If you are trying to cut down on sugar consumption in your family, you aren’t the only one. Many families are trying to eat healthier.
Holidays like Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Halloween can make it difficult to avoid candy and other sweet treats.
Easter baskets are often filled to the brim with candy and sweet treats. Do you need ideas for some other basket fillers?
For infants and toddlers, some basket fillers may include a stuffed bunny, duck, or chick, pacifiers, an Easter book, sippy cup or bottle, bubbles, and playdough.
For preschool aged children, some basket fillers may include a stuffed animal, an Easter book, a pad of drawing paper or coloring book, crayons, bunny ears, and tub toys.
For school aged children, some basket fillers may include a stuffed animal, an Easter book, an inflatable Easter Bunny, sidewalk chalk, markers, small card games, action figures, stickers, and stampers.
For older children and adults, some basket fillers may include a stuffed animal, an Easter book, Easter socks, pool toys or accessories, hair bows, nail polish, golf or tennis balls, collector cards, and small craft kits.
Some other ideas include flower seeds, individual bags of healthy snacks, plastic eggs filled with Goldfish crackers, Post-It notes, a book by a favorite author, notecards, a new toothbrush, a pinwheel, small card games, tickets to a favorite event, and outdoor items.
If you are going on a trip for spring break, you can fill your child’s basket with travel items. If you belong to a pool, you can fill baskets with pool items. You can fill a sand bucket with beach or sand toys for kids of many ages.
You can find many items in the dollar bins at various local stores including Target, Michael’s, AC Moore, and Wal-Mart or at the Dollar Tree or other dollar store.
There is a big selection of children’s and adults’ Easter themed books at Barnes & Noble and at Givens Books.
Although Easter baskets don’t have to be all candy, kids really enjoy finding a chocolate bunny, Peeps, jelly beans, and other favorite candy.