When I started searching for Easter basket filler ideas for my kids this year the first thing I looked up was my old favorite: wind-up fluffy chicks.
Remember those things? I thought they were just the cutest things ever. It was like I had my very own pet chick (without the responsibility, smell, or bird poop).
I’m happy to report they still exist and are still cute and fluffy and hoppy! And I’ve found even more fun stuff little kids (think preschool to early elementary) will love.
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Non-Candy Easter Basket Stuffers for $10 or Less
Those chicks and 17 other adorable, non candy easter basket ideas are below. I’ve only included items I’ve either bought or would consider buying for my own kiddos. No random junk just to fill up a blog post here! Plus, everything is $10 or less (I have three kids lol).
PS: keep reading to the end for a bonus tip on finding teeny toys that’ll fit inside plastic eggs for your egg hunt too!
18 Non Candy Easter Basket Filler Ideas
A couple notes before you dive in:
- Pricing could be different from what I’ve written here, especially for Amazon links.
- For any Etsy finds, be sure to double check estimated arrival dates before ordering! Since many items on Etsy are custom made, they might not all arrive in time. (FYI, Easter 2022 is April 17th!)
This 6 pack of kid-themed science experiments could easily be split up among multiple kids or used to fill one basket up with a ton of fun projects!
Wind up chicks, $9 for 6
Oh boy do these bring back memories! Can’t wait to see these little cuties hopping around Easter morning!
Pop It pencil case $9
Have a little artist obsessed with pop its? Ta da! Rainbow pop it pencil pouch.
Transforming Dinosaurs, $9
These little puzzle-like toys unfold from an egg shape into a dino figurine. My son had some like this when he was 5 that he loved. (He was and is very into Transformers and any toy that morphs into something else.)
Easter-themed sensory play jar $8
This is a cute play set for the preschool, sensory-age crowd. It comes with scented playdough and lots of little trinkets to play with it. The listing mentions to order by March 31 for Easter arrival.
Plus Plus Easter Chick building set $8
For the block fanatics, a mini Plus Plus set will keep those little hands and brains busy.
Easter themed crayons $8
This colorful bunny set is very cute! Great for the budding artist or a kid you want to encourage to draw more.
Finger puppets $8
These little cuties are all my own design! I designed them from sketch to reality, got them turned into embroidered patches, and then sewed them into adorable finger puppets. (happy sigh) You can find them here on my website or my Etsy shop. Since they’re all fabric they are flexible and easily fit into plastic eggs for your egg hunt as well!
Find both on Etsy at yippitee.etsy.com
Pop It Bunny bag $7
If your little one is obsessed with pop its AND putting things in pouches, this is an awesome deal.
I Am a Bunny Book $7
This is a sweet, year-round bunny book. The beautiful illustrations are what makes this one a winner. Sweet descriptions of the beauty in nature each season of the year.
Peeps Hair Clips, $7
I am not a fan of eating actual Peeps but I love Peeps themed art! And these hair clips are super adorable and perfect Easter flair.
Bunny Roo I Love You Book $6
This book is soo sweet. One of my favorites to read to my babies and give as gifts to new parents. And bonus is it’s perfect all year round so you won’t need to put it away after the Easter season.
Bunny Finger Puppet Board Book $6
All of my kids loved these finger puppet books as babies. Perfect for the littlest ones.
Color By Numbers Travel Set $6
Melissa and Doug can do no wrong. Plus, having to match a color vs just coloring however they want will make the process take much longer (possibly one free bathroom break without an audience?!).
Daffodil hair clips, $5 each
These gorgeous felt flowers are perfect to wear Easter morning and the rest of the year as well! A lovely handmade gift.
Bunny bath bombs, $3 each
This little prize looks cute in their Easter basket AND will make them extra eager for bath time later! Perfection.
Lip smacker unicorn or bunny lip balm $3
OMG Lip Smacker still exists?! Yup, getting this.
Surprise toys $3-8 generally
These prices vary but my kids (much like everyone else’s it seems) love blind bag toys. They’re such a rip-off in the long run but they get so excited for the big reveal that I almost always include one at Easter and Christmas…
Other Easter Basket Filler Ideas
Here are some other general ideas you can search on Amazon, Target, Etsy, etc.
- Hair clips (very cute Easter and/or personalized options on Etsy!)
- Coloring books
- Notepads/drawing pads
- Markers, coloring pencils, gel pens
- Sticker packs
- Chap stick, lip balm
BONUS tip for egg huts: This site is the best place to find teeny cute things, many of which will actually fit inside your plastic eggs (if you are going all fancy and doing more than 3 jellybeans each, you big spender, you): Little Obsessed
What favorites have I missed? Add a comment to share the goodies!
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