The healthy living trend has reached even the Easter Bunny — stores are providing the hopping rabbit with basket-filling options other than chocolate and candy. Here are eight new and fun holiday surprises that aren’t edible. Find these at your local toy stores, big-box retailers and online.
This kind of sugar rush is mental, not physical: Kids are challenged to find the cupcake, doughnut and other confection characters in the Sweet Surprise putty from Crazy Aaron’s Hide Inside Thinking Putty collection. The stretchable, clear putty has dessert-shaped pieces embedded inside. Includes a storage tin, for ages 3 and older; $15.
What’s an Easter basket without a bunny to hug? The Gund Drops make up a new line of plush animals with oversized heads and smaller drop-shaped bodies filled with beans. The Drops Harli Hop is a 6-inch, pink rabbit that is $9.99, but the line also includes animal friends such as owl, panda, puppy, pig, monkey, elephant and more.
Turn the pop fidget craze interactive with the Go PoP! Presto game from FoxMind. Be the first to complete the popping challenges and tap the Bubblo character to win the round. For ages 6 and older. Visit foxmind.com/games/go-pop-presto/ for a list of local stores that sell the game; $24.95.
Help the kids glam it up for Easter with this crystal-embellished bunny bracelet that is now offered in a set of two — it’s joined by a bangle of iridescent rose beads. The Hunny Bunny Set from Luca + Danni is $50 and available in three sizes — petite, regular or large — and two finishes — brass or silver.
For the environmentally conscious child, include a Monsterkins Jr. This line of eight collectible plush monsters from Wild Republic is made from 100% recycled water bottles. Each monster lives in a different habitat including forests or beaches where they eat the discarded water bottles left by humans. The eight-inch characters are $11.99 each.
No need for edible Peeps when you can substitute this lovable Easter chick: The popular Squishmallows line from Jazwares includes a chick named Aimee. The plush, 12-inch size is available for $12.99.
These Bayala Eggs from Schleich have surprises inside. Three winged kittens and three baby dragons are ready to hatch from this bundle of six eggs. For ages 3 and older; $23.99.