100 Easter Basket Ideas For Food Allergies

Do you want to make adorable Easter baskets for your kids but struggle with what to fill them with? In this post, I want to share with you some of my ideas but I would love for this post to be interactive, a community where we can all share our ideas.  So if you read through these and have ideas that you are willing to share, please do so.  We would all love more ideas!

These cover many ages and interests.  Mostly non food ideas but also some treats, free of top 8 allergens.  (As always read the labels to make sure they are safe for your unique situation)

Non-Food Ideas:

Flower seeds (planting them, makes for a fun activity that afternoon)
Gardening gloves/tools
Kites
Giggles Fun Dough. http://www.gigglesfundough.com
Small stuffed animals
Matchbox cars
Army men
Small plastic animals/ dinosaurs
Sand toys (you could even do a whole theme using the sand pail as the Easter basket)
Diving sticks
Swimsuit
Flip flops
Goggles
Golf balls
Tennis balls
Super bouncie balls
Journal – Create a Thankfulness Journal for each family member and start recording all the things you are thankful for.  And wouldn’t it be fun to have each family member pick a few to share on Thanksgiving?!

Coloring crayons
Colored pencils
Markers ( Mr Sketch smelly markers are the latest hit around our house)
Construction paper
Stickers
Pencils
Pens
Mini clipboards (often in Target’s dollar section- work great for drawing in the car)
Erasers
Craft books
Maze books
Dot-to-dots books (I love the extreme dot-to-dots for older kids)
Sudoku book
Word find book
Cross word puzzles
Rainbow loom bands
Small craft kits (Michaels often carry fun ones)
Cross-stitch kits
Little sewing kits
Story book
Bookmarks 
Side walk chalk
Bubbles (or Mega bubbles for older kids)
Cards or small travel games
Rubiks cube
Small jigsaw puzzles
Scratch Art books
Glow sticks
Hats

Cute socks
Sunglasses
Headbands/ hair accessories / hair brush
Nail polish
Water bottle
Lotion (allergy safe)
Fun toothbrush
Bath bubbles/ fizzes (make sure they are safe)
Bath toys
Paints
Paint by numbers
Small Lego sets
Trading cards
Little toys/ transformers, dolls….
Doll accessories
Umbrella
Fairy gardens
Jump rope
Earrings
Watch
Small speakers
Mini tapes
Duct tape fun
Kids magazine subscription
Beach towel
Parachute army guys
Pinwheels
CD
Movie – anyone see the movie Frozen?  😉
Flashlight / lantern
Mini kids binoculars
Firefly catching net and container
Punch balloons
Small Nerf guns
Small water guns
Water balloons

Treats:

Gum
Surf Sweets Jelly Beans & candies http://www.surfsweets.com
Enjoy Life Chocolate bars http://www.enjoylifefoods.com
Enjoy Life Plentils (come in single serving as well) http://www.enjoylifefoods.com
Little bags of potato chips
Mini bags of microwave popcorn
Suckers (like Trader Joes Organic Pops- no artificial coloring)
Fruit Jellies (like Trader Joes- no artificial coloring)
Fruit strips ( like Trader joes natural fruit wraps – no artificial coloring)
Beef Jerky (like Trader Joes Natural Beef Jerky)
Annie’s Organic Fruit Snacks ( these are my favorite for Easter because they are cute little bunnies!) http://www.annies.com/products/fruit-snacks/
Freeze pops (organic-no artificial colors) http://internaturalfoods.com/brands/cool-fruits-freezer-pops.html
Juice boxes
Raisin boxes

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  1. 3
    Melanie Pitts

    Thank you Moe and thanks for sharing the link on your blog! The cartoon idea you posted with it made me laugh….now that is a GREAT idea…kids, lets find all the things that have been missing! I'm afraid our list could be pretty long. 🙂

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    Rebecca

    What great suggestions! I love the idea of putting together a whole gardening basket with seeds, a pot and gardening gloves! My kids would love that! 🙂 Would you be willing to share your list on freedible.com, too? Freedible's a new social site that's all about empowering individuals with food allergies and intolerances. Right now we're sharing Easter and Passover ideas, post and recipes. And your list would be a wonderful addition! Thanks and have a very happy Easter! -Rebecca

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