Traditionally, children are gifted Easter Eggs for the celebration of Easter. But there are so many other options that you can give to children, activities you can do which do not revolve around giving them chocolate. In this article, we are going to share some of these alternatives with you.
It is important not to forget the true meaning of Easter Sunday. The Bible side of this celebration where Jesus died on the cross for us. Some people still head out to church on Easter Sunday to recognise this. Another side to Easter which you could consider taking part in with your children, ensuring they know both the publicised and Bible Easter Sunday meanings.
There are many companies that offer alternatives to chocolate Easter Eggs. With one of the alternatives being Books. Some companies can provide you with Easter-themed books and stories. Ones which can tell you the story of Easter, and others which are more entertaining for the children, such as activity books.
Arts and Crafts
Another option to do instead of a general Easter Egg Hunt is arts and crafts. Many stores offer many different Easter crafts which you could do with your children. An excellent alternative to a large selection of chocolate is a hamper of arts and crafts which can keep the children busy all day long, without making them feel sick from a sugar rush.
Small Eggs Over Large Eggs
Of course, you can still buy your children Easter Eggs. A good alternative to large Easter Eggs is purchasing smaller Easter Egg Hunt packs. These give your children the feeling of hunting for lots of eggs, being given a large number of eggs. Yet the amount of chocolate will be lower, and you can limit them to eating one small egg over one large egg and they will still be happy.
Christmas is one of the most wonderful times of the year, with parents especially enjoying purchasing gifts and goodies for their children. But is it possible for us parents to go overboard at Christmas?
Of course, anyone and everyone can go overboard at Christmas but it is more common with parents and their children. Parents love to buy children presents and give them what they want. But the term going overboard and spoiling your children should be used loosely. This entirely depends upon you as a parent and what you consider overboard. For some their children will only receive a small selection of gifts, wheres others will receive much larger piles. It is important to remember that we all have our own views and not to judge other parents as it is our own personal choice. It is easier for parents with children to go overboard, but it is important to not forget that most people will go overboard for a loved one.
Easter egg hunts can be fun for all of the family, especially the youngsters. You can usually take some really cute pictures too, especially if they’re dressed up for the occasion. Dressing your son or daughter in a bunny costume or a little chick outfit can be incredibly cute, and you can find these in many children’s fashion stores during Easter time, as well as supermarkets.
You don’t have to break the bank to buy a cute outfit for this one day either, and the memories you’ll make will last a lifetime. It’s one of those occasions where it makes sense to go the extra mile, so if you’re visiting an Easter egg hunt in a park soon, have your little ones dress up in Easter-themed outfits and snap away! You can then have some beautiful photos to frame at a later date. That is certainly what we will be doing in a few days time!
It’s almost that time of year again where we all flock to our local high streets or head online to buy everything we need for Christmas day. We’ll spend more money than we’d like but it’s a big celebration, so it’s worth it right? Well yes, you should get involved in Christmas and nowadays heading to the shops or buying online is what it’s all about. That said, there are a few tips to make sure you’re successful in your Christmas shopping:
- Do your research, and always check stock before it’s too late.
- Start writing your list now, the clock is ticking!
- Call it a day when you feel you’ve spent too much.
- Think about the people you’re buying for, and look at their interests.
- Ask yourself what you’d like, and put the same effort in for others.
- Stay happy and merry at all times, even when you’re queuing – we know it’s hard, but try.
How important is it to read to your new little bundle of joy? We say it is very important.
Buying story books for your baby is a great idea, as you can read to your little one every night. The more you read to your baby the quicker they begin to recognise your voice and a strong bond is formed. Although they may not understand the story as new born babies, the more you read to them the more they begin to develop and understand language, tone and even body language. As they start to grow older, they will be able to join in with reading the stories with you and eventually this will lead to them reading to you. Reading is a great skill to learn as early as possible as it will only improve their development.
Buying books which also include touch and feel components, such as fur or velvet, further improves their development as it gets them learning and interacting as curiosity starts to kick in.
We love baby showers. It’s a celebration that gives soon-to-be-parents and their child useful items to help them get ready for a new chapter in their lives. That said, while it’s great for the parents, it can be tricky for guests to come up with gift ideas but don’t worry we’re here to help.
A maternity feeding pillow is an excellent gift for a nursing mother who requires comfort and convenience when feeding her child. With a firm support, such a pad will help in lessening the strain on the back, neck and shoulders.
A compact and robust baby cradle will help the baby sleep with ease. Go for a cradle that comes with a soft cotton cushion to provide the much-needed support to the newborn.
Baby Bath Time Accessories
Gifting bath time accessories is a nice idea as these will be without a doubt be put to use when the baby is born. It’s easy t buy hampers that include soaps, shampoos, creams, oils and lotions.