Creating a Non-Candy Easter Basket for Kids with VTech #Giveaway

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. Giveaway prize pack provided by VTech. I also received the prize pack. All opinions are my own.

Every holiday that comes around seems to be JAM PACKED with candy for kids. Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s, Easter – all sugary and crazy when you have kids at home or in your classroom! So for some of the holidays I really like to focus on a non-candy alternative and thanks to VTech this year the boy’s Easter baskets will have a little extra fun in them! I know I’m not the only mom out there that groans at the thought of the sugar highs and crashes this time of year so I wanted to share some fun non-candy alternatives for your kiddos Easter goodies! Here are some of the items I’ve put into my kid’s Easter buckets this year:

vtech easter basket Collage

VTech Switch & Go Dinos® – my kids are NUTS about these little robotic toys and the price is right!
Innotab Software Cartridges – a FUN and educational spin for your basket!
Go! Go! Smart Wheels® Vehicle – my youngest especially LOVES cars!
licensed character body wash
bubbles – ALWAYS a hit with my kids!
Easter pencils for school

OK – and I did throw in one Easter push pop candy for the kids to each enjoy as a special treat! Plus follow VTech on Twitter and Facebook for some more fun ideas!

GIVEAWAY

A special thanks to VTech for offering the following Prize Pack to one of my readers: InnoTab Disney Planes software cartridge, InnoTab Bubble Guppies software cartridge, Switch & Go Dinos® Turbo, and Go! Go! Smart Wheels® Vehicle. Giveaway is open to US Residents only and will end on 4/17/14 at 10AM CST!

To enter just leave a comment below giving me another non-candy Easter basket alternative idea! (You can check out VTech’s website for ideas!)

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80 Comments

  1. Go Go Squeezes!!

  2. Tisha love says:

    Bubbles, football’s, basketballs, scooters, chalk, barbies, little figures and cars.

  3. Marla Daley says:

    A garden kit for little ones! It’s perfect timing! It is exciting for kids to get there hands into planting and a learning process! I would include flowers and vegetables.

  4. Rachel D. says:

    I always love doiing Easter baskets with outdoor activities in mind (since hopefully warm weather will arrive around Easter!) I love filling them with sidewalk chalk, bubbles, frisbees, and whatever little outdoor items I can find along with a coloring book and crayons for those rainy spring days!

  5. vanessa valenzuela mancera says:

    Hi there,!!
    Your website is really cool,so many things to help us…so this baskets are really awesome…..the alternative that I can say is full with books to…and educative things, a Little drawing board,so they can use their imagination..V-tech is the Best,so i hope my ideas can help and win for my kids.

  6. Danielle Beaty says:

    Coloring basket – coloring books, crayons, markers, other Crayola supplies for the creative kiddos.
    Sports basket – different things needed for a particular sport such as a mitt, batting gloves, and socks for baseball/softball.

  7. Melonie Foster says:

    Movies, books….I even got my son a Spiderman comforter one year and that was his favorite gift:)

  8. My family used to get the little eggs and fill them with pennies. Some had small amounts and some had more. It was supposed to encourage us to save our money. My mom always made me count them out and figure out how much money it gave me. I always liked getting a kite in my basket. They have really cute ones at the dollar tree. One year my mother put a whole bunch of random things in my basket and it turned out to be all of the supplies to make my own kite. It was stuff like straws, tissue paper, string. Things that initially you’re like, Mom, what on earth did the Easter bunny bring me? Then it turns out to be a family fun project 🙂

  9. A gardening basket is what my daughter would love. I am getting seeds, gardening tools, gloves, watering can, a pot to put it all in, and some pretty flowers to plant.

  10. As a Literacy Coordinator my first go to gifts are books! Then of course, for my little one, dolls. Disney had a deal a couple months ago $20 for the It’s A Small World Dolls.

  11. My child is younger (non-school age) so I am thinking about play dough, puzzles, little cars, and maybe a book.

  12. Always give my children something they can use outdoors! Kites, chalk, balls, or this year a giant volleyball outdoor set!

  13. I make my nephew up a basket every year, and I like to put fun summer toys in it since the weather is getting warmer! Chalk, bubbles, coloring book and crayons, toy cars, water guns, etc. He loves it and it lasts a lot longer!

