Easter Basket Gift Ideas
Fill your child’s Easter basket with toys that are as entertaining as they are educational! These products from VTech® and LeapFrog® offer learning and fun for children from 3 months to 12-years-old!
It’s hard to decide what to put in your child’s Easter basket every year, so this year, why not give them gifts you can appreciate as much as they will? These toys from VTech® and LeapFrog® help children learn colors, numbers, letters, shapes, and more while building social skills and exploring their creative imaginations.
Easter basket gift ideas for babies and toddlers 3 - 48 months:
VTech® Snug-a-Bug Musical CritterTM (ages 3 - 24 months)- This little critter is so soft and cuddly, your baby will give him a big hug right out of the package! The Snug-a-Bug Musical CritterTM features two modes: one for engaging playtime and a second for sleepytime comfort. In Playtime mode, the belly lights up in an array of colors, plays melodies, and sings songs. The eight fabric legs each have a button to teach colors, shapes, and music notes. In Sleepytime mode, the soft bug plays soothing melodies and five minutes of lullabies. The soft corduroy tummy, fabric legs, and embroidered face gives babies a variety of textures to experience as they develop a sense of touch. He is perfect for snuggling to sleep!
VTech® Twist & Spin LionTM (ages 6 - 24 months)- This adorable, musical lion suction cups to your table or highchair for some hands-on fun for your baby! He has a hula hoop full of beads that your baby can spin 360 degrees while building fine motor skills. He also has a soft, colorful mane for touchable texture exploration. Your baby will love to hear him “Roar!” and dance along with his 45+ songs, melodies, and phrases.
VTech® Pull & Sing PuppyTM (ages 6 - 36 months)- Move over Fido! This singing, walking, talking musical puppy will be your little one’s new best friend! His catchy songs and sweet little barks will win your child’s heart. Grab the storable cord and pull the puppy to hear him sing, sniff, and giggle while his little legs move! Answer some learning questions like “can you find my yellow button?” and push the colored buttons to learn numbers and hear melodies. It even shuts off automatically when not in use.
VTech® Drop & Go Dump TruckTM (ages 6 - 36 months)- Honk, honk! Get ready to load and go with this rolling, singing dump truck! It comes with three “rock” balls that your child can drop into the hole in the cab and the truck counts them as they roll into the bucket. By pulling the lever, the rocks tumble out like a real dump truck! Your little construction site or truck fanatic will learn counting and colors while building imagination though fine motor play.
LeapFrog® Level Up & Learn ControllerTM(ages 6 - 36 months)- Now your littlest gamer can join in on the fun! The Level Up & Learn ControllerTM is shaped just like a real video game controller with easy grips for little hands. The buttons make gaming sounds and teach shapes! It also features 13 learning activities, a pop-up tiger “bonus” game, and it even teaches Spanish! The six animal buttons sing the alphabet, count, name rhyming words, play “I Spy”, and make their animal sounds for endless fun and learning!
LeapFrog® Chat & Count Emoji PhoneTM (ages 18 - 48 months) - Come play with Scout! Watch cute little videos with your little one about Scout’s day, play guessing games, and even add some emojis like a real phone! Then you can sing along with Scout’s manners song and learn right/left by following his bouncing ball. Don’t forget to answer the phone when it rings and check for voicemails from Scout!
LeapFrog® 100 Animals BookTM (ages 18 - 48 months)- If your child loves animals, then this is the only animal book you will ever want! This talking, singing book features six double-sided pages of animals and their environments. Learn names, sounds, habitats, and fun facts about 100 different animals in both English and Spanish! Do you know what sound a lemur or a panda bear makes? I learned using this book!
Easter basket gift ideas for children ages 2- 6 years old:
LeapFrog® Blue’s Clues & You!TM Really Smart Handy Dandy Notebook (ages 2 - 5 years old) - The Blue’s Clues & You!™ Really Smart Handy Dandy Notebook with non-removable crayon looks like Josh’s Handy Dandy Notebook from the show. Learn through pretend play with 14 light-up app icons that introduce toddlers and preschoolers to colors, counting, shapes, weather, health and hygiene. The Really Smart Handy Dandy Notebook features phone, music and mail apps for pretend play with Blue, Josh and Mailbox. Pretend to talk to Josh and Blue on the phone, check your email with Mailbox and use the music app to dance to fun Blue’s Clues & You!™-inspired tunes. Press the button with the picture of Blue to hear a variety of her fun barks.
