Healthy Easter Basket Ideas

 

Did you know that Easter is the second biggest candy selling holiday behind Halloween?  Instead of a basket full of candy, use this opportunity to give your kids some fun items that also encourage healthy living.  Here are some fun ideas:

 

Go with a Theme:

1.  Gardening:  Small Gardening Tools, Gloves, Seeds, Watering Can

2.  Sports:  Gear for Sporting Activities or Tickets to a Sporting Event, Team T-Shirt or Cap

3.  Arts and Crafts:  Crayons, Markers, Coloring Books, Play Dough, Small Craft Kits

4.  Swimming:  Goggles, Swim Toys, Beach Towel

5.  Spring Time Fun:  Chalk, Bubbles, Balls, Frisbee, Bug Catcher or Butterfly Net, Nature Guide, Flash Light

6.  Game Time:  Board Games, Cards, Jacks, Pick-Up Sticks

7.  Bath Time:  Bubble Bath, Bath Bombs, Bath Toys

8.  Book Nook:  New Books, Book Light, Bookmark, Cozy Blanket

9.  Cooking:  Cookbook, Apron, Cookie Cutters, Measuring Cups or Spoons, Kid-Sized Kitchen Tools

10.  Beach Theme:  Towel, Beach Toys, Beach Games, Kite

 

Filler Ideas:

Playing Cards

Puzzles

Water Guns

Stickers

Legos

Jump Rope

Books

Coloring Books

Art Journal

Watercolor Paints

Small Craft Kit

Small Model Kit

Water Bottle

Flash Light

Sunglasses

 

Healthier Edible Options:

Nut Butter and Fruit

Granola Bars

Apple Chips

Fruit Leather

Crackers

Trail Mix

 

And for a healthier version of a classic Easter treat, check out our post on Homemade Peanut Butter Eggs

 

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