5 Easter Basket Alternatives

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Are you tired of giving your kids the same Easter basket year after year? The ready made baskets you find on the shelves are usually filled with candy, chocolate, and cheap toys that get broken or your kids find boring in a matter of days. Most of those types of toys end up in the trash, the chocolate gets eaten, and the fun is over in a week or two at most.
5 Easter Basket Alternatives

 

ThinkFun Games-

 

Board games and card games make great additions to any Easter basket or work well as a stand alone gift. ThinkFun Games has introduced a new line of games for 2016, Yoga Games for Kids!

Yoga Games Think Fun Easter Basket Alternatives

Recently, ThinkFun allowed my daughter’s and I the opportunity to try out the new Yoga Games for Kids, and we had so much fun. There were plenty of laughs as we all tried to complete the yoga poses to win the games. I quickly learned I’m definitely not limber enough for many of the poses, and I wasn’t surprised at all to see my 6 year old winning each time. We had a blast, and I foresee many more nights of family fun with these games!

Memory Yoga A Yoga Game with a Fun, Physical Twist on Memory

Memory Yoga helps preschoolers improve balance, flexibility, and coordination while boosting matching and memory skills. Learn and perform yoga poses as you search for matching pose tiles.

Ages: 3 and up
Players: 2 or More

Features:

  • 36 Yoga Pose Tiles (18 Pairs)
  • Instructions
  • Box with Tile Storage

MSRP: $9.99

Yoga Spinner® GAME– A Fun Game of Flexibility & Balance
To play Yoga Spinner you’ll need a little luck and teamwork, and a bit more flexibility and balance. Give the spinner a whirl and let the fun begin!

Ages: 5 and up
Players: 2 or More

Features:

  • 54 Yoga Pose Cards
  • Spinner (stores cards when not in play)
  • Instructions

MSRP: $14.99

Yoga Cards the GAME– A Fun Game of Bending, Stretching, and Balancing
Can you stand on your shoulders or hold a steady stance like a warrior? Increase flexibility and focus as you practice 48 yoga poses in this fun and simple card game.

Ages: 5 and up
Players: 2 or More

Features:

  • 48 Yoga Pose Cards
  • 6 Mission Cards
  • 1 Help Card
  • Instructions

MSRP: $4.99

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Little Passports-

 

Does your child love to explore? Little Passports adventure boxes provide your child with an opportunity to explore and learn about the world around them without ever leaving home! Three types of subscription boxes are available for different age ranges, and all subscriptions are available in 1, 6 or 12 month terms.

Early Explorers- Explore a new world theme each month, like Music, Oceans and Dinosaurs.

  • Ages 3-5
  • $13.95-$15.95 per box (based on subscription length)

World Edition- Discover a new country each month, with souvenirs and hands-on activities.

  • Ages 6-10
  • $11.95-$13.95 per box (based on subscription length)

USA Edition- Learn about two new states each month, with activity-packed State Journals.

  • Ages 7-12
  • $11.95-$13.95 per box (based on subscription length)

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Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden-

 

It’s Spring, and butterflies are fluttering about. Why not give your child the gift of growing and watching their own butterflies with the Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden? This best selling kit allows children to experience nature up close through the wonders of metamorphosis. Once the butterflies have grown inside the habitat they can be released into the wild. The mesh habitat folds when not in use and can be used again and again to experience the beauty of nature.
5 Easter Basket Alternatives Insect Lore Butterfly Garden

Includes:

  • One cup of five caterpillars each with all the nutritious food they need to grow into lovable Painted Lady Butterflies.
  • Pop-up, reusable mesh habitat perfect for butterfly viewing in the home or classroom.
  • Feeding Pipette
  • Complete Live Butterfly Garden Instructions

MSRP- $24.99

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Princess Castle Playhouse-

 

Honestly I don’t know why this awesome cardboard castle from My Pretend Place is called the “princess castle playhouse” because it is great for both girls and boys. This cardboard castle playhouse features line drawings that a child can follow to color their very own castle, or allow the creativity and imagination to flow by decorating with their own drawings! Features include a tower and drawbridge!

easter basket alternatives

Includes:

  • Cardboard Princess Castle Playhouse
  • 4 washable markers in primary colors

MSRP- $49.99

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Kites for Kids by Get Childish

 

One of our favorite Spring time activities to enjoy as a family is kite flying. We own a Kites for Kids Wind Leverager Delta Kite from Get Childish, and it is by far our favorite kite. This large kite is great excuse to get outdoors and create lasting memories with your child!

get childish wind leverager 5 easter basket alternatives

The Wind Leverager features a high quality resin rod, beautifully bright primary colors, and is super easy to setup in a couple of minutes. Flies in winds from 5-20mph. After owning this kite for just shy of a year I can personally attest to how durable it is. We have flown it in winds well over 20mph, and I was more afraid of the kite carrying away my kids than breaking. It’s that durable!

Includes:

  • Wind Leverager Kite
  • Durable Kite Bag with Handle
  • Strong line string (we recommend purchasing an additional spool of string to fly even higher!)
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

MSRP- $27.97

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How do you feel about Easter basket alternatives? Would you prefer to give your child a basket full of goodies or one or two larger gifts from the Easter Bunny?

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Jenn is from Upstate, SC, and loves that she gets to work from home to be with her two little girls. Jenn has been happily married to her very own Superman, Ben, for over a decade, and spends her time reading, writing short stories, doing freelance work and blogging, crafting, riding motorcycles, watching Clemson football, and enjoying life with her family.

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