Alternative Easter Gift Guide for 2-6 year olds: Let me first say that there is nothing wrong with chocolate at Easter time. However both Hubby and I are in agreement that we try to find something else for them this time of year. Mainly because they get plenty of chocolate from everyone else. This gift guide will give you some ideas on small gifts to complement the chocolate. Oh and the best bit? Well just like all my other gift guides you will have the chance to win the contents of the guide by entering the gleam application at the bottom.

City Engineering & Design Building Set – Learning Resources

We are huge fans of Learning Resources having written about a number of their educational toys. Having never been disappointed the City Engineering & Design Building Set is no different. This city themed building kit has been specifically designed to engage and inspire primary children (ages 5-9) in science, technology, engineering and maths lessons from a young age. The set has over 80 items in it including 10 activity cards which is where we started. Monkey loves the set and has already started using his imagination to build his own constructions. There will be a video up soon so you can see what he got up to.

The set engages primary learners in the understanding of key engineering skills including problem solving, investigation and design. Monkey loves anything which involves problem solving so I knew it would be a great hit. The parts are well made and stand up to a reasonable amount of force. I would like to see some other kits so that we can grow this one. Also in the box is a further activity guide which we are yet to explore. Its available to buy from the Learning Resources website for £24.00

Paddington Bear Movie Sightseeing Adventures Board Game

This game is aimed at 6 years plus, for 2-4 players. Its the perfect gift for any Paddington Bear fan. Especially since the new movie has just hit our screens.

Paddington is on his way back home to 32 Windsor Gardens and wants to visit some famous London landmarks to take selfies for his scrapbook. Be the first to collect 4 selfies and get Paddington back home in time for tea. There will be fantastic fun along the way, but watch out….not all your Sightseeing adventures will quite go to Plan, after all Paddington is rather prone to mishaps which land him in sticky situations!

There is a lot of detail in this game and I love all the landmarks. Many of which we have yet to take Monkey to see. In the box you get 24  marmalade mystery cards, 24 selfie picture cards, 6 London attraction pieces, 4 game pieces and scrapbooks, one die and one game board. I can see us collecting another 24 selfie pictures but with Monkey in them! RRP £21.99 and can be purchased from

Space Explorer Room Projector from reroom

Monkey is fascinated by space so when I came across reroom that specialise in being a one stop shop for themed kids rooms I was  especially excited. I hope once we move we maybe able to give him the space bedroom he really wants. In the meantime the Space Explorer Room Projector will help to create this for him. The projector has 24 different pictures in three discs. The changeable discs project spacecraft, planets, stars and astronauts onto your wall, up to 1 meter wide. You also get a fascinating booklet in the box, which gives educational information about each of the slides. A fun filled and immersive way to learn about the universe. It can also be a nightlight too. RRP £14.99

Nickelodeon Peter Rabbit Figures

The new Peter rabbit film has been a huge hit in  the cinemas so there is no surprise that the Nickelodeon Peter Rabbit Figures are as well. Available in a 5 Figure Adventure Pack RRP £17.99 and 2 x 2 Packs RRP £14.99. The different characters available included are Peter Rabbit, Lily Bobtail, Benjamin Bunny, Cotton Tail, Squirrel Nutkin, and Mr. Tod. They can be purchased from

Young adventurers will love these figures which look just like the characters in the Nickelodean TV series. All characters have poseable arms and are approximately 6-9cm in height. They have been a big hit with Kipper who is trying to kiss them in this picture. They would also make amazing cake decorations for birthday parties or even dare I say it an Easter cake. I was super impressed with just how detailed they are and the likeness is uncanny. They are a must for all Peter Rabbit fans. 


Brio – My Home Town Hen House

Brio is such a classic toy. You know what you are getting with a Brio set and I love how they are branching out into more small play items. We have a number of Brio toys which we love and My Home Town Hen House lived up to all our expectations. Aimed at children 18 month plus, the set includes a little house, fence, farm worker and hen. The hen also likes to sit on the top of the house! Kipper is very taken with the hen and the fence element of the set. Often hunting it out. The little house also has an opening door and ramp. RRP £14.99

Glitter Tattoos by FabLab

You get a lot in this kit and perfect for the fashion conscious. With the ability to make 25 different designs and four sparkly colours to choose from I am sure it would be a real hit on Easter morning. The tattoos can last up to seven days and there is an activity guide to help the receiver understand how to apply them. The set includes 27 x Tattoo Stencils, 4 x Pots of Body Glitter (Various Colours), 1 x Pot of Body Art Glue, 1 x Soft Paint Brush, 1 x Medium Stiff Paint Brush and 1 x 8 Page Instruction Manual. Retailing at £9.99 its available from a number of high street toy shops and online including Amazon.

Itty Bittys

Hallmarks Itty Bittys have been a huge hit with the boys I opted for Batman and Robin the perfect crime fighting duo. It was a little nod to our pregnancy announcement with Kipper.

Adan Chung sketched a quick interpretation of what popular characters could look like if they were just a bit “itty bittier.” Soon, Adan’s simple-but-fresh portrayal of popular licensed characters inspired an entire collection that continues to grow. Now within our itty bitty family, are some of the most iconic characters of all time, with many more characters on the way. With their small stature and super-cute style, they make the perfect gift or stocking filler. Even if it’s a treat for yourself itty bittys are perfect for every occasion. itty bittys may be small but there’s certainly a whole lot to love!

There are eleven ranges to choose from and a wide selection of different characters. Priced between £6.00 and £7.99 each and available to buy on Amazon they would make a great alternative and have gone down a real storm in the Mudpie Fridays household.


Who doesn’t love stickers? Most kids seem to love them and Stickits have gone won further  by coupling them with some loveable characters. Including My Little Pony Twilight Sparkle and Rainbow Dash, Olaf and Elsa and Disney Princesses Ariel and Rupunzel. The two in one sticker dispenser includes 100 stickers including some shinnies! Although the big question is how many will you find in your 100? Priced at £5.99 and aimed at children 5+ the are operated by the lever at the back. The stickers can be reloaded or stuck down the choice is yours.

Disney Emoji #ChatPack Series 1

Collectables are all the range, put Disney behind them and they are bound to go down really well. Monkey was very excited when he saw the Disney Emoji chatpacks. Its possible to collect characters from Disney Classic, Disney Princess, Pixar or Frozen. There are 100 to collect in series one with special #squishy and #goldi characters. A chatpack includes 5 collectables including one which is hidden from view. RRP £5.99

If you would like the opportunity to win the items included in this gift guide which are worth just under £143 then please enter via the gleam application below. For a full list please see the T&Cs below. Good luck!

Alternative Easter Gift Guide for 2-6 year olds worth £143

  • Competition is open to residents of the UK aged 18 and over
  • There is no cash alternative offered
  • The winner will be drawn at random and will receive the items mentioned in the gift guide:
    • City Engineering & Design Building Set – Learning Resources
    • Paddington Bear Movie Sightseeing Adventures Board Game
    • Space Explorer Room Projector
    • Three packets of Peter Rabbit Figures
    • Brio – My Home Town Hen House
    • Glitter Tattoos by FabLab
    • Two Itty Bittys from the superhero range
    • One Stickit in your choice of character
    • One packet Disney Emoji #ChatPack Series 1
  • The giveaway will close on the 1st April at midnight, the winner will be notified through Twitter
  • The Winner will be asked to provide an email address and full postal address

Please note that items will arrive separately. I have some other giveaways running at the moment so please check them out in the Blog Giveaways Page above.


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  1. Lorna Ledger Reply

    Wow, what an amazing bundle, Happy Easter, My Niece and Nephew would especially love the Space Explorer Room Projector. Many Thanks

  2. Nicola Marshall Reply

    Some lovely gift ideas here, my kids would love the space projector.

  3. It all looks great, I really like the projector though. We always try to buy something small that is non chocolate for the kids to enjoy

  4. Hayley Colburn Reply

    My daughter would love the tattoo kit especially, we tend to get them alternative gifts at Easter too (for our kids at least) they get so many eggs there’s never anywhere to put them, as i’m sure you can imagine, when you have 3 kids getting over 10 eggs each its almost ridiculous lol

  5. Kimberly Meadows Reply

    I love that there’s fun stuff and educational too.Fantastic giveaway and with 7 grandchildren under the age of 7 fingers crossed ?

  6. Lindsey stuart Reply

    Aww wow this is such an amazing bundle of goodies to keep the little ones entertained.
    I am loving the look of the Stickits! Brilliant for the holidays 🙂

  7. Judy Kennedy Reply

    Love the glitter tattoos the sort of thing I would have loved myself and the space explorer. Good ideas to bookmark


    An amazing giveaway with something for all my grandchildren

  9. What a fabulous selection. I must confess that I am drawn to Itty Bittys. They are ridiculously cute.

  10. These are such brilliant ideas for Easter. They of course last a lot longer than Easter Eggs and I know my grandson would love them. He never gets through all of his Easter Eggs, believe it or not, so my daughter and I always buy him little gifts instead.

  11. Sarah Holder Reply

    Fingers crossed! Would love to win for my nieces and nephews!

  12. Samantha Mann Reply

    So many awesome ideas! And perfect for my son who turns 5 in April

  13. Kirsty Umney Reply

    My 4 year old doesnt like chocolate (I know its madness!) So Easter can end up being expensive having to give a toy rather than a nice cheap egg!

  14. Keri Jones Reply

    I love the look of the Stickits & think my son would love it too. Like you said- what kid doesn’t like stickers? Great gift guide, thanks x

  15. sandy ralph Reply

    wow lots of great things among this for all the kids to share and have fun with

  16. The Peter Rabbit adventure pack looks fab especially, the lil tykes are big on P R with the new film

  17. Laura Scott Reply

    We like to get our daughters something that isn’t chocolate for Easter. These alternative gifts look brilliant.

  18. Linda Bird Reply

    Great selection of toys. Some educational, some just for fun, perfect alternative to Easter Eggs. I wouldn’t mind playing with some of them myself!

  19. Vikki Sanderson Reply

    Awesome prize!
    I hate the amount of chocolate my kids get at easter

  20. Edward Guerreiro Reply

    I think my niece would love the Batman Itty Bitty the most. She loves wearing her batgirl outfit.

  21. Laura Cooper Reply

    Fab gift ideas. I know my daughter would love the glitter tattoo kit.

  22. Kevin Johnson Reply

    These look awesome. The kids would be absolutely over the moon with them.

  23. Rachael Sexey Reply

    This is a wonderful prize. Thank you for the chance to win ?

  24. Katy Malkin Reply

    We’ve just been to see Peter Rabbit so my little girl would love that set

  25. My Home Town Hen House looks like it would keep my two year old busy for hours! The classic toys are lovely to look at but we don’t seem to have many at all. Too many noisy light up battery wasters in our house so that needs to change.

  26. Maria Jane Knight Reply

    Such lovely gift ideas, great alternatives to Easter eggs!

  27. My girls would love pretty much everything in this bundle. Please count me in! 🙂

  28. Jeanette Leighton Reply

    Looks great my daughter Sheriah 5 would enjoy all of these

  29. Miss Tracy Hanson Reply

    Paddington Bear Movie Sightseeing Adventures Board Game looks a lot of fun. Makes a shange from just eating huge amounts of chocolate. We have a “rule” in our house that for every egg a family member buys them, they have a toy instead of another egg from another family member if that makes sense. Then they end up with less chocolate but don’t think they miss out. Working out well so far, plus they get enough chocolate so it’s not usually a problem.

  30. ema j lowe Reply

    I never over do chocolate at easter, my girls have had 1 medium egg, some mini eggs and a chocolate bunny, all from aldi. my son hasn’t had chocolate, because he doesn’t eat it, hes had a pringles stacker tube with 8 mini tubes of pringles, his eyes light up this morning when the children had finished the mini easter egg hunt

  31. Danielle Graves Reply

    Some fab chocolate alternatives! Lots of things my son would love!

  32. Tee Simpson Reply

    Love this guide as Im not keen on the kids having lots of eggs

  33. Natalie Crossan Reply

    Some great prizes here 😀 Good luck everyone 🙂 xx

  34. Rachel Craig Reply

    It would be nice to see / view prize winner’s name. Makes it seem all the more real, somehow.

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