It's amazing what little things can be put in Easter baskets that are so much better than candy ... jump ropes, puzzle books like soduku or word searches, craft supplies like markers, stickers, or pom-poms, crazy straws, sidewalk chalk, bubble bath, and colorful socks have all made their way into Easter baskets in our house over the years.
However, the year my kids liked best was the year he had lots of time on his hands and made a scavenger hunt. Each egg held a clue to where to find the next egg. He had them rhyming to complete the clue and find the egg, or he gave them directions to different places in our yard, and at the end they each received a new book (my kids love to read, so the books were actually something they wanted). The Easter Bunny did this for my brother and me when we were growing up, too, and we received Super Soaker water guns at the end. We also received quarters wrapped in aluminum foil, a trick passed down through generations of Easter Bunnies that visited my relatives.
Here are even more ideas to inspire your Easter Bunny!
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