If you have a little one you will enjoy my round-up of 25 Easter basket ideas for toddlers they can use ranging from educational toys to fun snacks.
Growing up, I remembered looking forward to seeing what the Easter bunny brought me on Easter morning. The Easter bunny did a stellar job finding cute little random odds and end items plus delicious chocolate. Today, I’m sharing 25 Easter basket ideas for 1 and 2 year olds. I know most kids get tons of candy (I did once I was older) which is easy to buy and doesn’t require much thought. However, what happens when you have a baby/toddler? Candy really isn’t an option, at least not in my book. During the younger years baskets are filled with more toys and practical items then with candy.
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25 Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers
25 Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers
If you have a little one you will enjoy my round-up of 25 Easter Basket Ideas for 1 & 2 Year Olds that aren't filled with candy but practical items they can use!
Guess How Much I Love You -Jack-in-The-Box
Matching Easter Eggs
12 charming eggs in a carton will help preschoolers learn to count, sort, and match! Each plastic egg contains a different color and number, with corresponding pegs and holes.
Melissa & Doug Burrow Bunny Rabbit Stuffed Animal
The Melissa & Doug Burrow Bunny Rabbit Stuffed Animal features long floppy ears with extra-soft plush fur and realistic-looking features.
Fun Express Easter Rubber Ducky
Split this 12 pack of Easter Rubber Ducky's with a friend and make bath time festive!
Green Toys Launch Boat
Green Toys Sport Boats are breaking speed records! This lightweight cruiser is specially sized for little hands, making it the perfect go-to toy for the tub, pool, or play room.
Easter Board Books
We love books in our house, and a book has always been given in Easter baskets!
Melissa & Doug Jumbo Triangular Crayons
The bright colors of these easy-grip crayons encourage kids' creativity and the unique triangular shape helps them develop the preferred grip for later writing skills. We have had these for 7 years and they are still in one piece!
Melissa & Doug Jumbo Coloring Pad
Your child will love coloring in each page with crayons, markers, paints or pencils to mimic the animals' natural coloring - or create wild new creatures! The pages tear out cleanly to allow more than one child to color simultaneously and make proud display easy.
Easter Finger Puppets
Add these fun finger puppets to Easter gift baskets, along with treats, candies and other toys.
Get ready for warmer weather and get sand toys that are perfect for the beach or a sand box/table at home!
Annie's Cheddar Bunnies
My kids are older now, but this is still an Easter basket tradition. I will fill up 2 clear plastic carrots that have Annie's Bunnies in them. I like to balance out the chocolate and when they are tiny chocolate isn't an option!
Easter Wind Up Chicks and Rabbits
When my kids were babies they LOVED the wind up chicks and would giggle for hours watching it walk across the floor. This is defintiely an item that they need to be supervised with, but a fun one!
SAFE LEARNING TOYS WOODEN PUZZLE FOR TODDLER: Designed with the toddler in mind, this wooden puzzle toy is made of high-quality natural wood, which is smooth, rounded, and no splintery edges and finished with bright colors non-toxic paint.
Yum Earth Organic Fruit Snacks
YumEarth's sweet treats are free from the top 8 common allergens and are USDA Organic Certified, Non-GMO Certified, gluten free and vegan. They are colored with real fruit and vegetables juices, no high fructose corn syrup or artificial dyes.
Carrot Fork & Spoon Set
My kids had a similar set when they were 1 and 2 and absolutely loved it! This is a very practical Easter basket item to include!
Munchkin Miracle 360 Sippy Cup
This is the perfect beginner cup for any toddler. The 360 degree drinking edge eliminates spills completely. This cup automatically seals when child stops drinking.
YumEarth Organic Fruit Flavored Pops
If you want your child to have something a little sweet these YumEarth Organic Fruit Flavored Pops are the ticket! They are colored with real fruit and vegetables juices, no high fructose corn syrup or artificial dyes making you feel better about giving then a lollipop!
Learning Resources New Sprouts Grow It! Toddler Gardening Set
Simple in/out play along with learning new words keep kids active, learning, and having fun. Easy-to-grip, durable, and washable pieces feature a real-life look and feel. Soft plastic parts make them ideal for toddlers.
Easter Egg Toy Chicken
TOYPIX Mama Hen (chicken toys for kids) is a great shape sorting gift for ages 18+ months and 3, 2 year old boys & girls. Combines great fun shape sorter with fine motors & sensory skills! Teach shapes, colors & motor skills, you can even pretend to crack and cook them!
NUK Toddler Tooth and Gum Cleanser with Toothpaste
It is important to promote proper oral hygiene right from the start with your baby! The Toddler Tooth & Gum Cleanser is fluoride free and safe to swallow. Use it with the NUK Toddler Toothbrush to gently brush gums and teeth to keep them clean!
I always love to place a package of sidewalk chalk in Easter bakets no matter the age! Who doesn't love fresh chalk plus it gets them outside and using their imaginations or simply scribbling!
Yogurt Covered Raisins
My kids absolutely loved these raisins when they were little. It was natures candy to them. They have a good source of calcium to help build strong bones and teeth. Offers the nutrition of real whole milk yogurt blended with Gerber fruit purees.
Play-Doh Spring Eggs Easter Eggs
Play-Doh Spring Eggs are filled with Play-Doh modeling compound perfect for Easter baskets or egg hunts.
Minishades Polarized Sunglasses
My kids have these sunglasses and they love them! 100% Polarized UV protection &impact resistant. Specially formulated rubber material is virtually indestructible, super comfy and fashionably on-trend.
YumEarth Organic Jelly Beans
You can't go wrong with the YumEarth brand. I love how clean their treats are and if you want your little ones to have a little sweets these jelly beans are perfect.
Easter Basket Tips
- Wind-Up Toys – When my kids were toddlers they thought the wind-up chicks and bunnies were hilarious.. Most have little parts so make sure you are watching closely. Plus your toddler will need the help of an adult to wind them. These little toys can provide a lot of entertainment! I have found these very inexpensive at Hobby Lobby of all places.
- Easter board books – I find inexpensive board books at Marshal’s/TJ Maxx’s/HomeGoods. They don’t have to be Easter related but I like having holiday related books in the house.
- Plastic Eggs – I like to fill up plastic eggs with their favorite snacks! Think Annie’s Bunnies or small cracker snacks like that.
I hope this helps gives you some easy ideas and ways to fill your toddlers Easter basket without having to give them candy this Easter season.
Looking to make something or keep the kids entertained for Easter? Check out these other Easter craft ideas.
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