This time next week, children up and down the land will be nursing chocolate hangovers. Well either that, or they’ll still be running around on a sugar high! If you don’t do chocolate for whatever reason or are looking to reduce the kids’ calorie intake, here are some alternative Easter gifts for kids…
Old MacDonald Heard a Parp
Spring. A time for animals to become prominent in our thoughts due to new life. Or, as this cheeky book by comedian Olaf Falafel would have it, make their presences felt in more scatological ways. As well as being an entertaining read, it teaches children oh-so-important ways of making rude noises. The illustrations are great too – I enjoyed the nods to David Bowie and Salvador Dali. The boys love this and so do I!
Warmies Cozy Plush Fox
This plush fox from Warmies is more than just a cuddly toy. It’s scented with lavender and can be microwaved for extra warmth! It’s clearly made of high-quality materials and elicited a huge grin from Amelie when it arrived. It has since found a new den – which also happens to be her new den. Of course, lavender is good for aches and pains too, so I may be borrowing it after five-a-side each week!
If your kids are interested in science, they’ll love this! The Curiosity Box is packed with kid-friendly science experiments that can be enjoyed at home. Each month, ‘Curiosity Cadets’ receive a box based on a different topic. We have just received an electricity-themed box that the boys are looking forward to getting stuck into. I’m hoping they let me join in too!
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Hape Monkey Pop-Up Track
All kids love wooden train sets. They all seem to like monkeys too, so this play set by Hape and available at Debenhams is sure to raise a smile. When the banana car passes the mischievous tree dwellers, they pop up. It’s compatible with other wooden train track toys so would make an educational and amusing addition to any train set.
Lockable Keepsake Box Time Capsule
The Little Gift Co has loads of kid-friendly gift ideas to choose from, as well as plenty for other members of the family too. This space-themed time capsule caught my eye – I would have loved to have something like it when I was little. It would be fascinating to look back on it now and see what I chose to put in it! It includes a prompt card to leave messages for future generations.
Sticking with the theme of airborne flightless animals, this offering from University Games is sure to be enjoyed by all. The long weekend for Easter is a great opportunity to play games as a family, after all. The object is to half inch the carrots from the rabbit’s garden and catch him when he randomly springs from his burrow to defend them. The player with the most carrots wins this fast-action contest.
Disclosure: The items in this guide were provided by their respective brands.