Easter: Think Outside the Candy Aisle

This article, entitled Easter: Think outside of the candy aisle! comes from Amanda Hearn at The Eco-Friendly Family.

I don’t know about your children, but ours certainly don’t need more single use toys – or piles of candy and sugar coated marshmallow shaped “treats.” Easter comes around each year and the children love it, but it requires me to think outside of the candy aisle to give them the fun they are looking for with the qualities that us parents can approve of. Below are a few ideas to get you started.

Candy-Free Easter Basket Ideas

  1. Jellystone Designs JChew Smart Phone Teether
    These adorable silicone teethers are great for little ones who still like to put things in their mouths. They’re made in several bright colors to match any basket theme!

  2. Planet Wise Zippered Sandwich Bags
    Reusable sandwich bags like these are great for kids of all ages to tote snacks (fill with your favorites for Easter) and even toys! These handy zippered bags come in a wide range of patterns to suit children of any age.

  3. Reusable Food Pouches!
    We want to include yummy goodies in our baskets, but pretty much all of it comes in disposable packaging. Why not think outside of the trash bin with these adorable, reusable food pouches!

  4. BabyLegs
    Designed to match your favorite Cotton Babies products, these BabyLegs will help protect your little one while crawling around – and they make diaper changes a breeze. These soft and stretchy design fits most babies up to age two, and they happen to be super adorable too!

  5. Episencial Peaceful Bubbles
    Bubbles! Who doesn’t love bubbles? This natural bath product is a money saving 3-in-1 bubble bath, shampoo and body wash! It features more than 70% organic ingredients like avocado oil, aloe, calendula, lavender and more!

  6. Honeysticks Beeswax Crayons
    These are featured in the Spring issue of Green Child Magazine and I just love them! They are chunky for little hands, all natural (no paraffin!) and virtually unbreakable.

  7. Naturally Dyed Eggs
    Last but not least, what would Easter be without eggs? While not as flashy (or fast) as artificial dyes, these natural dyes are a much safer option for your little ones and will produce perfectly pretty colors that your little ones will enjoy.

What are some of your favorite non-candy basket fillers?

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About the Author...
Amanda Hearn
I am a stay-at-home mother of three fantastic children and wife to an awesome husband. They are my biggest inspiration to keep learning and exploring all that natural and healthy living has to offer.
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