EASTER IS COMING UP!
Holidays, parties, and other “treat” times can sometimes be difficult for families who are dealing with special needs because the kids require special diets. When most kids can eat Jelly Beans until their hearts are content, children with ADHD often have to maintain dye-free, low sugar diets in order to manage their ADHD symptoms.
Today, I wanted to give you some great ideas on how to fill Easter eggs and Easter baskets without using candy.
HOW TO FILL EASTER EGGS FOR YOUNGER KIDS:
1. Small toys
Sponge animals that grow
Curly shoe laces
Annie’s GF Cocoa and Vanilla Bunnies (also sold at Target)
Annie’s GF Snickerdoodle Bunnies (also sold at Target)
Mott’s Medleys fruit snacks
HOW TO FILL EASTER EGGS FOR OLDER KIDS:
1. Money (that’s pretty much all they need in life, haha)
Coins (gold dollars, Susan B. Anthony coins, etc.)
HOW TO FILL AN EASTER BASKET FOR YOUNGER KIDS
Easter books are the best!
2. Stuffed animals
New bed comforter (great opportunity to upgrade)
Yogurt-covered raisins (they taste like candy)
Popsicles (yogurt bars, for example)
5. Fun drinks
Capri Sun drinks (clear)
100% juice (individuals)
Honest Kids juice boxes
7. Summer toys
Preschool golf set
Plastic swimming pool (use this as Easter “basket”)
Baseball and glove
8. Favorite items
Does your child have a favorite type of toy? Trains? Horses? Unicorns? Robots? Paw Patrol dogs? Henry Hugglemonster?
This is a great opportunity to find them a new version of something they already love?
HOW TO FILL AN EASTER BASKET FOR OLDER KIDS
1. Car accessories
Steering wheel cover
Air fresheners (yeah, they really appreciate these)
Car cleaning supplies
Car wash tokens
2. Hats (can be used as Easter “basket”)
Most young guys love getting nice hats, whether they’re snapbacks, flat bills, baseball caps, or beanies.
And girls love them, too! You just have to know your child and know what they like.
If you’re not sure, a gift card to their favorite store is always a safe bet!
Gift cards, gift cards, gift cards.
Some parents really do know their kids’ taste well enough to buy them actual articles of clothing, but a lot of kids change opinions faster than they change underwear. Plus, you can never tell how an item is going to fit them until they try it on.
Gift cards are ALWAYS safe, as long as you’re choosing a store they actually enjoy. And don’t think it has to be a large gift card. Even five or ten dollars can be a treat.
These can be cheap or expensive! Depending on the kid, they probably just want a way to listen to music. And let’s face it… kids break/lose headphones constantly.
6. Art supplies
Ways to hang/showcase artwork
7. Sports gear
The list goes on and on, according to which sport your child plays.
Magic: The Gathering cards
Playing cards (regular old cards)
10. Money/gift cards
Tell me all the other ideas you have! Happy Easter, y’all.