Easter Basket Filler Alternatives to Candy
Do you have problems deciding what to fill your childÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Easter basket with? Every Easter the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Easter BunnyÃ¢â‚¬Â stops by and the contents of the basket look very similar; candy, video, stuffed animals and bubbles. Sometimes thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a Barbie or some squinkies but letÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s face it, the kids are going to figure it out and they are going to think MommyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s b.o.r.i.n.g!
I refuse to fill their basket with just a bunch of candy because itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s unhealthy, unnecessary and a bad habit to start associating sweets with every holiday. Can you say poor eating habits?
Here are a few alternatives to candy fillers:
For indoor play: Legos, Weeble wobbles, Play-doh, Slinkies, Rubix Cubes, a spy kit, rag doll or a Barbie doll.
From the heart: A coupon book filled with special family activities; i.e. a lunch date with Mommy or a picnic with Daddy.
For mental stimulation: Stationary and pens, stickers, books, art supplies or a diary.
For the body: Hair bows, barrettes, bracelets, nail polish and chapstick/lip-gloss.
For outdoor play: Jump rope,Ã‚Â yo-yo, gift certificates to putt-putt, bowling or the movies, sidewalk chalk, bubbles and balsa wood sliders.
What unique gifts do you fill your childÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Easter basket with?
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