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Every year at Easter we put together a little scavenger hunt for our boys – but it’s a little different than most, since we really enforce the “no junk” rule.

"no junk" Easter Gifts for children

“no junk” Easter Gifts for children

While we make exceptions to what our kids eat, I’m just not a fan of bombarding them with tons of tiny “hardly real ingredients” chocolates. So the hubby and I started a fun little tradition years ago where we set up a treasure hunt of sorts, and the boys find little gifts left by the Easter Bunny on their way.

The Easter Bunny will of course bring 1 chocolate treat for each boy, but just one. Some of the “no junk” Easter Gifts for children the Easter Bunny likes to leave our kids include puzzles and art materials, but usually our kids each get one new Spring outfit, along with some other little goodies!  It’s a fun morning of surprises and our children know that the Easter Bunny only brings items they can use so we aren’t filling up the landfill with more useless “junk”.

Some great “no junk” Easter Gifts for children include:

  • Spring Outfit
  • Running Shoes
  • Rain Boots
  • Rain Coats
  • Sun Hat or Sunglasses
  • Bathing Suit
  • Art supplies
  • Books
  • Puzzles
  • Deck of Cards
  • Kite
  • Sand Toys
  • Bubbles
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Gardening kit

Aside from chocolates, what does the Easter Bunny bring to your house?

If you liked this post – you might also want to read my post on DIY Natural Easter Egg Dyes!

It’s a miracle, Spring has finally sprung! So with summer just around the corner, it’s definitely time for us parents to start planning summer activities for our kids!

summer activities

Whether it’s informal playdates at the local park or joining a day camp, be sure to research what your town or city has offer early on (as in, now) and register if need be so you don’t miss out on the more popular programs and activities!

summer activities

So far we’ve got our oldest (4) registered for soccer & an art program but nothing yet for our 2 year old.  I’m thinking he’ll likely enjoy playing at our local park the most! :) 

What sorts of things do your kids enjoy taking part in during their summer holidays?

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