Easter is March 31 this year. While this is another holiday that typically involves gift giving, the gifts of choice tend to be smaller, less expensive and more in the crafts, games and outdoor fun categories. Thankfully, there are quite a few Easter gifts for kids under $20 that will provide hours of fun while still remaining budget-friendly.
This card game will keep your kids engaged for hours. With five mini-game options, it is unlikely they will grow bored with it quickly. Spot It can be played with 2 to 8 players. It comes in a travel-size tin making it perfect for on-the-go play as well as at home. The game is recommended for those over the age of 7.
Crayola Washable Fingerpaints
Fingerpainting is an activity that almost any age group can enjoy. It is great for younger children to develop fine and gross motor skills. Crayola Washable Fingerpaints come in easy-to-use and control tubes. They are also washable making playtime a lot less stressful the adults in the house as well.
Perplexus Maze Game by PlaSmart, Inc.
This fun puzzle game will keep your 6 to 12-year-old busy. The goal is to maneuver a small marble through the maze within the sphere. Children flip and twist the ball to guide the marble along the way. This one requires no batteries and you will not need to worry about losing pieces.
LEGO Friends Stephanie’s Cool Convertible
LEGOs are no longer just for boys. This kit includes the blocks to make a cute purple convertible. Included are a mini-doll (Stephanie), her dog (Coco), accessories, car wash and more.
Qwirkle Board Game
This is Mindware’s bestselling game of all time. Children over the age of 6 will enjoy matching the tiles to score points. This game reminds me a bit of a cross between Scrabble and dominoes. Qwirkle is the winner of a Parent’s Choice Award. The game is suited for two to four players.
Fisher-Price Ocean Wonders Soothe and Glow Seahorse
If you have a little one on your Easter shopping list, the Soothe and Glow Seahorse from Fisher-Price is a great gift under $20. Not only will it be enjoyed during playtime, it also plays 8 lullabies to soothe baby while he/she drifts off to sleep. This toy is available in both pink and blue.
Rory’s Story Cubes
This is always a bestseller. Rory’s Story Cubes is a great gift for older children age 8 to 12. This creative game can be played in a variety of ways and alone or with others. This pocket-size story generating game teaches speaking and listening skills, literacy development and more.
Earlyears Baby Farm Friends Bowling
Another great gift for the younger crowd, this bowling game includes six numbered barnyard friend pins. The brightly-colored characters also make different sounds as they tip over. The ball and animal pins are all a soft cotton/polyester blend.