36 Non Candy Easter Basket Ideas

Whether you're looking to go candy free for your Easter baskets, or just want to break up the treats a bit, these 36 non candy ideas are for you! #Easter #easterbasketideas #nocandy #candyfree

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I don’t think there’s anything wrong having a bit of candy in kids’ Easter baskets. Holidays are a time to splurge and loosen the rules a bit. But I can also understand not wanting to fill an entire Easter basket with sweet treats. If you’re looking for some non candy Easter basket ideas, I got you covered! No need to waste precious time walking through stores trying to find gift basket ideas. I’ve put together the below list to help you save time and put a smile on the faces of your little ones Easter morning. Enjoy!


  1. Sidewalk chalk
  2. Colored pencils
  3. Markers
  4. Stamp set
  5. Crayons
  6. Finger paint
  7. Watercolor paint
  8. Paint brushes
  9. Playdoh
  10. Modeling clay
  11. Stickers
  12. Paint with water books (we have one for each of our boys and they have saved us in church, on car rides, in airplanes, and any other time we need the boys to sit still and somewhat quietly for awhile! They even have a bible-themed book!)

Get Outside!

  1. Rain jacket
  2. Rain boots
  3. Gardening tools
  4. Seeds
  5. Jump rope
  6. Bubbles
  7. Beach ball
  8. Bouncy balls (just make sure your child is old enough that this doesn’t present a choking hazard!)

Indoor Fun

  1. Koosh balls
  2. Action figures
  3. Race cars
  4. Crayola Bath Dropz
  5. Magnifying glass
  6. Binoculars
  7. Card games, like Go Fish, Old Maid, or Set
  8. Cape and mask set, or other dress up items
  9. Play Makeup, nail polish, hair accessories
  10. Stuffed animal
  11. Shakers, maracas, tambourine, or other percussion instruments (I know you probably think I’m crazy, but we got a percussion set as a Christmas present for our son and we’ve all had so much fun with it!)

Brain Training

  1. Workbooks
  2. Flashcards
  3. Books
  4. Puzzles
  5. Tangrams

And of course, in the spirit of the holiday, consider getting your little ones a children’s bible.

I hope this has helped give you some ideas to fill your non candy Easter basket. Whether you’re going candy free, or just looking for some ideas to break up the treats, any of these items are sure to put a smile on the faces of your little ones.

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