With everything that's been going on, I haven't really been focusing on the kids' Easter gifts, and with their worlds being turned upside down, I wanted to make this Easter extra special. I was able to come up with some last minute gift ideas that can still be picked up or shipped to the house. If you're looking for some fun ideas that will bring the kids some joy and activities to enjoy while being stuck at home, then I hope this helps!
Christian Based Gift - Every year each kid receives something either specific to Easter or something that will help them grow in their faith. I usually go to Mardel Christian & Education, but this year I didn't order in time, so Amazon to the rescue and they have some GREAT options! Our kids usually get bibles, devotionals, prayer journals or even coloring and activity books.
Outdoor Games - Every year our baskets almost always include chalk, bubbles, jump ropes, etc., but this year with them being at home for so long I decided to get them this America Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course set. This is something the whole family can enjoy! Another tip...build your own - get creative and add cones, jump ropes, hula hoops or jumping blocks!
Board Games - With everyone being in quarantine, Zach and I thought it would be a good idea to stock up on games that we can add to our collection. My favorite find was this, What do you meme? Family Edition. This is one of our FAVORITE games for Adult Game Night with our friends, so when I found the family edition I had to snatch it up.
Candy - I know a lot of people have differing views on giving their kids candy for every holiday, but we have specific candy the kids get every year, and they look forward to it. They are also limited to only eating a few pieces that day (which helps), then the rest goes into a large jar in the pantry for our movie and game nights! PS - who doesn't LOVE the Reeces Peanut Butter Eggs?!
Easter Egg Hunt - I wanted the kids to still get to have their Easter egg hunt this year, but I didn't want to just have more candy. I got creative and decided to write activities on little sheets of paper that they will find in their eggs. Some ideas: Write a letter telling each sibling why you love them, One-on-one game with Mom/Dad, You get to pick the movie for family night, You get to pick the game for family night, etc. These are just some ideas, so have fun with them and personalize them to your kids and their ages.
Personal touches - This can be anything like sweet little coloring books, socks, lip gloss, chapstick, nail polish, legos, or even card games. Each one of my kiddos has a favorite animal - Llamas, Pandas & Sloths - so I was able to find cute little toys and accessories for each kid. Target has an amazing selection, and the best part is, you can order online and within 4 hours you drive up and they bring them to your car. You don't even have to go into the store!
Snacks - Let's face it, kids CAN eat, especially when you are home all day everyday! Target has a great selection of fruit snacks, KIND bars, pouches - even Cuties!
I hope you found some new ideas on the list, but I'd love to hear from you! If you have any other great ideas post them in the comment section below. Happy Shopping friends and Hoppy Easter!