The candy-coated, calorie-packed Easter baskets have to go!
Yes, when I was a kid I loved all the chocolate that came along with Easter, but as a parent I am fed up with the endless seasons of sugar. Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter… and connecting them all together are countless birthday celebrations. It just goes on and on!
And even if I personally try to not add too many treats to our celebrations, there still seems to be tons of sugar finding its way into my children’s mouths. (And not to mention, it is darn tempting for me too!)
I was chatting on Twitter about it this week, and it reminded me of these Easter gift ideas that Hasbro sent me about a month ago.
So if you are on a last minute mission to prepare for your annual role as the Easter bunny, perhaps these toys will give you a few ideas of what to grab that will make your kids so excited they will forget all about the candy.
The Mr. Potato Head Bunny retails for only $4.99. That is less expensive than some chocolate bunnies – but the play time goes on and on!
Both my kids love the Playskool Kota & Pals Hatchlings Pterodactyl that chirps and “eats.” It retails for $18.99.
These Easter Chicks filled with Play Doh are oh-so-sweet. But I think they must be sold out on Hasbro.com because I can’t find them on their site. I did find them on Ebay though. And local stores may have some still in stock. (Otherwise, keep your eye out for such cute spring offerings from Play Doh next year!)
Hope these ideas helped you to fill up those baskets with some fun, non-sugary, Easter options.
But tell us, what ideas do YOU have for kids’ Easter baskets?