Since my daughter is far too young for candy, I put together a list of fun things to do over Easter with your toddler and a Toddler Easter Basket. I added toys, books, and even so egg coloring ideas.
Toddler Easter Basket Ideas
Sesame Street toys help you toddler learn and are an awesome addition to this toddler Easter basket. These Oscar Stacking Cups are a great way to help encourage development of fine motor skills. The brightly colored cups stacking and nesting each one is how toddlers these skills.
This easy to grasp newborn toy introduces baby to numbers and colors on each of the cups. When baby builds his mini-mountain, help him balance the wibbly-wobbly and weighted Oscar right on top.
Are you a foodie? This Sesame Street Foodie Truck is a great choice for your kid’s Easter Basket. This toy combines shape sorting and vehicle play in one! Sort the shapes, then push them through the correct holes in the truck. The back of the truck opens so kids can dump the pieces out and play again, or store them away for next time!
(Ages 2-4 years)
Take alphabet play on the go with the ELMO ABC CASE set! This portable Elmo-themed carrying case features a variety of Sesame Street character images and comes complete with 26 plastic letter pieces that snap into place. Who knew learning the alphabet could be so much fun! There is a Sesame Street Number Set just like this too.
This is a simple fun activity for Easter. You can color the eggs and eat them or blow out the egg and save them for posterity. My toddler is pretty good with a paintbrush so we might use acrylic paint on them this year.
Toddler Easter Books
When a little bird is inside an egg, it cannot walk, it cannot sing, and it cannot fly. All it can do is be sat on. But when the time is just right: Pop! — out it comes. And then a little bird can do almost anything! With the same insightful simplicity of their classic The Carrot Seed, Ruth Krauss and Crockett Johnson celebrate the promise and confidence of little birds (and young children) everywhere.
PreS-Gossie, Gertie, BooBoo, and Peedie each dye their Easter eggs red, blue, purple, and yellow, respectively. Gossie hides hers in the grass. Gertie hides her in a haystack. BooBoo hides hers in a pot filled with tulips. And Peddie hides his under a green turtle.
A while later, the goslings are surprised when they find their eggs missing and go on a real Easter egg hunt. They see them wrapped in shiny green ribbon as Ollie proudly looks on. Small, creative details appear hidden on each page, such as a snail, a butterfly, a piece of green ribbon, a frog, and a spider.
Ollie sports an adorable rabbit-ear cap. The crisp illustrations, done in pen, ink, and gouache, show the characters in action. For example, each time Ollie hides an egg, he has to use his beak, or webbed feet, while pushing very hard, which emphasizes his small size and weight, in relation to the egg.
If your kiddo is a bath fan, then these bath bombs are a fun late night activity for your toddler. It is so fun to see their faces when the bath bombs start fizzling. I made an easy DIY to make them yourself here.
Now that I have shared what I am putting in my toddler Easter basket let me know what you are putting in your gift basket.
This is super fun to put together for your toddler. They really can’t play with it yet if they are in the habit of putting things in their mouth. My toddler doesn’t do that so she is fine with these Legos. If you think the legos are too small, check out this Mega Bloks Set that comes in festive for Easter in cute pastel colors.
These eggs are not the ordinary eggs you find at the grocery! Crack open the shells to reveal six special chicks. Learn shapes by sorting each shell into its own carton spot. Six different face/shell combinations included. Press down gently on their heads to hear them cheep! Best of all, no batteries are needed!
These eggs help with memory and learning about shapes and colors and are perfect for your Toddler Easter Basket. You can also use the eggs to create shapes in play dough like these Egg Play Dough.
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