With less than 2 weeks until Easter, I thought I would share with you the gifts we have for our two girls. These Easter gifts for under 5’s, will hopefully inspire you with ideas for your little ones. F is almost 4 and remembers clearly that Easter is when she collects chocolate eggs from the garden. E is 10 months and although I’m happy for her to have a bit of chocolate now and again, I really don’t want her getting lots of Easter eggs.
To start with I have an Easter book for both girls (there is a book for all occasions in this house). For F we have We are going on an egg hunt, Laura Hughes. This is an absolutely beautiful lift the flap egg counting hunt. It’s based on We’re going on a bear hunt, which we love. I can’t wait to read it to the girls, I think F is going to love it.
For E, we have The odd egg, Emily Gravett. This is a beautifully illustrated board book which I suspect F will love as much as E. It’s short but sweet. The birds lay eggs and wait for them to hatch. Duck has not laid an egg but finds one. When it hatches they are all in for a surprise.
Since chocolate eggs are the thing F associates with Easter most, we have bought her a butterfly chocolate egg (Thornton’s). Of course, there will be more eggs as part of an Easter egg hunt too.
Instead of an Easter egg, we have got E a Plan toys stacking chicken. I love plan toys and when I spotted this one in the sale for £4 last year (yes before E was even born) I knew it would make a great Easter gift for the baby we were expecting. The quality is fantastic and I’m sure E will have lots of fun with this toy.
I won these percussion eggs (also by plan toys) on Instagram (along with the books) and I have kept them for the girls. They both love singing and making music so these will be a great addition to our instrument basket. I love that all three eggs make a slightly different sound when shaken as well as all the little details like the stands to hold the eggs and the textured area on the reverse for a different noise-making option. I love how smooth all plan toys are and how bright the colours are.
Since the spring weather has arrived I’ve started thinking about our garden. I couldn’t resist picking up a garden spinner for each of the girls in Poundland. I think they will look nice near their play house. F loves these and all ours from previous years are looking worse for wear. I can imagine E enjoying watching them spin in the breeze too.
Finally, I’ve got a few craft bits for F and this egg and spoon race that I thought we could do after the egg hunt on Easter Sunday.
In previous years, I have done an Easter basket for F (you can find last years Easter basket for a 3 year old here and her first ever Easter basket here). Since most of these items are too big for a basket we have been using it for crafting activities (like this play dough one) in the run up to Easter. Of course, it will make an appearance on Easter Sunday for the egg hunt and I must remember to pick one up for E too.
If you want more ideas for Easter activities for children, visit my Pinterest board.
What Easter gifts for under 5’s, have you been buying?
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Disclosure: I won the plan toys percussion eggs and both Easter books in an Instagram competition which I believe was sponsored by Babipur. I was not asked to write about them or feature them on my blog at all. I have linked to the item on Babipur purely because I have bought many things from them myself and would recommend them without question. All other items were purchased myself.