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When I wrote my list of Easter basket ideas for babies and toddlers I realized that there are so many awesome things to choose from! This is a good thing but it can also make it difficult for us to choose the best things to include in the Easter baskets for toddlers.
As I was thinking about this, I remembered a great idea that people often use for their Christmas gifts: the 4 gift rule. It basically refers to including 4 different gift categories into a Christmas gift for kids: something they want, something they need, something to wear, and something to read.
This idea makes shopping a lot easier and it’s also an easy way to make sure that the gift is both fun and practical.
So I tried to find a similar approach for the Easter basket. And I came up with 5 categories that are great for toddlers:
- something to play with
- something to read together
- something to encourage creativity
- something educational
- something just for fun.
Using this easy formula, I was able to quickly find some great Easter basket ideas not only for toddlers but also for older kids!
You can apply this idea to any age but in this post, I just want to focus on toddlers. So I’ve gathered here 5 ideas to inspire you to create a nice Easter basket for your toddler!
Every idea puts into practice the easy formula that I mentioned at the beginning. And the result is really awesome!
Easter baskets for toddlers: Idea #1
1 – something to play with: Superhero Bunny Plush Toy
2 – something educational: Brain Quest for Threes
3 – something to read together: Peppa’s Easter Egg Hunt
4 – something to encourage creativity: My First Crayola Palm-Grip Crayons
5 – something just for fun: Crayola Color Bath Dropz
Easter baskets for toddlers: Idea #2
1 – something to play with: Toddler Toys Wooden Musical Instruments
2 – something educational: Melissa & Doug Slice & Sort Wooden Eggs
3 – something to read together: Guess How Much I Love You
4 – something to encourage creativity: Play-Doh Spring Eggs Easter Eggs
5 – something just for fun: Wind Up Swimming Penguin Bath Toy
Easter baskets for toddlers: Idea #3
1 – something educational: Educational Insights The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game
2 – something to play with: Jellycat Bashful Beige Bunny Stuffed Animal
3 – something to read together: Llama Llama Easter Egg
4 – something to encourage creativity: Crayola Bathtub Crayons
5 – something just for fun: Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Verdie Chameleon Bubble Blower
Easter baskets for toddlers: Idea #4
1 – something educational: SmartGames Bunny Peek a Boo
2 – something to play with: Melissa & Doug Burrow Bunny Rabbit Stuffed Animal
3 – something to read together: Happy Easter, Mouse! (If You Give…)
4 – something to encourage creativity: Crayola Washable FingerPaints
5 – something just for fun: Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Bollie Ladybug Classic Rubber Kickball
These were some of my favorite ideas. But you can build many other awesome Easter baskets using this simple formula!
It will make things a lot easier for you. And, most of all, it will bring a lot of joy to your child!
If you need some additional Easter inspiration, here are more ideas to discover:
- 18 spring and Easter activity ideas for young kids [+our printable activity pack]
- 10 great spring and Easter activities for young kids (with a Montessori approach)
- 9 delicious Easter dessert recipes for a sweet celebration.
I wish you a lovely celebration and many nice family moments during Easter time!
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