Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas
Do you like using non-candy goodies for the Easter baskets you make? If so I have a list of great non-candy Easter basket ideas for you. I hope you find this list useful. Please share it with your friends if you do.
Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas!
While I do put candy in my boys’ Easter baskets, I put more non-candy treats. My boys actually look forward to the non-candy things because as my little one says “they last longer”. Here is a list of non-candy Easter basket ideas that I hope you like.
Anxiety Busters: Fidget Games, Putty & Soothers
Mini Tins Easter Bloom
Freshly sprung flowers are nature’s way of celebrating the season. Join in on the fun with this putty that is a rich lilac purple when cool, it warms to a happy spring green. As part of the Hypercolor® Collection, this color-changing Thinking Putty® is heat-sensitive, meaning it starts one color and changes to another through heat transfer. The more you play the more the color will change! Thinking Putty® helps build hand and finger strength through a fabulous tactile play experience with unique, unexpected properties and provides relaxing, yet stimulating interaction for anyone with sensory integration issues. Crazy Aaron’s putty is non-toxic, won’t dry out, and won’t leave a sticky or slippery residue on your fingers, so it’s great for stretching, molding, bouncing, tearing, popping, and playing by kids and adults alike. Ages: 3+ Available here.
Mini Tins Speckled Egg
Speckled eggs have intricate, beautiful patterns that help birds to identify their own. Hatch some fresh ideas with Speckled Egg Thinking Putty! A creamy-white with shimmering copper flecks, it features an aqua speckled glow in the dark. Thinking Putty® helps build hand and finger strength through a fabulous tactile play experience with unique, unexpected properties and provides relaxing, yet stimulating interaction for anyone with sensory integration issues. Crazy Aaron’s putty is non-toxic, won’t dry out, and won’t leave a sticky or slippery residue on your fingers, so it’s great for stretching, molding, bouncing, tearing, popping, and playing by kids and adults alike. Ages: 3+ Available here.
Mini Tins Fresh Grass
Spring’s first blades, bright and green with promise—that’s the color we’ve captured in this Fresh Grass putty. Symbolic of the new start that the season brings, it features unique glitter that looks just like real grass! Thinking Putty® helps build hand and finger strength through a fabulous tactile play experience with unique, unexpected properties and provides relaxing, yet stimulating interaction for anyone with sensory integration issues. Crazy Aaron’s putty is non-toxic, won’t dry out, and won’t leave a sticky or slippery residue on your fingers, so it’s great for stretching, molding, bouncing, tearing, popping, and playing by kids and adults alike. Ages: 3+ Available here.
Go PoP! Colorio
Go PoP! Colorio is a captivating, soothing, tactile toy and smart bubble popping game. Designed to stimulate your child’s senses and develop logic and reasoning skills. Endless creative ways to play. Ages 3+. Available here.
Go PoP! Presto
Go PoP! Presto is a fast-paced game where players race to pop the bubbles and complete the challenges on the presto cards. Just like Go PoP!, Go PoP! Presto can help reduce stress and anxiety, builds fine motor skills, and is a great example of intergenerational play! Ages 6+. Available here.
Sleep Sheep On the Go®
Getting babies to sleep can be tough — tougher still when you’re out and about or traveling. This compact version of our award-winning, original Sleep Sheep brings comforting sleep time sounds anywhere you go. Sleep Sheep features a heartbeat setting that mimics the comforting sounds of the womb in addition to three white noise options. White noise is proven to lull little ones into slumber. Sleep Sheep On The Go includes all of these soothing sounds in a convenient size that easily attaches almost anywhere! Available here.
Sustainable Toys: Fun For Earth Day Too!
RV Camper Set
Time to hit the road! The Green Toys™ RV Camper Set is loaded up and ready for an adventure! This colorful, 3-in-1 vehicle playset has something for everyone, featuring a pick-up truck, spacious camper, and sport boat with its very own trailer. Play with them individually, or link them all together for two feet of fun! And don’t forget the accessories – two characters, two chairs, a picnic table, and a camping stove round out this 10 piece set with endless narrative play possibilities. Great for indoor and outdoor play, the super-safe design has no metal axels or exterior paints or coatings. Made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic with no BPA, phthalates, or PVC. Packaged with recycled and recyclable materials printed with eco-friendly inks. For ages 2 and up. Available here.
These fun plush critters also help raise awareness for the need to recycle in a most interesting way. Each of the eight collectible monsters in the Monsterkin line of plush is made 100% from recycled water bottles. They each live in a different habitat where they eat the discarded water bottles left by humans. From beaches to forests and habitats in between there is a Monsterkin helping rid the world of tossed aside water bottles. Available soon!
STEM, STEAM & Construction Too
Thames and Kosmos
Rebotz: Rebooted Robots
Each of these kits are fast and easy to build, powered by an electric motor, and you can combine parts from different ReBotz to build your own creations. Ages 6+ Available here.
Scootz – The Cranky Crawling Robot
Pogo – The Jammin’ Jumping Robot
Halfpipe – The Shredding Skater Robot
Knox – The Wacky Walking Robot
Stick-O Fishing Set
The Stick-O Fishing 26 Piece Building Set Is Great For Toddlers To Explore Tactile Learning And Hands-On Magnetic Play. Each Stick-O Piece Uses Magnets That Rotate So Your Creations Always Stick Together, Making For A Frustration-Free Play Experience. Ages 18m+ Available here.
