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Here Comes Peter Cottontail | Healthy Easter Basket Ideas | Gift Ideas for Kids

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Wow! I can’t believe Easter’s not that far away ~ I haven’t even picked out my Easter Bonnet yet for this year! But my oldest daughter already has my granddaughter Lil Moomette’s outfit all put together and I can’t wait to see her in it! I love looking back at the mandatory Easter photos in front of the house where they have their cute little hats & coats on holding their Easter baskets. Matter of fact, when it was Moomettes first Easter I now have yet another memory of my girls, Moomette & charming SIL added to the photo album!

Each year is a challenge trying to come up with unique ideas. Over the years, some of my brainbusters for age-appropriate baskets have included ~ college shower caddies filled with handmade bath wash cloths  & scents; charming son-in-law’s favorite team ~New York Yankee wastebasket filled with goodies ~ Baby Gap summer hats turned upside down filled with more pretties and hair bows ~ ice bucket & tongs ~ filled with first-time homeowner goodies ~ stainless steel roasting pan filled with tempting food items.

There’s some wonderful  Easter basket gift ideas to be found on Pinterest !

 

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Healthy Easter Basket Ideas – The Menu Mom

Easter baskets don’t have to be full of chocolate and peeps. Here are some great ideas that will fill your Easter basket without all the extra fat and sugar.

Bubbles
What child doesn’t love to blow bubbles? Grab a couple of bottles of bubbles for this year’s Easter basket. The kids will have a blast with them and with a little luck it will be warm enough outside to keep them busy and running around chasing bubbles for quite some time.

Sidewalk Chalk Another fun treat is sidewalk chalk. This is the perfect time to draw on the sidewalk with the weather warming up. Plus we get enough rain in the spring that your driveway or sidewalk won’t be decorated for too long.

Homemade Playdough Make some playdough using your favorite homemade playdough recipe (we have one at www.kinderinfo.com). Get a couple of small playdough toys to go along with it and let the fun begin.

Toys from the Dollar Store You can also pick up some very inexpensive toys at the dollar store. I have found anything from Easter themed coloring books to kites in there. This is also a great place to shop for the Easter baskets themselves, as well as some plastic Easter eggs that are great for hiding small trinkets and treats.

Of course every child should have some special treats in the Easter basket as well. Along with the obligatory chocolate bunny, include some healthier treats.

Chocolate and Yogurt Covered Raisins
Both chocolate and yogurt covered raisins look like little mini Easter eggs and are a yummy treat. Fill a small cellophane bag with these sweet treats and tie a pretty bow around it.

Trailmix with Jelly Beans Mix some low sugar cereal like Chex, or Cheerios with some small pretzels, peanuts, raisins, and some jellybeans for an Easter inspired Trail Mix. You don’t have to feel bad about your kids filling up on this. Pour your trail mix in a small bag, or fill some large plastic Easter eggs with the mix.

Easter baskets don’t have to be full of chocolate and peeps. Here are some great ideas that will fill your Easter basket without all the extra fat and sugar.

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