Spring is such a lovely time, with it comes new life, brighter days and nicer weather, well, allegedly… This is the UK after all! There’s Spring cleaning, fresh starts and hope is the new mood. Flowers bloom and colour appears once again. Of course not forgetting Easter, favoured in particular by chocolate obsessed fiends, otherwise known as children. What if they’re too young to yet eat solids or their parents simply don’t agree with chocolate? This is why I bring you today’s post celebrating Easter with healthy and fun alternatives.
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Those bothersome bunnies!
Easter is a well known chocolate fest, with such a distinct focus on chocolate that it can feel as though there’s no escape. Parents are increasingly opting to cut out chocolate, sweets and junk from their children’s diets. There are of course many reasons you may want to find a chocolate alternative for your children this Easter, maybe:
- Your children are too young to actually eat solids yet.
- Your little dears are lactose intolerant and you’d prefer to bypass chocolate entirely, instead of opting for lacto-free versions.
- You may have chosen a sugar/junk free diet for your children.
- You have no issues with your young ones eating chocolate, but because the family buy them a million eggs for Easter you’d rather switch it up a little, giving them some variety.
My sweethearts first Easter..
Whatever your personal reasoning I know that Easter can be a tricky one when steering clear of chocolate. Alternatives aren’t widely publicised or suggested. I found myself in a bit of a predicament with this when my daughter wasn’t yet one years of age. As she was still so young at Easter (a little over half a year old) I didn’t want her eating anything with cows milk yet, nor did I want to promote an unhealthy diet so early on in her life. She has the odd treats now, but back then it really was a no go. I found myself short on time without many options available to me. I want to make it easy for others in the same or similar predicament I was in and so, below are many alternatives to chocolate to get you through Easter.
My First Easter Tutu Outfit
Babies Bunny Dress Up Blue/Pink
Range of 1-5 Yrs Fancy Dress Outfits (Rabbit, Bee, Cow etc)
Babies hooded jumpsuit
Cute bunny outfits for toddlers, boys & girls
My First Easter Personalised Vests
Personalised My First Easter Bibs
Bunny Hair Clips
Rabbit Hair Ties and Clips
Create your own Bunny Bags at www.mermag.blogspot.com
‘Unicorns Love Easter’ Colouring Book
Easter Colouring Book For Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers
Decorate your own Suncatcher
Decorate your own wooden eggs
Stamp Set Egg Shaped
Egg Scratch Art
Egg Sequin Art
Colour your own cup
Non-Toxic Egg Crayons
Number match puzzles from www.littlefamilyfun.com
Slime, this is great sensory play for little ones. You can find a slime recipe at littlebinsforlittlehands.com
We’re Going on an Egg Hunt (book)
Peppa Pig: Peppa’s Easter Egg Hunt (book)
Mr. Impossible and the Easter Egg Hunt (book)
Bat and Ball Set
Playmobil Easter Bunny Workshop
Tomy Hide ‘N’ Squeak Eggs
Peter Rabbit Soft Toy
Easter Rubber Ducks
Bunny Ears Game
Lego – Easter Egg Hunt
Guess How Much I Love You Rabbit
Lollipop the Rabbit Beanie Boo
Dancing and egg laying chicken
Beatrix Potter Rattles
Rabbit Skipping Rope
Farm Animal Water Squirters
Noisy Farm Book with Finger Puppets
Finger Puppets in Eggs
Soft Cloth Book – Night Night Peter Rabbit
Musical Barn Set
Things you could do/places you could go
Have a scavenger hunt
Have an egg and spoon race
Visit a petting zoo
Of course, Wowcher usually has plenty of offerings at bargain prices, why don’t you check out their Easter bits and bats, too?
What are your views on Easter? How do you choose to celebrate? What alternative is your favourite from this list? Will you be celebrating Easter with healthy and fun alternatives? I do hope that I’ve helped to take away the stress of Easter for you in some way. So, an early HAPPY EASTER to you!
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Feel free to check my Pinterest, where I’ll be pinning lots of alternative ideas in the run up to the happy, hoppy, holidays! Please do share this post with other parents in need of a little help!