Easter is soon upon us, and with it comes a chance to spend some quality family time together over the break. One concern that Easter brings can be managing the health of your child or children given the mountains of chocolate eggs and bunnies and other sweets they tend to receive over this period, but never fear Go Go Kids is here to help you go sugar-free this Easter!
Imaginative Play is a great way for children to engage their imaginations, develop social skills and emotional intelligence, as well as identify with the adult world around them. Easter presents a great opportunity to introduce children to Easter themed toys and activities that encourage this type of play, as well as keep small hands entertained.
One way to get in the spirit and keep small ones busy is to encourage imaginative play with our beautiful cotton candy scented Scentco Smanimals Bunny! Her sweet smell will last far past Easter with a 2-year scent guarantee! She’ll make an excellent new cuddly friend for any child this Easter.
Crafty children will love using the Make and Play: Easter book to press out 25 play pieces including people and bunnies they can use to act out Easter events. This book also includes fun Easter activities and recipes for fun ideas that can include the whole family.
Easter is an excellent time to get crafty! Whether its solo projects or something the whole family can contribute to, consider giving a craft gift this Easter to help build creativity and develop fine motor skills.
The Robotime Flower Pot Bunny is a cute flower pot that can help start a conversation with your child about environmentalism and the natural world around us, as well as nurturing a growing plant. It’s a 3-D puzzle and an ongoing science project all in one – plus it makes a lovely decoration! Older children 11 and up will be able to assemble it themselves, but younger ones will need a helping hand.
For more advanced crafters (or possibly with more help from an adult) the ROKR Laser Cut Bunny Music Box makes an excellent way to spend your break. This is a more intricate 3-D wooden puzzle that builds a steampunk looking bunny complete with a bow tie and moustache! When assembled, the music box plays an instrumental version of the classic kids’ tune Little Bunny Foo Foo.
A helpful craft activity can be involving children in making thank you cards for the Easter gifts they have received. Good manners never go out of style, and this Card Making Kit makes it easy for children to create lovely cards and show their gratitude as it comes with gel pens and stickers.
This Easter, give the gift of reading! There are plenty of Easter themed or bunny related Little Golden Books but here at Go Go Kids our favourites are:
Here Comes Peter Cottontail, a bright and colourful book following Peter Cottontail when he is chosen for the very important role of Chief Easter Bunny. Help children explore the myth of the Easter bunny and his busy role, as well as get them excited for this holiday!
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, the classic we all know and love following the mischievous Peter Rabbit and his dangerous trip past the scary Mr McGregor’s farm. This edition has wonderful illustrations to engage young readers, while the classic tale is sure to take adult readers back to fond memories. This wonderful story is also available in a special edition with a space exploration themed cover and endpapers.
And The Golden Egg Book by Margaret Wise Brown, a stunning book about a bunny who finds an egg and wonders what will hatch out of it. This story is a nice way to include nature and friendship into a very Easter-friendly tale, and the book is beautifully illustrated.
For fans of Thomas the Tank Engine, look no further than Thomas’ Easter Adventure – a board book with lots of fun flaps to lift and keep young readers interested. In this story it's up to Thomas to find the hidden Easter eggs and get them to the Sodor Easter picnic in time, but he’ll need help from readers!
Why not spend some quality time together over this holiday and find a gift for the whole family to get involved in and enjoy. Our colourful Chalk Sticks will get everyone outside and creating their own works of art! Try having a portrait competition, or drawing an Easter message for passersby - there are endless options.
Pancake Pile Up! Is a relay game that will keep the kids entertained and active. Players must race to complete the correct pancake order from the grill and serve them first. This game is great for encouraging physical activity regardless of the weather, but also helps build cognition and fine motor skills. Pancake Pile Up! Is suitable for players aged 4-7 but older children and parents are likely going to want to join in on the fun. Its suitable for 2 players, or make it a team challenge.
Blurt! Is a fun game for the whole family to play together where the quickest player to blurt out the answer wins! Great for building language skills, vocabulary and fast recall, but also just a great time for the entire family. This game makes a great addition to any games night. Blurt! Is great for children aged 7 and up, and can be played with anywhere between 3 and 12 players.
These options are all completely sugar-free, without losing out on the fun and excitement of Easter - plus they are all contributing to your child’s learning and development as well as providing an opportunity for some quality family time!
From all of us here at Go Go Kids Toy Store, we’d like to wish you a happy Easter.