Every holiday comes complete with not only loads of EXCITEMENT, but loads of CANDY as well - am I right!? Easter is no exception, as more often than not everyone's favorite bunny loads those eggs and baskets with enough sugar to make any dentist blush. Add in those Easter Egg Hunts in both the schools and communities and we are talking a major sugar surge to welcome in the beginning of Spring. So, how about a challenge!!?? I challenge you this year to create an Easter basket filled with anything BUT candy!! That's right, have your little ones write a letter to the Bunny himself and ask that their basket come stocked with fun goodies that will not harm their teeth! If you and your family are up to the challenge, keep on reading to see 60 ideas to get those Easter baskets and eggs filled with so much excitement that the kids won't even miss the sugar! And if you are in the Mission Viejo and Orange County area, be sure to stay tuned to our social media for the announcement of a fun contest you can enter if you accept the challenge! Happy Easter and Happy Spring everyone!
40 Of The Best Non Candy Easter Egg Fillers
*These items can be found on Amazon, Oriental Trading, or at your local Walmart, Target, or Dollar Store! Always read the labeling on the packages to ensure that the items are age appropriate and not choking hazards for your child!
Necklace or Bracelets
Gift Certificates/Cards (restaurants, stores, amusement parks/leisure parks, ITunes, etc.)
Legos (separate bigger packages of legos into various eggs, you may want to have larger plastic eggs for this)
Hair Clips or Bows
Lip Balm/Lip Gloss
Stick On Earrings
Homemade Coupons (for special privileges or experiences)
Special Event Tickets (circus, fair, movie theater, theatrical plays, amusement parks, etc.)
Lego Mini Figures
Shoelaces (conventional ties or non tying)
Collectible Pins or Patches
Punch Ball Balloons
Puzzle Pieces (Remove from the box and distribute between various eggs based on number of pieces, place empty box in basket)
Bath Foam Capsules (or other such "grow in water" toys)
20 Of The Best Non Candy Easter Basket Fillers
* Focus on the new season ahead and gift things that will get your child excited for the Spring/Summer season ahead!
Books (story books, activity/coloring books, workbooks, look and find books, etc.)
Markers, Colored Pencils, Crayons
I hope this list helps inspire you and your family to have a fun, festive, and Sugar Free Easter!
Dr. Mikaeya Kalantari has been a practicing pediatric dentist for over 7 years working in both the children's hospital setting and private practice. She has had a wealth of experience treating children of all ages, and medical conditions. When it comes to serving children, she feels the importance of communication between the dentist and parent can not be emphasized enough. Dr. Kalantari practices in her family owned dental office in Mission Viejo, California.