  14. Stephanie Ramage says:

    This year we got our son a Veggie Tales and Bubble Guppies movie, two teething toys, a sippy cup, a bathing suit, and a stuffed rabbit (instead of a real rabbit, which is another discussion entirely). 🙂
    Thanks!
    -Stephanie

  15. Sand toys

  16. Finding the Easter gifts via a scavenger hunt can be a “gift” in itself. I might also suggest yogurt-coated raisins and/or other dried fruit. They seem like a great treat, but are still somewhat healthy.

  17. Nail polish and princess accessories 🙂

  18. I like to do vacation baskets. With four children Easter and vacation can quickly become pricey, so I figured why not combine them. The first time I did it I bought little $20 suitcases instead of baskets, but now I do travel bags. I buy each child a new swim suit, sandals, & sunglasses. Then I put in books, a movie, or a video game, beach supplies, balls. It gets us all excited about vacation and I’m not wasting money on candy and toys that they don’t need.

  19. Some teenage mutant ninja turtle action figures

  20. Nicole Lee says:

    We always do bubbles and chalk in Easter baskets!

  21. Jen Buckman says:

    play doh, books, a craft for Easter, bubbles, plant growing kit/seeds, race cars, go go wheels 🙂

  22. T Michelle Trump says:

    I love bubbles and chalk and playdough.

  23. Amanda Hill says:

    Flip flops, amazon cards, coloring books and crayons, and sidewalk chalk!

  24. Anna Doucet says:

    My grandson is getting Go! Go! Smart Wheels and my daughter is getting the Fort Magic Kit that I won during a recent contest on your site:). They will also get books, gel pens and stencils.

  25. I like to put a variety of things in the basket like sunflower seeds, sidewalk chalk, hair accessories, jewelery, earbuds, and bookmarks.

  26. D Schmidt says:

    We include toy cars, coloring books and glow pens in our children’s baskets.

  27. Great idea! Another good idea would be to fill one with art supplies to give the kids something crafty and creative to
    do. Colored pencils, stencils, markers, crayons, glue, glitter, stickers, scissors, colored paper, etc.

  28. Sarah Flanary says:

    Seeds, jump rope, kite, stickers, books,fingernail polish, and a criss to represent the resurrection of Christ.

  29. Roxane Barber says:

    Every year I always do some sand toys and sunglasses (among other miscellaneous stuff). We live near the beach so sand toys are always fun for them. 🙂

  30. Eggs filled with dollar coins, bathtub crayons, and fave action figures 🙂

  31. Cherie Anderson says:

    A great Easter basket filler is coloring book, crayons, flash cards, reading books, and top it off with a bow.

  32. Stacey Faires says:

    I have did a pedicure basket for my older daughter including items for a pedicure.

  33. Kay Derrick says:

    We also include books for our little readers, art supplies, nail polish for our girls, and cars for our son.

  34. The Easter Bunny fills my son’s Easter basket with outdoor toys like bubbles and gardening kits to celebrate Spring. This year there is going to be some play dough to build small motor skills. My son’s Easter basket wish is the V-tech switch and go helicopter, Velociraptor! He loves his switch and go dinos!

  35. Beverly Hicks says:

    We have little ones so sand toys for our upcoming trip to the beach are perfect.

  36. Christine says:

    We always add chalk, bubbles, and outdoor type activities to my little ones baskets! This year the big surprise will be a digital camera! My girl loves to pretend to take picture so the Easter bunny is bringing a camera to her!

  37. Jenn Georgianni says:

    We put in books, water bottles, play doh, and mini projects or puzzles!

  38. A playdoh basket would be fun. You could even use homemade dough.

  39. Christina says:

    A stuffed animal, hula hoop, jump rope, bubbles, coloring books/crayons, a pinwheel, a kite, puzzles, silly putty and a slinky 🙂

  40. So many great ideas already given here are a few more silly putty, jump rope, kite, and movie,.

  41. Susan Adaway says:

    Sunglasses, cap, beach toys, towel, sunblock.

  42. Stephanie Hufford says:

    Fridge magnets!

  43. Rachelle Pollard says:

    For my little boy, I do cars, balls, books, and fun outdoor stuff (chalk, mini shovels, water guns, bubbles,etc.). For my older girls, the get nail polish, body wash and lotion, hair ties, earrings, and fun socks! I usually give them one treat of their favorite candy or snack and luckily, they like healthy snacks like granola bars!

  44. Jenny Hollars says:

    Books, kite, yo-yo, bubbles, coloring book, and crayons or markers

  45. Mirannda Mullenix says:

    In hopes warmer weather is just around the corner, we like to include beach towels!

