Are you in need of some fresh ideas for the Easter baskets this year? Stuff the baskets with lots of fun items that will promote literacy skills! These Easter holiday books and activities will please kids of all ages.
We have some special things for babies, toddlers, preschoolers new and independent readers! They will be hopping their way into new reading fun!
Easter Basket Ideas
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Babies love to touch, taste, listen and experience new things. This basket is full of literacy resources for them to explore.
1. That’s Not My Lamb is full of touch and feel pages. The big bold black outlines on each page also draw the attention of babies.
2. Lamb Baby Rattle is a perfect prop to use when singing “Mary Had a Little Lamb” to baby. It also makes a great snuggle friend when listening to stories.
3. The Farm Card Art Collection cards are sturdy for babies and perfect for eye tracking. Big thick black lines on a white background help with visual discrimination.
4. Almost every little one will enjoy listening to soothing lullaby music before bed. Laurie Berkner’s cd is a favorite! They are also great songs to sing and bond with your baby.
Toddlers love to be busy and interact with family members. These colorful activities will have the little ones up and moving while learning.
1. Duck and Goose Colors by Tad Hills will have your toddler giggling throughout the story. The board book is nice and sturdy for little hands.
2. Roll & Play is a great first game for kids and one the whole family can play. Little ones will learn about colors, counting, animal sounds, following directions and more.
3. Egg Shaped Crayons are the perfect size for little hands to grasp and draw. Coloring helps build fine motor skills!
4. Toddlers love to play with puzzles. Peg puzzles help little ones work on finger grasping. This puzzle also builds color matching skills.
Preschoolers are excited about exploring letters and sounds. These resources will help them master the alphabet.
1. Bunnies’ ABC is a fun alphabet book that fits with our Easter basket theme. We all remember receiving a Little Golden Book in our lives too. Love the illustrations by Garth Williams.
3. My not so eager writer is loving this Wipe Clean First Letters book. The letters are incorporated into the pictures so the kids aren’t just writing the same letter over and over in a line.
4. Spot It! Alphabet is a fun game for the family. Preschoolers will work on visual perception skills while playing.
New readers love to show off their skills. Here are some items for them to showcase their new talent.
3. New readers are generally new writers too. Making writing more fun with a frog pen that light ups and make noise.
1. Do you remember doing Mad Libs games when you were a kid? It is a fun way to play with words for kids. Try this Easter Mad Libs for the basket this year.
2. Add a beautifully illustrated Bible to the basket this year for independent readers to enjoy and grow.
3. Introduce your child to keeping a gratitude journal. It’s a wonderful way for them to focus on the good things in her life.
4. Independent readers enjoy laying in bed at night to read. Tuck a fun flashlight into the basket for them to use under the covers!
I hope that these ideas make filling the Easter basket a little easier.
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