Easter Gift Ideas that are not Chocolate
I know you want to give your child a memorable Easter, but are you concerned about all of the sugar in the candy and chocolate choices that line the shelves? Why not try some fun non-chocolate Easter gift alternatives instead? The 7 “un-chocolate” Easter gift ideas below allow your child to enjoy an Easter celebration, without promoting unhealthy eating habits.
Easter Gift Ideas
- Play Doh eggs
Get your hands on some hollow, plastic Easter eggs. These are available at craft stores and big box retailers this time every year. Fashion Play-Doh or modeling clay into egg shapes and place inside the plastic eggs for a zero-calorie gift that your child can play with long after Easter has passed.
- Easter bunny ears
You can make your own rabbit ears at home, or purchase inexpensive ready-made models. Take some time to explain to your child how rabbits live and what they eat, and you may even be rewarded with a young carrot crunching Easter Bunny.
- Real eggs!
For hundreds of years, actual eggs were used to celebrate Easter. Hard-boiled eggs are fun for kids to dye and decorate, and then you can hide them for a traditional Easter egg hunt. Eggs are an excellent source of protein, calcium, iron, potassium, zinc and vitamins A, B2, B5 and B12, making a much healthier alternative to chocolate.
- Bath bomb eggs
Use the plastic Easter eggs as a mold and make Easter bath bombs! Get the recipe here.
- Make healthy “non-eggs”
Combine these healthy chocolate alternatives of nuts and dried fruit with whole grains and granola and bake into egg shapes. You can also shape healthy cereal bars into egg shapes and place inside plastic eggs.
- Head over to Kidspot.com
This wonderful, free resource for parents makes keeping your kids occupied without chocolate on Easter easy. On the website’s Easter Activities page, there is a slide show of 20 different Easter fun time games and projects your kids will love.
- Make an Easter Bunny Pancake
This pancake shaped to look like the back of a bunny is the cutest thing ever. Use mini chocolate chips (only 6!) and strawberries and minimal whipped cream – just enough to get the kids excited. See the picture here!