Best items to stuff in your Easter basket

For those who celebrate the Easter season, the start of Lent last week means that it’s time for parents who like giving their kids Easter baskets to think about what items will bring the biggest smiles to the faces of their children.

Lifestyle Expert Annessa Chumbley shared some of her favorites items for parents to put in an Easter basket for kids.

These are items that go beyond just getting candy such as chocolate and jelly beans.

Younger kids

  • Melissa & Doug Maritime Mates Boat Parade. These water toys connect to each other and are fun for kids during bath and time spent in the pool.
  • Melissa & Doug wooden puzzle. This has eight familiar shapes to encourage hand-eye and fine motor skills.
  • Learning Resources Smart Snacks Numbers Pops. The set is good for practicing with numbers and color matching.
  • Fisher-Price Lift-the-Flap books. With lots of flaps to lift, it will be a fast favorite.

Older kids

  • Dragon Figurine Puzzles. These can offer hours of imaginative fun.
  • Wind-up Easter eggs. These. wiggle and walk across floors and tables.
  • Triangle Peg Game. Get tweens off of screens with brain-teasing game, and its compact size makes it a great game on the go for Easter celebrations and egg hunts.

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