Easter Baskets

Doesn’t it seem that part of nearly every holiday celebrated in the United States involves candy?  Whether it’s Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter…there seems to be a tradition of C-A-N-D-Y with each and every holiday.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for allowing my kids to indulge in sweet treats every now and again.  After all, we are trying to teach them that candy/sweets are to be enjoyed in moderation and reserved for special occasions like holidays, birthdays, etc…  It’s just that I’m hoping we can establish a few traditions of our own that involve more than just candy.  I found some non-candy goodies to include in the boys’ Easter baskets this year and I thought I’d share them with all of you in case anyone is stumped for ideas.

Wham-O Superball, Wham-O Hacky Sack, Dragon Kite, Hand Buzzer, Water Arcade, Scrabble Fridge Magnets, 6-color pen, Peg Game, Auto Bingo

Today’s lunch is a “quick-and-easy” lunch as our week has been a little on the hectic side.  It includes: scrambled eggs (thermos), strawberry mini muffins, grapes/blueberries, orange pepper, peas, cheese curds, macadamia nuts



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2 Responses to Easter Baskets

  1. Cat says:

    There are the traditional candies that we do each year, but in addition to the candy I always try to get a book (this year it’s several), a toy (this year – one of those old school plastic segmented jump ropes), a game (apples to apples dice game), and a puzzle/building set (A small Hobbit lego set this year). For candy, we do Reese’s eggs, Peeps, Robin Eggs (whoppers), and gum. That’s it. :)

  2. Suzanne says:

    Yes, candy is everywhere at holidays. And my boys seem to get a piece a day at school for a “reward”. I like your non candy ideas for the Easter baskets. For the past couple of years, I’ve gotten the boys fishing gear like bobbers, lures, plastic worms and small plastic cases to hold their new lures and worms. They have loved that.

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