Watch: Peep on a Perch is the New Easter Tradition Your Kids Will Love
Move over, Elf on the Shelf.
Ever since mother and daughter duo, Carol Aebersold and Chanda Bell, released their illustrated children’s book and adorable scout elf in 2004, The Elf on the Shelf has become a Christmas tradition for families across the South. Once, the magical elf is adopted by a family and given its name, the scout elf is filled with Christmas magic that lets it fly to the North Pole each night to tell Santa about the day and report on who’s naughty and who’s nice. In the morning, the elf returns to its home, finding a new spot to keep an eye on the family. It’s a fun way to imbue a little extra Christmas magic into the season.
Now, Easter wants in on the fun. Peep on the Perch is a new addition to the Peeps family and to the Easter celebration. Like the Christmas version, Peep on the Perch comes with an adorably illustrated storybook, which tells the story of how Peep helps the Easter bunny decorate eggs and fill baskets each year. The book is not only a sweet Easter read, but will hopefully inspire children to mind their manners, do their chores, and be on their best behavior leading up to Easter. To encourage them to be well-behaved, the set also comes with a plush version of the popular marshmallow chick to watch over them before Easter Sunday.
As Delish reports, parents will appreciate the fact that unlike the Elf on the Shelf, who can never be touched by curious children, the Peep is meant to be played with, minus the fear that the Easter Bunny won’t visit.
If you do add Peep on a Perch to your Easter traditions, don’t forget that other Easter tradition—filling baskets with marshmallow varieties of the little yellow chicks and bunnies.