I’d love to say I’ve been planning Easter baskets for weeks; but, let’s be real.
Except for those mini-Cadbury eggs…..but I NEEDED chocolate last Tuesday and those are now gone.
Perhaps there are other moms like me? Those who appreciate a good online shopping experience and the contents of Easter goodness sent directly to my door step in time?
Can I get a “Amen”!?
I’ve rounded up some of our favorite non candy, Easter goodies. Perfect for kiddos (and a few for yourself….)! We’ve handpicked our favorites! Some a little bigger, some a little smaller – we know everyone does Easter a little differently – but all gifts we love in our own homes!
Who doesn’t like silly putty? It’s a classic “toy” that leads to great creative play time. These eggs are full of the fun goo, and let’s be honest. We’d all like our kids’ Easter eggs to be a little less full of sugar! These are a great substitute to candy eggs!!
Aren’t these cool? Many of our readers said they used them for nighttime easter egg hunts! I think this would be a great activity for some tween or teens who might otherwise be WAY to mature and adult-like for such shenanigans! I’ve also seen people put glow sticks in regular Easter eggs for the same effect!
Have a little one? This has been a favorite of our infants’ toys. They’ve all loved it! Plus, it’s great for motor skills and shape recognition. Don’t let the squeaking scare you. It’s not loud or annoying! A great little educational toy – Egg themed!
Can you tell we’re a big fan of family games around here? Here’s another one your family will have a BLAST playing! Don’t believe me? Ask Shelley’s family! The kids though it was a HOOT sampling all the jelly beans. Some were delicious, and some tasted like dog food!!!
What’s more Easter than jelly beans? This game will have ALL ages laughing for days (and maybe dry heaving!).
These babies are the best “quiet” activity and the perfect addition to an Easter basket because they get used over and over. These magic books allow you to “paint” with water. When the water dries, the color disappears! My kids are getting the letters and shapes set in their baskets! It’s a great way to practice writing. I also really like the Bible versions for Easter!
Who can get enough Play Dough?? These eggs are filled with it! So much better than candy because it might even buy you a few minutes of QUIET time while the kids mold and build!
One of my girlfriend’s traditions is to include a swimming suit in each of her kids’ Easter baskets. I so love this idea because you’re more than likely already planning on buying a new suit for the summer! What better way to welcome Spring! My personal favorite kid swimsuits are the ones from SwimZip. Super easy to get on and off with the zip front PLUS UPF 50+ which Blocks 99% of UVA and UVB Rays! They have the cutest styles for boys and girls and I love that they protect from the sun. They are a little pricier than most kid swimsuits, I won’t lie. If you’re looking for some more inexpensive suits, I often buy my kids suits HERE, and HERE.
Another for our baby mamas! These no mess baby food pouch holders are raved about! Those cute little pouches of baby food can be convenient on the go, but the MESS! Oh the mess! These holders eliminate the mess for you! Fun, useful little tool to stick in the Easter basket!
Listen, you can’t go wrong with Legos. At any time of the year! We love these Easter themed sets – ducks, Easter egg hunt scenes and more. These smaller sets are great because they’re a little easier than the BIG lego sets. Great for independent play and easier to keep organized.
Chalk. A favorite outside past time. My kids could sit and draw for hours! Yours too? We love these egg shaped chalks. Simple and perfect for the holiday and sure to popular with all ages as that warmer weather hits! Let the sidewalk murals begin!
One of our favorite childrens’ series is “Pete the Cat”! Did you know Pete had an Easter Adventure? This is a great addition to your home, holiday themed library! You can never have too many books, am I right? You, and your munchkins will love this tale of Pete!
No matter what your Easters are like – full of gifts or no gifts – it’s a wonderful time to celebrate and spend time with family. We wish you all a very Happy (non-stress) Easter!