The meaning of the traditional Easter Egg hunt changed for us after my son had his first life-threatening food allergy reaction to food at the age of two. The first year of Easter following his diagnosis we did not have an Easter egg hunt, and it really affected him as a young boy. I then realized that I can still have a fun Easter egg hunt every year, just selecting items other than candy to go into the eggs.
Every year I have a tradition of where I give my children new toothbrushes, their Grandma gives them swimsuits, and their other Grandma gives them money instead of candy. Walmart has a great selection of Colgate toothbrushes that were perfect for my kiddos Easter baskets this year. Since we have shifted most of our Easter focus on our religion, the kids help participate in creating their Easter egg hunt. They help with shopping, hiding the eggs, and it has become a special bonding experience together as a family.
Since Easter is just a week away, the kids and I went to Walmart to purchase all the goodies for their egg hunt. Seriously - who needs a chocolate bunny this big? It has the word "cavity" written all over it! The kiddos could not believe their eyes when they saw it.
We found a huge selection of items for our Easter eggs that are not candy related. We got some tattoos, little toys, and stickers.
When we got home the kids started helping me fill the eggs for their hunt on Easter morning, while I worked on putting their baskets together.
Tyler saw his Easter basket, with his new Dora Colgate toothbrush, and he could not wait to start using it. He ran upstairs, and started brushing. Good oral hygiene is an important focus in our family.
Think about filling your children's eggs this year with items that are better for their health, and help promote healthy living.
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