Ten Tips For Healthy Easter Basket

Health conscious parents are looking for Easter treats that don’t involve so much sugar. We have put together a list of non-sugar alternatives for you to consider when you’re filling your child’s Easter basket this year.

  1. Rice Krispee treats, pretzels, popcorn balls, nuts, raisins, or 100% fruit roll-ups, instead of all those jelly beans and Peeps.
  2. School supplies such as Easter themed pens, pencils, erasers, small pads, crayons, markers, etc.
  3. Small craft kits and craft supplies such as glue sticks, glitter, stickers, construction paper, stencils, paints and paintbrushes.
  4. Books, bookmarkers, flashcards, DVDs, and educational games
  5. Play-doh, silly putty, sidewalk chalk, or a new kite
  6. Sunglasses, beach towel, pail, shovels, balls and other beach toys
  7. For young girls you might add Easter jewelry, lip gloss, hair supplies such as barrettes, headbands, or ponytail holders, paper dolls, bubble bath, hand cream, etc.
  8. For young boys consider matchbox cars, squirt guns, marbles, magnets, whistles, yoyos baseball cards or other collectible cards.
  9. Gift certificates or homemade coupons for a movie or trip to the zoo, aquarium, museum amusement park or toy store.
  10. Stuffed animals or dolls are always a hit

If you don’t like any of these ideas, there’s always cash. You can’t go wrong by adding a little cold cash, especially for the older kids. Last I like to add a new cool toothbrush to encourage brushing after all the candy they’ll be getting from grandparents, aunts and uncles!!!

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