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Those of you who know me or have read my blog know that my inclination leading up to Resurrection Sunday, normally would be to write a post about the true meaning of this holiday, drawing attention away from eggs and bunnies and focusing on my Friend and King, Jesus. That is, of course, what I strive to teach my children. In fact, in our home we do not do Easter egg hunts (gasp!). Not to worry, my children have survived the deprivation. Actually they have not been deprived at all. You see we were fortunate in our household to have a child born in late March. Thus when the children were small we had an egg hunt each year to celebrate her birthday. This kept it separate from Easter yet still allowed them the excitement and adventure of an egg hunt with friends. As the children have gotten older we have strayed away from this practice. However, this post has inspired me to maybe surprise them with an egg hunt for the child who has a birthday in May (shhhhhhh, don’t tell : )
One of my struggles with Easter (or birthday) egg hunts, birthday parties, and other such children’s activities is the endless amount of sugar usually involved. Thus when creating my own egg hunt, or when asked to help with other children’s activities, I am constantly on the lookout for fun ways to make it healthier. : ) With Easter egg hunts the challenge is to find tiny, fun, and creative items to stuff inside the Easter eggs that will still bring a delightful glee when the egg pops open.
If you have a similar interest in keeping sugar to a minimum, I have compiled a list of ideas to make your hunt a little more healthy. The fact the item is listed here does not guarantee it will fit in an Easter egg. Easter eggs come in various sizes. Please verify items will fit in the eggs you have chosen. I used to buy a few jumbo eggs for items too large to fit in the smaller eggs. Please also note this list is not age specific. Please consider the age of the children involved in the egg hunt, with regards to safety when deciding what items to place inside the Easter eggs.
Small bubbles containers
Miniature Card games
Press on earrings
Miniature boxes of raisins
Goldfish (the crackers not the animals : )
Magic Grow Capsules
Gummies (okay candy but hey not as bad for you as most : )
Miniature Nail Polish
Pencil Top Erasers
Miniature toy cars
Jacks and ball
Small plastic bugs
Miniature spinning tops
Miniature magnifying glass
Mini beach balls
Mini self-inking stamps
Yogurt covered raisins
If your Easter egg hunt involves a group you can get a jigsaw puzzle. Put pieces of the puzzle in different eggs. After the hunt come together to put the puzzle together!
A great resource for small gift and novelty items is Oriental Trading. Or you can purchase your eggs already filled with small toys here. Please let me know if this list was helpful by leaving a comment below. Also if you think of different ideas please share so others can benefit. Have a blessed Resurrection Sunday!