With social distancing in place across most of the United States and even around the world, many of us are anticipating a much different Easter celebration this year.
While non-candy Easter basket ideas have always been top of mind for us, this year it seems even more important to give our children a memorable day that is about more than pumping them full of sugar and setting them loose to tear through the house they’re not permitted to leave.
Easter is about much more than the baskets and the bunny, but if you enjoy making the celebration special for your kids in this way, these non-candy Easter basket ideas will help you create a special day with items that may help make the next few weeks of quarantine a lot more enjoyable.
25 Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas for Tween & Teen Boys
Paper airplane kit. They may not be able to go far, but they should be able to spend a little time in the yard. Might as well toss around their custom, handmade paper airplanes while they’re at it.
Silly Jokes for Silly Kids. I’m not gonna lie, this is a gift you might regret giving when locked in the house for days with your kids. Unless you like listening to poorly delivered corny jokes. On the bright side, you can task them with throwing together a comedy show that might take them a few hours to plan giving you some much needed alone time.
Boys’ Doodle Book. For the real art lover in the family.
Lego Minifigures. Kids dig the little Lego people, so get a bunch and place them inside of the plastic eggs.
Glow in the Dark DIY Slime Kit. If you give them slime they will have fun, but if you teach them to make their own slime they will have even more fun!
Pro Tip: You don’t actually need a kit, you can do it your self with some common household items. Check out our how to video…
Mini basketball hoop and ball. A perfect way to past the time without using a device.
Crystal growing kit. It’s science so totally educational and stuff.
Genius LEGO Inventions with Brick You Already Have. It’s a great way to finally inspire the kids to do something with that big bucket of LEGOs sitting in the corner.
National Geographic Kids Just Joking. A fun book packed with jokes, riddles, and tongue twisters your kids will love.
Bug Catcher. So they can scoop them up and have a closer look without having to touch the nasty little things.
Rock Collections Kit. Rock lovers will enjoy learning more about types of rocks and digging through them to find and release a few fossils.
Dig It Up Dinosaur Eggs. For kids who really like to get into the work of it, these dino eggs give kids a chance to excavate the dinos themselves.
Portable Table Ping Pong. My kids LOVE this and it works on pretty much any rectangular table. And yes, that includes my dining room table.
Snap Circuits . Another one that is totally safe to count as educational. My kids all love doing this one and even I get into sometimes.
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky. One of our favorite adventure stories right now.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Illustrated Edition. As if the story itself and the movies that followed weren’t engaging enough, they went ahead and did the illustrated version of the books and they are all spectacular so far.
Goodmitton. An indoor racket game you can play without needing a large space.
Waterproof shower speaker. So they can listen to their favorite jams while getting clean.
Flarts. It’s an indoor or outdoor friendly floor dart game to make for a little friendly, competitive, family fun.
Pajama pants. Super soft for ultimate relaxation.
Fat Joe beanbag chair. Instantly adds comfort to their chill zone.
Need more ideas? Check out last year’s post: 15 Non Candy Easter Basket Gifts for Boys