I’m always looking for new ways to make Easter baskets candy-less — or at least candy-lite! This year, I used a combination of toys, books, CDs, sidewalk chalks, and just a little bit of candy, to give my kids a fun and exciting holiday. Here are my candy-lite Easter basket ideas!
I’ve broken down the baskets by age:
Toddler: books, music CD, small trinkets, sidewalk chalk
Pre-School: books, music CD, sidewalk chalk, books on CD/audiobooks
Elementary School: eggs filled with Lego characters, books, books on CD/audiobooks, gum/candy.
1. Use Books
Easter-related, inspirational, and activity books are perfect for a candy-less Easter basket
My 7-year old loves The Berenstain Bears, so you can imagine my excitement when I found an activity book at our local Costco. All of my kids really enjoy sticker books from Usborne Publishing, and so I included those as well. This year, I added books on men/women of faith who have changed the world, and then Usborne sticker books (like this one) to give my kids something fun to do. For reading aloud as a family and individually, an Easter storybook is perfect to encourage them in their faith.