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Easter is fast approaching and this is the time of year we start to think about what the Easter Bunny is going to bring. If your house is anything like mine, you’ve run out of Halloween Candy, Christmas and Hanukkah chocolate is long gone, and Valentines Day sweets lasted about 2 days. Needless to say, Easter candy and chocolate are much needed (not really, but in order to keep that sweet tooth in check you’re not going to deny yourself some sugar!).
On the other hand, candy and chocolate may not be the ideal choice for your family. Since the other popular holidays provide more than enough sweets, maybe you desire an alternative to the chocolate eggs the Easter Bunny leaves around your house.
For someone who didn’t grow up celebrating Easter (we celebrated Passover at this time of year) it is sometimes a challenge to come up with different ideas of what the Easter Bunny could bring, especially if we want to try to stay away from candy and chocolate.
The first year the kids were old enough to understand the Easter Bunny and Easter egg hunts we went a little crazy with the chocolate and candy, so we decided that we would have the Easter Bunny bring different gifts each year.
Here is a list of 16 different Easter Egg hunt gifts the Easter bunny can bring your younger children, as well as your teenagers:
- Play-doh or Modelling clay
- Puzzle pieces (Hide them around the house and then once they have collected all the pieces they can put the puzzle together!)
- Craft supplies
- Temporary tattoos
- Hot Wheels
- Diapers (Hide diapers around the house if there is a baby. His/Her siblings will have tons of fun looking for them for their baby brother/sister!)
- Socks (Leave them a basket of single socks. Hide the matching sock so when your child has collected all of the socks they can match them into pairs!)
- Nail polish
- Outside toys (sidewalk chalk, bubbles, jump-rope)
- Gift cards (mall, iTunes, movies)
- Create a scavenger hunt with clues to a bigger gift (If you are planning on giving them a bigger gift, hide mini gifts that would give them clues as to what the bigger gift is)
- Art supplies
There are so many more ideas as alternatives to candy but hopefully the ones I listed above give the Easter Bunny a head start!