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Let me suggest some candy-less things to do on Easter.

When did Easter become surrounded by candy?

The Easter Bunny is more famously known as the rabbit who delivers all things sweet.

However, Easter doesn’t have to bring the same sugar high as Halloween.

You can still plan a fun holiday without candy, and yet, have all the fun celebration parts of Easter.

With these fun Easter ideas, you’ll be able to make the day the priority and not the candy.

Plus, there are numerous fun Easter food treats that are not candy that you can make together. Creating quality family time in the kitchen.

And, these fun Easter activities will get your family thinking about the true meaning of the holiday instead of the candy sugar rush.

If you are thinking of skipping candy this Easter, here is your guide to planning things to do on Easter without the candy.

things to do on easter

Bake Treats Instead Of Buying Them

Candy may be the standard holiday basket goody, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get creative and replace your candy with baked treats!

Baking is just one of the things to do on this holiday with these fun Easter food treats and sweets.

Anything you make at home is probably going to be healthier than the candy you would’ve picked up from the store, and it’s not hard to keep the theme with the baked goodies!

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Reinvent The Easter Egg Hunt

Not only is hunting for eggs one of the traditional things to do on Easter, it’s just so fun! And who wouldn’t want to look for eggs with candy inside? You can still have your traditional Egg Hunt, but with a fun twist with these fun Easter ideas.

Instead of filling the eggs with candy, put something else inside.

You could even make it into a scavenger hunt that will lead them to a larger prize (put numbered clues inside the eggs), or put glow sticks in them and have your hunt at night, or just put stickers, erasers or some other treat inside.

You may have to be a little creative, but I promise it will still be just as fun.

Here are a few ideas I’ve used over the years for non-candy egg fillers (You’ll find most of these items at your local dollar store):

  • Bouncy balls
  • Sticky hands
  • Mini nail polishes
  • Necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings
  • Grow capsules, grow animals
  • Mini animals, dinosaurs, bugs, snakes
  • Barrettes, bows, hair bands, hair clips
  • Army men, soldiers, cowboys, action figures
  • Paratroopers
  • Character figures
  • Squirt animals, small bath toys
  • Magnets
  • Lip gloss
  • Plastic poppers
  • Mini bubbles
  • Legos
  • Earbuds
  • Compressed washcloths
  • Money (coin or cash)
  • Coupons (like for a day at the zoo, park or beach)
  • Tops
  • Ink stampers
  • Wind-up bunnies or chicks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Cars, trucks
  • Stick on mustaches
  • Press on nails
  • Keychains
  • Whoopee cushion (note: this would require a rather large egg)
things to do on easter

Let Family Know Your Plans

One of the worst things that can happen for your kids is showing up at another family members house only to find baskets full of candy you don’t want them to eat.

If you are trying to make an effort to forego candy this year, let your family know about it.

If you don’t tell your family members, they can’t make adjustments to their plans.

Let them know as soon as possible, and if they are visiting your home, remind them to leave their candy at home this year and give them ideas of your plans.

things to do on easter

Shift The Focus Away From Candy

With stores packed full of candy in every holiday section, it can be hard to remember what the rest of the holiday is about.

Easter was first celebrated as the resurrection of Jesus, and the bunny came afterward.

If you put the focus on the bunny and what he brings, it will be difficult to avoid the temptation of candy.

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Since there are better things to do on Easter, here are a couple of fun Easter activities to get the focus off candy.

Instead, put the emphasis on family and Christ this season. A great family activity that my family loves to do which remind us of the importance of this holiday is to bake Resurrection Rolls together because it tells the story AS you are making the yummy goodie.

Or make an Easter Countdown with the names of Jesus.

Make some handmade cards and hand them out at the nursing home.

things to do on easter

Other Fun Activities

There are so many things to do on Easter that are Easter-related that you can do as a family that doesn’t involve candy at all.

Dying eggs, reading stories, watching movies, or attending an sunrise service don’t have to include candy.

There is no requirement that your day needs to be filled with sugar, and there are plenty of other activities you can do together to get into the spirit of Easter.

One of my family’s favorite things to do is planting an Easter Garden. It’s so simple to make, and it’s a non-candy related activity our family can do together.

If you are trying to limit sweets to your family this year, foregoing candy can be a great way to limit the candy in your household and save you some money.

As you can see, with these fun Easter ideas, you’ll be able to make the day the priority and not the candy.

Plus, since there are numerous fun Easter food treats that are not candy that you can make together, you’ll be creating quality family time in the kitchen.

And, these fun Easter activities will get your family thinking about the true meaning of the holiday instead of the candy sugar rush.

You don’t need candy to have enjoyable things to do on Easter this year, and it will still be just as fun.

 

YOUR TURN: What’s your family’s favorite Easter Tradition? Let me know in the comments below!

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