For those of use who celebrate Easter and who want to fill our kids’ baskets with fun and nutritious things, these ideas should help you do just that.
While you may not have enough time to order and receive all of the items on this list, you could probably find somewhere to get what you need locally or just use the idea and do it your own way!
Plus, you can keep some of these ideas in mind for birthday parties and other holidays in the future – or even next Easter.
1. Lead-Free Eco-Dough
This sculpting dough from eco-kids, is colored with dyes from beets, spinach, paprika, carrots, purple sweet potato, red cabbage, blueberries and tomatoes.
TIP: If the dough accidentally gets left out and dries up a little, you can add a few drops of olive oil and rework it!
2. Homemade Dustless Sidewalk Chalk
Kids love sidewalk chalk. They can be creative, practice their writing skills and enjoy being outside all at the same time.
The recipe seems pretty simple, and you could even use an egg shaped mold for Easter. This particular recipe from Confessions Of A Homeschooler uses toilet paper tubes and wax paper, but one person who commented says those little waxy Dixie cups work very well, too.
The best part is, your kids’ hands and clothes won’t get all full of chalk dust!
3. Non-Toxic Homemade Bubbles
Kids are actually pretty easy to please when it comes to having fun. Bubbles are a perfect thing for spring and for their Easter baskets.
This homemade recipe is a natural, non-toxic and inexpensive way to make lots and lots of bubbles. As long as you have a Mason jar, you’ll just need some Vegetable Glycerin and some natural dish soap. You can get creative with the label and the bubble wands.
The Honest Company Blog suggests colorful pipe cleaners that you can bend and shape. I’ve also made bubble wands out of sticks and a string of beads tied to the top, which also work wonders!
Most kids love money! My boys get excited when they find coins around the house to put in their piggy banks.
Why not fill some plastic eggs with some pocket change to add to their Easter baskets? This is also a good opportunity to teach them more about the benefits of saving money.
I found this great idea from All Things G&D in an article about 20 Candy-Free Easter Egg Fillers For Toddlers.
5. Character Bandages
What is it with kids and bandages? Sometimes the things that fascinate kids, fascinate me. But there’s just something about fun, colorful bandages that kids love!
Plus, they really do actually come in handy sometimes – right? Throw a box in their basket for Easter. You can find latex-free if need be.
6. Organic Veggie Grow Kits
DuneCraft offers 12 different organic fruit and veggie grow kits that your kids will love! They come with everything you need and are super easy and fun to grow. Plus, all of the seeds are certified organic!
My five year old, Max who is absolutely in love with watermelon, would be excited to get this Sugar Baby Watermelon Kit in his Easter basket!
The good thing is, it can teach your children about growing their own food, practicing patience as they watch it grow, since it takes a month or two before you can plant the pot in the ground. But once the harvest begins, they will get to eat super-sweet melons that are about eight inches around and have so many beneficial vitamins and minerals! They will be so proud of the fact that they grew that melon!
BONUS: These plants will even attract the bees and butterflies!
7. Healthy Homemade Chocolate Bunnies
You really can put a healthier chocolate Easter bunny in your kids’ baskets this year. One that is actually made from real food and GMO-free!
Chocolate Covered Katie shares her homemade bunny recipe that is only three ingredients and takes just five minutes to make. You’ll need cocoa or cocoa powder, organic coconut oil and a natural liquid sweetener. Katie uses vanilla Stevia drops, but you could also use agave or organic maple syrup!
Katie also suggests that the leftovers be kept in the refrigerator, but if you want to make bunnies that don’t need to be kept cold, just use allergen-friendly Enjoy Life chocolate chips, melt them and pour into a bunny mold.
8. Vegan | Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Eggs
The Minimalist Baker gives us a healthy alternative for the ever popular peanut butter eggs for Easter!
These babies are vegan, gluten-free and pretty simple to make. Plus, they are nutritious! Treats really can provide healthy benefits and still taste delicious! It’s all in the ingredients.
Dana uses 2 pitted dates, raw almonds, roasted salted peanuts, natural peanut butter, and chocolate. If your child has a peanut allergy, you can substitute almond butter and use a different nut or more almonds instead of peanuts.
TIP: After your kids find them in their Easter baskets, store them in the fridge or freezer until serving.
