120 things to put in an Easter Basket…that isn’t candy!

120 things to put in an easter basket that isn't candy

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With the Easter upon us, many parents are rushing to put together cute Easter Baskets for their children.  Sure, you can grab one that is pre-made an full of candy, but do your kids really need all that sugar?  Probably not.  I know I’d rather give my kids things that aren’t candy.  Something that will last longer and give them something to play with for a while.

Here are some fun ideas to put into an Easter Basket, without giving candy!

  1. Flower seeds (my kids LOVE to plant flowers)
  2. Temporary Tattoos
  3. Stickers
  4. Small musical instruments
  5. Crayons
  6. Coloring books
  7. Small notebooks
  8. Pens or Pencils
  9. Bracelets
  10. Baseball cards (although my son goes for Football cards)
  11. Lip gloss
  12. Small craft kits
  13. Finger puppets
  14. Gift card (iTunes, toy store, etc)
  15. Small toys
  16. Money (my kids LOVE to find eggs with change in them)
  17. Silly putty or Play-Doh
  18. Card games
  19. Fun toothbrush with their favorite character
  20. Sandals or flip flops
  21. Bathing suit
  22. Movies
  23. CD
  24. Puzzle (I always pick up a few from the Dollar Tree for each holiday)
  25. Bubbles
  26. Kite
  27. Fun shaped hole punches
  28. Sidewalk chalk
  29. Barbie
  30. Super hero figurines
  31. Sand toys (this would be fun to put in a real plastic bucket to also reuse in the sand)
  32. Pool toys
  33. Legos
  34. Magnetic letters
  35. Bathtub toys
  36. New sippy cups or water bottles
  37. Hair accessories
  38. Nail polish
  39. Body spray
  40. Stuffed animal
  41. Sunglasses
  42. Fun socks
  43. Jump rope
  44. Band-aids
  45. Bouncy balls
  46. Blocks
  47. Finger paints
  48. Cuties (adorable little oranges)
  49. Small bottles of lotion
  50. Shoe laces (my kids LOVE funky shoe laces)
  51. Earrings
  52. Rings
  53. Folding fan
  54. Zipper pull
  55. Colorful hair extensions
  56. Bubble bath
  57. Squinkies
  58. The Trash Pack
  59. Toy cars
  60. Erasers
  61. Finger skateboards
  62. Rubber duckies
  63. Flashlight
  64. Keychains
  65. Marbles
  66. Stress/squeeze balls
  67. Beach ball
  68. Polly Pockets
  69. Rubber stamps
  70. Glitter glue
  71. Toy bugs or animals
  72. Kaleidoscope
  73. Ear buds
  74. Glow sticks
  75. Little cookie cutters
  76. Bookmarks
  77. Pencil grips
  78. Pencil sharpener
  79. Magnifying glass
  80. Slinky
  81. Yo-yo
  82. Sticky hands
  83. Pretty stones (think crystals)
  84. Capsules you put in water to watch something grow
  85. Army men
  86. Mighty Beanz
  87. Gold fish crackers
  88. Small doll
  89. Shirt
  90. Travel-sized games
  91. Canvas or ceramics to paint
  92. Foam stickers
  93. Hat
  94. Stationary
  95. Bug house (we found them at Dollar Tree and the kids LOVE them)
  96. Small purse
  97. Wallet
  98. Construction paper
  99. Camera
  100. Apron
  101. Diary
  102. Sketch pad
  103. Picture frame
  104. Bike accessories
  105. Poster
  106. Silly bandz
  107. Magazine subscription (my son loved getting Sport Illustrated for Kids)
  108. Honey sticks (like Pixie Stick, but filled with flavored honey)
  109. Tiara
  110. Wand
  111. Mask
  112. Toy chicks that make chirp
  113. Soccer ball
  114. Basketbal
  115. Baseball
  116. Mit
  117. Bat
  118. Mini Etch-a-Sketch
  119. Lacing cards
  120. Gift card for movies

Comments

  1. says

    These are some great ideas! When my oldest was about 18 months, I got him some foam letters for the bath in his easter basket, and to this day (he is 6 1/2), they are still in our tub! The have lasted well, and are well loved.

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