Alternative Easter Eggs

Alternative Easter Eggs

Let’s face it, most kids love chocolate but a lot of parents don’t want their kids to eat copious amounts of it.

Let’s also face it, that when you give young children Easter Eggs, there’s a good chance they will be eaten slying in the evening by parents!

So, if you are a parent, aunt, uncle, godparent, grandparent, neighbour or friend, maybe it’s worth considering giving the children in your lives some non-chocolate Easter eggs this Easter. Before you completely rule it out, check out these cool, alternative eggs which children love.

Hatching Eggs

Chick Hatching Egg

These are eggs that you put into a bowl of water and over a period of about 48 hours, the shell will start to crack as a plastic animal grows inside. Usually there’s great excitement as your child waits and watches for their egg to hatch so they can see what animal they have. Once the animal is fully grown, it will have emerged from the shell and can be played with. I stock these with various animals but all are similar enough to the size of a real hen egg. You can check them out here:

Slime Eggs

Dinosaur slime Eggs, sensory toys

These clear plastic eggs come with slime and a dinosaur toy inside them. Again, they are the size of a regular hen egg and there’s a different dinosaur with each colour slime so if you want different dinosaurs order different coloured slime eggs.

Bouncy Eggs

Bouncy Egg

These look like the real thing and are great for pranking parents and friends. Throw one or drop one just to get a reaction.

Wooden Eggs

Egg box with 4 wooden eggs for pretend play, from Small Foot Design Toys

Finally, for younger children, there’s the option of giving them some wooden play food eggs. These come in eggs boxes of 4 and can be split open to reveal the white and yolk. Then closed again (they are velcro) for the next time your child wants to serve up eggs.

So, whether your child is lactose intolerant or you just don’t want to serve up an extra portion of chocolate this Easter, you can see that there’s lots of alternative eggs to choose from.

Have a happy Easter,

xx Suzie

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