Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Need Some Alternatives to Easter Candy?

Every year moms try to decide what to give their kids for Easter. No doubt the kids would prefer candy and chocolate, but if you're feeling that the kids are getting too much of a bad thing on a daily or weekly basis, there are some other alternatives to put in Easter baskets this year.

Fill their baskets with some of these:

  • Fruits and cookies
  • Mini boxes of raisins and low fat candies
  • Hand puppets - they can make their own play!
  • Stuffed bunny rabbits and jelly beans (no fat and low in calories)
  • Brightly colored plastic eggs with coins inside each egg (kids love money!)
  • Coloring books and crayons
  • Small toys from the dollar store
  • Bubbles
  • Books (all ages love these)
  • Puzzles
  • Scrapbooking kit and disposable camera
  • Snack size packages of Goldfish crackers
  • Play-Doh (brings back memories, doesn't it?)
  • Sugarfree gum for the older ones
  • Packages of baseball cards (or in my house Yu-Gi-Oh! cards)

There are lots of alternatives to filling the baskets high with unhealthy candy...be creative and use your imagination!

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