Non-Candy Easter Treats!


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Easter is coming! Our annual holiday tradition has been to celebrate at our neighborhood Easter egg hunt. But in this time of COVID-19 and social distancing, that celebration has been canceled. So we’re on our own this year. My kids are little (6, 3, and 1) and massive amounts of sugar make them go CRAZY! So I put together this roundup of non-candy Easter treats — your little ones are bound to enjoy them!

Easter dinnerware

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Photo courtesy of Pottery Barn Kids.

There’s so much adorable Easter- and spring-themed dinnerware out there. Fill your kids’ baskets with placemats, plates, cups, and even silverware. Use a carrot-print bowl to hold all the goodies instead of a basket! Cookie cutters would also be a great idea.

Piggy banks, puzzles, and push toys!

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Photo courtesy of ArksAndAnimals.

If your kiddos have too many stuffed animals, try a different kind of animal toy this Easter. Pull or push toys would be great for the smallest kids. Medium-sized kids might like a piggy bank. And the young AND old can enjoy puzzles — just find one with more or fewer pieces depending on ability.

Clothes and pajamas


Photos courtesy of Carter’s.

Clothes and pajamas are a great option for any gift-giving occasion. These items need not have bunnies or chicks; items for the changing season, e.g. shorts or T-shirts, or things in spring colors are nice options. Check out Carter’s, Gap, Hanna Andersson, and Target!

Building and crafting


Photos courtesy of Walmart (left) and Seedling (right).

The options for builders and crafters are endless! Lego, for example, makes a series of Easter-themed BrickHeadz and other sets that would be perfect for tiny builders. Playdough (you could even make your own and stuff it into plastic eggs) or chalk comes in egg shapes this season. Make a pom-pom bunny using a kit from Seedling (pictured above). Google will take you down a rabbit hole (pun intended) of Easter- and spring-themed crafts!

We’ll be doing some sweets this Easter but will also mix it up with some of the non-candy Easter treats presented above! How will you celebrate?


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Rachel Wilson
Rachel is a native of the West Coast and didn't know that her straight hair could frizz until she made the move East! After earning a Master of Environmental Management from Yale, she moved to Boston for a job opportunity and, on her first Saturday night in the city, met the man who would become her husband. They married in 2012 and are learning more every day about how to be parents to daughters Annabel (2013) and Eleanor (2016). Rachel and her family recently relocated from Charlestown to the Metrowest suburbs and are enjoying their yard, but dislike shoveling snow from their driveway. Rachel currently works as an energy and environmental consultant, and wore Birkenstocks before they were trendy. Likes: her family, her in-laws, cooking ambitious meals and leaving the dishes for someone else, hiking, running, yoga, climbing mountains, reading books, farmers' markets and her CSA, dark chocolate peanut butter cups, the sound of her daughters' laughter, and coffee Dislikes: running out of milk, New England winters, diaper rash, wastefulness, cell phones at the dinner table