Candy-Free Easter Baskets

Looking for food- and candy-free Easter basket ideas?  Look no further!  Below is a sneak peek at my 14-month-old’s Easter basket this year.  Leave a comment and share your food-free Easter finds!


Owen’s Easter Basket:

Burlap Easter Bunny Basket.  This basket comes in multiple color options and I love that it can double as nursery storage/decor!

Jellycat Bashful Beige Bunny Stuffed Animal.  Jellycat is a UK-based brand that offers a variety of high-quality stuffed animals, often with multiple variations and size options.  The manufacturer recommends this particular product for children 3 months – 12 years.  Don’t love this one?  Here are more Spring/Easter-themed animals from Jellycat:

Where Are Baby’s Easter Eggs?  If your little ones are anything like mine, lift-the-flap books are always a favorite!  This book is one in a series of lift-the-flap works from Karen Katz.  Where is Baby’s Belly Button? is a favorite in our household and I have a feeling this one will soon be too!  This book is most appropriate for children aged 4 years and under.  Here are a few other Spring- and Easter-themed book options:


Preschool Egg Shape Sorter.  Made by Small World Toys, this is a toy I’ve used for several years as an Early Intervention classroom teacher.  It’s a great addition to any play kitchen or pretend food collection.  Not only is this great for pretend play, it also incorporates fine motor skills, matching, shapes, and colors.  The manufacturer recommends this toy for children ages 12 months – 4 years.

My First Palm Grip Crayons.  Made by Crayola, these egg-shaped crayons are perfectly sized for little hands who are not quite ready to grasp a more standard crayon.  Different color and package size options are available.  The manufacturer recommends these crayons for children over the age of 12 months.  Other great features: they are washable and longer-lasting (1 crayon is equivalent to 14 regular crayons!)

Melissa and Doug Drawing Pad.  Offered as an Amazon add-on at only $2.99, this drawing pad is a great item to pair with your egg-shaped crayons.  Here are some thematic coloring book and craft options for older children:



I hope this post has offered you some inspiration!  Please leave a comment below with your ideas and finds!  Feel free to e-mail me a photo of your Easter basket if you’d like it shared on the blog!  E: