Easter baskets for toddlers are as much fun for parents to put together as they are for kids to explore. Here’s a delightful collection of toys, games, books, and DIY ideas to fill Easter baskets with something more substantial than hollow chocolate bunnies or marshmallow chicks.
Easter baskets are always fun to fill, especially with items that will last long after the Easter Bunny has hopped back to his burrow. Delightful things like this adorable board book, “Duck & Goose, Here Comes the Easter Bunny.” Once the treats are eaten, your toddler will still enjoy reading this whimsical tale.
From the tip of his little pink nose to the bottom of his fluffy cottony tail, Bashful Beige Bunny is full of cuddles for your youngster. This adorable doll from Jellycat has plush fur and long floppy ears that are super soft. He’s so endearing they’ll never want to let him go.
Sometimes the simplest things are the most fun. When you’re looking for games to include in Easter baskets for toddlers, how about these colorful nesting cups? Numbered from one through eight, the graduated sizes stack together for counting and sorting games. The Easter Bunny can use them to hide those eggs.
Do you have a picky eater at your table? You know it’s not always easy to train little palates to enjoy new flavors or textures. It’s an acquired taste! This Choo-choo Train Dining Set encourages kids to “chew-chew” new things. Lunch is more fun when it’s served up in a cool train.
Kids are many things. Some are athletic, some are bookworms, some are outgoing, and some are shy. But they’re all creative! Crayola is the first name in encouraging kids to express themselves. This six-pack of glitter paint will add flair to their next project. The best part, it’s washable, so no tragic accidents.
Toddlers love textiles. Those adorable board books with the cut-out in the pages letting the textured part integrate with every step in the story, are so much fun for little ones. “Biscuit’s Pet & Play Easter” is one of those touch & feel books. Wouldn’t it be perfect in your tot’s Easter basket?
What’s faster than the Easter Bunny and more fun than a barrel of monkeys? A radio control car for little tykes, of course! This colorful little car plays music, has engine sound effects, and four interchangeable figures to drive it. The control is like a little steering wheel for more playtime action.
When you gotta getta Gund, and you want a familiar face, you’ll find Elmo ready for snuggly hugs. A Sesame Street icon in a convenient portable size, Elmo is the ideal companion for little ones embarking on adventures like preschool or their first sleepover at Granny’s. It’s good to have a friend.
For the toddler who has everything, it’s Manhattan Toy Winkel Rattle and sensory teether toy. Babies can chomp on it to soothe aching gums, shake it like maracas, or try to figure out where all these crazy tubes go. Whatever little hands come up with to do, Winkel is the right toy.
We love blowing soap bubbles, but it’s so sad when they burst. These bubbles don’t burst, they float! What an adorable idea. Four float and play bubbles make bathtime a party in a tub. Fun shapes, colors, and critters are inside the clear spheres and will keep you and your baby entertained.
The Easter Bunny is fun, and we enjoy getting presents in our Easter Baskets. Yet we also want to remember the miracle of Jesus’s resurrection. “The Story of Easter” is a lovely board book designed especially for youngsters to read with their families as they learn this fundamental tale of Christianity.
When you’re looking for the perfect items to include in an Easter basket for toddlers, you’re bound to love these handmade floral bunnies. Six precious floral patterns are available for these vintage-style stuffed dolls that are sure to become nursery favorites. Only available on Etsy, from Miss Rose Sister Violet.
“The Tale of Peter Rabbit” is a delightful story that has enchanted generations of children. Now available as a board book, and based on the Beatrix Potter classic, this is the perfect choice for even the youngest readers. It’s a lovely gift any time of the year, and a traditional Easter favorite.
What’s easy as 1-2-3-4 and hard as a tree? Okay, it’s not difficult and it IS a lot of fun. It’s the Rolimate wooden block set and puzzle. Tots can stack, sort, build and figure out which blocks fit on what pegs. It’s “educational” for preschoolers, but they’ll never need to know.
Is this not the cutest, most cuddly thing you’ve ever seen? It’s a tiny plush chick napping in a colorful Easter egg. Can you imagine the “oohs” and “ahhs” when the Easter Bunny leaves him in an Easter basket or hidey-hole? Who needs elves on shelves, we’ve got chicks on the half-shell!
Easter has more colors than any other holiday, but until now, there hasn’t been a large decorative display. You can get a felt Easter Bunny with fifteen amazing felt ornaments to stick to his egg-shaped body, then remove and rearrange. He’s about three feet tall and perfect for wall or door decor.
“Happy Easter, Little Critter” is sure to be on your kids’ “to read” list. Everybody loves Little Critter, and it’s Easter in Critterville. What adventures will Little Critter and his friends have now? Maybe they’ll dye eggs and fill baskets just like we do, or will they search for the Easter Bunny?
Finding fun things for little hands to do can be challenging, especially when you prefer eco-friendly products. Eco-Dough fills the bill perfectly. It provides hands-on fun, sensory development, and a creative outlet for children. Eco-Dough is made with an all-natural formula, and dye colors come from fruits and vegetables, not chemicals. Win-win.
We love Mouse of “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” fame. Now Mouse stars in a new adventure! This adorable board book, “Happy Easter, Mouse” is a fabulous choice for toddlers this Easter season, as Mouse colors eggs for Easter. You and your favorite tot can discover colors and count the eggs.
