Congrats to our winner Sarah P.
If you’re in the market for Easter Basket goodies which will keep your kids occupied and happy without ROTTING THEIR TEETH the toys and crafts I’m about to regale you with will keep you and your brood happily occupied indoors and creating kiddie masterpieces you can proudly display and some of them you can even use.
Bottom line: Take the time to really get to know your children’s interests. If children love blocks, get some or create them out of boxes and contact paper. If they love art, give them a spot with their own art table with supplies. If children love to read, go to the library and check out books each week. Use car time together for singing, talking and playing games. Keep reading for a few of my favorite non candy Easter Basket Essentials – thanks to Hasbro one lucky winner has a chance to win them all!
According to Laurel Bongiorno, president-elect of the Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children, play is how young children make sense of their world. Open-ended play provides children with the ability to learn how to solve problems, make judgments, build social skills and learn math, science, reading and language.Ms. Bongiorno’s best bets
Two to 4 years old: Playing with blocks, Legos, play dough, finger- and easel-painting. Playing in water fill the sink with bubbles running around the yard, walking the dog and dramatic play scenarios.
Five to 7 years old: More board games, outdoor games like Red Light/Green Light, cooking, woodworking with parents. Whether you’re collecting miniature My Little Pony Equestria Girls dolls, taking the cutest FurReal Friends dog for a sunny stroll, or going for a ride in the Littlest Pet Shop shuttle – there is something for every kid this season.
Eight to 10 years old: Open-ended art experiences; clay modeling and spin-art. Elaborate play scenarios, board games, cooking and athletic games like wiffle ball, frisbee and pick-up soccer. Older kids will really enjoy Crafting a family gratitude banner- one that has a pocket for each member of the family, a pocket for all the world and a pocket for paper and pen. How it’s sewn doesn’t matter, but even a banner made of paper can create the same appreciative tone within the household. You can draw some inspiration from this one !
And now for a few of my favorite Hasbro games and ones I’m giving away because play matters and candy is for suckers:
(HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/Players: 1-6/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Spring 2017)
Pick the right egg — or get soaked! In this hilarious and suspenseful new EGGED ON game, players take turns picking plastic eggs out of the container and “cracking” them on top of their heads! If you pick the egg that’s filled with water – you get wet! Try not to “crack” up when playing this addictive game! The EGGED ON game includes 12 plastic eggs and instructions.
Create a world of hands-on adventures and see Play-Doh creations come to life in ways never imagined before with this Play-Doh Touch Shape to Life Studio.
Download the Play-Doh Touch app, shape a Play-Doh creation, place it on the Shape to Life Studio & scan it with your tablet or smartphone
With the character stampers, create new friends that will unlock their own unique worlds & personalities when scanned into the app
Action stamper creations affect creations in surprising ways in the app
Keep scanning more Play-Doh creations to customize & enhance the world
Save the creations & worlds to play with them another day WHAT’S INCLUDED
1 Shape to Life studio
5 digital character stampers
5 digital action stampers
7 cans of Play-Doh modeling compound
(Ages 3 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Spring 2017)
Imagine the past, present, and future of BELLE and THE BEAST with the DISNEY BEAUTY AND THE BEAST BELLE & BEAST MOVIE pack. In Disney’s live-action movie Beauty and the Beast, the BEAST must learn to love another and earn her love in return before the last petal falls from the enchanted rose. Kids, collectors, and fans of this timeless classic will love reenacting unforgettable movie moments or creating their own magical stories with these small dolls. The BEAUTY AND THE BEAST BELLE & BEAST MOVIE pack comes with BELLE doll, BEAST figure, the enchanted rose, and themed accessories. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.
To see all the non candy Easter Basket Essentials I’m giving one lucky reader- thanks to Hasbro check out my video below:
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