Easter is synonymous with bunnies, chocolate…and chocolate bunnies. Too many sweets help promote tooth decay, so try filling your kids’ baskets with non-candy alternatives this year.

We bet they won’t even miss the chocolate!


Depending on your child’s age and interests, you could include small and inexpensive items like Hot Wheels cars, LEGOS, bubbles, finger puppets, dolls, balloons, plush animals,
 and action figures. 

Healthy Snacks

Substitute healthier kid-favorite foods like raisins, pretzels, nuts, Goldfish crackers, apples, oranges, animal crackers, and low-sugar juice boxes or flavored waters.


Encourage your child’s love of reading with
 age-appropriate books. These might include comic books, coloring books, magazines, puzzle books, paperbacks, diaries or journals.


Classic card games (UNO, Crazy 8s, Old Maid), puzzles, mini Etch-a-Sketches, dice, marbles, Rubik’s cubes, and small electronic video games can all provide hours of enjoyment.


The sky’s the limit when filling an Easter basket. Items like hair brushes, Band-aids, fingernail polish, toothbrushes, wallets and purses, flashlights, watches, and bike accessories are all popular and fun. 


Stylish accessories like colorful socks, slippers, sunglasses, hats, bibs, gloves, and scarves are always appreciated.