If your Easter bunny has been too busy social distancing to shop for baskets for your family… don’t panic. There is still time to compose a really fun basket of spring goodies that you can either order online or shop online and pick up at retailers. While candy and chocolate are always a good start, consider adding a few Easter toys or games that fit your child’s individual personality. With the days and nights starting to get warmer, it’s the perfect time to choose ones that will get your kids outside and active no matter what their specific interests are. So hop to it!
Spring is the ideal time to get outdoors and let kids explore their environment. If your child is curious about nature, look for fun explorer kits with magnifying glasses, bug catchers and binoculars to stick in their basket. If your kids are older, consider a microscope, compass or other camping gear. Be sure to include an age-appropriate book on nature so that they can look up and identify the bugs, birds and plants around them. If they are more of a night owl, consider a headlamp, night vision goggles or a telescope with a chart of the constellations.
Capture the magic of the spring season with an assortment of art supplies for your budding Picasso. Include sidewalk chalk, watercolors, markers and a sketch book.
Some of the most interesting art activities can involve nature and observing the world around them. Plus, being outside means that you can be a little more messy which is a great opportunity for a tie dye kit or mosaic stone kit. You can also include supplies to paint so many fun outdoor projects like birdhouses, garden pots and pet rocks.
GLOW BATTLE. There is a really fun selection of basket-worthy active games that you can still order online at starluxgames.com. Glow Battle is a great game to get the whole family outside and moving. Players use strategy, teamwork, and their own warrior instincts to team up and take down their opponent using harmless, glowing batons. Teams are designated by different colored LED bracelets have a base to “recharge” after they get hit. It’s a fun and fast-paced glowing game that incorporates speed with strategy. One of the best Easter games to burn off all the energy they’ll have from their Easter candy! Available here.
You’ll win big when you customize your athletic-lover’s basket by adding fun sports gadgets and balls. Go for a classic collection of footballs, baseball gloves and tennis rackets, or mix it up with some non traditional outdoor sports toys like a disc golf, spike ball or bocce ball set. Spring time is the best time to let your little athlete get their sports fix. It’s also a great time to stock up on training gear like cones and jump ropes and hula hoops – all exciting and fun ways to brighten up their basket. Plus, the whole family can team up for some friendly, competitive Easter games.
Capture is the Flag REDUX is the classic Capture the Flag game revolutionized with futuristic glow-in-the-dark lights, and can be the centerpiece of a basket for your whole family. Bring your backyard to life at night as you team up to break players out of jail, sneak into enemy territory, protect base and steal the glowing flag to win. Each game box includes two glowing orbs to use as the “flags,” color-coded LED bracelets to differentiate team members, glowing jail markers, and a rulebook. As an extra bonus, each kit includes 12 game variation cards that offer even more ways to play Capture the Flag, as well as other games. Available here.
Capture the Flag REDUX
Experience this classic game with a modern glow-in-the-dark twist
Wizards & Werewolves
Transform your backyard into an imagination-fueled competition of mythic proportions
Protectors of the Rainbow
Race to find the glowing treasure in this imaginative twist on classic scavenger hunts
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