Yay! Spring is right around the corner and Easter is quickly approaching. It brings me so much joy to create magic around the holidays for my kiddos. Surprising them with little goodies from the Easter Bunny is one of my favorite holiday traditions. I created a gift guide filled with really cool VTech® and LeapFrog® toys to get you started on ideas for Easter basket goodies that everybunny in your crew will love!
For our Easter baskets, I like to fill them with a few items they NEED for the new season like rain boots, swimsuits, and sunglasses. Kids grow just like the spring flowers do – FAST! Next, I fill them with things they WANT, like fun new toys to provide them with endless hours of entertainment. And, BONUS, parents can get excited too, just by knowing that their child is developing important skills when they’re given VTech® and LeapFrog® products. Let’s check out these Easter basket gift ideas.
EASTER BASKET GIFTS IDEAS
These VTech® and LeapFrog® gift ideas will make your little one smile on Easter morning. Does your Easter Bunny hide the baskets or put them out in plain sight? Ours hides the baskets in not-so-hard-to-find hiding spots. The kids wake up and hunt for their baskets on Easter morning. (The rule is, if you find someone else’s basket, you can’t tell them. You have to keep it a secret unless they ask for help. Shhhh!)
1. VTech® Switch & Go® Gorilla Muscle Car (ages 4+ years old) – A perfect-sized toy to add to my son, Levi’s, basket. He’s five years old and action cars are at the top of his list. This ferocious, transforming ape beats its chest with two strong fists when you press the action button. A few simple moves turn the gorilla into a mighty muscle car. The LCD screen brings the toy to life for endless back-and-forth fun.
2. VTech® Switch & Go® Hatch-a-Dino Velociraptor Racer (ages 4+ years old) – Get ready for an egg-shaped building toy! For my son who loves to build things, this is the ultimate Easter basket find. Open the egg and find all the pieces you’ll need to build your 2-in-1 dinosaur racer. You’ll build a speedy racer with roaring engine sounds that easily transforms into a screeching velociraptor! There’s even the option to race or challenge the entire ferocious crew by purchasing other Hatch & Roaaar Egg creatures.
3. VTech® Take Me with You Zebra™ and VTech® Squishy Lights Learning Tablet™ (ages 3+ months) – Great on-the-go options for the littlest ones on your list. This bold black and white Zebra invites little ones to explore their senses including touch, sound, and sight. I’ll be hanging it on Olivia’s car seat to keep her entertained during all the school drop-offs and pickups she has to endure. Same goes for the VTech® Squishy Lights Learning Tablet™, which teaches words for animals, colors, and shapes along with music and songs. She’ll love the colorful squishy buttons too!
4. LeapFrog® Spin 'n Learn Fruity Smoothie™ (ages 6+ months) – We enjoy smoothies several times a week in this family! Now, Olivia can join us by exploring the LeapFrog® Spin 'n Learn Fruity Smoothie™. Meet Crystal the Cup plus five funny fruits, like Sherry Strawberry and Oliver Orange, who introduce themselves and their colors. How cute is that?! I love that the straw is also a teething toy! She figured that out immediately!
5. VTech® Kiddie Cat Cassette Player™ (ages 9-36 months), VTech® Pull Back Skater Cat™, and VTech® Toddler Tech Laptop™ (ages 12-36 months) – More basket-sized toys packed with tons of learning fun! With the VTech®Pull Back Skater Cat™ all it takes is a gentle push or pull, and this pull-back skater kitty is ready to roll, skating back and forth all by itself. You can also press the light-up shoes to make the cat twist on its board.
The cute VTech® Kiddie Cat Cassette Player™ may remind you of a small, portable tape deck, but this fun toy doesn't need cassettes to play music. You’ll be bopping along to jazz, country, and rock-n-roll style melodies and the Alphabet Song. (We love music in this household!)
Olivia loves to grab anything that looks like mom’s things – remote controls, keys, and even laptops! The VTech® Toddler Tech Laptop™ will let her be just like her mama. Her little fingers can get moving with its spinning disc, slider, arrow, and five colorful app buttons.
Tip! Take toys out of their packaging prior to placing them into your Easter baskets. You’ll have more room in the basket and the toys will be ready for playtime! Don’t forget to tuck any instructions you want to keep into the bottom of the baskets.
6. LeapFrog® My Pal Violet Smarty Paws™ and LeapFrog® My Pal Scout Smarty Paws™ (ages 6+ months) – Paaaaw-dorable! I love including a cuddly friend in my kids’ Easter baskets. There are too many cool features to list when it comes to these items, so you’ll have to check these adorable puppies out for yourself! You can press Scout or Violet’s ears to play 40+ songs, lullabies, and melodies, or to explore games and activities. But I think my favorite feature is that they can teach my kiddo how to spell their own name. Plus, they’re customizable! A plush friend and a learning tool in one. So cool!
7. VTech® Turn & Learn Driver™ (ages 6-36 months) and LeapFrog® 100 Things That Go™ (ages 18+ months) – Now for the final two products in this Easter basket gift guide. (I know, it’s a lot! But, who doesn’t like options?!) The LeapFrog® 100 Things That Go™ book has six double-sided, interactive pages that feature different modes of transportation as kids learn age-appropriate words chosen by learning experts. My five-year-old loves that he can hear the words in both English and Spanish! He has fun touching each picture and switching back and forth between the two languages.
Vroom, vroom! The VTech® Turn & Learn Driver™ has three play modes so your little driver can learn in either animal, driving, or music mode. The cute dog even moves back and forth while your little one drives.
Easter will be hoppin’ by before you know it! There’s just nothing like watching little ones experience a holiday. I know I won’t forget searching for Easter baskets and hidden eggs on Easter morning and I love creating those same fond memories for my kids! I hope you were inspired by this VTech® and LeapFrog® Easter basket gift guide for kids. For other motherhood ideas, follow along at SUGAR MAPLE notes or on Instagram @SUGARMAPLEnotes. Let’s be friends! - xoxo Sarah
Sarah is the creator behind SUGAR MAPLE notes – a lifestyle blog about home, family and motherhood. She’s a mom of two imaginative kiddos, Levi and Evelyn, and one baby girl, Olivia Jay. Grab a cup of coffee because Sarah is sure to have one in her hand. Come feel at home with her and her family as they make everyday moments into something special!