Growing up, Easter was a big deal. I remember my mom would make edible Easter baskets and we would look for hard boiled eggs hidden across the yard (those are much harder to find when there is snow on the ground!). After we found the eggs, we would eat the eggs along with our edible baskets. My mom certainly went all out, but I am going to opt for an easier option.
I asked some friends what they were going to have an Easter that Snackster Sam would approve. They had brilliant ideas and gave me permission to share!
Here are some ideas to have a candy-free Easter egg hunt:
This idea is great when you have a group of young and older kids. Skip the negotiations with the older kids to share the eggs with the younger ones!
In each plastic egg, add a piece of paper with a written clue. The clue will lead them to their next clue. You could use one color for each child so they know which one is theirs, or write their name on each clue.
Each child can follow their eggs/clues that lead them to their basket! This is not a game of who can find the most eggs, but who can decipher their clues. Fun!
When the children are finished with their Easter egg hunt, you can surprise them with an Easter basket that is filled with non-candy items, such as crafts, coloring books, jump ropes, bubbles, and more!
What ideas do you have to share? Tell us in the comments below!
Learn more about Snackster Sam in the lovable, rhyming children's book that helps kids make better food choices.
Danielle is the mother of two and creator of Snackster Sam. She has been concerned about healthy habits and nutrition for over a decade, and conducted an award-winning scientific study on portion control. She created Snackster Sam to make eating healthy more fun for parents and children. Learn more about the mission here