Last Updated on February 20, 2016
Easter has always been one of my favourite holidays. As a kid I loved waking up to an Easter Egg hunt before getting dressed up in a pretty dress and hat and heading to church together as a family. This is a tradition I am carrying on with my own girls but with one change. Instead of hiding little chocolate eggs around my house, I will be hiding fun Easter baskets filled with non-candy treats.
I am not against a few hidden chocolate eggs, everyone deserves a treat, but the thought of two sugar crazed toddlers just is not my idea of fun.
Whether you want to put together a completely candy-free Easter basket, or are just looking for some fresh ideas to include in your children’s baskets this year, here are some great ideas using affordable toys from Hasbro that your kids will love!
I started off by selecting some great little toys from Hasbro I knew the girls would love. Mr Potato Head, Playskool Stack ‘n Stow Cups, a My Little Pony figure, a FurReal Friends Luvimals Sweet Singin’ Pup Pet and Bunny and Chick Stampers all fit the bill.
I also found some cute little baskets that will serve as extra toy storage and some matching Easter “grass”.
Putting the baskets together is easy. I removed all the packaging from the toys so the girls could play right away and to make the baskets easier to put together in a nice way. I put the Easter grass in the bottom and carefully arranged the toys in their respective baskets. Easy peasy and ready to go!
Of course my girls are a little but lucky since they got their Easter presents a little bit early so I could share them with you. Lucky ducks!
This space-saving stacking cups toy makes it super easy when it comes time to put away, or take on the go. It includes 7 colourful stack-able cups that provides for a ton of play and fun for baby. It’s incredible just how compact and portable this stacking cup toy is, it easily fits right into my purse for on the go! She loves watching me condense the cups back into the lion too, she is super fascinated by it! The cups nest easily into the face of the lion and locks securely into place.
It’s such a simple toy but it keeps her entertained for ages as she attempts to figure out how to stack the cups.
Mr. Potato Head is such a classic toy, it seriously never gets old. I loved playing with my own Mr. Potato Head as a kid and Keira is no different. She delights in carrying him around and changing his face up constantly.
He has changed though! Retailing for $10.99, he is slimmer and has more holes than he used to and more facial features! The parts are compatible with other versions of Mr. or Mrs. Potato Head. The parts are easily stored inside his body and comes with eyes, nose, mouth with teeth, hat, mustache, tongue, pair of glasses, 2 hands, 2 ears and 1 pair of legs with shoes.
The FurReal Friends Luvimals Sweet Singin’ Pup Pet was intended for Keira but both girls are seriously in love with this cute little puppy. With a touch on its back it sings and yips for you! Retailing for only $12.99
it is a sweet little toys that makes a welcome addition to any Easter basket you are putting together this year.
These adorable bunny and chick stampers fit a more traditional look for your Easter basket but rather than finding chocolate or candy inside your child will find Play-Doh instead! Check under their feet for another surprise – fun stamps to imprint the play-doh with!
Keira is seriously obsessed with Play-Doh right now, so they have provided her with quite a bit of playtime!
Keira loves My Little Pony and the Cutie Mark Magic figure easily fit in with the rest of her collection. She demanded I go grab some her one of her other ponies so they could play together so I got her newest addition, her Cutie Mark Magic Water Cuties Diamond Mint Figure. It’s funny how cute and adorable these little figures are!
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!