March 12, 2013

25 Easter Basket Ideas For Toddlers

We prefer to not give our 2 year old candy, yes it happens but we prefer to not add to it. Christmas and Easter are not an exception. Here is my list of things I used last year and/or plan on using for this year's Easter basket. I aslo didn't want to put too many non wrapped items in her Easter eggs that would all have to be eaten immediately. Some of these things will fit into the large eggs others just go in the basket. My two favorite places to find these goodies are Target and the Dollar Tree but I usually just pick up things as I come across them.

The basket - I like to pick something that can be re-used all year. A Storage Bin, lined basket, tote or even a large book bag. Last year we did get her an Elmo Easter basket but re-used it for her birthday party and she also plays with it daily. 

1.  Goldfish Crackers - Small bags that fit in large Easter
2.  Pretzels - Small bags that fit in large Easter eggs
3.  Socks - check the Target Dollar Spot (Mini Me LOVES sockies)
4.  Sidewalk Chalk
5.  Coloring Books/Crayons
6.  Bath Toys/Duckies
7.  Board Books
8.  Hair Bows
9.  Jewelry
10. Stuffed animals
11. Chapstick
12. Flash Cards
13. Puzzles
14. Play-Doh
15. Boxes of Raisins / Yogurt Covered Raisins
16. Packages of Yogurt Drops
17. Granola Bars/Earth's Best Cereal Bars
18. Child Size Gardening Tools/Gloves
19. Child Size Watering Can
20. Water/Sand toys
21. DVDs
22. Little Cars
23. Small Toys
24. Fisher Price Little People or Fisher Price Zoo Talkers figurines
25. Bubbles

Any other great ideas to add to our daughter's basket? I'd love to hear them.


  1. Thats a great list! I usually hit the dollar store and find tons of little great items to put in their baskets and also I fill up book bags for the children staying at a local shelter, I have done it every year so they know to take a head count and just let me know, lol - good idea for your children to pick out items for other children.

  2. Great Ideas! Thanks so much for sharing. I'm a Granny and mother of a teen...Ideas help...really!
    Ann B.
    ababe28 at hotmail dot com


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