We’re just over a week away from Easter, which means it’s time to finish up those Easter baskets!
Each year I like to choose a theme for my kids’ baskets. This year I had initially planning on a swimming theme to prep the spring break vacation we had planned, but now that it looks like we’ll be spending at least the next month at home, I’ve decided to instead fill their baskets with activities and toys to keep them entertained at home.
Below are some favorites, including some that we already have and love and new ones I’m planning to add to the mix!
Hoppy Floppy needs help collecting the colorful eggs – fill your basket first to win! This color matching preschool game is for kids ages 3+ and teaches matching skills, hand-eye coordination, and strategic thinking.
Find the sticker, peel the sticker, place the sticker, and watch the painting come to life! A fun activity for kids 5+.
OK, so not technically an activity but I just adore this sweet little bunny friend in her pink striped tee and faux-fur jacket. Fun to play around the house or snuggle up at bedtime, and priced just right!
These building bricks are tons of fun! The bricks connect to each other in any direction, allowing kids to create colorful flat mosaics or 3D sculptures.
This 3″ x 3″ box is the perfect size to tuck in an Easter basket (or a purse to entertain your little one on-the-go)!
The best puzzles for toddlers! They have cardboard pieces, just like classic puzzles, but the pieces are larger and sturdier. Plus they come in a zip pouch so they’re easy to store.
These scented gel crayons glide across your page to create smooth, bold lines. They have a twistable end and come in five scents!
The newest release in the Good Egg series. In The Great Eggscape!, Good Egg and his friends escape the carton and spend a morning in the grocery store.
An adorable family of nesting eggs! Your baby can play in multiple ways – match them, nest them, and squeak them! The egg shell also doubles as a pouring cup for bathtime play.
This magnetic tin opens up to a space scene with an astronaut and her dress-up accessories. There’s also an artist, music maker, and an animal lover.
The sweetest set of 12 soft baby blocks. Babies can chew them, stack them, touch them, and squeeze them.
Nothing makes bathtime more fun to a toddler than colored bath water! These fragrance-free water-coloring tablets will be a big hit.
These indestructible baby books are made from an ultra-durable paperlike material that’s chew-proof, rip-proof, and drool-proof.
I promise your kid will want to go outside when you turn on this adorable bubble machine for them! It produces more than 2000 bubbles per minute. (Don’t forget the batteries or you might have a sad kid on Easter morning!)
My kids are obsessed with water beads! Soak them in water and they get to about the size of marbles. They’re squishy and slippery and tons of fun.
Everything you need to create Easter eggs. Includes 6 wooden eggs, paint, and all the supplies you need.
The EZPZ Mini Play Mat is perfect for crafting and painting at home! Use each of the little compartments to separate paint or beads.
Memory match is a fun game for kids of all ages, and adults too! This one is the perfect size for the Easter basket, and features 12 matching sets.
A family favorite! It comes with 60 designs that kids re-create using a variety of wooden pieces. The patterns start out pretty basic, so my (older) toddler and preschooler both love this one.
Not sure how we just got our first set of these, but they are FUN! They are small robotic bugs that creep and crawl using vibration.
These colorful crayons glide on paper as smooth as silk and leave bold color behind. Even better, they’re washable and can even be used in the bath.
These building pipes from Boon can be used individually or to create a chain to pour water through. They suction to the bath wall and can be used in many configurations.
And last but not least, these are our favorite coloring books! They come in tons of themes and have simple bold illustrations to color. Not only do my toddlers love them, but my first grader still likes them too!