Having food allergies can be limiting during food-centric holidays. They are especially hard for kids during candy-themed holidays like Easter, Valentine’s Day and Halloween. Children with food allergies are often left out or feel excluded from the goodies AND the fun.
But it can be easy to make sure Easter is enjoyable for everyone. Many families fill the candy void by using non-food treats. If you need some inspiration for how to fill your Easter eggs this year, look no further!
1. Glow Rings: Boys and girls alike love glow rings. They fit any finger and extend the fun into the night. Maybe it will send the kids outside while you clean up dinner!
2. Sticky Hands: You can ball these up easily and fit them inside eggs. Sticky hands are perfect – kids love softly slapping against windows and mirrors and stretching them as far as they can go!
3. Squishy Animals: I don’t know exactly why, but these little squishy animals are addictive. They’re a great replacement for fidget spinners and fantastic for the kid who loves collections.
4. Stretchy Ninja Flyers: Okay, full disclosure… I want these right now – for me. They look like so much fun! Small enough to fit in your pocket (or egg!) and great for an active kid. Have a contest to see how far you can make your ninja fly! Be the fastest to fling and retrieve your ninja!
5. Emojis! Everything emoji-related is so popular right now. Yes, even the poop emoji. Especially the poop emoji!
6. Itty Bitty Nail Polishes: This set of Frozen-themed nail polish could be divided and placed in a number of eggs. It will be like finding a rainbow!
7. Wind-Up Toys: These are fun for everyone! Plus, this pack comes with 28 assorted toys. Use some now, save some for later! And, these are fantastic to bring to restaurants or other places where your children might need a little diversion.
Happy Easter everyone!
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