Thrill Toddlers With Some Different But Fun Easter Basket Filler Ideas
Are you tired of the same old ideas for Easter Baskets? I can't tell you how annoyed I get when I walk through a store and see the same exact Easter items in every store. What's up with that?
I've always tried to think of different ideas for my kids, and my focus is on staying away from candy. They may get a little treat or a chocolate bunny (what can I say – it's a tradition), but that's about as far as I go.
I have thought long and hard to come up with a list of different Easter basket fillers that your kids will love.
Easter Basket Ideas For Toddlers
Sidewalk Glitter Chalk or Tye Dye sidewalk chalk
One of the things my kids love doing every Spring is to get outside and draw with sidewalk chalk. There are so many options for sidewalk chalk these days which make a classic new and fun. I love how cheap it is.
What toddler isn't completely enthralled with bubbles? This is another favorite and affordable Easter basket filler that will provide smile after smile.
Color bath drops
What else comes with being a toddler? Bathtime! Make bathtime extra fun with water color-changing tablets.
These non-toxic, fragrance-free tablets dissolve quickly to change the bath water to fun colors. They are similar to bath bombs for kids!
Window Crayons or Markers
These were a major favorite for my kids – would play for hours and all I had to do was wash the windows (which needed to be done anyway).
We used both, but I have to admit that the Window Markers were my favorite because they were easier to clean off. The crayons would leave globs sometimes, which would make it harder for me to clean the windows.
Kids Gardening Tools
Have a garden helper? Give them toy gardening tools!
My kids used to love to help me move the dirt around in the garden and plant my plants. I would get them their own size gardening tools and gloves so they were prepared.
Plastic wagon as an Easter basket filled with Easter goodies
You could even add those gardening tools to this wagon!
What's more fun than stretching putty out into strings for hours upon hours? Well, when you're only three years old, pretty much nothing (except maybe balloons).
Silly Putty is nice and cheap and infinitely fun.
Wind up toys
Oh my goodness. We had a collection of these for years – my boys loved them!
We had wind up toys that would flip (the favorites) and ones that would do other tricks. My boys loved letting them hop or flip right off the end of the table.
Show me a little girl who doesn't like to get her nails done. If she's not playing dress up or imitating Mommy, then it's just fun to look a little different for a while.
Pick some fun colors and mix it up!
Painting nails is a super cheap activity: one bottle of polish lasts a long time! It's a great bonding activity to do together, too.
You don't have to be an artist to give your children hours of creative fun they'll never forget with face painting kits. Get a kit that has stencils and brushes in it. Then go have fun!
Kids love getting their faces painted, what can I say?
A Stuffed Animal
My kids have always loved stuffed animals. Their beds are absolutely covered in them (we have far too many, I'm sure).
Rock Pets craft
Spark creativity, create joy, and add beauty to the house or garden with an art project. Rock pets do just the trick! They aren't breakable, and they look amazing no matter how the artwork turns out.
Squishies are super popular, and I happen to think they are pretty cute. My kids love them just to play and entertain themselves.
I love that they can also be used as a tool to help them calm down when upset.
Easter Squishies make an excellent Easter basket idea for toddlers and kids, alike!
TOMY Toomies Hide & Squeak Eggs
This fun and educational toy allows toddlers to work on fine motor skills, sorting and matching skills, and colors.
It's small and easily portable, so it makes a great travel toy too.
JOYIN Cartoon RC Race Car
Kids are fascinated by toys that move on their own. Remote-controlled cars are the mack-daddy of 'em all!
This simple remote-controlled car is perfect toddlers. It's easy to use, easy to hold, and tons of fun. Plus, it's affordable!
Uno Card Game
We started playing Uno all the time when our youngest was 2. He needed a little help here and there, but the game helped him solidify his colors and numbers knowledge and work on matching skills.
Now we still play it as a family any time we eat at a restaurant and are waiting for our food 🙂
There are so many different themed Uno card sets now, but we love the classic version.
One of my greatest joys as a parent is reading to my kids. It's easy bonding time because they love stories.
Reading to our kids is also crucial in helping them build the skills they need to become readers themselves. I think it's important to encourage every kid to become a reader because it helps them in so many ways as adults.
I have always read books to them before bed (as part of our bedtime routine), and I love incorporating in seasonal books for holidays like Llama Llama Easter Egg.
There are many other wonderful, seasonal options to explore!
Aeromax Tangle Free GLOW Parachute
Next to little army men figurines, my kids love these parachute figurines. My kids will stand on their beds or the stairs and throw them into the air so they can watch them float down. The no tangle feature is a great touch!
Simple, fun entertainment – I love it!
Make some music
This idea is not meant for anyone who can't stand lots of noise.
Kids love to make noise and music. It isn't necessary to send them to private lessons for them to make music.
Top 20 Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers
One of the best things about toddlers is that it doesn't take much to make them super happy and excited. In fact, some of the cheapest items are usually some of the most loved items!
Your toddler will love these fun and affordable Easter basket ideas! Go ahead and get organized and do your shopping and preparing now so you aren't stressed the week of Easter when everyone is doing the same thing!
Tell us in the comments below: which of these ideas will your toddler love the most?