With Easter around the corner, I know for many of us moms, it can be a struggle to find things to fill our kid’s Easter baskets with that aren’t sugar or “more useless junk” (you know, the kind of thing that will be played with for approximately 5 seconds and then immediately discarded on the floor and left for us to trip over). But, with three small kiddos all age 5 and under, I thought it would be the perfect time to share some of my favorite Amazon finds – things that we use regularly, my kids actually spend hours playing with, and/or are great learning resources & tools. Plus, all of these items are eligible for Amazon Prime, under $20, and perfect gifts for an Easter basket!
Amazon Easter Basket Gift Guide:
1. “The Biggest Story ABC“ by Kevin DeYoung
This is an awesome board book, if you’re looking to add to your collection. It turns the bible into one continuous story, making it a great way to introduce the bible and the Gospel to your young kiddos (and BONUS, it also incorporates the ABC’s)!
2. “Wet Dog” by Elise Broach
This is another book we love at our house. We first stumbled upon it at the library and loved it so much we decided we needed to own it! It has the best illustrations and is a fun, summery story to add to your book collection!
3. “Jesus Storybook Bible” by Sally Lloyd-Jones
If you don’t already have this children’s bible, then this is a no-brainer for your little one’s Easter basket, and the perfect way to teach them all about God’s love!
We have these Contigo straw cups and love them! I make my kids smoothies almost daily in the summer to sneak in some extra fruits and veggies. I love these particular cups so much because they’re SPILL-PROOF (which is absolutely essential with 3 little ones) and dishwasher safe. However, If you decide to buy these, I also highly recommend spending a couple extra bucks on these straw cleaners, because they make it super easy to clean out the straws and get out any leftover smoothie gunk!
5. Zoli Teethers (they come in Orange & Green or Blue & White)
I bought these for my baby girl and get asked constantly where I got them. They are super easy for her to hold and definitely the most “chewed-on” baby teething toy we have!
I bought these last summer for my kids and they were a HUGE hit. I HIGHLY recommend them! So, what are they? They are tiny little balls that, when put in water, grow into super fun colorful, squishy “jelly beads.” We simply pour a tablespoon or two of beads into our water table, fill with water, and wait 30-60 mins before the whole table is FULL of these awesome sensory beads! They feel really cool and my kids dump and scoop and play with these for hours on end! They also love watching them “grow.” And the best part? They are non-toxic, biodegradable, and if you leave them out in the sun, they’ll dry right up and shrink back down to teeny tiny hard beads that can be scooped up and reused again! (However, I will say that these are best for kids who are old enough to know NOT to try and eat them. For reference, my kids were 2 and 4 last summer when we got them, and neither had any issues! But of course, as with all items on this list, you will need to decide if they are age-appropriate for your family or not.)
I recently bought this for my 5 year-old daughter, and my 3 year-old son, who loves to build things, has actually been using it more than she has! It’s a fun independent game your kids can play that develops skills in problem solving, creative thinking, counting, sorting, categorizing, colors, shapes, fine motor coordination, and the list goes on!
I finally got sick of wrapping my kids frozen go-gurts and freezie pops in paper towels, only for them to ask me to re-wrap them 10 more times, and bought these reusable freezer pop sleeves. Are they absolutely necessary? No. But do I absolutely love them and the convenience they add to my life? Yes. If you’re willing to spend a few bucks on these and save some paper towels and make your life easier, these are totally worth it! Plus, they reduce waste and your kids will stop complaining about their hands being cold while eating icy treats!
I actually just purchased this for my daughter’s Easter Basket. She will be starting kindergarten next Fall and after seeing my friend Melissa share about this on Instagram (@momentswithmiss), I thought it would be perfect for my daughter as she’s working on learning all her letters and reading in the coming months! Plus, she can pass this down to her siblings once she outgrows it!
We bought these last year and my kids have already been excited to start them again this year to celebrate Easter! These eggs have become a fun family tradition and a great way to explain to my kids why we celebrate Easter and what Jesus did for us on the cross!
This is a great interactive game for entertaining little ones and keeping them busy. It also helps them learn fine motor skills, colors, to take turns, and follow directions and we use it all the time when we have friends over and on playdates!