9. Healthy Homemade Easter Bark
Yet another delicious Easter treat that is cute, easy, and has nourishing ingredients!
Kelly from Nosh and Nourish, explains that the shredded unsweetened coconut and pistachios add healthy fats, the quinoa adds protein, and the cacao is full of antioxidants.
If you don’t love the idea of using jelly beans, you could replace those with some raw, organic Goji Berries! Get Kelly’s full recipe and fill those Easter baskets with something that satisfies both mama and child.
10. Raw Energy Nut Mix
We don’t need to fill those plastic eggs with a bunch of junk. GMO candy might taste good, but there’s absolutely nothing healthy about it. We can do better than that!
Our kids just love opening the eggs to discover something good inside. And we’re the ones who get to take opportunities like this to teach them what good means.
So instead of filling those eggs with cheap candy, fill them up with a raw energy nut mix, trail mix, or some dried fruit. MMM-Good.
11. Organic Dried Fruit
If you’re wondering where to get dried fruit, Nuts.com is a great website where you can order a variety of organic fruits, nuts and more online.
You can most likely find some sort of organic dried berries and other fruits at your local grocery or health food store.
Natural Healthy Concepts offers raw, organic Goji Berries that are GMO-free!
12. Cinnamon Glazed Popcorn Mix
Lisa from 100 Days of Real Food shows us how easy it is to make a tasty cinnamon glazed popcorn mix with raw cashews! What kid wouldn’t love finding this treat in some of their plastic Easter eggs? It’s like the healthy version of Cracker Jacks. Remember those?
You’ll probably have almost everything you need already at home. But, if you need quality organic honey, Natural Healthy Concepts has you covered.
13. Superfood Easter Gummies
I was so impressed when I discovered how easy it is to make your own healthy fruit snacks! And not just healthy… superfood healthy. The best part is, the recipe has only four ingredients!
Margaret, from Eat Naked Now, shows you how to make green gummies with peppermint extract, yellow gummies with lemon and turmeric, pink gummies with strawberries and purple gummies with blueberries. Then all you need is filtered water, coconut milk, raw honey or maple syrup and gelatin. Gelatin, if you don’t already know, is a great pure protein source, loaded with amino acids glycine and proline. It’s great for hair, skin nails and joints, and has even been known to heal leaky gut. Get the Superfood Easter Gummies Recipe, and give it a try!
- Also check out these healthy 4 Ingredient Sour Watermelon Gummies from Meatified.com
- And Healthy Homemade Strawberry Fruit Snacks From DessertsWithBenefits.com
14. Sunny Kids Organic Mineral Sunscreen
It’s the perfect time of year to get stocked up on non-toxic sunscreen for those sunny days coming. Those of us who work at Natural Healthy Concepts live in Wisconsin, so when this time of year rolls around, we’re extra antsy for those nice days – and so are the kids!
You could throw in some new sand toys, sunglasses, swimming suit, or anything else that goes along with the season.
15. Non-Toxic Zoya Nail Polish
Non-toxic Zoya polishes are perfect for all the little girlies out there!
All Zoya nail polishes are “5-free,” meaning they don’t contain harsh substances commonly found in other nail polishes. Zoya never uses formaldehyde (a carcinogen), formaldehyde resin (also a carcinogen), toluene (lung irritant), dibutyl phthalate (eye irritant), or camphor (skin irritant). You can find the sparkly color pictured above – here.
Plus, Natural Healthy Concepts has hundreds of fun colors to choose from. Mama bear might even want to get in on this Easter basket. Wink!
16. Handcrafted Gluten-Free Bubble Bath
As long as we’re talking non-toxic ideas, bubble bath is always a good one! This Lemon Lavender Everyday Shea bubble bath makes a ton of bubbles – my boys love it and it smells good, too. It’s infused with fresh herbal extracts of clary sage and African yam.
This bubble bath also comes in vanilla citrus mint. Whatever you choose, this is a great way to fill up that Easter basket!
17. Strawberry Splash Fluoride & SLS-Free Toothpaste
Last, but not least, give your kids a healthy way to brush all those sweets off their teeth this Easter. This strawberry splash toothpaste is fluoride-free, gluten-free and SLS-free. It is made with xylitol, organic stevia and tea tree leaf oil.
Hopefully this gives you plenty of healthy and fun ideas that you can use this Easter.
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