With aunts, uncles, friends and family all treating your little ones to a tasty chocolate egg or Easter bunny, it might be a fun idea to choose Easter gifts for your children that aren’t edible. These ideas for games and activities will not only help to keep kids entertained during the school break, but they’ll also bring something a little educational – and they won’t even notice they’re learning about science, English or art.
Creativity at home
If you want to help your children to get creative during the school holidays, why not treat them to a crafting kit for their Easter gift? The Make, Create and Play Stamp It! set by Kikkerland contains everything they need for an arty session at home. It has 18 stamps made from FSC wood and different three colours of ink pads – which are washable so you don’t have to worry about little fingers getting too messy!
Learning during the holidays
For the youngest of children, I’ve found an educational activity that they’ll love playing with during the Easter break. Magicubes is a great way to help kids aged 3+ learn about scientific forces such as magnetics and gravity, and to have fun while building/engineering.
But that’s not all – if you get the Word Building set, youngsters can enjoy creating words within their builds too. This helps them with letter recognition, develop their vocabulary and learn their first 100 words, with a booklet of examples included. The kits are made from 100% recycled plastic, so that’s an environmentally-friendly tick.
Likewise, older children can learn the same STEM forces using Geomag to build magnetic constructions. These kits really get their imaginations working while they come up with designs for structures and will challenge them to make something that makes use of magnetic forces to defy gravity.
Combine this scientific approach with a glow-in-the-dark finish and Geomag Glow becomes an exciting way for kids to discover how to build and get creative using recycled plastic rods and magnetic balls. Their creations will really come alive at night – when the lights go off, their spaceships, pyramids or any other building designs will illuminate in their room, super exciting!
Time for games
And when you just want to kick back with the little ones and play a game, what’s better than a stacking blocks game? I still love carefully removing the layered-up wooden blocks and hoping that I can balance them without tumbling over the tower! This Stack-A-Bug game adds a fun twist with vibrant painted designs on each of the blocks.
Polka dots, circles and stripes decorate the FSC woodblocks to help give the wooden pieces the effect of being a ladybird, bumble bee, caterpillar or other bugs – so cute. If you want to make the game trickier, there’s a dice in the set to indicate what colour of bug the player should try to remove, exciting!
What do you think of these non-chocolate Easter gifts for children? Do you have any ideas for school holiday activities you can do with the kids while they’re enjoying the school holidays? Let me know in the comments below. Plus, I’ll be sharing a selection of gifts that are suitable for teens and adults soon, so be sure to check back later this week for that seasonal gift guide too.
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