The best Easter baskets aren’t filled with candy, they’re filled with toys! Toy Insider Parent Charlene DeLoach stopped by Western Mass News to show off some great toys to fill your kids’ Easter baskets. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below.
MY FIRST CRAYOLA WASHABLE PALM-GRASP CRAYONS (CRAYOLA)
- My First Crayola Palm Grip Crayons are ergonomically designed for small hands to grip, allowing toddlers to make their first marks with broad strokes and colorful swirls.
- The three primary colors help kids start to recognize and learn colors as well as cause and effect as they learn to grip and draw.
- Round design allows small hands to easily grip and control their drawing
- Long lasting: Each Palm Grasp Crayon is equivalent to 14 crayons.
- My First Crayola Washable Palm Grasp Crayons contain washable formula that will not stain clothes, carpet or skin.
- Age: 12 months and up
- MSRP: $5.99
- Available: Crayola.com, major retailers
ALEX TOYS CRAFT COLOR AND CUDDLE WASHABLE BUNNY (ALEX BRANDS)
- ALEX Toys Craft Color and Cuddle Washable Bunny gives you a whole new toy whenever you want one.
- Color it today, wash it tonight, color it into something completely different tomorrow! Have your bunny match your outfit, your pajamas or even your mood.
- Machine washable doll comes with removable clothing and four washable markers.
- Age: 3+
- MSRP: $14.99
- Available: Specialty Toy Stores
CAKEPOP CUTIES SINGLE POPS OR MULTIPACK (BASIC FUN!)
- You’ll never meet treats sweeter than the CakePop Cuties! These loveable characters are deliciously cute to display and a treat to squish. Discover a mystery squishy foam Cutie in each delectably decorated cake Pop!
- Each cake pop includes one squishy character, one sweet accessory, and a collector’s mini poster. Collect, play, and display.
- Each multipack includes one cake pop, three exclusive squishy Cutie characters, and a collector’s mini poster. One of the included Cuties is a surprise character packed inside the cake pop.
- Age: 4+
- MSRP: $4.99 for Single Pops, $9.99 for Multipack
- Available: Walmart, Target, Toys “R” Us, Amazon
SILLY SQUEAKS (BLIP TOYS)
- Silly Squeaks are musical pets, each with five interactive songs and 16 surprise silly sounds!
- Press their backs to play music or press their faces to hear them speak! Kids will fall in love with their entertaining personalities and their soft, squishy feel!
- There are eight to collect, each with its own musical genre and unique personality.
- They have touch points (face for silly sounds, back for silly songs) and two play modes: Play along with a pre-programmed songs (Play Mode A), or play your own song using the full musical scale (each Silly has its own note – Play Mode B).
- Play Mode A: Each character is programmed with five songs and kids are able to play their own beat on top of the songs. Press the back to hear song number one. Continue pressing the back to play your own beat along with the music. If kids want to change the song, they can press the face and they’ll hear a silly sound, then press the back again to hear the song number two. Continue pressing the back to play along with the music. Repeat this pattern to hear and play along with song number three, four, and five.
- Play Mode B: Each character is programmed with its own note on a musical scale. If kids collect all eight characters, they’ll be able to play their own songs using each one of them (like playing a piano). Press their backs to hear the individual notes. By pressing their faces, kids will hear all of their adorable sounds filled with personality.
- Age: 3+
- MSRP: $9.99
- Available: Walmart
IMPULSE SCIENCE OOZE LABS (THAMES & KOSMOS)
- Ooze Labs are fun and simple science experiments in big chunky plastic test tubes!
- Each Ooze Lab tube contains a safe material that is both fun to play with and chemically interesting.
- Mix your own magnetic slime, hot ice crystals, magic sand, hypercolor slime, glow-in-the-dark slime, glitter slime, or sunshine slime.
- Age: 7+
- MSRP: $4.95
- Available: Amazon
- Get ready to smash the ball & collect ‘em all with Smashers.
- Smashers have over 100 wacky collectable characters, which can only be found in the innovative Smashball that puts the action right in your hand! Smash open the Smashball to reveal your character hidden inside.
- Smashers Series One is all about sports and includes both “good and bad” sports characters, along with limited edition and very rare figures to find and collect!
- Battle against the Bad Sports to earn Smash Points and become a Smasher Elite! Just throw, smash, and surprise!
- Available in One Pack, Three Pack, Eight Pack, and Smashers Tin, which comes in two versions, Football and Basketball, and contains a Limited Edition Smasher.
- Age: 4+
- MSRP: $2.99 for One Pack, $4.99 for Three Pack, $9.99 for Eight Pack, $7.99 for Smashers Tin
- Available: Target, Toys “R” Us
DOS GAME (MATTEL)
- In the beloved card game UNO, you (or your team) are trying to be the first to score 500 points. You score points by being the first to get rid of all the cards in your hand, and action cards let you make things more difficult for your opponents.
- In this twist on the family favorite game, now when you’re down to two cards, don’t forget to yell “Dos.” See why this color-coded card game has been a hit for so many years. Game comes in a colorful, protective tin that stores the included 108-card deck plus instructions, scoring pad, pencil.
- Ages: 7+
- MSRP: $5.99
- Available: Mass retailers
PICTUREKA CARD GAME (WINNING MOVES GAMES)
- Perfect for families, friends and parties, Pictureka! card game is great fun for all ages.
- There are four different ways to play and they vary in pace from calm to high-energy!
- Contains: 78 Pictures Cards, 32 Mission Cards, and Illustrated Instructions.
- Age: 6+
- MSRP: $10.95
- Available:Amazon, Calendar Club, Barnes & Noble and Specialty Toy & Game Stores Nationwide