VTech® Go! Go! Cory Carson® Mini Character 6-Pack (ages 2 - 5 years old)- Zoom along with all your child’s favorite characters from the Netflix original show Go! Go! Cory Carson®! This mini-character pack comes with Cory Carson, Halle Helicopter, Timmy O’Tool, Kimmy O’Tool, Freddie Firetruck, and Frannie Fenderson. Each little car character rolls when pushed for role-play and imaginative play. They unlock phrases and sounds when placed on PlayZoneTM locations on Go! Go! Cory Carson® playsets (sold separately).
VTech® Go! Go! Cory Carson® Two Scoops Eileen Ice Cream Truck (ages 2 - 5 years old)- This little ice cream truck is so adorable that I couldn’t stop playing with it myself! Roll along with Eileen as she lights up and plays 55 fun phrases, songs, and melodies. It also comes with the Cory and Chrissy characters, complete with two scoops of ice cream on each roof! Drive them up to Eileen’s window and press the counter for more interactions. This is the perfect addition to Bumperton Hills and your child’s imagination!
PAW Patrol Marshall Learning WatchTM (ages 3 – 6 years old) - Join the PAW Patrol and protect Adventure Bay with the PAW Patrol Marshall Learning WatchTM. This interactive kids’ watch includes four exciting games you can play to recognize patterns, identify animal tracks, and pick the right tool for the job with the PAW Patrol. Hear Ryder call the pups into action, cool sound effects, and popular phrases from the show. The learning watch includes a clock, timer, stopwatch and alarm.
Easter basket gift ideas for kids ages 4 - 12 years old:
VTech® Myla’s Sparkling FriendsTM Mia the Unicorn (ages 4 - 8 years old)- Mia the Unicorn is a colorful and cheerful new bestie! This unicorn blows kisses and features positive, upbeat phrases. Your favorite unicorn lover can comb Mia’s hair and add cute clips with the included accessories. Change and customize her light up colors by pressing her necklace then touching her eyes, horn or wings, which flap by squeezing her back legs! Mia is endless fun as you tell her your wishes, sing magical songs, and pretend to fly through the air!
VTech® Switch & Go® T-Rex Truck (ages 4 - 8 years old)- “No one can stop a T-Rex!” Transform this prehistoric creature into a tough, off-road truck. It is very easy to transform with just a few clicks and features 30 cool phrases and roaring sounds. Collect other Switch & Go® dinos (sold separately) for a match-up! “Teeth, claws, and jaws? Don’t mess with Rex!”
VTech® KidiZoom® Smartwatch DX2 (ages 4 - 12 years old)- This kid-friendly watch looks just like Mom’s and Dad’s but with way cooler features like Monster Catcher and Silly Me face filters! Help your child learn to tell time with 55 digital and analog customizable watch faces and explore time concepts with the calendar, alarm, and timer. Parental controls allow you to disable games or set a daily limit. You can also download free learning games, easily recharge the battery, and upload photos and videos using the included USB cable and your computer. The watch has a touchscreen, two cameras, and a voice changer. It is even splash-proof for everyday play (but do not submerge or bathe with it of course!). My favorite feature of the watch has to be the motion apps to get kids moving. Motion-controlled games and a pedometer make for entertaining games and active movement. I love to see the kids moving and having fun!
VTech® KidiZoom® Creator Cam (ages 5 - 10 years old)- My kids were so excited to open this camera and get creating! The KidiZoom® Creator Cam is a photo camera and 720p HD video camera in one. It includes a built-in microphone, rechargeable battery, and tabletop tripod/selfie stick. It easily connects to a computer with the included USB cable (which is the only way to upload photos, at a parent’s discretion) and has a slot to add a microSD for even more storage capability. You are going to want that extra storage when the kids find out there is an included green screen with 20+ animated backgrounds for them to use. They can even make themselves “disappear” with special editing effects. This KidiZoom® Creator Cam really lets children express their creative imaginations with photos and videos as well as backgrounds, on-camera editing tools, a time-lapse creator, and awesome trick effects!
Tara is a mom and the author of the blog Living In Happy Place. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science and spent many years in the medical and corporate worlds before deciding to share her love of motherhood with other moms through her blog.