10 Easter Basket Stuffers for Toddlers | Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas
Holidays are often filled with joyful memories—and fun traditions. With Easter right around the corner, you might be thinking about what Easter basket stuffers you can provide for your child (or a child you love) that won't just end up in the junk pile. Not to mention, avoiding the inevitable sugar crash from too much candy. The good news is, there are plenty of cute and creative Easter gifts out there. We've rounded up our best non-candy Easter basket ideas for all the little bunnies in your life this Easter. They'll be hopping with joy!
First Easter Gift: Wooden Baby Blocks
If you've welcomed a new child into your home or have a friend who has a new little one, our new customizable wooden baby blocks are a great addition to any Easter basket! For older kids, a wood letter bank is a good option. These heirloom items will be cherished for years to come.
You can never go wrong with bubbles! Little hands stay occupied and most bubbles these days are non-toxic, so they are safe for kids and pets alike. Paper Source has Peeps-shaped bubbles, the perfect Easter basket stuffer. However, you can find lots of options at your local big-box store as well.
Kids love drawing pictures and practicing writing with chalk. Plus, spending more time outdoors is always a win! Readily available at most craft and dollar stores, as well as online, this is a fun and inexpensive gift that fosters imagination—and you can make learning fun with sidewalk chalk activities, too.
You know what they say about April Showers! A cute and practical umbrella or jacket, or a pair of rain boots for stomping in puddles, will delight kids. You could even make the umbrella the basket this year if you're feeling extra creative.
Kids love drawing and coloring with crayons. Many crayons these days are non-toxic and are washable —so you don't need to worry too much about your walls and furniture if little hands decide to "decorate" around the house!
Easter Coloring Books
Along with the crayons, an Easter-themed coloring book will certainly bring a smile to most kid's faces. Coloring is an important activity, especially for toddlers. It stimulates creativity, develops hand strength and motor skills, and encourages self-expression and focus. It's also something you can do together.
Another option that's great for creative play is play dough. Whether you make it yourself or buy it from a store, any child will be thrilled to have this squishy, squashy dough for crafting and play.
Of course, the most popular easter basket stuffer is probably bright and colorful plastic easter eggs! Whether you simply nestle them in the basket or hide them around the house, they're fun for toddlers who love to find, sort, and play with them. Best of all, you can reuse them again and again. Note that for very small children, it's not advisable to stuff eggs with small items that could be a choking hazard.
Bunnies, ducks, bears, and frogs all make great additions to any easter basket for kids. If you're looking to give back with your gift, Cuddle+Kind provides 10 meals to children in need around the world for every doll purchased.
Rather than loading up on sugary treats, consider giving your child a healthy snack that they enjoy. Drinkable yogurt, granola bars, or favorite fruits and veggies are just a few suggestions.
Whatever you choose to add to your Easter basket this year, we hope the holiday is filled with friends, family, and wonderful memories!
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