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Whether you’re navigating food allergies or just don’t want your kid eating junk, get 31 healthy easter basket ideas your kids will love more than candy! These ideas will have your kids saying, “candy-who?”


31 Healthy Easter Basket Ideas That Your Kids Will Love More Than Candy


If you’re reading this then I’m guessing you like to avoid candy and other processed foods too. So let me give you some great Easter basket ideas that your kids will love more than candy!

  1. Rain Boots
  2. Bubbles
  3. Sidewalk Chalk
  4. Wooden Airplanes
  5. Jump Rope
  6. Card Games
  7. Trampoline Park/Jump Gym Passes
  8. Bath Toys
  9. Puzzles
  10. Beach Toys & Towel
  11. Bathing Suit
  12. Sun Hat
  13. Kites
  14. Water Guns
  15. Bowling Alley Tickets
  16. Laser Tag Tickets
  17. Ingredients to Make Natural Slime
  18. Outdoor Games (wellness mama has some great ideas!)
  19. Outdoor Movement Tools (like a Slack Line, Hanging Rope, Rock Climbing grips, etc)
  20. Legos
  21. Stickers/ Sticker Book
  22. Temporary Tattoos
  23. Movie/Concert tickets
  24. Hair Accessories
  25. Books
  26. A Potted Plant or Seeds
  27. Gardening Tools & Gloves
  28. Bug Catching Net/Bug Explorer Kit
  29. Sports Balls (soccer ball, basket ball, etc)
  30. Freeze Pops
  31. Water Bottle

Themed Baskets

Got a kiddo that’s super into something right now? Build them a themed basket! Some ideas are:

  • Super Hero: Fill a basket with their favorite super hero! Like a superhero beach towel, t-shirt, water bottle, stickers, costumes, etc
  • Sports: Fill a basket with gear/balls for their favorite sport, event tickets to local games, water bottles, and stickers to decorate water bottle with.
  • Gardening Basket: Use a clay pot for the “basket” and fill with gardening gloves, gardening tools, and seed packets.
  • Camping: Use a sleeping bag for the “basket” and fill with s’mores stuff, flashlight, spork, compass, whistles, etc.

Easter Egg Hunt Fillers

Who doesn’t love a good scavenger hunt?! To take the focus away from candy, some good ideas to fill your eggs with are:

  1. Legos (put the instructions/box in their easter basket and all the eggs they find will have the lego pieces in them)
  2. Points (that can be used to buy bigger “prizes” or family excursions)
  3. Tattoos
  4. Stickers
  5. Gum
  6. Slap Bracelets
  7. Chapstick
  8. Mini Bubbles
  9. Toy Cars
  10. Hair Clips
  11. Fruit Snacks
  12. Nail Stickers

Do You Have Healthy Easter Basket Ideas?

I’d love to know what you’re putting in your kids Easter Baskets/Eggs. Let me know in the comments below! Doing this gives others great ideas that they might not have thought of!

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  1. Rick Phillips March 24, 2022 at 10:53 pm - Reply

    How great is this list. Love it.

    • T1D Living March 25, 2022 at 2:04 pm - Reply

      Thank you!

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  3. Emily March 25, 2022 at 11:20 am - Reply

    I love the idea of a sleeping bag as the “basket”! We’re planning a few camping trips this year so that’s perfect. Last year we filled an umbrella with goodies, books, etc. The opened umbrella was the “basket”

    • T1D Living March 25, 2022 at 2:04 pm - Reply

      That’s a great idea!

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