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Sweet! 13 Candy-free Easter-Basket Treats that Kids Will Love

Puzzles, Legos, stuffies, books and more sugar-free goodies for your bunnies

Published on: March 26, 2015

Make it last!

Kids get tons of candy and other treats throughout the Easter season, so why not fill their baskets with stuff that they can use long after the Easter grass goes out with the trash? Check out these bunny teethers for babies, puzzles, craft kits, and even cool graphic tees for teens for basket stuffers this year.


Bunny lovie

Who wouldn’t want a cuddle with this soft, lovable plush bunny from Pottery Barn? These sweet stuffies come in three colors: white, pink and gray and in three different sizes. The small and medium are for all ages, but the jumbo-sized bunny is for ages 2 and up.


Get hoppy! 

Your big or little bunny will love to hop down the trail wearing these fun rabbit ears from Pottery Barn. The fuzzy ears are attached to a headband and stand straight up! It also makes a fabulous accessory for the community Easter egg hunt! 


A-maze-ing miniature maze

For something that is small enough to put in an Easter basket, yet complicated enough to keep kids busy for hours, try this World’s Smallest Perplexus Maze Game. A miniature version of a 3D maze, you twist and move the globe to guide a ball down one of many tracks. For kids 8 and up.


Easter tee

For trendy toddlers and tweens who have outgrown ribbons and ruffles, these cool graphic tees are just the ticket! The Hippity-Hoppity Tee from Nordstroms come in sizes from 2-T-14. Don’t like this one? Check out the other Easter-themed graphic tees, and bonus, there’s even free shipping!


Stamp it up! 

Nothing says spring like fairies and flowers! For crafty kids, this Melissa and Doug Stamp a Scene Fairy Garden Kit will entertain for hours. Stamp a scene in washable ink then color it in with the included colored pencils.


Spring puzzle

A puzzle is the perfect, quiet toy for kids to play with while parents prepare Easter dinner. This chunky wood puzzle from Melissa and Doug is for ages two and up, and the pretty spring picture will have kids puzzling long after the holiday.

Bunny teether

For babies and toddlers, this Peter Rabbit Teether is the perfect Easter gift. Fun to cuddle and chew, the ears have crinkle fabric inside for added entertainment. Parents rated this 4.8 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

Easter fun with Legos

You can’t go wrong with Legos! Check out this fun Painting Easter Eggs Lego set. For ages 7 and up, you get two mini figures, a buildable kitchen, hen and flowers. With 153 pieces, kids can build and play long after Easter. Lego also has other seasonal sets such as an Easter Bunny set and a Friends Bunny and Babies set.


Mini Spring Sticker Sheets 

These stickers from Oriental Trading are the perfect size to tuck in a bag or purse for handing to your child when a quiet diversion is needed. These also make perfect Easter basket stuffers and party favors. The scenes come in a pack of 12 backgrounds and 12 sheets of stickers for kids to create their own picture. Check out Oriental Trading’s wide array of sticker scenes, both religious and seasonal, for more options.

Click, Clack, Peep! 

In the newest book by Dorine Cronin, author of Click, Clack, Moo,Cows That Type for preschoolers– 3rd grade. This time the one making trouble on the farm is a little ball of fluff who is keeping everyone awake!

Lego City: Follow That Easter Egg 

This is a new Lego City story for 3–5-year olds in which two crooks are trying to steal a priceless golden egg.

Pete the Cat Big Easter Adventure

 In this book for preschool through third grade Pete has a groovy Easter adventure. Lovers of Pete the Cat’s other books will enjoy this book which comes with stickers, a poster and Easter cards.


Hop! Hop!

This is an adorable new Easter board book from Leslie Patricelli, the author of Yes! No! and Toot!, which follows Easter preparations through a toddler’s eyes.


More Easter and spring inspiration:

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Easter crafts to do with kids (pictured above)

Easter treats and activities

Easter dessert inspiration

Spring lunchbox ideas


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