Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas

Play-Doh Easter Eggs

I am totally over filling my kid’s Easter baskets with candy this year. My kids are already crazy for the sweet stuff. Between all the holidays, birthday parties, grandparent’s visits, and other events they have had their fill of treats. This year my plan of attack is to put some Easter themed toys in their baskets with just a light sprinkling of sweets. I’ve found some Easter toys that are fun enough to distract any sugar crazed kid. *fingers crossed*

Thomas the Train Easter Egg Car

Bunny Bathtub Squirts

Lego Easter Bunny

Littlest Pet Shop Spring Egg

Little People Easter Surprise

Shrinky Dinks Easter Fun

“Where Are Baby’s Easter Eggs” by Karen Katz

Stuffed Lamb

What are you filling your kid’s Easter baskets with this year?


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Morgan is a Domestic Goddess and mother to two girls, Big Chick and Baby Chick. Before she became a mother in 2007, she worked as a nanny for three different families. This means that she has had goldfish stuck to her car floor for a very long time. While Morgan loves all baby and child related gear, she has a particular fondness for strollers. When Morgan isn't outside enjoying the Southern California weather, she also writes for her own website:

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Mary Withrow

I was never allowed to have candy either! Lol But the best ideas are stuffed animals, watches, crayons and coloring books, comic books, card games, action figures, bubbles, hand held games and other items such as fake finger nails and colored popcorn balls! lol


We are having an egg hunt with 10 3 and under. I have just stuffed the eggs with Annie’s Fruit snacks, cheddar bunnies, grahm crackers, stickers, bracelets, balls, whistles, bubbles, chalk shaped eggs, Bugs, frogs, and tatoos. I found my playdough eggs at Target and most of my fillers.

Taylor Jones

Love the Lego Easter bunny! We’re also doing the Thomas the Tank Engine. I found some other great ideas at if you are interested.


I wanted the playdough in eggs but couldn’t find it.


I’m filling the basket with bubbles, a wooden “thomas” train that looks like an El train, a couple of Etsy personalized shirts, a few chocolates, etc. Also, I found plastic eggs with stickers in them vs. candy. Grandparents went a little crazy with gifts (basketball hoop, kite, games, etc) so I feel he’s getting more than enough!


I’m stuffing eggs with 100-calorie snackpacks. I have a 17mth old that I don’t want to give candy to… But the snack-packs are perfect for on-the-go snacks!


Filled my kids baskets with summer toys. Sidewalk Chalk, Kites, Hula Hoops, and outdoor games.

bertha a

Loving the ideas…some I have previously used but not all. Getting ready to fulfill to easter baskets 🙂

Cara Aguirre

Swimsuits, beach items, gardening supplies, balls, playdough, legos, cake and cookie mixes along with cookie cutters and sprinkles (so they can bake up their own Easter treats!) and dont forget those messy confetti eggs!


thanks for the great ideas. I love shrinky dinks! I am filling my daughter’s basket with books, sidewalk chalk, egg shaped weebles and a stuffed bunny (she is really into stuffed animals right now). I think I might have to add the shrinky dinks for myself though. 🙂


I always get my kids their summer swimsuits for Easter. Fills their basket and reminds them summer is coming

Stacy P

All great ideas! I’ve filled eggs with cheerios, craisins and goldfish instead of jelly beans in years past.