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If Easter snuck up on you like it did us and you’re looking for some ideas, we’ve got some unique non-candy ideas to fill your baskets with! Even if you just want something new to entertain the kids this spring, you’ll probably find something to love in this list.
Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas for Younger Kids
I love this spring/Easter-themed line from Chuckle & Roar. In this basket we have a matching game, giant seek & find floor puzzle, Old Maid & Go Fish card games, and a spring-themed color with water book. The theming makes it easy to put together a basket with fun things to do that just feels like spring!
Pop It! is also going to be a must-have this year for 3-year-olds all the way up to teens (it’s gained quite the popularity on TikTok). It’s the #1 search term on Target.com if that tells you anything!
For the even younger ones this Stick-O Forest friends set would be perfect. They are made by Magformers and include magnet shapes to create cute forest friends.
Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas for Older Kids
Pop It! works for a lot of ages so stick those in everyone’s baskets.
For builders, Creatto is a super cool building system. This Magical Moose kit comes with 35 Creatto pieces, a string of 20 LED lights, and instructions to build a moose, beetle, dinosaur, and tree (but you can obviously build with your own imagination too). The addition of the LED lights really makes this a fun change for older kids.
For STEM lovers, Gravity Bugs are a fun choice. You can build a robotic bug that can actually crawl up, down, and all around windows! This motorized, multi-legged machine uses an ingenious system of suction cups to walk on smooth vertical surfaces like windows and glossy panels.
For the slime lovers, this Fluffy Cloudz Slime egg has slime, mix-ins, and comes perfectly packaged in an egg.
If your kids, teens (or adults) love animals, keychains, or stuffed animals you have to check out Shore Buddies. They are made out of recycled plastic bottles (the keychains are each made out of 2 bottles) and make their animal noises. These are SO cute and the perfect little addition to a basket.
Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas for teens
If you still get your teens a basket (I love Easter baskets) and want to add a little more than candy, I love to include games or movies. This year we’re going with lawn games that we have played recently that they ended up loving.
Bottle Bash is a frisbee target/catching game that’s super fun with friends or the family.
They also love Kanjam!
For “board” games Lightning Reaction gets the most play lately in our house if you can call it a board game.
For families that don’t want to get into long-drawn-out games check out Tenzi if you haven’t already (this is easy to play over video chat too if you have family members you can’t see regularly).
Some other ideas for teens if you’re stumped – magazines, cologne, pens, fun socks, brain teasers, swim suits…