With Easter fast approaching, you’ll be wanting to plan some fun activities for your children during the Easter break. It can be hard to prevent your children from thinking that Easter is all about chocolate, so we’ve put together some fun, sugar-free ideas that will bring you closer together as a family as well as looking after their health.
Notice how we didn’t say Easter EGG hunt? You can still plan a fun, interactive Easter hunt without the sugar and chocolate eggs! Leave a trail of clues that leads to a large fluffy Easter toy or an Easter basket full of non-food treats. You could even award your little one with a trophy!
As well as this, another great idea is to hide hollow eggs that have small treats in. You can buy hollow eggs here and fill them with things such as coins, Lego, temporary tattoos, mini stamps, magnets and bouncy balls.
Create a sugar-free Easter basket
If you’re planning on creating an Easter basket this year, why not fill it up with non-food treats. Take a look at these sugar free ideas below:
- Mini games
- A soft toy
- Activity packs
- Fun socks
- Mini puzzles
- Water balloons
As many garden centres will still be closed by Easter weekend, why not order some seeds online? Spring is the perfect time to grow seeds and plant beautiful flowers in your garden. You could sit down with the children and choose some flowers or plants online ready to plant. You could arrange flowers in your favourite vase, or wait for your seeds to be delivered and plant them in the garden together. Here is an assortment of seeds that are perfect to sow in the Spring.
Try some fun experiments
We have a fantastic leaflet that features some fun experiments for children. One includes the EGG experiment, which will show children how different liquids can effect their teeth. The second is a disclosing tablet experiment which you can do at home.
You can find the fun kids leaflet here.
Sit down together and get crafty with your little ones and decorate eggs with marker pens, glitter glue, sequins and any fun craft materials you can find. We particularly like this egg decorating kit from John Lewis. You can get yours here. If you can’t get hold of an Easter egg kit like this, why not collect large pebbles outside and bring them home to decorate with paints and marker pens?
Create an obstacle course
Another fun idea could be to create an obstacle course in your garden or even in your living room. You could incorporate an egg and spoon race, lots of bunny hopping and throwing and catching activities. Once the course is finished you can reward them with a non-food reward such as a certificate or badge.
It might be a great idea to get them to help you with a spring clean around the house, making it as fun as possible. Get them some colourful rubber gloves and give them a small list of tasks to do such as dusting and putting things away. For every task they tick off the list, you could reward them with a non-food reward such as stickers. If your children collect certain toys or memorabilia, it might be a great idea to get them something to add to it. This is a great incentive and will get your children excited to help.
If you do opt for chocolate eggs, we suggest choosing dark chocolate as a low-sugar alternative. We recommend the 100% Madagascar ‘Totally Dark’ Easter egg. This particular Easter egg contains 100% cocoa solids, which means there is no sugar or sweeteners of any kind! You can get yours here.
If you do decide to buy an Easter egg this year, don’t be fooled by the ‘Sugar-free’ labels. Many Easter eggs will still contain a lot of artificial sweeteners. Make sure to check the labels before purchasing!
Are you looking for tasty, low sugar snacks to make for your children during the Easter break?