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April 13, 2024

Easter Toy Guide

Holidays and candy go hand-in-hand, right? While we love Peeps, jelly beans and chocolate bunnies, we also love interactive toys that our kiddos can play and grow with. Check out these fun toys that will surely make your little peeps and chicks “hoppy” this Easter!

Buddha Boards

Practice mindfulness and enjoy a moment of zen with Buddha Boards. These are wonderful for children learning to write letters and numbers; they can practice again and again as the lettering evaporates after 3 minutes. Don’t worry about ink getting everywhere – you only use water and a paint brush for this fun activity. Great for spring and summer travel! 

Buy your Buddha board at Barnes & Noble, Amazon and from


Calico Critters

Do your little ones love the Calico Critters? Now they are available in blind bags! There are two new blind bag baby critter themes available – shopping (critters come with items like shopping carts and food) and band (critters come with items like a violin, trumpet, drums, etc.). Which cute critter will your kiddo be adding to their collection? Maybe they will get lucky and unveil a sweet little bunny for Easter! Other critters include deer, bears, kitties and more adorable animals with  super cute accessories!

Head to Wal-Mart or to buy some cute critters for your little one’s Easter basket!



Does somebunny special in your life love bubbles? Then they will definitely be excited to see a Big-A-Bubbles glove in their Easter basket! With cute animals like bears and chicks making tons of bubbles, these are sure to be a big hit with the kids this year!

Available at Target, Wal-Mart, Meijer, Michael’s and online at and


Do you have a little one who loves creative play? Be sure to browse Playmobil’s products! With a variety of themed toys from city, farm and mythical lands, kids love telling stories and playing make believe with Playmobil. Check out the super sweet Ice Cream Shop Sand Bucket for your child’s Easter basket; play with it at home this spring or take it along to the beach this summer to make wonderful sand castles! A perfect multipurpose compact toy!

Available on and at Playmobil’s website, here:


Is your child an aspiring film maker? Stikbot is an innovative and fun way for kids to create stories using stop animation. Pick from monsters, pets, traditional figures, action packs or the new bright colors figues – perfect for an Easter storyline!

Pick up a pack at Wal-Mart, Target, Meijer, Michael’s, 5 Below or online; then download the app and bring your child’s imagination to life! Visit to learn more.  

TLC Kritters

Do you have an animal-loving youngster? They will love caring for a TLC Kritter! These little pups and kitties (and a panda, too!) are in need of some tender love and care- they come with an incubator, medicine dropper, bottle, diaper, pacifier and bib or headband. Find out if your Kritter is a boy or girl with a fun gender reveal card- dip it in water to find out if your Kritter is a boy or girl! How fun.

Find TLC Kritters at Target and on

Tony Hawk Box Boarders

Dude! Do you have a pint-sized pro-skate boarder at home? They will love the Tony Hawk Box Boarders. These roller-ball mini pro-skaters can be filmed doing terrific tracks using a downloadable studio app.

Buy some Box Boarder bros at Wal-Mart and Amazon, and learn more about these cool toys, here:


Give your Easter fashionistas a chance to design and create with their own Snapstar doll! These stylish dolls are full of personality and dressed with trendy, colorful ensembles. Choose from six unique dolls with individual styles and then download the SNAPSTAR app to “do cool things, take cool photos” with the decked out dolls!

Pick up a doll for your child’s Easter basket at Wal-Mart, then browse the styles of Izzy, Echo, Lola and friends at



Learn about these great toys and more; watch out Fox 19 segment from April 13, 2019.



About the Author

Amanda Ciani

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).