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Easter Basket Ideas For Kids Without Candies

Easter is coming soon! I know a lot of you are excited to prepare those bright, colourful and extra cute Easter baskets for your kids. However, putting sugar-laded sweets and treats may be a thing of the past. It is high time to change things up a bit with a little creativity and flair.

Start with the basic things you need to prepare the Easter surprise:

a box, plastic container or basket to fill
shredded papers or crumpled paper or tissues for filling or extra stuffer
fillers — can be many things aside something sweet

Here are some ideas you can pick for inspiration to create your non-candy Easter baskets for the young ones. It will be nice to engage their imaginations with creative tools like art supplies or books, colouring books, puzzles, small toys and cards.

Basket with toys


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Basket with education stuff/books


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Basket with clothes and accessories


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Basket with baby products


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Natural Dog Treats To Prepare At Home


Preparing your dog treats at home is a good option to save money, provide healthier food and pick on fresh ingredients that are good for your precious fur baby.

Commercially made treats can be harmful too and there have been many instances where some of these products have been recalled due to harmful ingredients used. Home-cooked treats are more natural and organic in a way because you can control what kind of ingredients to use.

Before embarking on the preparing natural treats for your dog, please ensure that you are familiar with the many other ingredients that a dog cannot ingest. Here are few examples of food to avoid when preparing your dog’s natural treats:

Onions – can be poisonous to a dog affecting its blood and causing anaemia

Grapes/Raisins – can cause kidney failure

Chocolate – contains methylxanthines which is a toxin for dogs

Xylitol – found in sweeteners used for candies and gums, it can cause liver failure

Macadamia nuts – can cause muscle weakness and paralysis

Canned goods (human consumption) – due to high levels of salt (and sugar for some canned goods)

There are more but be careful with your food preparation.


Below are lists of resources where you can find recipes for your fur babies’ treats that you can make at home to ensure the highest level of quality and freshness your dogs deserve.



http://www.cesarsway.com/ – This is Cesar Milan’s site (the dog whisperer) and you can also find many tips on how to care, train your dogs

http://www.organic-pet-digest.com/homemade-dog-food-recipes.html – contains list of other sites that offer natural dog treat recipes



Have fun with the doggie treat preparation and couple that with lots of love and affection!


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