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In our house, the Easter Bunny is a really cool Dude!  He doesn't just bring jelly beans and chocolate bunnies but also some great fun & educational items that the kids just LOVE! 

Really - they spend more time with these items than they do asking me if they can eat just one more jelly bean.

 

Great Easter Basket Stuffers 

I'll let you in on a little secret - kids love almost anything that comes tucked into a fun-filled basket! 

So why not take the opportunity to include a few items that won't be played with once and tossed aside.  There are so many ideas for items that will encourage creative thinking, fun ways to practice math/reading/writing and great activities for fine motor and large motor skill developement!  We've included affilaite links for many of the items for your convenience.

 

Art & Creativity:

Spring is a great time to replenish the art cabinet!  And kids can learn so much by having fun art supplies on hand - coloring and using playdough enhances fine motor skills, paper crafts and art kits encourage creative thinking and having a variety of items increases the liklihood that your child will experiment with different art mediums.

 
Paint a design on this fun pinwheel -

Alex Paint Pinwheel Flower

 

Add in a seasonal coloring book with some of these cool crayons -

Crayon Rocks Eight Colors Spring Bag

 

Let the kids try their hand at origami -

Creativity for Kids Awesome Origami

 

Go retro and enjoy making shrinky dinks with the kids -

Alex Toys Shrinky Dinks Kit, Jewelry

 

More Crafty Items:

  • Markers
  • A new box of Crayola 64 Ct Crayons
  • Colored pencils
  • Playdough
  • String art
  • Stencils
  • Paper dolls
  • Ceramic eggs that can be painted

 

Science & Nature Fun:

Keep those kids thinking and experimenting by providing some fun ways to explore science.  Outdoor toys such as kites and planes let kids experiement with the laws of physics and learn more about the weather.  Mini science kits allow kids to test theories and learn science principles.

Explore electric circuits with the fun mini-set -

Snap Circuits Flying Saucer

 

Head out to test the wind strength -

Kite - Large Easy Flyer - Panda Bear (46" X 90") with 300 Ft 30lb Test Kite String and Winder

 

Explore gravity and the science of light with this fun Slinky -

3" Glow In Dark Coil Spring

Encourage them to explore the back yard -

Adventure Kids Bug Catcher Box Set


Toss in a few packets of flowers seeds with this fun gardening kit -

Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Tootle Turtle Tote Set

 

Additional Science Items:

 

Reading Ideas:

Of course, any holiday or occasion is a great time to give a book as a gift!  And the Easter Bunny loves to encourage kids to read too.  There are so many fun holiday-themed books and seasonal items that will fit nicely into those baskets.


Small books

Where Are Baby's Easter Eggs?: A Lift-the-Flap Book

 

 

Duck & Goose, Here Comes the Easter Bunny!

 

Happy Easter, Mouse! (If You Give...)

 

Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure


Mad Libs

Yep, they have Mad Libs for Easter!  Easter Eggstravaganza Mad Libs

 

Quiz Cards - kids really love these!  And they come in a sets for all ages.

Brain Quest: Preschool (Ages 4-5)

Brain Quest Grade 1

Brain Quest Grade 2

Brain Quest Grade 3

Brain Quest Grade 4

Brain Quest Grade 6

 

More Book Ideas:

  • Puzzle books
  • Joke books
  • Activity books

 

Fun Ways to Improve Life Skills:

Why not give the kids a fun self-care item that you wouldn't normally buy them -- my kids often see these types of things while we're shopping.  A toothbrush with a favorite TV character is much more fun to use than a plain one, right?!  Here are a few ideas:


Match these with the blue bubblegum flavored toothpaste and the kids will WANT to brush off those jellybeans!

Strawberry Shortcake Suction Cup Toothbrush - 4/Pack


How about this adorable Bunny comb/brush set -

Skip Hop Hare Brush and Comb Set

 

Give the kids some extra shoe-tying practice -

Alex Toys Little Hands, One, Two, Tie My Shoe!


Try some Fun bath soaps or bath toys -

Toysmith Bath Time Crayon Tub Toy

 

Additional Items for Life Skills:

  • Kids Apron/measuring cups with cookie mix
  • Fun Stationary (for thank you notes)
  • Fork, spoon, knife set
  • Educational Placemats

 

Outdoor Play:

Include something that will encourage the kids to get outside and play.  I'm talking about a non-battery, no plug needed type of toy!  Many of these items encourage large motor skills, balance and coordination.  In addition, a new toy and some fresh air does wonders for creative thinking :)

Try some cool sidewalk chalk - we have this and it really does look 3D!

Crayola 3-D Chalk

 

Practice those jump rope skills -

Disney Minnie Mouse Bow-tique Deluxe Jump Rope with Shaped Handles

 

Do you remember Klip-Klops?  Now they're called -

Monster Feet and they are still so cool!  Kids can be taller AND clop around the yard :)

 

More Outdoor Fun:

 

Learn about the World:

Remember, the Easter Bunny visits kids all around the world - so he might just leave a cool item that teaches the kids about another country or a fun toy that's popular with kids of a different culture.

Kids will enjoy these fun Easter nesting dolls -

 

5 pcs/ 5" Bunny Easter Nesting Dolls - great for stacking, measurement and fine motor skills!

 

Learn a fun game from another country -

Mancala For Kids

 

Egg-shaped maracas would be a big hit -

 

NINO Plastic Egg Shaker 4 Pieces Set

 

Enjoy a fun game about the Wonders of the World -

 

Prof. Noggin's Wonders of the World

 

Older kids will appreciate the pun of this 'Easter' Island building set -

Ohio Art Nano Blocks Easter Island

 

What fun items will the Bunny leave in your baskets?

 

You might also like:

Vintage Easter Books for Kids                  Fun Ways to Use Plastic Eggs

easter-books      egg-jar

 

 

 

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Reshama Thursday, 07 March 2013 · Edit Reply

We love Origami! We have tried several of the ideas that come along in the book. Will look up something for Easter. Thanks for sharing!
-Reshama
http://www.stackingbooks.com

Guest

Those Monster Feet look too cool! Ha! Great list... the Easter Bunny here brings "educational" stuff, too!! ; )

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Jacquie is the founder & owner of Edventures with Kids, a site that shares unique kid’s activities, fun ways to learn and inspriation for family travel.  She is an educator, nature lover and mom to 2 great kids.  Jacquie enjoys exploring new places with her family and loves encouraging kids to be creative & curious!  Visit our About Us section for more information about Jacquie & Edventures with Kids!


 

 

 

 

 

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