Easter is around the corner and it’s time to start filling those Easter basket with lots of goodies! Choose wisely by selecting small, practical gifts which are both fun and educational! Your children will love these unique and affordable games, puzzles, books, dvds and toys! Best of all, these Easter basket treats won’t cause cavities, and are guaranteed to be enjoyed long after all the jelly beans and marshmallow peeps have been eaten!!
1. EDUCATIONAL TOYS, GAMES & PUZZLES
Make the most of your Easter basket fillers by selecting items which encourage active participation & creative thinking. These Easter basket fillers not only delight children, but develop important learning skills in the process. These types of gifts practice concentration, memory skills, strategy development and sportsmanship while having a good time! Choose from the following recommended brain teasers, puzzles, arts & crafts, coordination toys, memory and novelty games.
CLASSICS: Here are some of the favorites you enjoyed as a child. These timeless classics are reasonably priced and tend to keep kids’ interest over time. Suggestions include:
OUTDOOR TOYS: Now that Spring has sprung, don’t forget to include outdoor toys in your Easter basket. Outdoor toys help to develop coordination, gross motor skills, encourage physical exercise and cooperative play, Below are some classic outdoor Easter basket goodies.
SMALL GAMES/ TRAVEL SIZE GAMES: Travel or mini size games are a fun and practical gift idea that keeps kids entertained on long car rides, while waiting for appointments or just about anytime. Suggestions include:
Bananagrams (**Award Winning Game**)
ARTS & CRAFTS: Children can always use some new art supplies such as markers, crayons, paints, modeling clay, crafts and more. Art supplies are great for rainy days, playdates or for school projects. Suggestions include:
ACTIVITY BOOKS: Here’s some fun that kids can enjoy even after the holidays are over. Suggestions include coloring books, dot-to-dot books, word searches, crosswords and lots of stickers and sticker albums.
For additional suggestions, please see Toys That Teach, the Little Ones complete guide to recommended educational toys and games.
2. EASTER BOOKS, FAVORITE CHILDREN’S BOOKS & RELIGIOUS BOOKS
Children’s books are a smart choice for Easter baskets. Whether they are Easter books or popular children’s titles, these basket fillers can be enjoyed over and over again. Easter books, as well as award winning children’s books, will not only promote your child’s reading skills, but are sure to add joy and meaning to their Easter holiday.
3. EASTER, EDUCATIONAL & RELIGIOUS DVDs
If you are looking for something extra special for your child’s Easter basket, look no further. DVDs are a popular Easter basket choice. Children absolutely love these entertaining and educational DVDs. Whether they are holiday DVDs, educational DVDs or the extremely popular Veggie Tales DVDs, these basket fillers are a treat for their minds and hearts.
See the Little Ones Easter Special Feature for Easter Books & DVDs, along with Recommended Veggie Tales DVDs, Recommended Religious Dvds and Little Ones Children’s Educational Dvds & Cds for complete listings.
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