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Food For Thought – Easter Habits: Makeover Edition

Dare to be different this Easter! I’m not saying “say no” to chocolate entirely, but maybe rethink how much. Makeover this Easter by gifting gifts that aren’t in the form of chocolate. “Like what?” you ask? Be creative! Give the gift of family time with a trip to a local museum, farm or indoor park. Here are some local family fun attractions to consider:

  • Clovermead Adventure Farm
  • The Factory
  • Storybook Gardens
  • London Children’s Museum
  • The Kinsmen Fanshawe Sugar Bush Maple Festival
  • Fanshawe Pioneer Village
  • Adventures on Wonderland
  • Play Away Indoor Park
  • Junction Climbing Centre
  • Museum London

If that sounds like a bit too much work, I have some other practical ideas for things to do with your kids over the Easter break. If you are off work and home with the kids over the holidays, it’s a great time to take advantage of the warmer and longer days. Try to get out as a family and do something active.

  • Have an outdoor Easter egg hunt! The reality is that kids will eat chocolate on Easter Sunday, but at least this way they will have to run around and find it!
  • Hit the trails! My favorite thing to do this time of year is to head to the walking trails in the bush near our house. The best part is feeding the birds along the way.
  • Go swimming! Check out the scheduled family swim times at your local indoor pool and dive in with the family.
  • Dig out your bike! It’s never too early to hop on your bike with the kids. Get out and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.

And finally…chocolate. I would never tell you to say “no” entirely to chocolate. I encourage you to enjoy the goodies of the season, but in moderation. Keep the treats small and make them last.

Happy Easter to you and yours!


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