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We all know how tempting it is to put candy in Easter baskets. I always encourage the Easter Bunny to get several, small non-candy items to fill out the basket. Here are some ideas to help you:
No matter the age of your child, a book is a great (and my favorite!) Easter basket item. Your babies can get small board books, picture books are perfect for preschoolers, early elementary kids can get easy readers, and your older kids can get chapter books. Who doesn’t love a good book?
Here are a few Easter titles we love:
- Easter board book
- The Easter Bunny’s Assistant is the FUNNIEST book — you’ll love it! Trust me. It’s a HOOT. Read my review here!
2. Kid’s Daily Devotional
This is a great time of year to start a devotional with your children and to teach kids. Sarah Young has a following with adults for her Jesus Calling devotional, but many don’t know she also has a version for kids. We read this every night.
3. Squeezable Applesauce Pouches
Get some of these reusable pouches – you know, they are like to GoGo Squeez applesauce packets, except these pouches are reusable. For Easter morning, fill one or two with applesauce and put in the basket. Then you can refill and use for snacks and lunches! These are great to keep in the refrigerator as a go-to snack the kids can get themselves!
Crayons, markers, colored pencils — any drawing implements are a great addition to an Easter basket, but these Kaleidoscope colored pencils are the bomb! Each pencil in the pack is thick and sturdy (perfect for any age) but each has multiple colors in the lead. When you color with them you never know what color is going to show up on the paper, which makes is a great surprise each time they’re used!
5. Collectible Cards
Were in the thick of Pokemon collecting right now so that’s the type of cards that will most likely be coming from the Easter Bunny at our house this year, but it could be a regular deck of cards, My Little Pony, Baseball cards or whatever your child is interested in.
6. Bath Fizzies
Make bath time fun with colored water! Kids can watch the tablets fizzle in the tub and change the water the color of the tablet.
7. Scratch and Sketch Book
We love these scratch and sketch books. All of the pages are black and you scratch through to see a rainbow of colors underneath.
8. Stuffed Bunny
This can get pricy, but doesn’t have to be! Ours usually come from the Dollar Store and are small enough they fit in or near the Easter Basket. An Easter bunny is a requirement in our Easter baskets.
Every kid loves bubbles and it’s the perfect time of year to break them out! It’s a great way to let the kids have some fun outside while the weather starts to warm up!
10. Annie’s Bunny Snack Packs
Goldfish would be a great item, but since Annie’s makes its cheddar snack in the shape of a bunny, it makes it perfect for Easter.
Here are a few other sites that have great non-candy Easter basket ideas: