Each year as part of our Resurrection Day celebration, we fix up a basket or bucket of goodies for each of the kids. Usually we get a stuffed animal for each, along with a few small toys and lots of candy! Over the years, it’s become more and more apparent that buying inexpensive toys at the local discount stores will mean that all the toys are broken within a month. Obviously, it’s not what we parents want, and it’s definitely not what the kids want.
Last Christmas, Jon and I did some internet searching and purchased toys for the kids from small businesses based here in the United States. One such business is Alphabet Alley, a family-owned business based in Texas. I reviewed two of their products back in January – the Noah’s Ark Go Fish Card Game and the Two by Two Matching Game.
They offer several other items that would make great Resurrection Day gifts for preschoolers and toddlers. I have a special attraction to wooden toys…they just seem so natural and nice-feeling to the touch. I guess because they seem old-fashioned, I love seeing my kids play with them instead of the cheap plastic toys that are so prevalent. Alphabet Alley sells quite a few wooden toys and puzzles. With three boys around, I think the Boys of the Bible puzzle would fit in nicely here.
All kids love stickers. I had a “sticker wall” when I was a kid – an area around the light switch in my bedroom where I would stick almost every sticker I could get a hold of. One of the hardest things about moving away from that house when I was 16 was taking down the stickers from my sticker wall, but that’s another story. Alphabet Alley sells five sticker sets for $2.99 each.
- One World
- The Good News
- Noah’s Ark
- In the Beginning
- A Child is Born
Why not help support a fellow American family when filling up your children’s Resurrection Day baskets this year?
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