Ubongo: The Brain Game To Go
In this fast-paced, addictive, and easy-to-learn puzzle game, your goal is to fit a set of interlocking tiles perfectly into a specific area. Based on the original hit board game Ubongo, this compact version features 15 colorful plastic tiles, 20 puzzle cards with over 200 puzzles, and a plastic game board that doubles as a durable travel case. Slide in a puzzle card and give your brain a workout! The puzzles get progressively more challenging as you go. Pass the game around to challenge your family and friends. Who is the master layout artist and who is spatially challenged? Ages 8+ Available here.
Guess in 10
Simple Gameplay – Divide yourselves up into teams, ask up to 10 questions and try to guess your opponent’s, Game Card. It’s that simple!
Strategize Your Way To Victory – Make use of exciting features such as Clue Cards and Bonus Questions to plan your way to winning 7 cards. The first to 7 cards wins it all!
Fun For The Whole Family – This is the most exciting game you’ll find for Family Game Night that can be thoroughly enjoyed by all ages 6 and up!
Perfect Gift – This is an ideal gift for any occasion that ensures kids learn through play!
Build Key Skills – Guess in 10’s age-appropriate content and gameplay builds key skills such as Communication, Decision Making, Problem Solving, and Creative Thinking Skills. Ages 6+. Available here.
Spirograph Original Deluxe Spirograph Art Set
The Classic way to create countless amazing designs. The kit features a high-quality, durable carrying case with snap-in storage and a built-in drawing surface. The precision-engineered Spirograph gears work with the 3 design pens included in the set as well as with most standard pens, markers, and pencils. The new Spirograph Putty holds the Spirograph pieces securely on the paper so that you can create intricately beautiful designs with no holes in the paper. The set also comes with 20 sheets of design paper and a full-color design guide, which explains the fundamentals of drawing with Spirograph as well as step-by-step instructions for creating your own designs. Ages 8+ Available here.
Video Games & Movies
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
Worlds collide in Mario plus Rabbids Kingdom Battle; The Mushroom Kingdom has been torn apart by a mysterious vortex, transporting the chaotic Rabbids into this once-peaceful land. To restore order, Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Yoshi must team up with a whole new crew made up of four Rabbids heroes. Together, they will battle with weapons through four worlds filled with combat, puzzles, and unpredictable enemies. Developed exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system, Mario plus Rabbids Kingdom Battle is the best of the Mario and Rabbids franchises, combining all that you love about Mario’s iconic universe with the side-splitting antics of the Rabbids. Ages 10+ Available here and here.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Escape to a deserted island and create your own paradise as you explore, create, and customize in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game. Your island getaway has a wealth of natural resources that can be used to craft everything from tools to creature comforts. You can hunt down insects at the crack of dawn, decorate your paradise throughout the day, or enjoy the sunset on the beach while fishing in the ocean. The time of day and season match real life, so each day on your island is a chance to check-in and find new surprises all year round. Available here and here.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Join Kirby in an unforgettable journey through a mysterious world in a 3D platforming adventure. Float off on an all-new adventure as the powerful puffball, Kirby. Explore in 3D stages as you discover a mysterious world with abandoned structures from a past civilization—like a shopping mall?! Copy enemies’ abilities like the new Drill and Ranger and use them to attack, explore your surroundings, and save the kidnapped Waddle Dees from the ferocious Beast Pack alongside the mysterious Elfilin. Hope you’re hungry for an unforgettable adventure! Release date: 3/25/2022 Available here and here.
Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain
Take on a series of brain-bending activities that test your mental mettle in Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain for the Nintendo Switch system! Play a wide variety of activities, like memorizing a series of numbers, identifying an animal as it slowly comes into focus, or helping guide a train to its goal in fun, fast activities. Go brain-to-brain with friends and family in 4-player* matches to see who gets the highest score. Everyone can play together at varying difficulties, so a kid can hold their own against an adult in this battle of the brains! Available here and here.
Mario Party Superstars
Calling all superstars! The Mario Party series is back with 5 classic boards from the Nintendo 64 Mario Party games. Race to get the most stars (and sabotage your opponents) on boards like the stellar Space Land or the spooky Horror Land! Party at your own pace by suspending a game and picking up right where you left off! The tides can turn quickly in Mario Party, so stay vigilant, partygoers. Available here and here.
Scooby-Doo! The Sword and the Scoob
Take a journey back in time to King Arthur’s court in this legendary saga of wizards, knights, dragons…and Scooby-Doo! An evil sorceress tries to seize power in Camelot, so King Arthur needs the help of our favorite supersleuths to save his throne. But will their valiant efforts only make things royally worse? This original movie serves up laughter on a platter, and Scooby and Shaggy are ready to dig in! Available here and here.
PAW Patrol: Pawsome Collection
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ ENCANTO, with all-new songs by award-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, tells the tale of the Madrigals, an extraordinary family living in a magical house in the Colombian mountains. But when Mirabel, the only ordinary family member, discovers the magic surrounding their home is in danger, she may be her family’s last hope. Available here and here.