Filling your kid’s Easter baskets so they look like a sugar overload isn’t the way to go. There are tons of other items your kids would love that the Easter Bunny has especially picked out for them. Fill your kid’s Easter baskets with these non-candy ideas along with a few candy items and your Easter morning will be a hit. There is no need to spend a ton on Easter basket fillers, as many of the ideas below are just $1 to $5!
TC Palm News on March 20, suggests starting your Easter egg coloring with eggs from Target or Walgreens, where they are 99 cents a dozen this week. With the price of eggs today, this is a great deal for all your Easter egg coloring needs! Teachers who are coloring eggs with their students can save a ton. They also suggest another savings for your Easter basket items as “select toys and art supplies are buy one get one 50 percent off at Target and Walgreens.” This can save you a bundle when putting your Easter baskets together for your kids.
Start an Easter tradition with your kids and have them leave carrots and a bowl of water out for the Easter Bunny. You can leave a carrot with a few bites out of it for the kids to find in the morning. You can also leave a note for the kids from the Easter bunny signed with a bunny paw print. Use some ashes or dirt and put a paw print on the note so your kids can see right where the Easter Bunny had his paws when enjoying that carrot and water left out for the elusive rabbit!
Today News offered up some great ideas over the weekend about an Easter Basket without any candy at all, which would be great for some kids, especially teens. They suggest theme baskets, like music with i-Tune cards and T-shirts for your kid’s favorite band. They also suggest a garden basket with all types of seeds and everything your kid will need to get their green thumb in check!
Here are some other ideas for your Easter basket fillers:
Seeds, small flower pots, bag of potting soil and a spade
Markers and crayons
Pre-paid gift cards
Novelty pillow case
Beach pail and shovel
Pool toys (tubes goggles, etc.)
Water squirting devices
pop-cycle sticks and glue
Fun sippy cups or water bottles
glitter and glue
Blue tooth speaker
Cell phone case
Cell phone protective cover
Ink stamps and paper
Beads and string
Gift certificates for ice cream cones
Trail mix & Jerky
Admission passes to the zoo, museum, etc.
Water color paints
Sticky note pads
Label making paper for printer
Sticker making paper for printer