A typical Easter consists of an egg hunt, possibly an Easter brunch and then spending the afternoon eating candy and hard boiled eggs. Instead of falling into the same old unhealthy routine this year, learn how to make Easter a little healthier for kids, and for the adults around you too.
Stay at Home for Easter Brunch
Many places offer Easter brunches and they are normally not that cheap. To make up for the exorbitant price you pay per person, you and your family probably tend to eat more than you should in order to try and get your money’s worth out of the deal. Instead of going out, spending too much money and overeating, opt for a home made, healthy breakfast for your and your kids.
Skip the Candy in the Easter Baskets
Instead of filling Easter baskets with jelly beans, candy and chocolates, try “stocking stuffer” type toys, gift cards, cosmetics or any other useful item that older or younger children might enjoy. It is not to say that you need to skip out on the candy completely, but you should definitely try to cut back. In addition to making the baskets healthier, small gifts will have more meaning and last a lot longer than a chocolate bunny.
Hunt for Eggs Outdoors
It doesn’t matter if you live in the deep south or up north in Alaska, an outdoor Easter egg hunt is the perfect reason to get everyone up and off of the couch. If it’s cold toss on a coat, if it’s raining grab an umbrella and if the temp is just right, you have even less of an excuse to not go outside and get some fresh air. Be sure to use plastic eggs so you are prepared for any type of weather that may hit and to prevent any edible eggs from getting lost or going bad.
Keep the Hunt Going
Once all the eggs have been found, hide them again! Kids can hide them for the adults, adults for the kids or even the children can hide them for each other. Not only does the fun not have to end after the first hunt, children get to burn off some energy and use their imagination. Instead of sitting around all afternoon while eating chocolate and hard boiled eggs, this makes for a very healthy alternative.
Although some kids might think it, Easter doesn’t need to revolve around chocolate and unhealthy treats! Combine a little chocolate with some quality family time and activities that’ll get you all active this Easter.