As a child, I looked forward to Easter — mainly for the candy. I loved racing around the house snatching up plastic eggs, the fancy dinner my mom made with all of our favorite dishes, and having guests at the house to play with. But my biggest wish on Easter was for lots of candy.
When I was a kid, candy was a scarcity. I would try to stretch my Halloween treats all the way to Easter, rationing out one mini-chocolate bar at at time. Nowadays, my kids seem to live in a world where sweets are everywhere all year round. I often have to clear the old candy out of the pantry to make room for the new. And I can’t for the life of me figure out where it all comes from. A birthday party here, a school event there, and lollipops at almost every small business we frequent.
So this year for Easter, I am going to fill their plastic Easter eggs with some non-traditional “yolks.” Here is the short list of things to consider if you also want to cut back on Easter candy:
- Temporary tattoos
- Fun erasers
- Mini bottles of bubbles
- Lip gloss
- Legos (my son can’t seem to get enough Star Wars Lego men these days!)
- Bouncy balls
- Fun Band Aids
- And — money (quarters should do for my little ones)
Do you have any additional ideas for creative ‘yolks’ to share?