When you think of Easter, does candy come to mind? This year, moderate the sugar with 100 No-Candy Easter Basket Ideas!
Whether you just want the Easter Bunny to gift a couple pieces in their Easter Basket, or no candy at all, we’ve got you covered with a ton of Easter basket inspiration!
Outside Play Is A Guaranteed Win!
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As a kid, Easter always brought so much excitement because it meant it was time for it to finally starting to warm up enough that my brother and I could play outside!
An outside play theme Easter basket allows you to gift your kids with fun toys they can play with all Spring and summer!
- Use Glitter Sidewalk Chalk to create murals that will rival Bert’s, in Mary Poppins! And how cute is this Easter Egg sidewalk chalk? It even comes in a little egg carton! There’s also funky Tie-Dye Sidewalk Chalk that will still appeal to older kids.
- Backyard games, like Bunny Ears Ring Toss, are the best way to bring the family together this Easter!
- Kids will have hours of fun with a Playground Ball!
- Who knows… this Bug Catcher might inspire your child to become an entomologist!
- Your kiddo will be the coolest kid in the neighborhood this summer with LED Bike Wheel Lights (plus safer, due to more visibility in the evening).
- Take their sidewalk creations to another level with Neon Sidewalk Paint.
- Rocket Copters are so fun to play with!
- I sort of want this Sidewalk Mandala Kit in MY Easter Basket!
- No Spill Bubble Tumblers are a lifesaver!
- Examine Nature in style with Butterfly Binoculars!
- Beach Toys are something you will most likely need this summer, anyway, and they make the perfect addition to an Easter basket. This beach toy set even comes with a little wagon!
- Kids love Bubble Machines!
- Bouncy Balls are always a hit!
- Glow Sticks are perfect for summer evenings!
- Walkie Talkies are way cooler than iPads!
When in doubt, craft supplies are the gift that keeps on giving! Crafts are the best way to spend those last cold days of Spring, before kids can get outside and play more. Crafts also work well for kids of every age!
- Disney Easter Coloring and Sticker Books are a fun way to stick with an Easter theme!
- Wikki Stix are great for crafting on-the-go!
- Paint Brush Set… every artist can always use a new one!
- Coloring with water in this Water Reveal Flip Pad is relaxing!
- Wooden Stamp Kits are perfect for creating your own stationary, wrapping paper, and greeting cards!
- This Rainbow Stamp Pad will go with your stamps!
- Shrinky Dinks are so fun to make!
- Washable Kids Paint is a crafting must!
- Reusable Sticker Pads are awesome to keep in the car for road trips!
- Practice coloring with Color by Numbers Coloring Pads!
Brainy Easter Baskets
Channel your inner Bob Newby, from Stranger Things, and show kids how fun it is to use their minds and figure out different puzzles and word games! These brain games Easter baskets are perfect if you have a road trip coming up during or after Spring break!
- This Snake Cube Twist Puzzle will keep them busy for hours!
- Easter Themed Mad Libs are a fun way to stick with an Easter theme.
- Easter Activity Books are something that kids will always play with!
- Try the jokes from this “Don’t Laugh Challenge” Easter Joke Book on your family during Easter brunch!
- This Neon Slinky is a classic! My brother and I used to love “racing” slinkies on stairs as kids!
- How fun does this Smack It! Kids Card Game look?
- An Easter Go Fish Card Game is the perfect addition to any Easter basket!
- Who could turn down a good maze? I know I can’t! Loving this On the Go Maze Book!
- Keep the fun of your annual Easter egg hunt alive year-round, with this LEGO Easter Egg Hunt Building Set.
- Brain Quest Cards are the best gift for kids of nearly any age, and they can be used all year long!
- LEGO Easter Bunny Batman is basically the coolest thing, ever!
More Brainy Easter Basket Inspiration!
- This 6 pack of Kids Card Games is awesome to keep in the car, or bring along in a carry-on for any Spring travel!
- Alphabet Magnets are an oldie but a goodie!
- Gearation Refrigerator Magnets will spark their curiosity!
- Building Bath Pipes will take bath time to the next level of fun!
- I received this Let’s Go Fishing Game for Christmas one year, and it was a favorite!
- Easter baskets are the perfect way to stock up on Family Game Night essentials, like this Uno Card Game!
- Rubik’s Cubes are magical!
- Your preschooler’s Easter basket can help prepare him/ her for kindergarten with these Preschool Flash Cards!
