Easter typically involves trails of chocolates, jelly beans, and marshmallow treats.
We’re not averse to the sweet stuff, but if you want to mix it up a bit—or if your child is too young to celebrate with candies or has dietary restrictions—here are 15 non-candy Easter treats that are sure to delight.
Pat the Bunny Books
Classic Pat the Bunny tales come in board books, touch-and-feel books, and deluxe and box sets for various ages, from infant to preschoolers. Find them online and at local bookstores, including Mabel’s Fables in Toronto.
Alex Colour and Cuddle Washable Bunny
Ideal for children aged 3 and up, this soft little bunny lets your little one flex their artistic muscles. It’s machine-washable and includes four washable markers for endless colouring fun.
Chick ‘N’ Mix Bath Bombs
Among its Easter-themed bath products for kids (or grown-ups) are these cute scented chickie bath bombs. Another great idea: moldable soap in bright, spring colours—it can be used as soap, shampoo or bubble bath.
Lego Easter Chick
Perfect for older kids aged 7 and up, this buildable Lego chick has a head that spins and wings that flap for a realistic appearance.
POOF Egg-Shaped Pastel Colored Sidewalk Chalk
Welcome the Easter Bunny with a colourful message thanks to this non-toxic, egg-shaped sidewalk chalk. It’s recommended for kids aged 3 and up and is environmentally friendly.
Duck & Goose, Here Comes the Easter Bunny!
Our feathered friends are back in this Easter-inspired story, featuring the big bun himself. The sturdy boardbook is ideal for little hands to hold and durable enough for years of enjoyment.
Plan Toys Bunny Racer
Suitable for children ages 1 and up, this bunny racer features bright colours to stimulate your child’s senses and is easy for little hands to push and hold.
Cherish Easter Egg Handprint or Footprint Ornament Kit
Perfect for new parents, to remember your child’s first Easter. Hang your Easter Egg ornament at Christmas, decorate during Easters to come, or give a special keepsake to the grandparents.
Hide ‘Em and Hatch ‘Em Eggs
With just the addition of water, this six-pack of eggs hatch open to reveal a special pet inside. Suitable for children aged 3 and up, they will grow five to ten times their original size.
Eco Eggs Colouring Kit
This egg dyeing set boasts natural, organic colourants that are safe for little ones and won’t stain (except for purple!) They offer a fun activity for kids aged 3+ and includes a grass-growing kit for your child to display their creations.
Shopkins Easter Egg 2 Pack
Collect all your child’s favourite characters with this fun two-pack of toys in a bright and colourful, egg-shaped package that’s a perfect addition to your family’s Easter egg hunt. For ages 5+.
Charlie Brown: It’s the Easter Beagle DVD
The perfect addition to your child’s Easter basket, this classic movie celebrates the Easter Bunny’s big day with everyone’s favourite family pooch and has been fully remastered.
Eos Visibly Soft Lip Balm
These pastel-coloured lip balms are a perfect add on to any tween or teen gift basket. They’re egg-shaped, on trend, and 99% natural!
Blossom Magic Colouring Book
Adult colouring books are all the rage, and they are also a great gift for your artsy kid or teen. This is no ordinary colouring book: it’s challenging and intricate, and it helps relieve stress, something all kids need!
LilGadgets Kids’ Headphones
For your music lover! These colourful headphones designed especially for kids (ages 3+) deliver “adult-quality” sound with eardrum-friendly volume protection. They have wireless and wired options—and they’re cool!
Caitlin McCormack is a writer, editor and full-time mama to one cool little dude. When she’s not spending time at the park or working on recipes in the kitchen, you can find her lifting weights, growing her own veggies, or enjoying some precious time with her shift-working husband. Read her blog at Big City Mama or follow her on Twitter @Caitlin_Writes.
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