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Wow, it’s already the beginning of March! It’s been an interesting winter here in the Las Vegas area… including several days of snow! But for most of the country, springtime, and hopefully warmer weather, is right around the corner… which means Easter is also rapidly approaching.
When most people think of Easter, the first things that usually come to mind are egg hunts, ham dinners, maybe dressing up and attending church services… and then there’s the baskets full of sugary candy. SO MUCH CANDY.
Easter is like the final destination of the junk food train that starts with Halloween, then comes rolling through Christmas and Valentine’s Day on its route. By the time spring arrives, people would probably love to have just about anything else for their kids’ Easter baskets. Today’s parents have more on their plates than ever before, though, so sending the Easter Bunny to the store to buy a bunch of candy is often the easiest default option.
But what if I told you that there are plenty of other fun, easy, mostly inexpensive little surprises (many of which can be found at your local Dollar Tree!) for Easter that don’t involve mass amounts of sugar? And, as an added bonus, they’ll probably keep your kids occupied for longer than a hollow chocolate bunny will. Here’s my list of 50 Easter Basket Stuffers that are NOT Candy!
50 Easter Basket Stuffers that are NOT Candy:
Deck of cards
Sports balls- footballs, baseballs, etc.
Mini hockey stick and puck
Mr. Potato Head
Small Lego kits
Finger Paints or watercolors
Mini clay pots+baggie of dirt+flower seeds
Action figures or Army men
Inexpensive Barbie doll+a few outfits
Mini bottles of nail polish
Small piggy bank+decorations
Mini versions of games- checkers, tic-tac-toe, Jenga, etc.
Tickets to a local sporting event or attraction
Hats or headbands
Cute hair accessories
Paper or balsa wood airplane kit
Animal or character masks
Child-size apron and chef hat
Stationery kit+book of stamps
What a fun list of 50 Easter Basket Stuffers that are NOT Candy! Hopefully this helps, and gives you a few good idea for making your kids’ Easter baskets extra-special and unique! And if you want to throw in a piece or two of something sweet, that’s okay too… I won’t tell!