. Great for in the car and restaurants!
Everyday Functional Household Items
Easter baskets can also contain new children’s household items that they need – the perfect opportunity to replace those essentials. A few suggestions may be: a new loveable friends bath towel, chapstick, or this carrot teether for little ones is so perfect!
A stuffed bunny such as the Guess How Much I Love You Plush or a plush with soothing sounds such as the Cloud b Plush Bunny could make a child’s basket special. My boys enjoy holding a stuffed bunny when we read their Easter books.
These are the 25 Non-Candy Children’s Easter Basket ideas I have that are practical and inexpensive. There is so much value in buying things to fill a basket that can bring joy as they are used again and again.
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