Great Spring/Easter Basket Ideas

SPRING forward to happier, warmer days with these new products from your childrens’ favorite brands! Fill your Easter baskets with candy-free fun, ease anxiety with ooey gooey slime, add some screen-free STEAM fun to your day and provide comfort with the softest plush; whether you are preparing for an Easter Gift Guide or a Spring Round-Up, these brands have it all.

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Gravity Bugs: Free-Climbing MicroBot
from Thames & Kosmos

Going up! Build a mighty robotic bug that defies gravity to crawl up, down, and all around windows with ease! This motorized, multi-legged machine uses an ingenious system of suction cups to walk on smooth vertical surfaces, like windows and glossy panels. Assemble the robot to learn about its inner mechanisms, including gears and an electric circuit complete with motor, battery, and switch. Then experiment to see which types of surfaces your Gravity Bug can climb best. Read about how suction cups work and how this robot climbs. This hands-on construction kit brings engineering and physics to life as it demonstrates the power of air pressure at work. An eight-panel, full-color manual guides your model building with step-by-step illustrated instructions. Ages 8+ MSRP $19.95 

Creatto from Thames & Kosmos

Creatto is a simple yet versatile building system that consists of just two primary components that can be woven together into countless 3D creations. The flexible yet durable plastic tiles interlock quickly and easily for all skill levels; no additional materials or hardware required! Each Creatto kit includes assembly instructions for four different configurations, but the possibilities are limited only by your imagination. Add strings of colored LED lights to illuminate your works of art from the inside out. Creatto is available in a variety of designs for $9.95-$29.95 and is for Ages 6+.

Smarty FLUTTER™ from Flycatcher

Flycatcher’s Smarty FLUTTER learning toy teaches preschoolers on-the-go as they fly through a room or a yard. Smart Technology identifies colors, and kidspeak conversation calls out feelings, helping kids recognize their own emotions. Fun missions teach right and left directions, shapes, and opposites. Motion sensors encourage active physical play. Over 150 random actions and reactions make the experience different every time a child plays. Smarty FLUTTER™ also speaks in both English and Spanish.  Ideal for kids 3 to 5 years old, MSRP $24.99.

Stick-O Forest Friends 16Pc Set from Magformers

Explore the great outdoors with The Stick-O Forest Friends 16Pc Set. Kids can use their imagination to build adorable animal friends including an elephant, duck, caterpillar, bunny and more. The Forest Friends 16Pc Set includes 3 Spheres, 3 Sticks, 2 Discs and other magnetic accessories including bunny ears, flowers, cones, flower pots, and elephant ears. MSRP $24.99; ages 18m+

Dolce Primo Anteater from Magformers

This cute embroidered Anteater character will entertain your newborn for hours. It has a colorful silicone teether in its pocket and plenty of textures for babies to explore as well as squeaks, crinkles, a bead rattle, rattle rings, ribbon tabs, and a mirror. MSRP $39.99; ages 0m+

TACTILE FUN

Fluffy Cloudz Slime Egg from Compound Kings

Compound Kings Fluffy Cloudz Egg is an ideal slime set for boys and girls aged 4+. Our soft, colorful slime is stretchy, non-drying, non-sticky, and helps boost your child’s imagination by encouraging manual play over screen time.wecooltoys.com

SPLATZ from One Fun

Naturally fun hand soap

SPLATZ, the first innovation from One Fun, are eco-friendly bubbles of pure hand soap that literally SPLAT! when kids squeeze them under water. Developed by an entrepreneurial designer (and MOM) and two Harvard/MIT scientists using a patent-pending formula and made in the USA with all-natural ingredients, these irresistible balls of fun change the way kids think about washing their hands. It’s also natural, biodegradable ingredients, eco-friendly packaging and promotes healthy habits. 

ECO-FRIENDLY TOYS 

Disney Baby® Mickey Mouse Stacker from Green Toys™

The Green Toys™ Disney Baby® Mickey Mouse Stacker takes a classic toy and makes it safer and more playful, with no sharp edges, small parts, or interlocking pieces that can pinch fingers and an adorable Mickey Mouse-themed topper and base. The seven brightly colored red, blue, and yellow nesting pieces stack easily from large to small, while also allowing children to use their imagination and stack in any order. This eliminates frustration when they’re little, and leaves room for learning and improvement as they grow. The set is designed with no center post, making it a perfect first stacking toy for babies. With this toy, babies and toddlers can gain practice in important developmental areas, including but not limited to motor skills, coordination, categorization and sorting, problem solving, spatial reasoning, and color identification. Like all Green Toys™ Disney Baby® products, the Mickey Mouse Stacker meets FDA standards for food contact and is dishwasher safe, making it safe for teething babies to put in their mouths. It’s made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic and free from external coatings, eliminating the fear of toxins and lead paint. No BPA, phthalates, or PVC. Packaged using only recycled and recyclable materials printed with environmentally responsible inks. Recommended for ages 6 months and up.

Shore Buddies Keychains from Shore Buddies

The Shore Buddies Keychains come in four mini Shore Buddies characters; Stephen Seagull, Emma the Whale, Finn the Dolphin, and Sammy the Seal. They are each made from two recycled plastic bottles. Just like the plush, these fun keychains make authentic animal noises too! MSRP: $9.