Let’s face it. Children today have waaaaay more sugar in their daily diets than is healthy. Here are some non-food fun items to replace the candy:
- Books. Can you ever have too many books? (Rhetorical question: of course, the answer is no.)
- Sticker books.
- Bubbles. I found these carrot-shaped bubble necklaces at Dollar Tree®.
- Play-Doh®. I found these at Target®.
- Bouncy balls are always fun, whatever the size, shape, color, special characteristics. These light up and bounce in crazy directions, from Dollar Tree®.
- Silly putty or silly slime. I found these at Target®.
- Jump ropes.
- Small action figures from favorite cartoons or movies. Paw Patrol is a favorite with my littles, from Dollar Tree®.
- Socks. I give socks whenever I can since they seem to frequently run away. Put them in a fun Easter egg! These socks and egg are from Dollar Tree®.
- Stuffed animals.
- Fancy pencils, pens, or markers.
- Crayons can be found in different shapes, and are great when paired with a coloring book.
- Chalk. In egg shapes, obviously.
- Sunglasses, for the bright sunny spring days ahead.
Many, if not all, of these items can be found at dollar stores and in dollar bins, including the baskets. Considering I have nine+ baskets to create, I need all of the help and ideas I can get!
What do you put in your Easter baskets?