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Easter baskets are a treat for chicks tall and small – from the fun of crafting them together with ample festive accents to watching your little tear them open. But, when the Easter Bunny drops off your kiddo’s favorite sweets, they devour it…and you (attempt to) ration it.
These 9 Easter basket additions are ideal for tiny tots and big kids alike, steering away from sugar but keeping the gifts a sweet surprise.
1. For the lounging little
Get egg-cited to dress your favorite snuggle buddy in ultra cozy loungewear. These buttery soft bamboo jammies come in seasonal bunny, egg and lamb prints, available in footie, bodysuit, romper and other stylish silhouettes. Here’s the best part: you and your mini can match with Kyte Baby’s Easter Collection v-necks made for mamas.
2. For the snuggle bunny
Jellycat is well-known by parents everywhere for their super soft and snuggly lovies. You can find almost any animal friend you kiddo loves, but what better than a cuddly, floppy-eared bunny for Easter?!
These come in a variety of colors and sizes from super tiny to giant, and you can even get them personalized. Pair this non-candy Easter basket idea with a book all about their new friend too.
3. For the gardening enthusiast
Let them pot plants year-round – without digging in the dirt. This gardening set equips your little with everything they need to grow their very own spring flowers in a matter of minutes. Once built, simply spray the flowers’ leaves with water and watch them “bloom” while changing color.
4. For the ‘Top Chef’
Treat your tot to a nutritious mommy-and-me bake off using these festive cookie cutters. From oatmeal bars to healthy banana pancakes there are endless options to cook and cut something sweet to eat in fun, kid-friendly shapes.
5. For the book wiz
Build upon their book collection with the Springtime edition of ‘Little Blue Truck.’ This board book can withstand wear and tear for years (and kiddos) to come – meaning lots of learning lessons and animal spotting as this childhood hero goes “beep beep beep!”.
6. For the budding artist
Your little creator can color in or outside the lines with these mess-free coloring sheets. Designed to give kids room to express their artistic side, they’re a perfect addition to any Easter basket. Choose from 5 imaginative themes, from food and dinosaurs to safari and farm shapes.
7. For the egg-cellent engineer
Calling all builders! Their little hands usually have big plans, which is why this 3-in-1 LEGO set that can be made from a bunny into a parrot or seal is ideal for keeping imaginative young minds engaged. It’s portable, too, so your animal-loving little can bring their furry friend on your next family trip as a playtime activity.
8. For the sensory savant
Bring the beach inside with sand that sticks together. Your kids get the sensation of molding, pulling apart and building sand castles without making a mess! Opt for a natural hue or Spring inspired colors like pink, purple, green or blue.
9. For the bubble-obsessed
Get ready to turn bath time into an Easter party! Let your kids toss one of these spring-themed bath bombs into the tub and they’ll be wowed by how much it fizzes and swirls. The best part? You’ll LOVE how good it smells. These bombs are made with plant-based ingredients and only a touch of food-grade food coloring (read: no staining your tub!).
Tubby Todd is all about good, clean fun. Their bath items for kids (adults can use them too) not only smell heavenly, but they’re made with clean, non-irritating ingredients.