I don’t know about you guys, but I cringe when I think of filling my kid’s Easter baskets up with candy. Easter is a fun holiday, but with all the egg hunts and Easter goodies (I may or may not be guilty of eating several pounds of Cadbury Mini Eggs) filling baskets with candy is not only unnecessary, but unhealthy. A few well-placed treats are all that is needed.
You may be worried about how to fill that basket if you aren’t using candy, but don’t you worry, we have you covered with lots of fun and healthy alternatives to the Easter candy filled basket:
- Small toys: What do your kids like?
- Grooming supplies: Nail polish, hair gel, chapstick, or makeup
- Headbands: Like the ones we shared from Little Kate Designs
- Jewelry: There are tons of cute Etsy shops offering handmade jewelry!
- Sporting equipment: Balls, gear, anything to encourage outdoor play.
- Art supplies:
- Kites, frisbees, and outdoor toys:
- Summer gear: How cute is this little swim cap?
- Clothes, shoes, hats:
- Neckties and bow ties:
- Bubbles or sidewalk chalk:
- Wonder Loom, Rainbow Loom, or rubber bands:
- Cookie Cutters:
- Coupon Book:
- Duct Tape: My kids love this stuff for crafts, and it is a must in our Easter Baskets.
We love the holidays, but let’s do our part to have fun without being too unhealthy! Easter does not have to be food-centric. What are some of your favorite non-candy Easter Basket fillers? Do you try to use religious centered items? We’d love to know!