We have been trying to eat healthy and cut back on the junk. We are not planning to buy any of the typical candy at Easter this year. It is so tempting to buy chocolate marshmallow bunnies and all the other yummy goodness out there at easter, so I am putting together a slightly more healthy list for egg stuffers and Easter baskets that I can refer back to every year (and change if needed). Since we have cut back on most refined sugars and “boxed foods,” any of the foods on this list will be considered a treat to the kids.
chocolate covered raisins/peanuts
strawberries (part of the fun is just the suprise of finding out what is inside)
dried apple rings
cinnamon sugar gram crackers
semi sweet chocolate chips/ mini chips
dollar store rubber bugs or animals
deflated balloon to blow up (esp for andrew, he loves balloons)
flower seeds for spring planting
rub on tatoos
framed picture of you and your child
flash cards or game
I am sure this list will be updated and added too. (updated, May 2013- i took off some of the more unhealthy things from this list.)
Some other easter activities:
Resurrection garden: Make the path from the Last Supper through to the tomb in a long rectangle garden planter, adding some fun plants to make it look real, and a small circle pot on its side for the tomb and a stone to cover the opening. Make some people out of clothes pins and walk them through the story.