Easter is a big candy holiday. Yes, it’s fun to eat candy and my kids eat plenty. Every now and then we need to cut back a little. Just like Halloween and Valentines, I try and look for candy alternatives for the big day. I’ve compiled a list of things I’ve done in the past and will do again this year.
Easter Egg Candy Alternatives:
*Money! This is a great one and pretty easy. I have a change jar and I had some change to some coins. The kids love it. I even go big and do a few eggs with some dollars in it. Those are like the ‘golden’ eggs! It’s easy and kids love it 🙂
*Stickers or Tattoos. Another kid-friendly favorite.
*Shopkins (for girls) or Matchbox cars for boys
*Chapstick/Lipgloss (my daughter loves this!)
*Puzzle pieces. This is a fun idea. Hide a few pieces in the several eggs. At the end, everyone works together to put the puzzle together.
*Lego pieces. Same idea as the puzzles from above. At the end put all the legos together to make the lego set
*Glow Stick bracelets
*Sponge Capsules (when you put in water they turn into something)
*Small trinket toys
*Coupons (going to a new park, ice cream treat one day, Redbox movie night, just some ideas)*Lottery Tickets?! (I’ve never done this but might this year!)
We certainly will have some candy eggs, just not all of them! What do you put in your eggs?