Sometimes it can be tough to be a parent. Especially during celebrations if you have a child with a milk allergy. So much of Easter fun revolves around treats; particularly chocolate. I have a child with a dairy allergy. He cannot eat anything that comes from animal milk such as cheese, butter, ice cream, and of course milk. So what’s a parent to do? Here are some non-dairy suggestions to keep in mind if you would like to throw a party or give a gift to a child with a milk allergy. Bonus points are given for these items as well because they will last much longer than chocolate!
Milk Allergy Easter Substitutes:
- Activity or colouring books
- Craft kit or supplies
- Seeds to plant in a flowerpot or garden
- Lego is always a hit with the kids in our home, and they range from single figurines to larger kits depending on your price range.
- Balls – bouncy, soccer, football, baseball, tennis, basketball…
- Jacks – bring back an ‘old’ game this year.
- Sidewalk chalk – it can be lots of fun, and there are many uses for it!
- Window markers (affiliate link) are lots of fun, and easy to wipe up.
- With the change of the seasons, a spring T-shirt is practical.
- Kids love photos. Give them a mini photo album to fill with their favourite memories.
- Origami kits (affiliate link) come in a loads of themes and are easy to transport.
- If your children are like mine and like to watch the same movies over and over again, a new DVD will be welcomed by kids and parents alike.
- Send your children into another world with a new book.
- Don’t forget about the old classics. Marbles have many uses.
- Let your little artist feel special with a new sketch pad.
- And to go with the sketch pad, a new set of watercolour pencils (affiliate link) would make a great match.
- Puzzles are fun, and great for both math and fine motor skills – bonus!
- If you do want to give some candy, jelly beans are almost egg-shaped, and come in great Easter colours.
- Gummy bears and marshmallows often come in a variety of shapes for Easter, and the ‘regular’ variety are just as tasty.
- And of course, you simply can’t go wrong with cash at any age!
What are your favourite things for the Easter bunny to deliver? Share your ideas below in the comments and gather some great resources together.