Can you believe that Easter is literally right around the corner. Time flies SO FAST! Wasn’t it just Valentine’s Day yesterday? It sure seems that way.
My kids are no longer children. I miss all the fun things we used to do for Easter, most especially Easter egg hunts at Grandpa’s house. I loved getting my children dressed up in adorable outfits and watch them race around my father’s backyard looking for Easter eggs.
Funny story. One year my grandmother wanted to put out the eggs. She filled them with chocolates and other candies, as well as money (nickels, dimes and quarters). To save time, she put the eggs out the day before. It just happened to be very warm that Easter. When the kids opened up the eggs they found, inside was a melted mess of chocolate. The chocolate also melted on to the money. We had to toss out most of the candy, as well as spend our time washing off the money. From that point on we didn’t use chocolate if it was going to be warm.
I also miss decorating Easter eggs with my kids. My kids are in their 20’s now. My daughter prefers to color eggs with her boyfriend. Sigh…
If you are looking for some fun Easter products this year, check out the items below.
EggMazing Egg Decorator (Hey Buddy Hey Pal)
The Easter phenomenon is back! This egg-shaped decorator holds and spins hard-boiled eggs while you use the included markers to create stripes, lines and other fun designs! No more smelly egg dye!! Available at Target (MSRP: $19.99; Ages 3+)
EggMazing is such a fun way to decorate Easter eggs.
I had one years ago (pre-COVID) that I used with my “work kids.” Thankfully you can purchase extra eggs for the EggMazing (there are even ones I found on Amazon that will fit inside the box).
I was sent an EggMazing to review. I am happy about that because the other one I had is no where to be found (I also work at a different school now). The one I received did not come with eggs (I found that to be odd), but I was able to find ones that fit it perfectly on Amazon as mentioned above.
Don’t get me wrong, dipping eggs in dye is still fun, but I honestly enjoy using markers and the EggMazing to decorate eggs. You can use the included markers or your own markers. Plus you can use other things like stickers and glitter to add more designs to the eggs.
I use cut up paper towel rolls to put the eggs in so that they don’t roll around (plus some inks need a few minutes to fully dry).
EggMazing has been around for many years. If you haven’t tried it yet, I highly recommend it.
Figures 23 (PLAYMOBIL)
Collect a mystery figure in every box! With 12 ‘boys’ and 12 ‘girls’ figures each unboxing is a new surprise! With interchangeable parts, kids can create entirely different figures and create new and original characters creating a new world of imagination! Available in March on Playmobil.us (MSRP: $3.99; Ages 5+)
I love Playmobil products. I enjoyed Playmobil as a kid, and I still enjoy the sets today. They are a lot of fun. I enjoy reviewing them and donating them to the program where I work afterwards. My “work kids” go crazy for Playmobil sets and figures.
You can never have too many Playmobil figures if you ask me, especially when it comes to creative play. The more the merrier!
“Mystery” toys have been the rage for a while now. There is fun in not knowing what is inside the package. Sometimes they are known as “blind boxes” or “blind bags,” because you cannot see what you are getting.
With these “blind packages,” children will discover a Playmobil figurine that they get to build to put together. I received two of them to review and found them to be super easy to snap together.
Pictured above is a completed figure, and one that was not put together to show you what an unfinished one would look like.
I wouldn’t recommend putting these in Easter baskets of children who still put things in their mouths as these are small pieces.
By the way… cats and kittens love to swat around the pieces too (ha ha).
Zoom-O Turbo Disc Launcher (Blip Toys)
A great outdoor activity with discs that launch up to 100 feet in the air with the easy to use, hand-held disc launcher! Simply load the disc onto the launcher, pull the cord and watch it zoom into the sky! Available now at Target (MSRP: $9.99; Age 5+)
Oh my goodness, this toy is crazy!
I received one of the Zoom-O Turbo Disc Launchers to review. I brought it into work with me so that my “work kids” could enjoy it.
this is easy to do, simply slip the plastic zipper-like piece into the launcher, and place one of the discs on top. Then pull out the zipper as fast as you can and watch the disc fly through the air – and when I say fly I mean FLY!
I tried this out inside the school’s cafeteria (there was no one in there but me) to get an idea of how it worked. The first attempt the disc flew slow and low. That is because I didn’t pull the zipper out too quickly. The next attempt I pulled out quickly and OH MY GOODNESS, this thing flew all the way up and hit the ceiling. The ceiling is very high too! WOW! I was super impressed. I honestly didn’t think it would go THAT high.
I recommend playing with this toy outside so as not to hit anything at home (such as a celling fan). Plus if you have cats, they will love chasing this around. LOL!
The discs are lightweight, so I wouldn’t recommend using this on a windy day. On a calm day though – WOW – these things FLY! Kids love to run after the discs and catch them before they hit the ground. I found this to be a great way to get kids outside and running around.
Chocolate Bunny Popper (Hog Wild Toys)
Designed to look just like a delicious chocolate bunny, this ‘treat’ even has a ‘bite’ taken out of his ear! Plus, this lil’ bunny can ‘shoot’ its own rainbow colored dingle berries up to 20 feet! Simply squeeze its belly and the berries fly! Comes with six safe foam balls. From Hog Wild. Available on Amazon for $14.99.
Poppers from Hog Wild Toys are squeezable toys that you insert a small, soft ball into. Then squeeze it and the ball pops out and shoots across the room.
You wouldn’t think so looking at it, but the balls shoot far across the room.
The Easter popper came with an assortment of balls, as pictured. Not pictured is where you insert the ball (into the bunny’s butt – something you know kids find funny).
The balls make a “pop” sound when you squeeze the toy and the pop out.
I tell my “work kids” not to aim at anyone. Even though the balls are very soft, I still don’t want to take any chances of hurting anyone (little kids can be super sensitive too).
Not to mention cats again, but my cats LOVE these balls. They don’t tear them apart. They just love to bat them around. I wouldn’t recommend if you have a dog because the balls are very small and could easily be swallowed by a dog.
These are just a few fun toys you could use to fill an Easter basket with for your child/grandchild. I included where you can find them in the products description.
Do you think your child would enjoy any of these toys? Which one(s)? Feel free to comment and share your thoughts.
*I received free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.