Unique Easter Basket
Although jelly beans and chocolate eggs
are always popular with the kids, parents may want to include some not
so sugary alternatives. Think of their Easter basket as sort of an
“Easter stocking” instead.
Toys are always a hit with kids. From
Yo-Yo’s and “Slinkies” to popular action figures like Barbie
dolls and Power Rangers, including toys make a unique Easter basket
idea that is sure to delight your child. You can also go with plush
toys like fuzzy Easter chicks or soft and cuddly Easter bunnies. Keep
your child’s age and gender in mind as you consider what to include,
as every toy is not suitable for every child.
It has been said that reading to your
child brings many benefits to your child’s development. An Easter
themed story book is not only a more healthy Easter basket idea, but
you now have a great chance to spend some quality time with your child
as you both settle down and enjoy a good story book.
DVD’s and CD’s
Imagine your child’s surprise when
they see that the Easter bunny even gives out movies! They don’t
necessarily have to be Easter themed. How excited your child will be
when they see a DVD of their favorite character in their Easter
basket. Including a favorite CD for them to enjoy is equally pleasing.
They can sing along to their favorite songs as they enjoy their new
toy or hunt for Easter eggs.
CRAYONS AND COLORING BOOKS
A timeless but ever so popular choice,
a brand new box of crayons with a fresh Easter coloring book is always
HEALTHIER SWEET TREATS
There are other sweet snacks that make
great Easter basket treats. Most kids love fruit roll ups which,
depending on the brand, are much healthier than candy. How about
raisins? Even if you choose chocolate covered raisins, there is still
a health benefit to your child snacking on a handful of fruit instead
of a handful of sugar loaded candy.
Make some Easter cookies. Mom always
says homemade is best! Yes, cookies contain sugar, but if you’ve
made them yourself they won’t be loaded with preservatives and dyes
like store bought cookies are. Of course, since they’re homemade
they’ll taste better too!
Depending on your child’s age, money
is a great Easter basket idea. Get some of the new dollar coins that
are now being circulated. Their shiny appeal will bring a wide smile
to your child’s face. Giving them a few dollars to spend is a great
opportunity to start teaching them how to manage money wisely; life
long habits start early!
Give your child healthy alternatives to
conventional Easter basket candy and keep them just as happy without
the worry of too much sugar. A great book, movie or CD gives you a
wonderful chance to spend quality time with your child. Some bright
and shiny dollar coins are your opportunity to teach your child all
about managing money wisely. Toys, crayons and coloring books are a
great choice for unique Easter basket ideas. Your child will have long
lasting Easter basket goodies and you won’t have to worry about all
that sugar they’re eating.
Brenda Prevost is owner and
founder of http://www.allholidaytreasures.com
which sells decorations, lights and costumes for Christmas,
Halloween, Easter, St. Patrick's Day and other special