The Easter Toy Overload! Now What?

The Easter Toy Overload! Now What?

Apr 11 , 2023

Alex deMoca

The Easter holiday season is a time of excitement and joy for children, and one of the highlights is often receiving new toys. However, as the holiday ends, many families deal with an overload of toys that can clutter their homes and overwhelm their children. While you have done your best this Easter to avoid an overabundance of toys, sometimes, it’s hard to manage with family members. It’s a constant battle, but we should focus on handling the toy overload if we can’t prevent it.

How is it affecting children?

When they receive multiple toys in a short period, they become overstimulated. While the rule would be to get kids toys, they can manipulate and not toys that manipulate the child, many family members “know best” when it comes to your kids, so you might be getting toys that would not benefit them. Children can quickly become overstimulated and exhausted with the abundance of new toys, leading to a lack of focus, increased irritability, and frustration.

The three months rule!

Just grab a box, put all the toys you think your child is not interested in, and put it somewhere for three months. If they ask for a particular toy in the box, you give it to them. But if they haven’t asked for those toys for three months, it’s time to get rid of them. Easter or any Holiday is the perfect time to do this since they usually get new toys and forget about the really old ones.

We’ve already discussed toy rotation in previous articles and donating or exchanging them.

The pop-up sale shop on Easter vacation!

Have you wondered how many kids (you know) got far too many toys that they probably aren’t crazy about? Well, many of them! Organizing a garage sale or pop-up shop in front of your house/building would excite children and make them even more open to selling their toys (yeah, those that just got from Grandpa). All the money earned could make it into credit that can be used for items they want or items you know they need.

Holidays’ spring sales sound like a very attractive event for the entire neighborhood with minimal effort but huge fun for the whole family and kids on the block.

In conclusion, dealing with an overload of toys after the Easter holiday can be daunting. However, you can effectively manage the influx of toys in your home by donating, selling toys, rotating them, creating storage space, and encouraging playtime. With a little planning and organization, you can help your child learn valuable life skills while also keeping your home clutter-free.

The Easter holiday is a time for families to come together, enjoy delicious food, and participate in fun activities. One of the most beloved traditions of Easter is the giving of Easter toys to children. Not only do these toys provide hours of entertainment, but they can also be educational, helping kids learn new skills and develop their creativity like these ones.