10 Ways To Treat Your Kids For Easter
I love celebrating Easter. I get so excited about it that I want to buy things for my kids and give them too much, like the whole week before Easter. But I don’t. I get everything, put it all together in some awesome baskets plus do baskets for my nieces and nephew. Since the age of all of them range from age 4 to 17 I have to get a mix of toys, treats and other fun things. I try to make their baskets a nice mix of fun stuff, toys and candy. Two of the five kids have braces. So can’t have certain candies. One gets migraines and doesn’t eat chocolate. So each basket will be unique and catered to all of them.
My son has chickens (and rabbits, turtles and soon goats) in his horticulture class at school and the chickens are so cute! They let the kids pick them up and hold them. I do not want real (live) chickens at home but I adore these chickens by The Manhattan Toy Company. They have other stuffed animals, finger puppets plus toys and activities for newborn to age 5+. I thought these (stuffed animal) chickens were perfect for my kids, so they each have their own chicken without the mess of a live pet.
Besides decorating eggs there are some there fun Easter activities everyone can do. We decorated some Wonderful Halos. They were easy to decorate, fun, a healthy treat and great idea for classrooms, play dates and more. You can check out other Easter decorating posts on their blog.
Check out these awesome Tastykake treats with special Easter boxes and colors like pink and green Snowballs and Hippity Hops with coconut as well as Tasty Tweets with pastel Easter sprinkles on top. Great to put in kids’ lunches or Easter baskets.
Check out this amazing STRONG Self(ie) Burst box. Perfect for teens and they come in boxes for a few ages. Try it for one month or subscribe for longer. Great subscription box for girls. This box came with so many amazing things. A fidget pillow (where you can rub you hand back and forth to make the sequences change direction and look like a different color (I wrote in HOPE on mine). Some inspirational cards. Makeup. Stickers. Plus some hair scrunchies and an adorable ‘wish’ necklace.
Check out these super adorable bunny boxes from Hershey’s. Delicious milk chocolate in a nice variety. I love giving the kids different Easter basket items that are similar but their ‘own.’ Especially so they can’t claim ‘that is mine’ with the opposite one. These bunnies are filled with Kisses, miniature Reese’s peanut butter cups, Reese’s eggs and mini eggs that are milk chocolate with pretzel bits.
I love these super adorable Pillow Pets in limited edition Easter styles. They are plush stuffed animals one way and if you open them up they are pillows. Kids of all ages love these, even the older ones (not that they’ll admit it). Besides Easter gifts, they are great for sleepovers and camping.
Chocolates by Palmer. Peanut butter eggs, Big Bunny Bites, milk chocolate bunnies, I especially love the Selfie Bunny. I love that they come in different sizes. Perfect to be able to choose different ones, depending on the basket size or depending on the age of the child, how much chocolate you want them to have.
For someone that doesn’t like chocolates, or doesn’t want too much, check out these body and bath products by Mr Bubble and Luxe by Mr Bubble. Meltaways, foam soap, Green Tea body butter, Foaming Dry facial scrub (I might keep this one to myself), and these really cute Easter Magic Bath Crackles (first time I’ve ever seen these but they look like a lot of fun) plus Paint0Sicle Face Paint spay clay masks in pink and blue.
Crazy mix of candies, chocolate and more from InstaCandy. Sign up for 1, 3 or 6 months at a time. Each box has 8 full-sized products and each month it is a totally different box. You might get your favorite ones or ones you have never heard of and get to try new candies. In my box there was some Bitbits by Miggy’s (my first time trying these), KaDunks candy dippers, Candy Raisins, lolipops plus some caramel from Awake (chocolate and caramel with caffeine in them).
If you have down time between eating, egg decorating and hunting for eggs or the kids are done with everything and adults want to clean up and chat then it is a perfect time to get out some games for the kids to play. Goliath Games has games for all ages and is always coming out with new games and yet has classic games from the 70’s and 80’s. Some new ones are Googly Eyes, a family friendly game for 4-16 players. It says ages 7+ but I think younger kids can play with help. Check out WordSearch (better than the cell phone app word search games) and Build Or Boom (can’t wait to play this one). Plus The Original Rummikub from Pressman Games. This is a family game for ages 8+ that is a game I remember playing with my neighbors when I was a kid.
Give the adults a treat with some gourmet caramels from McCrea’s Candies. With flavors like Black Lava Sea Salt and Irish Coffee plus a flavor family pack with 9 different types of caramels inside. There is something for everyone. The Single Malt Scotch flavor is perfect for Father’s Day too!
The other kids (my nieces and nephews) will be getting Whiffer Sniffers in their baskets (my kids got the chickens, shown at the top of this post). Whiffer Sniffers are crazy-cute scented plushies in the shapes of food. I received ones from Series 6, spring 2018, plus some backpack clip Sniffers. They really truly smell like the scent described. I received: Howie Rolls (shaped like a cinnamon roll), Chunky Chunk (shaped like a chocolate chip cookie), Shirley Sweet (shaped like an ice cream cone) plus 5 mini ones. Some of them have stickers and trading cards available. There is even a mystery one (with a surprise mini Whiffer Sniffers in it).
If you have little kids (preschool age+) you might want to avoid too much candy and do something else for the baskets that they can play with. We got these fun Disney Princess sets that spark the imagation with all sorts of make believe. The sets include: Magical Movers with Belle, Disney’s Frozen Little Kingdom; Summer Picnic, Jasmine’s Magical Movers; Magic Carpet Ride. We also received 8 Snap-Ins, all part of the Little Kingdom series. Included is: Pocahontas, Rapunzel, Royaume, Anna, Belle and Elsa. Kids can mix and match their outfits to create new fashion.
Regardless if you give lots of chocolate, some new books, or just decorate and hide eggs, Easter is about what you want to do in your family and with your kids. It is good to find ways to make some of the holiday to have traditions. In my family we hide the baskets (yes, baskets) and the kids have to go clue-to-clue, hunting for them and on the last clue they get to go see ‘Patricia Cottontail’ (grandma) to get their basket. We also have a big potluck and all hang out while decorating eggs and having family time. A few of use with lighter colored hair have dipped the tips of our hair in the dye to have a temp-color. Yes, crazy, but it is our family fun.
What are some fun traditions your family does on Easter?