Growing up we always had an Easter basket full of candy. We had the traditional chocolate bunny, jelly beans, peeps, chocolate eggs, robin eggs, cadbury eggs, and peanut butter eggs. That’s a lot of eggs!
I don’t know how mom did it. We lived on a big farm, so maybe she sent us outside to burn off the sugar.
Fast forward several years and no farm to burn off a sugar high, so I’m always on the hunt for non candy wasys to fill our kids’Easter baskets.
We always include the traditional chocolate bunny and a few jelly beans in our kids Easter baskets but try to opt for some non candy ways to fill the kids buckets.
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Here are some great ways to fill your toddler and preschoolers’s Easter basket without bringing on a sugar high. Most of these items have much better longevity than candy and can be used over and over.
Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Children learn so much through books and reading at this age helps develop language skills.
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Our kids love taking a bath and playing with their toys. For those times when they are resting a bath, toys are a great motivator to get them into the tub. Most bath toys are relatively inexpensive and the perfect size for Easter baskets.
- Crayola Bath Dropz Tablets
- Munchk Squirtin Bath Toy, Barnyard Friends
- Nuby Splash ‘n Catch Bath Time Fishing Set
- Munchkin Pour and Strain Whales Bath Toy
Art supplies are great for helping toddlers and preschoolers get creative, keeping them busy, and for building fine motor skills.
Any smaller size toys will work. Removing the toys from the packages will help with fitting them into the Easter basket.
Accessories are the perfect size for sticking into Easter baskets.
- Hair bows
Clothes are not a huge win for my kids unless it has a favorite character on it or it guarantees there will be pool time in the near future.
- Shirt with favorite character
Socks are also a great Easter egg filler. Check out other egg filler ideas here.
With warmer days of spring and summer right around the corner, these outdoor toys will get lots of use.
I have yet to meet a toddler or preschooler, who does not love snacks!
- Animal Crackers
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