In past years, I’ve always waited until the very last minute to try to scrounge up Easter goodies for the kids. Last year I didn’t even do Easter baskets because I didn’t get my act together in time. Instead, we hid plastic eggs around the house, filled with candy leftover from the last special occasion. Total mom fail! This year I vowed to plan ahead. With Easter now three and a half weeks away, I’ve purchased most of what I plan to put in the kids’ Easter baskets so that I’m not running around at the last minute again. I figured I’d share what I picked up in case anyone else is currently on the hunt for Easter basket stuffers.
Easter Hidden Pictures Puzzles: My kids really enjoy the Highlights Hidden Pictures books and this is the first time I’ve seen a marker version where you highlight the hidden images that you find. I think they’ll love it! For older kids who know how to read, they also have a Easter Tales Silly Sticker Stories book that’s like a combo of MadLibs and Hidden pictures.
Playfoam Pals: My kids LOVE slime, kinetic sand, and Play-Doh but I’ve never tried play foam with them. This looks less messy than slime or sand and I like that it comes with a little animal figurine.
Dig It! Dinos – Assorted Dinosaur Egg Excavation Kit: A friend gave a set of these eggs to Jackson for his birthday a couple of years ago and he had such a blast chiseling the eggs to find the hidden dinos inside. This is the kind of toy that will entertain kids for a long time!
Easter Candy: PEEPS Yellow Marshmallow Chicks, Jelly Belly Kids Mix Jelly Beans, and M&M’s Easter Minis Milk Chocolate Candy: I try not to go crazy with candy but wanted to include a few classics for Easter.
Are you doing Easter baskets this year? If so, let me know what you plan to include!
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