- Sidewalk Chalk – Easter baskets are a great opportunity to replenish your supplies for outdoor play. Things like sidewalk chalk, bubbles, and bouncing balls are fun for all ages. As a completely grown woman, I still appreciate the colorful selection of chalk in this 48 pack. Just looking at it makes me want to draw all over our driveway. Maybe without the kids.
- Jump Rope – Our (almost) three year old is getting his first jump rope this Easter because he loves to play with the one our neighbor has. We chose one made of cloth with wood handles because of the price point (and the fact that he mainly just likes to hold one of the handles and wiggle the rope). Maybe this year he’ll be ready to start jumping. Bring on the warm weather!
- Hide ‘Em and Hatch ‘Em Super Grow Eggs – In all honesty, we haven’t tried these yet, so I can’t say whether they’re worth the money (other than the Amazon reviews, which are mixed). I just thought they looked like fun for our son, so we’re going to give them a try.
- Play-Doh Eggs – Who doesn’t love new Play-Doh? And when it’s stored in a brightly colored egg? Perfect!
- Trader Joe’s Gourmet Jelly Beans – We are one of those dreaded families who limit sugar and artificial colors for our kiddos. Holidays and special occasions are the only times our kids are allowed candy, and we like to stick to naturally colored and flavored products when we can. (And these jelly beans are super yummy.)
Art Supplies – Kids love doing art projects on rainy days. Maybe you need some googly eyes , pom poms , or a new set of finger paints. Melissa & Doug make some great products to encourage creativity, like their easel accessory set that includes 4 bottles of poster paint, 4 paint cups, 4 brushes, a paper roll, chalk, an eraser, and a dry-erase marker.
Bicycle Helmet – We recently learned about the ‘Easter Basket Bike Helmet‘ program available from our local hospital. They sell helmets filled with candy and a stuffed toy for $20. I thought it was such a great idea that we plan to get one for the kids each year. Even if you don’t have a program like this in your community, a bicycle helmet is a definitely a sensible choice for your child’s Easter basket.
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