Toddler & Preschool Basket Stuffers
Looking for some fresh Easter basket inspiration without all the sugar? Here are some of my favorite basket and egg stuffers, completely candy-free! From stocking up on summer essentials to wowing kids without the sugar rush, there are over 30 ideas for toddlers, kids and tweens that will make your candy free (or candy limited) Easter a total success!
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Spring is the perfect time to embark on a nature adventure – and raising their own caterpillars will give kids a front seat to the fascinating life cycle of a butterfly. This Eric Carle inspired kit is perfect for stashing in the basket of your butterfly or nature loving little one!
Little hands will love the stacking fun that comes along with this wooden cupcake set. Add frosting, toppings and even candles – this set has plenty of combinations for play cooking fun and is the perfect size for adding to a preschooler’s Easter basket!
These adorable eggs provide toddlers with sorting, matching and squeaking fun. Every single one of my children have loved this little egg set, and because the carton snaps shut, it’s a great toy for summer traveling as well!
This mini guitar will get little ones jamming just in time for those summer campfire songs! Musical tots will love this real wooden ukulele, sized perfectly for small hands! My youngest son loves his ukulele because it looks and sounds just like his big brother’s guitar too.
Kids can easily create their own window clings with the included gel tubes and stencils, or make artistic creations completely their own! Hang them on the window and let that summertime sun light up your child’s creations!
These egg shaped crayons are perfect for little hands just beginning to learn to grasp and color – plus the egg shape and fun colors makes them an exciting addition to tiny tot’s Easter baskets!
Stuffed bunnies may seem obvious, but this GUND Peter Cottontail plush is so exceptionally made that it will become a favorite toy and keepsake for many years.
One of my personal favorites – this set of two-sides markers comes in a handy plastic travel case and is no larger than a small book. Perfect for keeping organized in the art bin or taking on trips – kids have a full set of 36 washable markers that’s a breeze to take anywhere!
Preschooler’s will love this carrot hunting game that promotes hand eye coordination, fine motor skills, turn taking and tons of family fun!
Another basket favorite – Water Wow uses water to draw, paint and write. Little ones have tons of fun, even on the go, with no mess!
Take imaginative play and dress-up to a whole new level. Kids color these inflatable toys, then blow them up for playtime fun. There are lots of themes to choose from – dinosaurs, butterfly dress up wings, unicorns, knight’s costumes – they’ll love seeing their colorful creations come to life!
Big Kids & Family Basket Stuffers
Easter is the perfect time to stock up on summer essentials – and you can wow the kids with these gigantic yard sprinklers. At over 6 feet tall and inflatable they are a breeze to setup and an instant hit with the kids and their pals. My dino obsessed kids love their gigantic dinosaur yard sprinkler! Add a new swimsuit, flip flops, sunglasses and sunscreen for the ultimate summer fun basket idea!
Part science, part blind bag and part toy – Beaker Creatures make perfect basket stuffers – inside each box kids will find a reactor pod, mystery creature, mini science poster and classification card!
A fun basket stuffer for older kids, KIC Start is a family card game with 150 cards filled with conversation starters that will get families talking! This compact game is great for packing to take along on family vacations, camping trips or to visit relatives. My kids play this at home with us, or with their friends!
If you’re planning to stash some Fortnite fun in your Easter baskets this year, grab these mini Fortnite blasters!
DIY slime is a perfect spring break activity, and these mini DIY slime kits are perfect for a fun afternoon without the big mess! Each container holds a DIY slime recipe – and kids can customize it with glitter and surprise figures too!
Small Lego sets are perfect for filling Easter baskets and this Easter Bunny themed set will make a fun Easter day activity!
Hatchimal fans will love finding a carton of collectible eggs in their baskets! Each egg holds a surprise hatchimal for plenty of Easter morning fun!
Fill eggs with sheets of Fortnite Temporary Tattoos for a non-candy surprise that won’t disappoint!
This may just be my nostalgia talking, but how great would it be to find these Polly Pocket sets in your Easter basket!
Just because we’re avoiding actually candy doesn’t mean we can’t include some sweet fun! This classic board game is perfect for playing together!
Another candy free idea that will be a hit with the kids! We do this every year because you can never have too many LEGOs! Fill eggs with minifigures and don’t forget to add a few small sets or brick plates to their Easter Baskets for plenty of LEGO fun!
Kids will love memorizing these jokes to share with friends!
This adorable bunny makes the perfect Easter basket stuffer and pal for a tabletop walk!
My kids are obsessed with squishy toys, and this Easter themed pack makes the perfect squishable basket stuffer!
Great for filling eggs for kids of all ages – stampers are one of our favorite candy alternatives because kids love to create fun pictures with them! Add a drawing pad or package of construction paper to their Easter basket so they can stamp away!
For Tweens & Teens
Bigger kids will love this peep look-alike soap because they’re just plain adorable!
Let older kids show off some spring colors with a temporary ‘do upgrade!
My bigger kids have outgrown the bath, and along with it the fun bath bombs, but love these shower bombs! Toss them in the bottom of the shower for a great smell!
These leather bookmarks are durable and perfect for using time and time again!
These Fortnite Socks are great for a gamer basket!
Another fun treat for the Fortnite fan, re-hydrate the Battle Royal way with this Chugger Jug bottle!