50 Non-Sweet Easter Treats (for Egg Stuffers!)
Howdy! And Hoppy Easter!
I'll cut to the chase. Sugar makes my kids angry. Yep. And red dye makes them ballistic.
Sweetest kids ever just can't handle any more sugar in their little sweet bellies. We also have to avoid dairy, eggs (ha!), and gluten so the whole Easter egg thing needed some creativity. I also don't love collecting just junk in my house. I wanted things that I knew my kids would actually use and enjoy.
So what do I do?
I say a prayer.
Here are some ideas the Lord gave me. Enjoy!
50 Non-Sweet Easter Treats!
Musical egg shaker
Chalk in shape of eggs
Hair clips, hair ties, hair bows
Necklaces and Bracelets
Mini puzzle pieces (to collect and put together after the hunt)
Pompoms (the tiny fuzzy things in craft aisle)
Stickers (we LOVE stickers!!)
Seeds to plant in the garden (how perfect?!? That was the Holy Spirit's idea for sure!)
Miniature Nail Polish bottles
Pecans and walnuts in shells to crack
Foam Stickers (hearts, stars, letters!)
Notes folded in football shapes and paper airplanes
Lima Beans with faces doodled on them in Sharpie
Beads (they can use what they collect and make a bracelet!)
Colorful embroidery floss (always good for something!)
Little pearls, just loose on their own is a treasure!
Crayons melted into little shapes like hearts or bunnies
Bottle caps (my girls love these and use beads to turn them into mini pies for their dolls)
Little stamps and Tiny Ink pads
Scriptures written on notes
Calico Critters or Mini Cabbage Patch Dolls or any tiny character your kids are into
Cool shaped erasers
Miniature animals (they make bugs, sea creatures, flowers, all kinds of incredible miniatures
Miniatures for a little garden terrarium
Post-its (the small rectangle kind. My kids LOVE those??)
Tiny roll of ribbon (they make all kinds of super cute ones!)
Small Lego set (broken up into several eggs)
A really BIG button!
The winner last year: Buttons! I found some pastel buttons and the girls still tote them in purses, jars, containers, pretend jars of peas. I find them everywhere and they are just little bits of sunshine to the girls. Buttons. Thank you, Lord.