- Puzzles are a great way to bring the family together!
- Etch A Sketch is the best gift, because it can literally go anywhere!
- Water Gears are more bath time fun!
- If you have a math fan, you should totally pop this Math Dice Mental Math Game in their Easter basket this year!
Book Easter Baskets
What could be better than a basket full of books? They truly are the gift that keeps on giving!
- Put Me In The Story Book–how epic is this?!
- Stock up on some Easter-Themed books.
- You can also include either your child’s first library card, or a gift card to their favorite bookstore, to keep the fun going past Easter morning!
- Sign up for a subscription to a magazine for your child! They will be so excited to get their very own mail.
“Experience” Easter Baskets
My kids have been blessed with toys, books, and craft supplies from loving family and friends, but one gift we all really appreciate is the gift of experiences and memories!
Toys pile up and are eventually outgrown, but an experience is forever (and won’t clutter the house)! I love to save these gift cards and experiences to share with my kids during breaks from school and summer vacation.
- ABC Mouse Membership
- Movie Gift Cards
- Zoo/ Aquarium Membership
- Season Pass to an Amusement Park (then you will be prepared for summer!)
- Join our Printables Library for non-stop coloring and crafting fun!
- Art Classes (Check Groupon or your local school district class catalog)
Easter Glam Baskets
Looking for basket ideas fit for a little diva? Pamper her with these fun ideas!
- Cupcake Lip Gloss
- Kid Bath Bombs (Lush even has Easter bath bombs to choose from!)
- These Metallic Temporary Tattoos For Kids are cool and chic!
- Combine a gift with learning about oral hygiene with this cool Electric Toothbrush for Kids. It even plays music so that they know how long to brush!
- Color Bath Dropz help create a bath fit for a princess!
- Glitter Hairspray For Kids… need I say anything more?
- Barbie Clothes are a gift that will get lots of use!
- They will love creating their own jewels with this Disney Princess Necklace Activity Set!
- Dress Up Tiaras are pretty much a given in this Easter basket!
- Design Your Own Bracelets, and keep on shining!
Musical Easter Baskets
Do you have a musician who you’re looking for Easter basket inspiration for? Add some of these instruments to their basket, and then start a band named the Jellybeans!
Character Easter Baskets
Every kid has a favorite character (or two!) from shoes, movies, and books. This is a great idea to work with, if you are having a hard time finding a theme for your candy-free Easter basket.
- Paw Patrol Mini Figures
- Shopkins Cup filled with Goodies
- Paw Patrol Cup filled with Goodies
- PJ Mask Set
- Emoji Keychains
- Family Movies
- Paw Patrol Yoyo
- Minnie Mouse Wooden Dress Up Set
- Moana Figurine Set
Sensory Easter Baskets
Sensory Easter basket items are great for home, and the classroom, if you are looking for ideas!
- Liquid Motion Timer for Sensory Play
- Rainbow Water Beads
- Sticky Hands
- Silly String
- Slime Putty
- Play-Doh Easter Bunny & Chick Stampers
- Mini Play Doh
- Play Foam
- Tangle Jr. Fidget Toy
- Kinetic Sand
Easter Baskets for Car and Truck Lovers
Is your little one intrigued by the garbage truck when it rolls down your street every week? Can they name all of the different vehicles that surround your car as you run errands? Feed their curiosity with vehicle-themed Easter basket!
- How cool is this Decorate Your Own Wooden Monster Truck? I love when a craft is tailored to my child’s interests!
- Hot Wheels are a classic childhood toy!
- Let them use their imagination to build anything with this Mini Construction Vehicle Set!
Nature and Animal Easter Baskets
Is your little one a big nature fan? Celebrate Spring, and their curiosity, with these fun nature-themed ideas!
- This Tickle Me Plant is the cutest.
- Mini Dinosaur Toys are roar-riffic fun!
- Stretchy Flying Frogs are so fun! I think most kids would love to have one of these in their basket!
- How sweet is this Spring Hatchimals Basket? It’s all ready to go!
- Kids can use Animal Finger Puppets to act out their favorite animal tales!
More Easter Fun!
Easter crafts and treats are so colorful and fun to make:
- Gak-Filled Easter Eggs
- Easter (Surprise!) Cupcakes
- 22 Totally Delicious Easter Treats
- 35 Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs
What do you like to include in your kid’s Easter baskets? Comment below!