6 Easter Bunny Approved Candy Alternatives for Your Kids’ Baskets

Books and stuffed animals are a good alternative to Easter candy.

Books and stuffed animals are good alternatives to Easter candy.

Hippity hop! Our friend the Easter Bunny is on his way. But this year, he wants your kids to have fewer sweet treats. Marshmallow bunnies and chicks covered in sugar are tasty, but they can cause tooth decay.

Try to think outside the box – or Easter basket – this year for some fun alternatives to candy:

  • Tooth Treats: If your little one loves stuffed animals, Plak Posse Palz are soft toys with “real teeth” so kids can practice brushing and flossing on a furry friend. Kids will also enjoy this Spider Man musical toothbrush – a super hero and music for twice the fun! For the princess in your life, check out the Cinderella electric toothbrush.
  • Trade a chocolate bunny for a stuffed one. Who wouldn’t love a new friend to hug and cuddle? Or try a huggable hoodie blanket for warmth on a cold day.
  • How about something to keep your child busy? Fill a basket with puzzles, board or travel games. Games will keep your child’s mind sharp. Best of all, they’re fun for every age.
  • Celebrate spring with sidewalk chalk: Encourage your kids to get outside; after all, the weather’s beautiful. These egg- and chick-shaped chalks will provide hours of active fun for kids. Is it a rainy day? Here are some spring craft ideas.
  • Books, CDs and DVDs: These are great gifts for young kids and teens. Is there a movie or music your child wants to see or hear? Here are some ideas for the latest kids’ CDs and DVDs. Better yet, encourage your child to love books with a basketful of stories.
  • Teen ideas: Give your teen a break from chores or curfew, or a free tank of gas with a printable coupon book you can easily create yourself.

No matter what Easter basket you choose to create, remember that holidays are best spent with family and friends. Happy Easter!

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