When a holiday such as Easter morning comes around, it’s common for parents to have some concern about hitting the maximum candy level. Anyone who claims that sugar does not make kids hyper has not been around a post-basket toddler on Easter morning. Because the chocolate rabbit and basket filled with candy are somewhat obligatory, one good place to avoid sugar overload is during the egg hunt. After all, who says the plastic eggs must be filled with even more jellybeans and chocolates? There are plenty of alternative things to put inside Easter eggs that are way more exciting than candy. Or at least less sugary.
Tiny toys, from cars to finger puppets, are sure to be a hit with your little egg hunter. Necessities such as hair ties or flavored lip balm would make most kids happy, and who wouldn’t love to find an egg full of money? And you won’t need to spend a ton of time preparing for these alternative fillers; a quick trip to the craft shop or most big box stores would cover most of these options. By thinking outside of the box a little, you can make eggs that are filled with kid-friendly surprises that are fun and delightful.