For me, it’s a little hard to believe that Easter is only a few short weeks away. However, that means it’s time for me to get busy coming up with the perfect Easter basket ideas for my kiddos! While I don’t necessarily have anything against traditional Easter baskets filled with sweet treats, I tend to be the type of mom that goes more with ideas that don’t get the boys hyped up quite so much. I love including simple toys, sweet stuffed animals and fun activities. But as any mom knows, an Easter basket isn’t really complete without something to eat sitting inside so this year, I went outside the box and came up with some kid-approved Candy-Free Easter Basket ideas that are sure to be a hit in any home!
The first thing to remember when creating an Easter basket for any kid is that each child is different and each Easter basket should reflect the things that they love and enjoy! With this in mind, I headed to my local Walmart in search of items to fill the perfect candy-free Easter basket for my littlest. I was immediately drawn to the Easter aisles at the front of the store and their endless selection of perfect odds and ends that were sure to make my Easter basket a success! If you’re stumped on what to put in your child’s candy-free Easter basket here are a few ideas to inspire you!
Simple Non-Candy Easter Basket Fillers:
- Coloring Books
- Colored Pencils
- Sketch Paper
- Water Balloons
- Sidewalk Chalk
- Activity Books
- Small Toys
- Action Figures
- Plastic Eggs with Small Toys Inside
- Plush Toys
- Temporary Tattoos
- Small Balls (Ping Pong, Mini Sports Balls)
- Mini Frisbees
- Game Cards
- Jump Rope
- Play Jewelry
Once I had picked out a simple basket and a handful of the non-candy ideas above, I was almost finished but I know that in my home, Easter is not complete without something to eat inside our Easter baskets. As I mentioned, this year I really wanted to stay away from sweets so I began walking up and down the snack aisles looking for something to complete my candy-free Easter basket. As soon as I saw the Slim Jim Original and Mild Smoked Snack Sticks in the Gable Top boxes, I knew I had the perfect finishing touch for my candy-free Easter basket.
You see, not only are these individually wrapped snacks a perfect item to add to my Easter baskets but they also just happen to be a favorite of both my kids! They are so easy to stick into their lunchboxes or for them to grab as they are on their way out the door for sports practice. Knowing this, I was thrilled that I could complete their candy-free Easter basket with an item that they can not only enjoy on Easter but in the coming weeks as well. I also noticed while I was making my purchases at Walmart that I could create my own virtual Easter Basket by visiting SlimJimBoldBreak.com and enter for a chance to win on of 20 $100 Walmart e-gift cards* (more on that later). With ideas filling my head, I quickly made all my purchases, returned home and laid out everything that I had bought to create my candy-free Easter Basket!
I’ll be honest, the really awesome thing about this candy-free Easter basket is that in addition to it having the perfect Slim Jim snack inside that everyone loves, it also provides hours of fun instead of a single few minutes of candy! With all the items I had purchased at Walmart, including my Slim Jim snacks, I was able to fill my candy-free Easter basket to perfection and style it in a way that was really cute!
Once I had my candy-free Easter basket made for my little guy, I quickly hopped over to the Slim Jim website and was able to create a fun virtual Easter basket and use my creation as an entry into the Slim Jim sweepstakes! All I had to do was go to this website, choose the items I wanted to include in my virtual Easter basket and then enter my basic information for a chance to win on of 20 $100 Walmart e-Gift cards. 5 winners are awarded each week and once you’ve created an entry, you can share it on your social channels for a chance to get extra entries and increase your chance of winning*.
This fun virtual Easter basket literally takes less than five minutes to make and simply for submitting your fun creation, you could win a Walmart e-Gift card to help you fill your candy-free Easter basket! Be sure to click on the image below to get started today!
So, what are you waiting for? Make this year’s Easter basket about finding items that everyone in your family will love! Start by heading to Walmart today to stock up on Slim Jim snacks and a variety of candy-free Easter basket fillers that are sure to be a hit!
Then, don’t forget to create your virtual Easter basket online for your chance to win! Between your real life candy-free Easter basket and your virtual Slim Jim Easter basket, you’re sure to have an unforgettable Easter celebration!
Now tell me, what will you be placing your your candy-free Easter basket this year?
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. The Slim Jim Build Your Own Basket Sweepstakes is sponsored by Conagra Brands, Inc. Open to legal U.S. residents of the 50 U.S. & D.C., 18 & older. Begins 12:00 a.m. PT on 3/1/18 & ends 11:59 p.m. PT on 4/1/18. Twenty potential winners will be randomly selected to each receive a $100 Walmart eGift card. Total ARV: $2,000. Odds depend on number of entries. For full details see official rules at SlimJimBoldBreak.com.