Hippity hop, hippity hop, Spring is on it’s way (though you may have to inform Mother Nature)! With the budding of the trees and blooming of the daffodils, the approach of Easter is soon to follow. For many reasons, Easter is quite possibly my favorite holiday of the year. As a Christian, this holiday holds much significance to me. As a parent of three littles, it brings much joy to our home. Earlier this week I shared 75+ Faith based Easter Gifts for Kids with you. The following Easter gift ideas are sure to bring much joy to your kids, too!
The Ultimate Easter Gift Guide for Kids
Plastic Easter eggs are great for holding small gifts and treats, and my list of over 100 Non Candy Easter Egg Fillers is a great place to start for those. If you want to forgo stuffing little plastic eggs, these egg-cellent egg alternatives are also sure to make your kiddos jump for joy!
Resurrection EggsHABA Dancing EggsTomy Hide & Squeak EggsEgg Shape SorterMelissa & Doug Slice & Sort Wooden EggsDecentGadget 6 Wooden Play Eggs in CartonKidoozie Peek N Peep EggsHABA Shakin Eggs with Acoustic ElementsFun Stacking and Nesting Easter EggsChicken ‘n Egg StackersDozen Wind Up Hopping Assorted Easter EggsHatch Em Lil’ Sprouts Hatching Easter EggsDIY Toy Hen with EggsEgg and Spoon Race Game – 6 Eggs 2Educational Insights Eggspert
Kids in the Kitchen
When you make recipes with your kids, your making memories that will last a lifetime. Kids love exploring flavors and the fun in the kitchen is priceless.
Curious Chef 27-Piece Foundation SetCurious Chef 22-Piece Sundae Sleep Over KitCurious Chef 17-Piece Measure & Prep KitCurious Chef 16-Piece Cupcake and Decorating KitCurious Chef 15-Piece Dessert SetCurious Chef 5 Piece Pie Making Kit, Child, Green/WhiteCurious Chef 8-Piece Fruit and Vegetable SetCurious Chef 6-Piece Cookie KitCurious Chef 5-Piece Pizza Kit
Coloring and painting are creativity starters. Whether you give them a coloring book with crayons and pencils, or blank art paper and let them design their own, kids will delight in creating things real and imagined.
Crayola Portable Art Tools KitCrayola 64 Ct CrayonsCrayola 50 Ct Colored PencilsCrayola Washable Kid’s PaintCrayola 16 Ct Washable WatercolorsCrayola Color Wonder Mess Free Fingerpaint and PaperCrayola Fingerpaint KitLarge Drawing Stencils Art SetArtist Smock – One Size Fits AllCrayola SketchbookCrayola Easel PadCrayola Giant Floor Pad
Arts and Craft Kits
Want to explore more arts and crafts with your kids but not sure where to start? Arts and crafts kits are the way to go. Not only do they come with everything you need, the instructions are generally easy to follow. These are sure winners with kiddos.
Creativity for Kids Fashion HeadbandsCreativity for Kids Butterfly NecklacesCreativity for Kids OrigamiCreativity for Kids Glitter Nail ArtCreativity For Kids Fabulous Flowers Hair AccessoriesCreativity for Kids Flower CrownsCreativity for Kids Day at The Spa Deluxe Gift SetCreativity for Kids Rubber Band Snap WrapsCreativity For Kids – Create Your Own Books – Write / Illustrate / ReadCreativity for Kids Pop-Art Necklaces And MoreCreativity for Kids Sew a Cute Sock KittyCreativity for Kids Duct Tape Water BottleCreativity for Kids Color Changing LightCreativity For Kids Bungee JewelryCreativity for Kids My First Fun Felt ShapesCreativity for Kids Make Your Own Lip Balm Kit Makes 5 Lip Balms Includes Customizable Containers and Handy Carrying Case Ages 7 and UpCreativity for Kids Butterfly Wind ChimeCreativity for Kids Ultimate Fashion Designer
Bathtub toys are an excellent option for stuffing into Easter baskets. Add some fun bathtub crayons or bathtub paint, too! What kid doesn’t love to play in the tub?
Munchkin Letters and Numbers Bath Toys, 36 CountNuby Octopus Hoopla Bathtime Fun Toys, PurpleFunsLane Stacking Cups Bath Time Stacking Cups Splash Bath Tub Toys for Baby Set of 6Green Toys Ferry Boat with Mini Cars Bathtub Toy, Blue/WhiteMunchkin Bath Toy, School of FishHook and Reel Fishing Toy Playset for Kids – Bathtub Bath Fun with Fish Duck & Rod PoleMunchkin Wind Up Swimming Penguin Bath Toy, PinkNuby 10-Pack Little Squirts Fun Bath Toys, Assorted CharactersALEX Toys Rub a Dub Hoops for the TubMunchkin Baby Bath Ball, Colors May VaryCrayola Bathtub Crayons with Crayola Color Bath Drops 60 tabletsALEX Toys Rub a Dub Paint in the Tub Finger Painting Kit
Some toys just never go out of style. These classic toys brought a smile to MY face as a kid, and are sure to make the kids in your life smile.
