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COMMENTARY: Easter Is the Other Big Holiday

I don’t know about you, but in my family, Easter is the “other” big holiday. It gets as much attention as Christmas and Thanksgiving, complete with family from near and far, a feast, candy, and, of course, Easter baskets. My sister and I are both in our 20s, but who says grown-ups can’t still get excited to open their Easter baskets and see what goodies await? While Easter isn’t the time for lots of presents, our baskets usually contain some candy, a few small trinkets, and one bigger gift. This Sunday, when kids across the country open their Easter baskets, some may be lucky enough to receive any of the following fun spring toys.

airhogsskywinder

Spin Master Air Hogs Skywinder is an awesome choice for a kid’s “big” basket gift. Kids toss the R/C stunt rocket into the air and squeeze the trigger on the remote. The rocket flies, dives, hovers, and loops, and is lightweight enough that it can be used indoors. It flies high, though, so kids will enjoy it most outside—a perfect reason to go outdoors and celebrate spring!

firefighters

We all know that April showers bring May flowers, so there’s always a possibility of rain this time of year especially. Kids can still have a blast indoors with their cousins playing The Little Firefighters, from FoxMind, a cooperative game in which all the players work together to win. Three firefighters must battle the fire in order to save the house from burning down. If all three reach the house before the fire does, the house is safe—but if the fire reaches the house first, everyone loses together. This is a great game where everyone wins (or loses) together—perfect for post-candy hunt fun.

fashems

Girls will love finding Tech 4 KidsMy Little Pony Fash’ems in their baskets. These little ponies are squishy, small, and collectible—and it doesn’t hurt that they’re perfectly colored for an Easter basket. Kids love collecting figures and characters (I know I did), making them a great way to add a small treat to a basket. Fash’ems come in packs of two, and there are six available to collect.

Happy Easter, and Happy Spring!

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