5 Candy Alternatives For Your Child’s Easter Basket

Food & Recipes, Holidays & Parties | March 21, 2016

Easter is just around the corner, and it’s no surprise that kids love waking up to an Easter basket filled with goodies. Instead of sugary sweets and candy this year, fill your kids’ baskets with healthy snacks or small toys. Here are a few healthy and eco-friendly alternatives that your children will love.


1. “Bunny” food

This year let the Easter Bunny leave a few of his favorite foods in your kid’s basket. Carrot sticks or apple slices with a cute note from the famous bunny himself are an easy, yet fun way to introduce healthy snacks.




2. Healthy snacks

Incorporate individual packs of nut butters, trail mix, or other varieties of your child’s favorite healthy snacks. You can even add a few Easter-themed items, such as a box of Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies or Bunny Grahams.




3. Eco-friendly toys, books and puzzles

Add a small toy or game that the whole family can enjoy. In keeping with the holiday theme, we love this fun Dancing Egg Game and this Easter Floor Puzzle. If you want to encourage outdoor play, the Dig & Discover Set from Green Toys is perfect for hands-on learning.




4. DIY bunny toy

Not all Easter basket items have to be purchased—this cute, eco-friendly bunny craft is made from items commonly found in your home. Include the materials and instructions in your child’s basket and make the bunny together on Easter morning.




5. Gifts for baby

Is your little one celebrating their first Easter? Fill their basket with spring-inspired clothing, like this “Fawning Over You” onsie from Urban Baby Co., or an adorable Bunny Gift Set from Apple Park.



What are some of your candy alternative ideas for your child’s Easter basket? Share with us below!


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