Looking for ways to cut back on all the sweets this holiday? That’s what I always do. Try these cool non candy Easter basket gift ideas to activate your kids’ brain.
My son Benjamin doesn’t even like candy or sweets, so I’ve become more creative with what went into his Easter baskets over the years. Now, I see non candy Easter baskets becoming even more popular because when you know better you do better.
Check out these brain games and mini toys for Easter.
1. Stick-O Fishing Set from Magformers
The Stick-O Fishing 26 Piece Building Set Is Great For Toddlers To Explore Tactile Learning And Hands On Magnetic Play. Each Stick-O Piece Uses Magnets That Rotate So Your Creations Always Stick Together, Making For A Frustration Free Play Experience. MSRP: $39.99 Ages 18m+ Available now on magformers.com
Kairo (3) loved playing with these right out of the box!
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2. Ubongo: The Brain Game To Go from Thames and Kosmos
The goal is to fit a set of interlocking tiles perfectly into a specific area. Based on the original hit board game Ubongo, this compact version features 15 colorful plastic tiles, 20 puzzle cards with over 200 puzzles, and a plastic game board that doubles as a durable travel case.
MSRP: $14.95 Ages 8+ Available now on thamesandkosmos.com
3. The Mondrian Miffy and Friends handmade stuffed toys
Using natural organic cotton, Just Dutch toys are handmade by workers with disabilities, and profits help support a community of disadvantaged women maintain a stable income in Vietnam.
Miffy and her friends are so adorable and stuffed animals encourage children to use their imagination.
4. Colorful Character Easter Egg Stamps
Stamps are always a fun non candy easter basket idea for kids. They love stamping their hands, using it for art work and even a white tee shirt given to them for crafting and artwork.
5. Go PoP! Colorio from FoxMind
Go PoP! Colorio is a captivating, soothing, tactile toy and smart bubble popping game. Designed to stimulate your child’s senses and develop logic and reasoning skills. Endless creative ways to play. Ages 3+. Available now on Amazon for $14.95.
6. Rebotz: Rebooted Robots from Thames and Kosmos
Each of these kits are fast and easy to build, powered by an electric motor, and you can combine parts from different ReBotz to build your own creations. MSRP: $11.95 Ages 6+ Available now on thamesandkosmos.com
7. Zingo Sight Words Game For Preschoolers
Developed By Educators – Zingo Sight Words Is A Bingo Style Game That Was Developed By Educators To Create A Great Play And Stealth Learning Experience For Pre-K To 2Nd Graders And Help With Reading Skills, And It Makes A Great Gift.
8. Easter Egg Filled With Puzzle Inside
Jigsaw puzzles can help to relax the mind and induce a creative meditation state. They employ our imagination to remodel the brain, making “connections” the most useful parent-child game. Many puzzle enthusiasts get immense joy in looking at a finished puzzles that has been glued and put on the wall.
These fun and thoughtful toys and games are great for non candy Easter baskets because they get kids thinking instead of hyped up on sweets. Let us know what you think about these for Easter egg hunt prizes and more.
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