Easter Gifts for Kids: Fun and Thoughtful Ideas beyond Candy

Easter is a time of joy and celebration, especially for the little ones in our lives. Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, or friend, finding the perfect Easter gift can be both fun, but also challenging. Candy and chocolates are easy and obvious – so what are entertaining, thoughtful, and age-appropriate gifts that are not candy? We’ve got ideas.

…Except This One Candy Idea

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Okay, we had to include Bag of Bunny Farts Cotton Candy. It’s candy! It’s a gag gift! Everyone loves them and they make is laugh. Anything that can make us smile is worth checking out.

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Practical and Fun Easter Basket Fillers

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When it comes to Easter gifts, we believe that less is more. Kids don’t need extravagant presents to experience joy; sometimes, the simplest gifts can bring the most happiness. That’s why we’ve curated a list of practical and fun Easter basket fillers that are sure to delight children of all ages.

A rainbow of Brush Pens

These are classic art supplies. Kinds of all ages love them. You will be creating art alongside.

Montessori Toy Carrot Harvest Game

Inspire curiosity and problem-solving skills with the Montessori Toy Carrot Harvest Game. Toddlers aged 1 to 3 years will love sorting and matching the differently sized carrots while engaging in imaginative play.

Toddler Bunny Slippers

Keep tiny toes cozy and cute with these adorable bunny slippers from. Available four colors and sizes from infant through large toddler, these plush slippers feature a durable rubber sole for non-slip support.

For Babies & Toddlers

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If you are looking for presents for babies and toddlers, we have a few that will last far beyond the holiday.

Manhattan Toy Cottontail Cottage

Encourage exploration and sensory development with the adorable Cottontail Cottage from Manhattan Toy. Featuring crinkly flaps, plush bunnies, and a convenient carrying handle, this interactive toy is perfect for babies aged 9 months and up.

Wooden Percussion Musical Shake Eggs

These are egg-shaped maracas that babies can hold, shake, and make noise.

4-Pack Easter Wooden Puzzles

Wooden puzzles with large shapes are always welcomed. These have an Easter theme with colorful eggs, bunnies, chicks, and carrots.

Easter Egg Sidewalk Chalk

Another colorful egg shaped toy. This time it’s chalk that little hands can grasp for hours of fun on the sidewalk.

Bilingual Color ‘N Eggs Matching Puzzle

This interactive activity combines elements of a puzzle, a matching game, and language practice into one engaging experience. Children match the chick with the corresponding egg. If they struggle to identify the correct match based on the shape of the crack in the shell, they can rely on the colors. These colors are conveniently printed on one side in English and on the other side in Spanish, providing an opportunity for language learning while they play.

Educational and Engaging Easter Activities

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In addition to traditional Easter basket fillers, consider incorporating educational and engaging activities that promote learning and creativity. From arts and crafts to science experiments, there are countless ways to make this Easter memorable for your child.

LEGO White Rabbit Animal Toy Building Set

258 pieces of LEGO create a cute white bunny, a flower, and a carrot.

National Geographic Dinosaur Dig Kit

Embark on a prehistoric adventure with the National Geographic Dinosaur Dig Kit. Perfect for budding paleontologists aged 8 years and up, this kit allows children to excavate and assemble their very own dinosaur fossils.

The EggMazing Easter Egg Decorator Kit

You hard boil the eggs, then place them within this tool and the spin! Kids use markers to make pretty striped designs with the help of the twirling egg.

The Genius Square

This STEM game has a learning curve, but that’s the point! And it is an award winner! Promotes problem solving, while having fun.

Paint by Sticker Kids: Easter

Encourage artistic expression and fine motor skills with Paint by Sticker Kids: Easter Edition. This mess-free activity book is perfect for children aged 5 years and up, offering hours of creative fun.

Tender Leaf Toys Robot Construction

Ignite imagination and engineering skills with the Robot Construction set from Tender Leaf Toys. Designed for children aged 3 years and up, this set allows kids to build and customize their own robotic creations.

Outdoor Fun and Adventure

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As the weather warms up, take advantage of the great outdoors by gifting toys and accessories that encourage outdoor play and exploration. From sports equipment to gardening tools, there are endless possibilities for outdoor fun this Easter.

Diving Gems Pool Toys

Get ready for pool weather! And encourage exercise with a fun game – diving for treasures, like these large, colorful, acrylic “gems”. Store them in the pirate’s treasure chest, when not in use.

Floafers for Everyone!

Floafers are another popular kid’s shoe and are both extremely functional as well as stylish. Keep the little ones clean and fresh even if they want to stomp in spring puddles.

John Deere Tractor and Carrying Case

Bring the farm to your backyard with this John Deere set, featuring 18 farm toys, along with a carrying case. Durable construction and realistic details, this set is ideal for kids aged 3 years and up.

16-foot double-dutch rainbow jump rope

Promote physical activity and coordination with this colorful jump rope. Anti-slip wooden handles, and easy to use, this timeless toy is suitable for children of many ages.

The Takeaway

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This Easter, make the celebration extra special with thoughtful gifts and activities that inspire joy, learning, and adventure. Whether you’re filling Easter baskets or planning outdoor adventures, we hope this guide helps you choose the right gifts for kids of all ages. Happy Easter!

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  • Dede Wilson

    Dédé Wilson is a journalist with over 17 cookbooks to her name and is the co-founder and managing partner of the digital media partnership Shift Works Partners LLC, currently publishing through two online media brands, FODMAP Everyday® and The Queen Zone.

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