Easter Treats of the Non-Edible Kind
I won’t pretend to be totally innocent of over indulging in the sweeter ways of devouring the end product of cacao seeds, however, I can tell you first-hand that once the sugar rush ends, you are left with nothing except a hunger from more or an achingly full stomach.
So, let’s give children something that may be cherished for a little longer, even possibly eternity, by visiting a local toy store and spending a sum of money that is similar to that is charged for over-priced, over-packaged confectionary that is now brought to us by numerous non-Quaker-owned American conglomerates.
6 Pack Paint your Own Easter Egg Set
This arts and crafts kit is an ideal way to instil creativity during Easter weekend. Eggs, six little paint pots and a paintbrush are included.
Available from My First Years | £10
LEGO Easter Painting Set
Listed as a discontinued item on LEGO’s website, the rather witty Easter Painting Set (#40121) is available in the UK from the supermarket that likes to claim “Every little helps.”
Available from Tesco | £6
For a number of years Playmobil have been packaging appealing toys including a figurine inside a plastic egg-shaped shell. This year, themes include Mermaid with Seahorses, Pirate on a Treasure hunt, Association Footballer with Goal, and a Zookeeper with an Alpaca.
Available from many independent toy shops | £6.99
Toybox Rosie Rabbit
A toy rabbit with articulated arms and legs that click when you move them, and a differently textured material for its ears to provide a sensory experience for young children.
Available from Early Learning Centre | £4
Bella Cuddly Soft Toy Rabbit
Bella is a colourful and cuddly bunny rabbit that is available in two sizes, both are suitable for newborn children.
Available from When I Was A Kid | from £8.50
This clockwork chick hops along when wound-up, also available from the same online retailer is a rabbit version of the toy.
Available from Toyday| £2.99