The Easter bunny is on his way and I wanted to share some of my Easter ideas that I used to fill my toddler’s basket. I searched for some healthier alternatives to all of the chocolate and processed sugar that he doesn’t need (and I don’t need, because lets be honest…I probably would have stolen some (most) of his candy).
So to start, these are some of our go-to snacks at my house all year round, but they’re extra fun at Easter time because they are bunny shaped :). We love Annie’s Homegrown brand because there are no artificial flavors, synthetic colors, or synthetic preservatives. They are made with organic wheat flour and the cheese in the Cheddar Bunnies is from cows not treated with growth hormones. I used to buy Gold Fish all the time but try not to because of all the extra ingredients that really shouldn’t be in food.
I found some cute Easter ideas on Pinterest and one was to use plastic baggies and fill them with Gold Fish crackers and tie a green ribbon around it so the baggy is in the shape of a carrot, but I used the Cheddar Bunnies instead of Gold Fish. This is a cute little Easter snack you can easily throw together for your child to bring into their daycare or school to share with their friends in class.
I also found these organic fruit pouches, Peter Rabbit Organics, that are obviously a perfect fit for his basket…
So here’s Philip’s completed Easter basket…
In addition to my carrot-shaped baggie of crackers, the fruit pouch, and the natural bunny fruit snacks, I also found a Rice Crispy type treat from Whole Foods in the shape of an Easter Egg. I threw in bubbles in the shape of an egg and a Leap Frog ABC and numbers coloring book from the Target dollar buckets, and got him a little Hulk figurine (his fav at the moment). I also found sports themed Easter eggs at the market to throw in there as well. I did include one chocolate item and threw in an Easter egg with mini M&Ms.
So there you have it…some Easter ideas for your little one that won’t cause a sugar crash, but super cute and they will love it for sure.
I can’t leave out my girl’s adorable Easter basket, but since she’s still on breast milk only there won’t be any treats for her this year. In addition to the little stuffed bunnies I’m going to throw in a pair of leg warmers and a headband I got for her.
I’d love to hear from you and some alternative Easter ideas that you’ve come up with for your kids :).
I’ll leave you with this…haha her face is priceless.
Happy Easter everyone!