What to put in the Easter Basket? It’s a question parents ponder every year. And sometimes it can be a struggle to find things, especially when you don’t want to put a ton of candy in it. Or if your child is not fond of chocolate. It can make creating an Easter Basket that will thrill your little one a challenge to create. So this year, I’m putting together an Easter Basket that not only has a few treats but also has some great sensory gift ideas! Keep reading to find out what Peyton will be waking up to on Easter morning. Too bad the Easter Bunny is going to get all the credit!
I am going to put some candy in there. I mean, I can’t not have a chocolate bunny! But I’m not going to put a lot of candy in there because then Peyton just fills up on candy for days on end and doesn’t eat any real food. So here’s my solution.
Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty
Peyton loves this stuff! Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty comes in a wide variety of colors and various sensory effects. Some are hypercolor, which means they will change color as your child plays with them. Some have sparkles some are magnetic and more. There are dozens of choices. I picked up two I knew Peyton would love. I picked up Twilight, a hypercolor heat sensitive putty, and Super Scarab, a putty that has color shifting qualities.
Whiffer Sniffers are a huge hit with the kids. Peyton got her first one when we went to Kentucky this past fall. She ended up with a mint chocolate chip ice cream cone to help remember her time at the creamery in Bowling Green. Season 6 of Whiffer Sniffers is just being released and they even have a special one for Easter! These little characters smell just like you think they would. And they are soft! Plus, kids can clip them on to their backpacks to accessorize and express themselves.
Peyton loves Blendy Pens! There are various kits and sizes to buy making them the perfect basket filler. What makes these pens unique is the ability to blend two colors together by using the blending chamber. And the best part is the combination is only temporary so you don’t have to worry about changing your marker forever!
When I gave Peyton the large kit for Christmas she sat and colored with them for hours. She had so much fun creating different color combinations.
Want to give your kids something to do that’s fun
and stimulating? Smart Games has several different games to chose from that fit in baskets of all shapes and sizes. Each game is designed to stimulate the mind and engage the player’s problem-solving skills, planning and logic. They have games that can be played alone or with a whole family and games for every skill and age.
Looking for a fidget? Tangle is a great fidget toy! What’s really neat about these is that you can combine sets and create new color combinations and sizes. The possibilities are endless. Tangles are brain toys geared towards helping you stay focused by twisting turning and fidgeting with them.
Ty Beanie Boos Easter Themed
Who doesn’t love a plushie at Easter? I just love collecting the Ty Beanie Boos for the holidays. This year the bunny and lamb are super cute! Peyton loves getting 1 big one and 1 small one so she has a Momma and a baby. This year I’m spoiling her with 2 sets! She’s getting the lamb and bunny!
If you’re making a basket for a little girl throw in a few headbands, bracelets or necklaces. Peyton loves to dress up for school and accessorize each of her outfits with a headband. And those kitty ear headbands are all the rage right now. So I picked up a few of those headbands, a little bunny necklace, and a few bracelets while I was out and about this past month.
I have not found a kid that doesn’t love a squishy. And there are so many to choose from! Not only do they help your little one focus during class by keeping their hands busy but it has also helped Peyton sit still, well somewhat still. She stays in her chair and is less likely to get up and wander the room or swing her legs nonstop while sitting in her chair. I just love squishes and keep them with us all the time. They are also great in noisy restaurants or at events, it helps Peyton tune out what’s going on around her by focusing on what’s in her hands.
There have been so many great movies out over the last year. How about picking out a few and adding them in your Easter Basket? This will give the kids something to do while you are busy making Easter dinner. I know for us, Easter Sunday is supposed to be cold and wet, not type of weather you can send the kids outside to play in while you are cooking. So a movie is going to come in pretty handy! It’ll give the kids something to do that does not make a mess or dismantle the house!
And then finish your basket off with a few bits of candy and you’re done!
The following items were provided by PR Firms for inclusion in the above article – Whiffer Sniffers, Blendy Pens, Smart Games and the movie titles Zootopia, Moana and The Star.