15 Candy-Free Ideas for Kids' Easter Baskets

Skip the chocolate this year and fill their baskets with fun surprises they'll enjoy long after the Easter bunny heads home.

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Whooo Wants to Play?

Tuck these seven colorful owls and their wool felt house into your kiddo's basket for the perfect at-home or on-the-go gift. With the house measuring in at five inches and the owls a mere inch, this imaginative set is a great travel companion and simply adorable. BUY IT: Magic Cabin, $16.98

Get Coloring

Inspire your tiny artist with these ergonomic crayons that are easier for little hands to hold, whether they're left-or-right handed. The unusual shape is designed to be more durable so they don't break as easily as typical crayons. BUY IT: The Little Seedling, $9.99

Save the Day

Even superheroes need an outfit change. With this magnetic costume builder, kids can create over 80 different outfits for their pair of heroes to conquer villains and protect the world. Plus, the storage box transforms into the heroes' secret hideout — an absolute must for keeping their identities hush-hush. BUY IT: Petit Collage, $24

A Playful Classic

A family favorite, dominos are a surefire hit for game night. Teach your kids lively variations, like Chicken Foot, Mexican Train or Spinner. Not only will you have fun as a family, you'll also be honing their logistic and mathematical skills. It's a win-win. BUY IT: Pottery Barn Kids, $39

Light It Up

Illuminate bedtime with these cute bunny lights. The snow white bunnies make for a sweet decoration during the day and then rotate through four different hues at night. BUY IT: Hearthsong, $12.98

On the Hunt

Search-and-find books are always a big hit. In Look for Ladybug in Plant City, Daisy's pet ladybug is missing, so she seeks out the help of Basil, the best detective in Plant City. They investigate through delightful illustrations of the museum, carnival, train station and more. Your children will love following their adventure. BUY IT: Anthropologie, $19.99

Sweet Bookmarks

Encourage reading with cute magnetic bookmarks that stay put. They'll never lose their place with this set of charming ice cream illustrations that are sure to delight your little reader. BUY IT: FunUsualSuspects at Etsy, $5

Start Sculpting

Get creative with this handmade, all-natural dough that's dyed with fruits and vegetables, from beets and spinach to blueberries and tomatoes. Kids love the tactile appeal and the chance to mold anything they can imagine. BUY IT: Uncommon Goods, $20

Chalk It Up

Get ready to embrace spring weather with sidewalk chalk that gets your kiddos outside and creating. The egg-shaped chalk comes in six different hues, including blue, orange, pink, purple, yellow and green. BUY IT: World Market, $7.98

Bathtub Play

Make a splash at bath time with this whimsical flower pot. Little ones will enjoy using the watering can to pour water over the flower pot and watch each blossom spin in a different direction. BUY IT: Fat Brain Toys, $9.95

Give Unicorn Kisses

Bring on the rainbows, hearts and stars. Your kiddos will love decorating every scrap of paper with these five unicorn-inspired stamp makers. BUY IT: Perpetual Kid, $6.29

Put It Together

Keep little hands and minds busy with these four entertaining puzzles. Each of these transportation puzzles has a different level of difficulty, ranging from four to 12 pieces, so they grow with your child's development. BUY IT: Maisonette, $14.99

Cuddly New Friend

No basket is complete without one stuffed animal, right? Soft plush combines with floppy limbs for a loveable buddy that will join your child on exciting adventures and guarantee sweet dreams. BUY IT: RH Baby & Child, $26 and up

Spin Me Right Round

Add retro love to your child's Easter basket with this spinning top. The metal toy is decorated with vintage-inspired illustrations and harkens back to a simpler pre-Nintendo time. BUY IT: Bonjour Petit, $14.90

Busy Bunnies

Follow the Bunny family through their busy day. Each page is packed full of interesting drawings that give your kids something new to discover every time you read the book. BUY IT: Amazon, $14

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