Kids just crave entertainment. Provide it this Easter and Passover with Allergic Living’s list of the
best non-food gifts. With fun crafts, engaging kits and cute presents, any of these items you
choose is sure to warm hearts and keep little hands busy. And perhaps best of all – hold boredom
This Passover, let kids unleash their creativity as they learn with a Passover Magnet Art kit. The kit includes two magnet sheets of pre-cut characters representing the 10 plagues, along with five coloring pencils. Invite kids to color each one, then pop them out and display them on the fridge for the duration of the holiday, and beyond.
A perfect fit for Easter, Crayola’s egg-shaped My First Palm-Grasp Crayons are a fun way to keep the Easter theme going, long after the allergy-friendly chocolate is gone. Available in boxes of three or more, and an assortment of colors, these easy-to-grip, paraffin wax crayons are ideal for toddlers’ tiny hands. The fact that they’re washable and won’t stain skin, hands – even walls – also makes them a most appealing gift.
Shop online at Staples.com and Target.com. In Canada, Indigo.ca and Toysrus.ca.
Retailers include Target and Walmart. In Canada, Indigo and Toys R Us.
Young ones wanting to dress to impress for the holidays will love receiving a sheet of Great Pretenders Rainbow Love Sticker Earrings. Each sheet includes 30 pairs of stick-on earrings in the sweetest assortment of designs. From rainbows and butterflies to hearts, and stars, Great Pretenders has the perfect pair to go with every spring ensemble.
Kid Made Modern
There’s no better time than spring to fill the house with a proliferation of pom-poms, Easter eggs, glitter, googly eyes, and sequins in a kaleidoscope of colors. Kid Made Modern’s Egg Painting Party Craft Kit includes six wooden eggs, along with all the doodads one requires for decorating. It’s just the thing to keep kids ages 6+ busy and inspired.
Shop online at Kidmademodern.com and Walmart.com. In Canada, Indigo.ca and Nordstrom.ca.
Made for kids 7 and up, Klutz’s Sew Your Own Unicorn Bunny Slippers kit is the type of project every long weekend needs. With precut pieces, felt stickers, sequins, even rainbow horns, each slipper is simple to assemble and decorate. Plus, once they’re finished, your kids can enjoy their new footwear as they scamper around the house this spring.
Shop online at Michaels.com, Shop.scholastic.com and Walmart.com. In Canada, Mastermindtoys.com.
Melissa & Doug
Introduce kids to the joys of the garden with a Giddy Buggy Tote Set from Melissa & Doug. Each 9-inch-long tote includes a plastic trowel, hand rake and water spray bottle. Kids will thrill at the chance to get dirty, discover plants and bugs, and help get the garden ready for growing.
Gone are the days of making basic, pastel-hued Easter eggs. Now, you can glitz them up with glitter, make them Day-Glo bright, as cute as critters or dress them like superheroes, thanks to PAAS. For a more traditional yet modern take, stock up on wooden eggs from a craft store, then try a Marble Kit with your crew. In no time, your Easter table will be as celebratory as they come.
Shop online at Walmart.com.
Retailers include Walmart. In Canada, Canadian Tire and Shoppers Drug Mart.
From worms and flowers, to insects, rain boots and other harbingers of spring, Pipsticks’ Pipstickers boast an ample inventory of dazzling, seasonal stickers. The perfect surprise for popping into Easter baskets or to have on hand for rainy spring days, you’ll want to invest in multiple sheets to stow away for the season.
Shop online at Pipsticks.com. (U.S. and Canada)
A 10 Plagues Hand Puppet Kit bring levity to learning about Passover. With 10 bags to decorate with foam shapes representing each plague, kids will learn the story and the significance behind the holiday all Passover long.
Shop online at Judaica.com. In Canada, Lemonadecelebrations.com and Realcanadiansuperstore.com.
Set the kids to work – in a fun way – with their favorite allergy-friendly cookie dough and an Easter Cookie Cutter Tub from Wilton. With 18 seasonal shapes, including eggs, bunnies, flowers and umbrellas, each tub is sure to house more than a few cookie shapes that inspire.
Shop online at Walmart.com and Wilton.com. In Canada, Amazon.ca.
Settle kids in for plenty of fun, without the mess, with a Paint By Sticker Kids Easter book from Workman Publishing. Similar to paint by numbers, these books provide the templates and all the colorful stickers needed to “paint” 10 seasonal images. Thanks to perforated pages, kids can then tear out each masterpiece to share with everyone at the Easter table.