This was the most different Easter Sundays I have ever had in my life. We are all in home quarantine or isolation and we watched Easter Sunday Mass through Facebook Live. We got dressed in nice clothes for the day, and set up our dining room tables around the the laptop to watch Mass. I took tonight off so that I could spend the day with the family. I had worked last night and so I came home from the office around 7:30, fell asleep for an hour and then was up for most of the day.
The kids had an egg hunt around the house and enjoyed their Easter Baskets. I had received some interesting things from Educational Insights and Learning Resources. We also managed to order a few things from Amazon and other companies and I picked up some candy from CVS on a trip for essentials. We had a nice afternoon and then gathered virtually with the family through a Zoom session. We were also joined by Grandma Bennett.
I had to duck out a little early to run over to The Colonel Blackinton Inn to pick up our Easter dinner. We had ordered our individual meals earlier in the week. Eva and I had Prime Rib, Andy had Ham and Allison had turkey. I also picked up one of each of their dessert offerings with Carrot Cake, Chocolate Lava cake, Cheese Cake and Bread Pudding. Little did I realize that no one likes bread pudding. Despite that dinner was very good.
The kids did a few activities during the day including making their Color by Playfoam sets. Andy made the dragon and Eva the unicorn.
It was a nice day, a little different but a nice day for all.
The folks at Educational Insights and Learning Resources provided me with some products for free so that I could make some Easter Baskets for the kids.
When I was at Toy Fair I got the idea to use the Playfoam Pluffle from Educational Insights as the Easter Grass in the kids’ baskets. Then I looked around at more fun items from Educational Insights and Learning Resources. These two great companies have a ton of fun educational products that parents will love.
As I was mentally putting together the Easter Basket I knew that I wanted to include activities and toys and not just candy. Educational Insights has the Kanoodle line and they sent me the Kanoodle Flip came to include. This game comes in it’s own travel case so it can be taken anywhere to play. A fun and challenging game that each of the kids can play themselves.
I also wanted some creative items and the Color by Playfoam line had a couple of fun options, a dragon and a unicorn. With this the kids can put pieces of Playfoam onto a plastic canvas. This project can take the kids a while to do and that is something we want especially to curb screen time and also boredom.
Then I wanted something that looked really exciting and fun. Watching a Beaker Creature in their reactor pod fit that bill. These are little toys that are inside a pod that foams in water. Also included are some fun and interesting Science facts.
I took all of those items as well as a special ceramic pot and a small plant to grow from a seed to use as the basket. I bought the pots and seeds at Target. You can see the video here.
If parents are putting together some Easter Baskets with items to occupy kids’ time then here are our Amazon affiliate links to those the products in the baskets. There are many more choices from both companies on their websites: Educational Insights – Learning Resources