50 Healthy Alternatives to Easter Candy

Top 50 Alternatives to Easter Candy - Little Spoons and Spice
Why does the Easter Bunny, who loves carrots, bring so much candy!?  I think this is the year to encourage the Easter Bunny to switch things up a little bit.  Kids can still be excited about their Easter baskets without candy.

Its impressive how effective candy companies are in marketing their products during the holiday season.  Parents are pressured into thinking that candy is mandatory for every Easter basket.  Enough is enough, right!? It’s time to fill baskets with items that are not only healthy, but are fun too.  Yes, candy tastes good and it makes kids happy for 5 seconds, but are they truly happy when that sugar rush comes crashing down?  Why not get them something that they can enjoy longer than a few seconds.

Besides the lists below, another fun idea is to offer a “trade-in” value for candy that they might have gotten at school, daycare, or family.  We did this at Halloween and Valentine’s this past year and it turned out really well. The kids were able to trade in their candy for a fun family activity (like going to the movies) or even real money that they can spend on another type of prize, toy, or healthier treat.

If you see the Easter Bunny this year, share these healthy filler ideas.


Easter Egg Filler Ideas

  • Stickers
  • Coins/money
  • Mini Figurines
  • Silly putty
  • Hair tie or bow
  • Erasers
  • Bouncy ball
  • Kid jewelry (plastic rings, band bracelets, slap bracelets, etc.)
  • Raisins or dried fruit
  • Homemade Slime (see Shamrock Slime recipe – just change the glitter color)
  • Coupon for larger prize (such as a ball, bubbles, etc)
  • Scavenger hunt hints (which can lead to a big prize)


 Easter Basket Filler Ideas

Top 50 Alternatives to Easter Candy - Little Spoons and Spice

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