Our Favorite Easter Basket Ideas That Don't Involve Candy
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Switch things up this Easter, and offer your kids a personalized basket with assorted goodies inside that aren't candy. While Easter candy is great, try building your kids a basket this year that contains an egg-stra personalized assortment of goodies including activities, books, and more fun that will make them forget all about chocolate bunnies and marshmallow Peeps!
You can even get creative with what you use for your basket. Fill an umbrella, a sand pail, or new rainboots for an extra special Easter surprise.
Our Favorite Easter Basket Ideas and Themes Without Candy
We love a good theme, and these categorized Easter basket filler ideas will give you somewhere to start. Take your children’s age and interests into consideration when building the best basket for them. Your kids might still be bouncing around from excitement, but this year you won’t have to worry about the sugar crash that comes later!
Outdoor Activity Easter Basket Fillers
These mini no-spill bubbles are perfect for adding to an Easter basket.
This 18 pack of sidewalk chalk in Easter shapes will make a great outdoor. activity.
This four pack of adorable jump ropes are cheery and fun.
A fun outdoor game for kids or adults!
With summer just around the corner, a classic squirt gun fight will be a hit!
A day at the beach, playing in the sandbox or just digging in the dirt, new sand toys are a great Easter basket addition.
Give it a good stomp and watch these rockets launch into the sky!
Nature Activity Easter Basket Fillers
How fun would an enchanted Fairy Garden be? Imaginative play is sure to explode with this fun activity.
From the decorating to the planting, this is a fun beginning gardening kit for little ones interested in flowers and how they grow.
What an exciting and engaging science activity this could be! Start with tiny caterpillars and watch them transform. Kids can enjoy releasing their butterflies into the garden.
Every up-and-coming gardener needs their own set of tools, this would make a great Easter basket addition.
This windchime activity kit will let your little one get creative, and enjoy the melodic tinkling when they are placed outside in the yard.
Another great craft that can then be added to the outdoors. Let your kids decorate their own birdhouse.
For little ones interested in nature, a bird feeder is a great way to attract feathered friends.
Art Activity Easter Basket Fillers
If you have a little one who loves to get creative, have the Easter Bunny bring some art supplies, like this assorted pack of pom-poms, feathers, popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners and so much more.
Stickers are a hit for kids of all ages, these Easter ones would go great in an art-themed basket.
Perfect for ages 4-8, enjoy 30 pages of Easter-themed coloring.
Pair a new coloring book with some crayons for your kiddos to get right to work.
For your creative ones who love a good art project, a new set of watercolors is perfect for making their own paintings. Parents will love that they’re non-toxic and totally washable.
If you have a little one who loves DIY projects, this kit for making paper flowers is a creative Easter gift. Full instructions and templates are included. Pretty sure your kids will be giving the grown-ups tutorials because these flowers are awesome!
Beading is back in style! Get your older kids and tweens ready to go with this all-inclusive kit.
Indoor Toys and Games Easter Basket Fillers
If you’re headed on an Easter egg hunt, skip the jelly beans and instead fill plastic eggs with tiny trinkets like you would find at a carnival. Toys that are too big for eggs still make great basket stuffers.
Stuffed animals make great basket fillers, a nice and cuddly bunny would be a great Easter addition.
A messy free way to enjoy some creativity and art.
Magna Tiles are a fan favorite for kids of all ages, these mini magna-quibix are a smaller version, but still the same amount of fun!
A classic mind twister, a Rubix cube would fit nicely into a game themed Easter basket.
A dice party game for kids who love a little friendly competition.
Kids and grown-ups can participate in these six classic card games. Keep as a set of spread throughout a couple of different Easter baskets. Enjoy War, Go Fish, Old Maid, Slap Jack, Crazy 8s, and Monster Memory Match.
Pampering Easter Basket Fillers
A super fun way to make bath time exciting for little ones. Change the color of the water safely with these Crayola Bath Dropz.
Bath bombs are another fun way to spice up bath time. Try these Dinosaur Bath Bombs for a special Easter surprise.
If you have little girls who like experimenting with nail polish, this Frozen-themed kit of non-toxic peel-off polish is sure to be an Easter basket hit.
If you have kids that want to experiment with hair color, hair chalk is a great non-permanent way to play!
These adorable sleep masks would be the perfect addition to a pampering-themed Easter basket.
A new pair of cushy cozy flip flops will help your kids welcome in spring and summer.
Lipsmakers are back! This set has eight flavors, the perfect size to stuff inside of a Easter egg.
Sensory Easter Basket Fillers
Great for keeping little fingers busy, this fidget toy is quiet, reusable, soft, and surprisingly fun!
If you’re a household that embraces slime, then this 24 pack of mini slimes is for you! Give as an Easter gift, or split into multiple baskets for unlimited fun.
An original stress relieving toy, put this colorful slinky in your child’s sensory-themed Easter basket for some nostalgia and happy memories.
My favorite sensory toy, the stretchy, stringy, squishy joy that comes with a koosh ball is unbeatable. This would make a great addition to a sensory basket. Amazon has a ton of options, we’ve linked a classic here.
For some visual stimulation, these Liquid Motion Bubblers are mesmerizing for kids of all ages.
These fidget pop tubes are like popping bubble wrap. The fun sound accompanies the activity of stretching and pulling which helps to strengthen hand muscles. It’s also a great way to get the extra fidgets and wiggles out for little kids.
This can be a messy one, but water beads are an ultimate sensory activity! Just add water, watch them grow and expand, and your kids will dive right into the squishy, sensory goodness.