I'm looking for easter basket stuffing ideas that are not sugary treats (i have plenty of that). Im thinking crafts, activities, small toys, useful things that will still excite children, but aren't going to fill a landfill in a week. My kids are 4, but any age suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!
My kids loved stickers, stamps with stamp pads, books, coloring stuff, markers, coloring books, beads to string on a big shoelace, paint with water books, search and find books, maze books, kinetic sand, and puzzles.
I always like to add in small summer sand and pool toys, sunglasses, also small kinetic sand containers, mad mattr, molding clay, playdough, My kids like lego figures and imaginex figures that come in mystery bags, lip glosses, bathtub toys like bath colors and crayons and bubbles have been hits over the years.
Things like a mini etch a sketch, slinky, sea monkeys, yo-yos are toys that will never be grown out of. Klutz books have great activities. Crystals (and even marbles when the kiddos are really young) are great for inside eggs. Even things like over-the-top tooth brushes are fun. I did new PJs this year too. I know, I may as well fill it with fruit. But there’s plenty of fun stuff too!
I have also been trying to go away from sugary Easter treats. This year we have unicorn sidewalk chalk, a boomerang, bunny shooters (hard plastic bunnies that, when a button is pushed, the cotton tail pops off, pool color bombs (similar to bath bombs) and bunny face ring pops. I know those are sugar, but they are so cute, I am looking forward to the pictures.