Caroline Fernandez: Activity Mummy


Easter Treat Ideas Outside The Candy Aisle

Plus An Easter Giveaway

Growing up (and still now) my family gifts small presents at Easter rather than chocolates.  With my own kids, the "Easter Bunny" makes a scavenger hunt to find messages, in those dollar store Easter eggs, which leads them to a small toy rather than candy.  Recently, I was offered a giveaway which encourages parents to gift outside the sugar aisle for Easter and I just had to share it with you...

Why is non-edible-treats a good Easter idea?  Because lots of kids have food sensitivities and cannot enjoy "traditional" Easter treats.  Some kids do "do" sweet treats well  (I'm talking specifically about my 2nd child who is a chocoholic and will eat chocolate until she throws up.  Really.  Projectile.)  Plus, if you really think about it...the Easter Bunny is really just a business-maker for the Tooth Fairy.

Bonus: actual-stuff-presents gives the kids something to do after Easter dinner rather than have them go all sugar-high-crazy.

So back to the giveaway...

In celebration of Easter, Hasbro has put out an Easter Mr. Potato Head Spud Bunny (complete with Bunny ears), Wheel Pals and Play Dough in eggs.  And of course, they have an assortment great preschool games, which are family budget friendly, and tons of fun for kids to play after that Easter dinner while the parents enjoy their coffee.

So Hasbro wants you to think outside the Easter basket and start a new Easter tradition.  As such, they are giving a basketful of kid-fun to one lucky Yummy Mummy Club reader.

Comment to enter.  In your comment, share your family Easter tradition for kid-activities or gift giving...

It's that simple!

Yummy Rules and Regs: You must be a Yummy Mummy Club member to win. Click to sign up! It's free and filled with perks. No purchase necessary. One comment per day/per member. Open only to residents of Canada (excluding Quebec), Must be age of majority.  Entries accepted until April 25, 2011. 

Disclosure:  Winner will be randomly chosen.  I was not paid for this giveaway however I did receive a Mr. Potato Head Spud Bunny for hands on experience.  The baby is fascinated at the faces I'm making on Spud.

Get hopping with even more ways to help you with your Easter entertaining, get crafty with your kids, and celebrate chocolate.