Easter Basket Filler Alternatives to Candy
Do you have problems deciding what to fill your child’s Easter basket with? Every Easter the “Easter Bunny” stops by and the contents of the basket look very similar; candy, video, stuffed animals and bubbles. Sometimes there’s a Barbie or some squinkies but let’s face it, the kids are going to figure it out and they are going to think Mommy’s b.o.r.i.n.g!
I refuse to fill their basket with just a bunch of candy because it’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, 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 child’s Easter basket with?
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