Etch A Sketch – ClassicOriginal Slinky Brand SlinkyHandheld Water Game – Rings (Colors May Vary)ViewMaster Boxed SetSchylling Classic Tin KaleidoscopeBrooklyn Peddler 4-Tone Pinewood Train WhistleGenuine Celebrity Brand Deluxe Large Punch Balloons – Punch Balls – Inflatable to 16Duncan BUTTERFLY YO-YO (colors may vary)Classic Yellow Rubber Ducky by SchyllingPlayskool Mr. Potato HeadMelissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden ABC/123 Blocks Set With Storage Pouch (50 pcs; colors may vary)Weebles Friends On-the-Go Set Wendy & WinstonMenchies Little Kids Figures Playset – Little Kids Community Play Figures – Little Figures for Preschool or Toddlers – Includes Fireman and Policeman Figures -Great Gift for ToddlersJetfire Twin PackMelissa & Doug Rainbow Stacker Wooden Ring Educational ToyTINKERTOY – 100 Piece Essentials Value Set – Ages 3+ Preschool Education ToyLINCOLN LOGS – 100th Anniversary Tin – 111 All-Wood Pieces – Ages 3+ Construction Education ToySimon Electronic Memory Game
Give them the gift of music. Kids love making noise, and giving them musical instruments encourages them to explore the world of sound.
Wooden XylophoneWooden Drum Music SetWooden Musical Instrument SetWooden TamborineHape Rainbow Pan FluteHape Kid’s Wooden Toy Ukulele in BlueHape Mighty Mini Band Wooden Percussion InstrumentTera 5Pcs of Multi Colors Wood Shaker Eggs Maracas Percussion Rhythm Music Instrument Enlighten Toy for Baby Children KidsRhythm SticksWooden Bells StickWooden FluteWooden Harmonica
Indoor games are great for rainy days. I love to add a few indoor games to our collection each Easter.
ThinkFun Fidgitz Twisty Brainteaser, Blue/WhiteLunar LandingLewo Wooden Board Games Tumbling Tower Building Blocks for Kids – 48 piecesUno Card GameReinhards Staupe’s BLINK Card Game The World’s Fastest GameSpot ItRory’s Story CubesMetal Jacks and Rubber Ball SetToysmith Marbles in a Tin BoxNeon Pick Up SticksI SPY Memory GameCardinal Double 12 Color Dot Dominoes in Collectors Tin (Styles May Vary)Playme Pluck CarrotLucky Ducks — The Memory and Matching Game that MovesJumping Jack – Pull Out a Carrot and Watch Jack Jump Game
Role Play Costumes
Kids love to play dress up, and these role play costumes allow them to become their hero of choice. Whether a scientist, a police officer, or a mail carrier– kids will love these dress up costumes.
Melissa & Doug Police Officer CostumeMelissa & Doug Fire Chief CostumeMelissa & Doug Astronaut CostumeMelissa & Doug Magician CostumeMelissa & Doug Doctor CostumeMelissa & Doug Construction Worker CostumeMelissa & Doug Chef CostumeMelissa & Doug Knight Role Play Costume SetMelissa & Doug Pirate CostumeMelissa & Doug Veterinarian CostumeMelissa & Doug Ballerina CostumeMelissa & Doug Cowgirl CostumeMelissa & Doug Cowboy CostumeMelissa & Doug Scientist CostumeMelissa & Doug Train Engineer CostumeClassroom Career Outfit- Mail CarrierClassroom Career Outfit- Nature ExplorerClassroom Career Outfit – Recycle WorkerClassroom Career Outfit- Road WorkerSPESS Cartoon Hero CapesSPESS Super Hero Capes for Girls
Finger puppets are an inexpensive and fun way for children to explore their creativity. From role play to story telling, these finger puppets are sure to provide hours of fun filled play.
Manhattan Toy Storyime A Day at the Castle Finger Puppet SetThe Frog and the Prince Finger Puppet Boxed Set By Manhattan ToyManhattan Toy Storytime Three Little Pigs Finger Puppet SetManhattan Toy Storytime Finger Puppets A Jungle Story PlushManhattan Toy Storytime Finger Puppets Musketeer Mates PlushManhattan Toy A Day on Mars Boxed Set by Manhattan ToyManhattan Toy Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Finger Puppet Boxed SetManhattan Toy Dr. Seuss What Pet Should I Get Finger Puppet SetManhattan Toy Dr. Seuss The Lorax Finger Puppet Set
Fun umbrellas, raincoats, and rainboots are perfect for Springtime, which make them perfectly suited for Easter.
