9 Candy-Free Easter Ideas!

For many kids, Easter extends beyond church to be the Holiday that is known for eggs hunts, decorating eggs and bunnies.  And try as we may, those bunnies almost always end up being chocolate.

We have found some cool Easter-themed toys that your kids can play with year-round without you having to worry about saving for a trip to the dentist!

Easter Gift Ideas 2011

  1. Max and Jojo Easter Egg Hunt($4/ea) – This collection of 4 eggs adds a new element to the Easter Egg Hunt. Parents press the button on the back of the egg and it makes sound effects and says ‘come find me’ to help your child locate it’s hiding spot. Pretty Cute!!
  2. Furreal Friend Teacup Bunny – Furreal friends are a hit at our house.  This Teacup Bunny pet has an animated head and comes in its very own stylish carrier, so you can take your little one can cuddly their bunny with you wherever they go.
  3. Mr Potato Head Easter Bunny($8) – Famous for being suitable for all occasions, Mr. Potato Head transforms into a springtime rabbit just in time for Easter! And like all Potato Heads, all the pieces stow neatly away inside the potato body for crazy combinations on the go! Comes in Mr & Mrs.
  4. Littlest Pet Shop Spring Eggs (6-Pack $22.99) – Perfect for hiding, these Littlest Pet Shop eggs each hold a little friend inside. ‘Six sweet-as-can-be pets each come in their own pastel-colored egg accessory and make perfect springtime gifts or Easter basket surprises.’
  5. Easter Bunny Sing-a-ma-jig – This Easter themed sings “Here Comes Peter Cottontail”. If you squeeze his belly he plays bunny sounds. Plus he features three modes of play including chatter, singing his own song, or singing in harmony with his Sing-a-ma-jig friends!
  6. Bunny and Chick Stampers(2/$4) – These great play-doh eggs have been a favorite with my kids for the last couple years. They are great to hide, the kids love to find that there is doh inside and the feet can be used to to stamp patterns into the doh.
  7. Playskool Wheel Pals Animal Tracks (2/$5) – These Easter themed vehicles feature easy-rolling wheels so your little one can zip and zoom them all over the floor. Sized just right for little hands, this squeezable pair loves to go, go, go in the spring — and all year long! Available in 2 packages – Egg and Chick & Egg and Bunny
  8. Dinosaur Train Hatchers eggs – Hide these eggs and then watch you kids get excited as they hatch after being placed in water. They grow 4x their size and come in 4 characters.
  9. Fisher-Price Easter Train – This colorful free-wheeling train features a middle car that goes up and down while the Easter basket in the caboose spins round and round. Press down on the conductor in the engine car to hear a happy, springtime tune. Includes three-car train, conductor, two very special Little People friends, bunny and Easter basket!


About the author

Lisa Arneill

Founder of Growing Your Baby and World Traveled Family. Canadian mom of 2 boys, photo addict, lover of bulldogs, and museumgoer. Always looking for our next vacation spot!

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