  46. tarri forest says:

    Sidewalk chalk, bubbles and bracelets!

  47. Outside toys, toy cars, swim toys.

  48. I put new rain boots, spring jackets, kites, bubbles, chalk, umbrellas in the Easter baskets. It is usually thing that are needed this time of year!

  49. Bridgett g says:

    I would put outdoor toys for the kids such as flip flops, bubbles, sunglasses, chalk, and balls. It’s been a very long winter indoors and these things will hopefully bring spring here quicker!

  50. I always like books…coloring books, chapter books, activity books. In a day where children are so stationary because of their electronics, I also think it is a great idea to fill their basket with things that will get them outside…bubbles, chalk, jump ropes, kites, any kind of balls, etc.

    I think my favorite would be to include butterfly larva or tadpoles so children could watch their stages of growth.

  51. Deborah Castellano says:

    I like to include CDs, fruit dipped in a bit of dark chocolate, fun socks, and seasonal pencils.

  52. Paula Ahlrich says:

    We use Easter baskets to stock up on spring/ summer stuff. Bubbles, chalk, balls, flip flops, garden tools ( we love to garden.) Kites really anything I can find. I usually don’t plan those very well. Would love a Vtech basket:) thanks

  53. I think we might do a craft project in our basket this year. Not only is it something to “find” but then it’s something to do together afterwards.

  54. An Easter craft kit. Filled with pastel chalks, paints, paper, stickers etc! I

  55. callie pinz says:

    gak, books, fishing pole, mini garden tools, new bike helmet

  56. I think the perfect basket really depends on the child’s interests. Our little one is all about princesses and playing make-believe games. For her we’re going with a theme: princess basket. She’s getting a new sippy cup, coloring books, and dress up costumes.

  57. angela tarter says:

    A bucket full of sandbox toys, chalk and bubbles.

  58. Anything sports related for our son or any thing princess related for my girls! Local dollar stores are where I usually head for items for Easter baskets.

  59. Diana Townsend says:

    Mini connect four games!

  60. My kids are getting play dough, bubbles, puzzles, Easter-themed bracelets, wooden recorders, and of course a plush bunny!

  61. Mini dinosaurs, gak or flubber (lots of DIY easy directions on pinterest), kazoo, fun flash cards, jacks, crayons, books, Legos, stickers, & bubbles make great Easter ideas! 🙂

  62. I love to have outdoor items in the basket. Bubbles, shovels and pails, sidewalk chalk. Anything that can be fun to play with. Usually a new outfit is also included

  63. Christina says:

    Sidewalk chalk, play dough, silly putty. I’m making the play dough for my sons basket!!!

  64. Beach toys! They can use them in the bathtub until it’s time for vacation!

  65. Krista Garner says:

    We love spring activity baskets. This year is a scooter, helmet, baseball bat, and bubbles! I love the idea of a kite, so we may throw one of those in, too.

  66. Drawing books and a sketch pad

  67. Maureen Ryan says:

    We are now putting things like Legos, sunglasses, disney infinity characters, hats, workout gear like a jump rope or light weights in the baskets!

  68. Lara Inlow says:

    I give my girls new swimsuits and headbands. Always a favorite!

  69. Balls, bubbles, Lego mini figures, and

  70. Gold fish, sand box toys

  71. Tami muniz says:

    We always include a swim suit to start off the season! For my baby nephew we did bath toys.

  72. Anything for outdoors!! Sunglasses…swim stuff…pool toy…flip flops…Some gardening stuff like a packet of seeds and a cup. Possibilities are endless!

  73. Vanessa bevill says:

    I just love giving books! I add a little candy though! 🙂

  74. Teresa Rose says:

    For the classroom you could do pencils, erasers, pad of paper, crayons, scissors…whatever they are deleted of or could use at home.

  75. suzy garner says:

    Anything Angry Birds is a big hit with my grandson. Theme related toothbrushes and toothpaste reminds him that the bunny wants him to brush each day!

  76. Zoe Frank says:

    For my infant… Lots of different balls with different textures from the Dollar Tree.

  77. Sarah Spencer says:
  78. Some non-candy ideas we’re giving my grandsons are Thomas Trackmaster trains to go with their existing train sets, coloring books, DVDs, board books, etc.

  79. Money inside eggs including folding money! Bubbles, a kite, and outside toy (hula hoop, new helmet, bat, soccer ball, etc)

  80. natalie yeoman says:

    a pack of cars is always the best way to go or some clothes

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