Easter Basket & Egg Hunt Ideas {Without the Sweets}

Hasbro Easter

As a parent it is never too early to start thinking about an upcoming holiday.  Easter is approaching and there are always so many things to plan!  Well, thanks to Hasbro and some of their products I tried out  I am ready for Easter and I am now writing to give you some ideas on how to prepare your Easter Baskets and Egg Hunt this year.

Forget about the chocolate and sweets

It seems like almost every holiday involves feeding sweets to children. Easter is advertised everywhere with little chocolate eggs and plastic eggs filled with candy.  A basket full of unhealthy sweets is not the best way to celebrate and Hasbro has just what you need to ensure hours of fun without the sugar high!

Play-Doh Egg

Hasbro has a whole line of Easter themed treats that are sugar-free and lots of fun. If you are planning an Easter Egg hunt then start with a box of Play-Doh Easter Eggs,  the colorful eggs are  just like  regular plastic eggs but instead of candy children will find Play-Doh inside. I love that it means they get to continue the fun for days and develop their creativity while moulding the clay.

We also received the Play-Doh Bunny & Chick Stampers  These super cute toys are a mix of animal and egg. They have Play-doh inside and a stamp under their feet, you can press them down to stamp out Play-doh into shapes {carrots and chicks}.   They are the perfect Easter Basket filler.

Mr. Potato

Finally, the Mr. Potato Head Spud Bunny. As soon as I showed it to my little one he started laughing and found it hilarious. Kids can use their creativity by placing the body parts in different sections and changing how the little fellow looks.  The toy is recommended for ages 3 and up so we didn’t get to play with it a lot since he is younger but he did find it funny.  Older kids will definitively enjoy being able to create different faces and body part angles.

We really enjoyed trying out the products we received and I like the idea of substituting toys for chocolate.   If you are looking for fun alternatives to sweets this Easter then be sure to find Hasbro’s Easter  products at your local department store!

Disclosure: I received a sample of a product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided and all views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.

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Angela V

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Hi, my name is Angela and I am a Canadian mom living in Vancouver with my wonderful husband and two happy little boys. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!
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16 responses to “Easter Basket & Egg Hunt Ideas {Without the Sweets}”

  1. Erica — March 16, 2012 @ 11:02 am (#)

    We got this too, I love it!

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  2. Sabrina — March 16, 2012 @ 11:32 am (#)

    This ideas is right up my allery…sugar is overrated!!!
    Love the Mr Potatoe head bunny!

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  3. Cynthia Mollison — March 16, 2012 @ 12:11 pm (#)

    Great ideas Angela!!

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  4. Daisy Dixon — March 16, 2012 @ 12:13 pm (#)

    Thank-you so much for the ideas with having 3 one year olds coming over for easter this will make it so much easier for us.

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  5. courtney b — March 16, 2012 @ 3:22 pm (#)

    i love mr poatoe head! so classic!

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  6. Kelly L — March 16, 2012 @ 7:14 pm (#)

    What a cute idea! I love the Play-Doh Easter Eggs! And bonus it replaces all that candy we normally put in those plastic eggs.

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  7. Elva Roberts — March 17, 2012 @ 8:38 am (#)

    March 17-The top of the Mornin’ to you!1(My paternal ancestors came from County Monaghan in Ireland so I feel an afinity for St. Patrick and the Irish)! I love your suggestions for Easter Hunts. I agree that our many Holiday seem to always involve food and that is not so healthy. I heard a dentist the other eveining on TV saying that small childrens’ teeth were the worst he had seen in 40 years! That should be a wakeup call to us all. Thank you for alternatives that our children will love. -el03ro

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  8. Elva Roberts — March 17, 2012 @ 8:39 am (#)

    March 17-The top of the Mornin’ to you!1(My paternal ancestors came from County Monaghan in Ireland so I feel an afinity for St. Patrick and the Irish)! I love your suggestions for Easter Hunts. I agree that our many Holiday seem to always involve food and that is not so healthy. I heard a dentist, the other eveining on TV,
    say that small childrens’ teeth were the worst he had seen in 40 years! That should be a wakeup call to us all. Thank you for alternatives that our children will love. -el03ro

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  9. Ester G — March 18, 2012 @ 5:40 pm (#)

    Great ideas for non-sweets, and this is also great for kids with a peanut allergy who sometimes feel left out.

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  10. Sylvia Ortiz — March 20, 2012 @ 1:56 pm (#)

    My thoughts exactly, I am going to prepare an ALL TOY Easter Basket for my 6-month old grandson! 🙂

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  11. Keely — March 22, 2012 @ 8:11 am (#)

    So much better than chocolate for my 11 month old

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  12. Lisa — March 31, 2012 @ 11:19 am (#)

    Oh myyyyyy I remember toys like these from when I was very young – brought on great memories 🙂

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  13. Rachel N — March 31, 2012 @ 1:02 pm (#)

    I love the play-doh easter eggs! That is a awesome idea!

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  14. kathy+downey — November 21, 2014 @ 5:34 am (#)

    I love the Play-Doh Easter Eggs,I think one piece of chocolate from the Easter bunny is more than enough

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  15. kathy downey — October 26, 2015 @ 2:36 pm (#)

    My grandkids always get little gifts because i get stuck having to use up the chocolate in cookies & squares

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