Yesterday I wrote about the Easter basket, now I write about the eggs!
I simply cannot bring myself to fill those little guys with candy! To avoid candy all together can be hard- resisting jelly beans is not a forté of mine, but I came up with 5 things that perfectly fit into these little eggs that don’t include sugar!
- Pennies Addie and Millie LOVE to “feed the pig”. Giving them about $5 each in change gives them something fun to do, is a teaching opportunity, and they love shaking them!
tip: Before you fill the eggs, drop your change into a bowl of 1 part rubbing alcohol and 3 parts water to soak for a minute. Money is dirty! EVEN BETTER?! If you want to get the shine back, put 2 teaspoons of salt in a bowl and pour ¼ cup of white vinegar over it, mixing until it dissolves. Then dip your coins into the solution and hold it for about 20 seconds- lay out to dry!
- Super Hero MiniLegos These guys are SO cute and there are quite a few options! They are the perfect size for Easter eggs, and sure to be played with in every set you own!
- First Crayons Perfectly shaped for your child’s hand, these crayons are cute, fun and the perfect size to fill up your Easter eggs! They are easy to grip and have a fun texture- these are sure to be a favorite basket filler this year!
- Love notes Leaving little notes for the girls is a favorite of mine (I also like to buy them random bouquets of flowers every now and again). Giving them love notes, all wrapped up in their Easter eggs is such a fun little tradition. You can add parts of the Bible, to incorporate Easter, encouraging quotes… anything really! I like to leave a note in one egg, at least… in lieu of buying an Easter card!
- Mini Piggy Paints, hair ties, clips Addie and Millie both love getting new “pretties”, so why not stuff a few into each egg! Fancy clips, new polish, and some new and colorful hair elastics are all things we need and use, avoid giving sugary candies, and won’t take up those small pockets of space where tchotchkes end up.