10 Easter Basket Ideas For Toddlers

I hear you, moms and dads, it seems like just yesterday we were shopping for Christmas stockings! How does the year fly by so fast? It’s true though, Easter is around the corner, and with that — Easter baskets!

If you’re anything like me, your toddler doesn’t need a plethora of egg-filled candy. With both of my kids we’ve actually held off on many sweets until they were much older. But no candy, doesn’t mean we’re skipping the fun of Easter baskets; it just means we’re getting creative with mini gifts. So, what surprises are best for those baskets?

Here’s a starting point for your toddler Easter basket preparation. Be sure to chime in with what you’re planning for your toddlers too!


The Honest Company Bubble Bath — After trying lots of bubble baths, this has become our favorite!

Melissa & Doug First Shapes Jumbo Knob Puzzle — These knob puzzles are the best gateway into the world of puzzles; perfect for 1 and 2 year olds!

Sidewalk Chalk & Holder — Spring is around the corner, and thus, more outside time! Chalk is the perfect outdoor activity for little ones.

Bubble Wand — More outdoor fun!

Color Wonder Coloring Book — I’ve raved about these before, the best intro to coloring with markers!

Finger Puppets — Who wouldn’t want to find these cuties inside a plastic egg?

Baby Signing DVD — A fun and educational TV option for all!

Mudpuppy ABC Flash Cards — Beautiful and convenient since they’re on an easy flip ring.

Easter Book — Start daily reading now and you’ll have a reader for life!

Playmobil 123 — Sturdy, fabulous toys that provide lots of open ended play.

Gretchen hails from the beautiful Pacific Northwest along with her husband and two young children. Before transitioning to life as a stay at home mom, Gretchen worked in sales and marketing while earning her Masters in Management and Organizational Leadership. Now her days are focused on managing meal plans and nap times while organizing her sewing stash and children's toy bins. My oh my, how life changes in the blink of an eye! Gretchen writes frequently about natural parenting, becoming more environmentally conscience, her affinity for thrifted treasures, and hopes of making it out of yoga pants each day on her blog That Mama Gretchen (www.thatmamagretchen.com).


  1. My 2.5 year old daughter is getting some new Dr Seuss books, new socks, plush Rubble (from Paw Patrol, but I doubt I have to tell you that), a Paw Patrol cup, and a crazy straw. We might just throw some jelly beans or fruit snacks in there for the love of the hunt!


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