Easter is just a few days away. This is one of my favorite holidays because it is fun to see my children caught up in whimsical Easter traditions such as Easter egg hunts. However, I love alternatives to candy for Easter morning. In today's post, I'll share a fun alternative to hiding candy -- hide trendy books in each room of your house for your little ones.
A Non-Candy Easter Egg Hunt Idea with Books
- One book for each room of your house and the patio: We use trendy books from Scholastic because they have really popular books that makes it fun for kids to read:
1. Set Easter Baskets out for your children with a letter from the Easter Bunny for your children. Explain that there are books hidden in each room of your home!
2. Hide the books in each room. Scholastic has some great options that they are sure to enjoy. Personally, I listed a variety of books that have different topics and characters in the supply list above because it's fun for children to immerse themselves into different worlds through books. The books are priced between approximately $4 to $10 each and they have free shipping if you spend $35 or more, so it's easy to stock up on a dozen books to hide throughout your house. Plus, you will be doing something good for your children instead of having them binge on sugar!
If our book tastes are different than yours, check out this list of popular book recommendations from the pros at Scholastic and the latest findings from the Kids & Family Reading Report. You will also appreciate this list of 5 things that kids and parents want in children's books.
We are big advocates of reading at our house. Our son tests ahead of grade level because we make it a priority to read together as a family and to provide him with books. The image below is interesting because it shows that 52% of frequent book readers have over 100 books in their home. Personally, we have 100+ books for our children and love reading to our children before bedtime every evening. It's a great way to give our children an advantage in life.
We hope that you enjoy our suggestions and have fun on Easter morning! This fun alternative to candy is sure to keep your little ones happy and entertained.
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The data that I shared above about the books is from the latest Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report: 6th Edition – a biannual national survey of children ages 6—17 and their parents, as well as parents of kids ages 0—5, exploring their attitudes and behaviors around reading. Parents can learn more at Scholastic.com/ReadingReport. The full press release can be found here.