Spring is almost upon us! For many families, that means celebrating Easter, and sharing beautiful Easter baskets. Check out the unique, themed basket ideas, filled with fun things your child will love, below:
The Eggcellent Adventure Basket
The weather will be warming soon, which means more time outside—hooray! Consider creating a basket packed with outdoor adventure items, including kid-friendly binoculars like our GeoSafari® Jr. Kidnoculars™ and bug collecting tools for younger kids, or Nancy B’s Science Club® Binoculars and GeoSafari® Adventure Pens for older kids. Nestle in a new hat, sunscreen, and data-collecting notebook, and voila!
The Eggstra Innings Basket
If you’ve got a sports-lovin’ kid on your hands, nothing will score bigger than a sports-themed Easter basket. Include a jersey, tee-shirt, or hat with their favorite team’s logo, a new basketball, football, or soccer ball, and a pump. Got a swimmer? Drop in a fun new towel, bathing suit, and shammy. Be sure to add fun, sports-themed games like Blurt!® Sports, the sports-themed quiz game for kids 10 and up, and round it all out with sunscreen, lip balm, a new water bottle, and a whistle.
Crack Open a Good Book Basket
Who doesn’t love to see their little one reading? A book-themed basket can be lots of fun, especially if you include a plush version of your kiddo’s favorite literary star, a clip-on reading light, and a fun new bookmark along with a few new books. Our Hot Dots® Tots Interactive Board Books for toddlers and Hot Dots Jr. Famous Fables Interactive Set for slightly older little ones make great, interactive additions to any Easter basket!
Celebrity Surprise Basket
Pete the Cat® is everyone’s favorite furry feline and no preschooler will be able to resist a Pete the Cat themed Easter Basket! Start with one of the dozens of Pete the Cat books and four different Hot Dots® Jr. Pete the Cat preschool and kindergarten sets. Then, add a Pete the Cat plush doll and an interactive Pete the Cat Puppet-on-a-Stick™ to bring your basket to life!
April Showers Indoor Games Basket
Roll the dice on a basket of games to surprise your kids on Easter morning! Fill your preschooler’s basket (and practice foundational academic skills) with Hoppy Floppy’s Happy Hunt™ Game; Ready, Set, Woof!™; Crazy Cereal™; and Brownie Match™. Your older kiddo can test his strategic thinking skills with RiddleCube The Game, Even Steven’s Odd!™, and Kanoodle®.Toss in some classic card games (and a card holder for little ones) and put on your game face!
The Colors of Spring Arts & Crafts Basket
Your crafty kiddo will delight in a basket full of art supplies! Drop in a fresh box of crayons and a doodle pad or coloring book. Then add some bright colors to the mix—three colors to be exact – with our Rainbow Prancers™ Puppet-on-a-Stick™ Markers. These feisty unicorn puppet markers do double duty with beautiful braidable manes and movable muzzles. Round out the creative fun with squishy, squashy sculpting play courtesy of colorful Playfoam®. And don’t forget the fun, decorative extras like pipe cleaners, googly eyes, popsicle sticks, tempera paints, and construction paper.
Dinos You’ll Dig Basket
Dino-lovers will dig a dinosaur-themed Easter basket and we’ve got you covered! Get rolling (or roaring) with a dinosaur/monster truck mash up from Dino Construction Company™! Then add Dinosaurs Puppet-on-a-Stick™ for pretend play fun; include a touch of archeology courtesy of our GeoSafari® Dino Dig Tyrannosaurus; and introduce a bit of creativity with a Playfoam® Dino Pals Themed Set!
Which of these themes would YOUR sweetie love best? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to share a photo of your EI Easter Basket with hashtag #EducationalInsights.