Easter’s coming up and that means shopping for treats for the kiddos. If your family is like mine, you’re probably trying to keep your kids from eating too much junk food. Each year I reach for more non candy Easter basket fillers.
I’ve also noticed that over the years what you can find for kids’ baskets has gotten better. Still, you might be looking for ideas. Here’s some of my favourite ones that my kids (ages 13 through 5) love waking up to on Easter morning.
Have you decorated for spring yet? Here’s some ideas to make your home more seasonal. Or maybe you want to get your cleaning done first. Even if you have kids at home you can still make spring cleaning happen.
Candy Free Easter Basket Ideas
Easter means spring and spring means getting outside and exploring. Fun, imaginative play gifts like this are something kids can enjoy well after the Easter bunny is gone.
What’s cuter for Easter than a bunny stuffed animal? I love the design of these ones and I know my kids would too.
LEGO usually comes out with Easter themed sets that are perfect sized for most baskets. Sometimes it’s tricky to find cute Easter basket fillers for older kids, but this is always my go to.
Once the weather improves (or for us the snow melts) my kids love spending time outside. Chalk is a great for kids who love to draw and colour.
Other Kinds of Eggs
Easter eggs… Nah. How about dinosaur eggs instead? These are cute ideas for kids who like nontraditional stuff but you still want an Easter-like theme.
Wind Up Toys
Why are my kids obsessed with these? Just a warning: make sure your little ones can wind them up or you’re going to go crazy!
I’m not really sure where the slime fascination came from but I love that this slime is packaged in Easter egg shaped containers.
Here Easter is a bit too early for sandal weather, but it’s never too far off from the snow melting. Easter baskets are a great excuse to get a head start on summer shopping!
Little puzzles are the perfect size for Easter baskets and they make great gifts. It’s nice for kids to have a little activity to keep them busy on Easter morning or while you cook dinner.
I love craft kids for gift ideas any time of the year and that incudes Easter baskets. There’s all kinds of mini ones out there so pick one your kids are into.
Make bath time more fun some bath bombs as a fun Easter gift idea. I love them because they’re not candy, but they’re also not something that will be kicking around your house in a few months or end up in the landfill.
I don’t know about you, but I use Easter as an excuse to get my kids some things they’ve been wanting but we haven’t bought. Video games, especially the Switch ones, fit perfect inside Easter baskets. Great for older kids!
Bubbles are another fun outdoor gift idea. Usually by Easter time kids are more than happy to play outside but it’s nice to give them something to do while they’re out there.
These are back in style with kids and I am absolutely here for it. Mini erasers are super fun and come in so many styles that there’s definitely something your kid will want.
Rubik’s Cube (Or Similar Toys)
Another thing my kids are obsessed with for some reason. If you don’t already have one of these in your home I think it’s a great Easter basket idea.
Who doesn’t love to play jump rope? Put one in your kids’ Easter basket to help encourage more active play this spring.
Prefect for those rainy spring days or quiet evenings at the campground. They make card games for kids’ of all ages and plenty parents will have fun playing too!
I’m pretty sure I was getting these in my Easter basket when I was a kid. Keep the tradition going and help your kids get another chance at that shiny modern Charizard equivalent.
I love this adorable bunny carrot purse. It comes with super cute stuffed bunnies and I know my littles would just adore it. Any small toy is great for non candy Easter basket fillers, though.
Easter is a great excuse to add more books to your home library. Little ones will love Easter, spring, or bunny themed picture books and older kids’ chapter books fit nicely in baskets too.
Good Quality Chocolate
If you do decide to add a little bit of chocolate to your kids’ Easter baskets then opt for quality over quantity. I personally love Lindt brand, but you can pick whatever your little ones like best as a treat.
Need some more ideas for Easter baskets? Here’s some fun themed ones for you to explore.