Kidorable Little Boys’ Frog Umbrella, Green, One SizeKidorable Little Boys’ Frog Raincoat, Green, 6-6XKidorable Frog Rain Boot (Toddler/Little Kid), Green, 13 M US Little KidKidorable Girls’ Ladybug Umbrella, Red, AdultKidorable Little Girls’ Ladybug PU Raincoat, Red, 4/5Kidorable Ladybug Rain Boot (Toddler/Little Kid), Red, 7 M US Toddler
I don’t think you can ever really outgrow bubbles. Kids of all ages love to watch bubbles float in the air, chase them in effort to catch them, and make the biggest bubble ever. We’ve tried just about every brand of bubble solution there is on the market, and I keep coming back to Gazillion Bubbles, It is simply the best.
Gazillion 2 Liters Bubble SolutionGazillion Solution Novelty, 8 oz, 4 PackGazillion Bubble Hurricane MachineGazillion Incredibubble Wand GIANT Bubbles Wand with GIANT Bubble SolutionGazillion Bubbles Bubble BlasterGazillion Triple Bubble BlasterGazillion Bump N Go Bubble Car ToyGazapper: Handheld Gazillion Bubble BlowerGazillion Monsoon Toy, Blue/GreenGazillion Bubbles Whirlwind Bubble Party MachineGazillion Groovin’ Bubble Flower ToySUPER FUN BUBBLE WAND ASSORTMENT (1 DOZEN) – BULK
Sidewalk art is fun and engaging outdoor play. Sidewalk chalk, sidewalk paint, and sidewalk stencils are sure to keep kids of all ages busy for hours.
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Easter is the perfect time to gift your child gardening supplies. Spark a love of nature with these plant kits and gardening tools.
Miracle Gro Kids My Very Own Flower Garden KitKids Veggie Garden Starter KitBackyard Safari Company Sunny-Side Up Gardens, Little Pizza GardenMelissa & Doug Sunny Patch Giddy Buggy Toy Gardening Tote Set With ToolsMelissa & Doug Sunny Patch Pretty Petals Gardening Tote Set With ToolsMelissa & Doug Sunny Patch Pretty Petals Flower Watering Can – Pretend Play ToyUp in the Garden and Down in the DirtToysmith Big Kids Garden Tool SetRadio Flyer Kid’s Wheelbarrow
Kids love bugs. What better way to encourage a love for the tiny living things that inhabit our planet than to give them a bug growing kit or the tools to catch their own?
Bugs A to ZBackyard Safari Butterfly HabitatAnt Farm Viewing Habitat – Escape Proof Ant Hill Kit Includes Sand And Activity BookOriginal Ladybug Land with VoucherWild Science Worm FarmPraying Mantis Gift Set with Egg CaseBackyard Exploration Critter CaseBackyard Safari Mini LanternBackyard Safari Magnifying GlassBackyard Safari Critter ShackBackyard Safari Scoop NetBackyard Safari Field Microscope
Outdoor Games and Toys
I love outdoor games for several reasons. One- they get the kids off the couch and off the screens. Two- they encourage the kids to be active, which means Three- it wears them out. Score one for Mom!
3 Legged Three Leg Race Band – 6 Per Order – Carnival Field Day Backyard Relay Game6 EASTER BUNNY Hop Potato SACKS/Party GAME/SACK Race/RACING/Bunnies/ActivityGogoforward Children Hula HoopGreen Toys Jump Rope, GreenGreen Toys EcoSaucer Flying DiscGreen Toys Pink Sand Box BundleGreen Toys Sand Box BundleWolVol 18 inch Brightly Colorful Quoits Ring Toss Game Set for KidsMelissa & Doug Sunny Patch Verdie Chameleon Double-Sided Bean Bag Toss Game With 8 Bean BagsHook and Latches Toss and Catch sport game for 2 players with 2 balls in a Mash bagALEX Toys Active Play Monster ClompersMy first High Bounce Foam Pogo HopperHedstrom Green Hopper Ball – 15 InchIn the Breeze Rainbow 27 Inch Diamond Kite – Single Line – Ripstop Fabric – Includes Kite Line and Bag – Great Beginner KiteKidcia 4 Pcs Boomerang Toy Set for Kids-Fun Flying Toys for Lawn and Yard GameBoochie, A Whole New Ball GameThe Original GeoSpace Pop ‘N Catch Game – Launch and Catch Anywhere! (2 Launchers, 2 Balls)Giant Backyard Dominoes
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