VTech Drop and Go Dump Truck is more than a toy. It’s a teacher, too. Babies will delight in learning to count as they push balls into the cab, then push or pull the truck. Whoa! Now you can dump them out! Or push a button to hear fun tunes and phrases.
Easter means springtime, and spring speaks to the desire to frolic and play outside. If you’re fortunate enough to have access to a beach, you will be your kiddo’s hero when you give them this exciting collection of sand castle building toys and accessories. There’s even a water wheel for added fun.
Kids love to play with cars. But kids cleaning up after play? Not so much. Here’s the perfect gift. It’s a fabulous play road map, then, when playtime is over, just drive all the cars on to the map, and it transforms into a storage bag to hold everything until next time.
Brother and Sister are excited about getting Easter candy in “The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story.” That sounds familiar. This precious book with the beloved Berenstain Bears shows that Easter is more than bunnies and eggs when the youngsters attend a Sunday School play about the story of the first Easter.
One is never too young for books, especially with the great assortment of age-appropriate board books. “Hoppity Hop Peekaboo!” is an adorable book sure to be the star of any Easter basket for toddlers. Cute faces hide under easy to open flaps so baby can play peekaboo with new friends.
Twenty-seven animals live in twenty-seven different homes. Can you match them? This sturdy card set features everyone’s favorite barnyard critters as well as more exotic species. Kids will learn as they figure out which unique housing unit is home to which creature with the Animals at Home Matching Game.
The Sassy Developmental Bumpy Ball is the weirdest-looking toy, but it’s the coolest ball you’ll ever see. It’s perfect for little hands to explore different textures, just right for grasping and developing motor skills, while the great assorted colors are a feast for eyes eager to learn. It even rattles!
For tots who love Peppa Pig, and those who love Easter, here’s the perfect book to top off an Easter basket. In “Peppa’s Easter Egg Hunt,” Peppa and her friends go hunting for the eggs Grandpa Pig has hidden. How surprised are they to see chicks hatching? What more could you adore?
“Where Are Baby’s Easter Eggs?” is an enchanting lift-a-flap board book. Tots can delight in discovering the hidden springtime surprises along with Baby as the search for the Easter eggs meanders through the garden, growing more intense with each page. But where ARE the eggs? (Spoiler alert: they’re in the final fold-out!)
Llama Llama is a childhood favorite, and now available in a charming board book for the littlest fans. “Llama Llama Easter Egg” is just right for tots not quite ready for the regular Llama Llama stories. They’ll be delighted to see what the Easter Bunny has in store for Llama Llama.
Here’s a high-tech educational book for your toddler that will amaze you. Big pages are easy for little fingers to grasp and turn, and big buttons are easy to push. It features forty-plus songs, sounds, and six classic nursery rhymes to keep your youngster engaged. From VTech, designed for learning.
Imagination fuels play. Fun props make imagination even more fun. Road tape can transform an ordinary play table into a metropolis with streets, railroad tracks, and fun stickers. Perfect for a rainy day, a party theme, or anytime you have a kid, a toy car, and time to fill.
As parents, we love the versatility of mix-and-match outfits. How much cooler would it be to have mix-and-match toys? These fabulous Eco Toy Trucks are sturdy, manufactured with reclaimed materials, and are actually designed to be interchangeable. Your kids can create a new vehicle every day for years.
Here’s a cute little item to add to your toddler’s Easter basket. It’s an O Ball Rattle and Roll Car. Just a single piece with no removable parts, so it’s perfect for teething babies. Rattly rolling wheels are delightful and ready for your youngster to drive a million miles on their knees.
Learning the alphabet has never been this much fun. Capital letters are printed on the back of each of these twenty-six cards on a reclosable ring. The face features a colorful picture under the letter along with the object’s name to make identification and beginning reading a snap. From Mudpuppy!
You don’t have to be a plumber to wonder where water comes from or where it goes. You can be a curious tot in a bathtub. For those wet moments, the Boon Building Bath Pipes are fun whether they answer any questions or not. Suction cups hold them to the wall.
So you’re filling Easter baskets for toddlers. You want to be conscientious about the items you choose, no small parts, no toxic materials, and not too much sugar. VTech is the perfect choice for adorable, educational toys that are age-appropriate, like the cuddly Baby Lil’ Critters Moosical Beads stuffed cow.
The Paw Patrol doesn’t take off when they’re needed, even if it’s a holiday! You know you can “Count on the Easter Pups” in this adorable board book featuring your kiddo’s favorite canines from the hit Nickelodeon show. They’re ready to help with the Adventure Bay Easter egg hunt and counting activities.
Dinosaurs were known for their size and power, not necessarily for their speed. These cute little toy dinosaurs have wheels, and they’re super speedy. Have you ever been to a dinosaur race? Choose this fun collection with four figures and get ready to roll. You can even give them to your kiddos!
What an “egg-citing” collection for your favorite toddler. It’s a six-pack of eggs that’s perfect to hide in an Easter basket. Oversized Hide N Squeak eggs open to reveal colorful chicks that can cheep, then tots match the shape on the bottom of the shell to put them back in the carton.
Elmo and all his friends from Sesame Street are excited about “The Great Easter Race.” Choose this delightful adventure for your little one’s Easter reading. It’s the classic tortoise and hare tale set in the park on Sesame Street and takes place on Easter morning, of course. Who will win?
This is the perfect activity and decoration for Easter, although we would love it all year long. It’s a three-foot-tall felt Easter Bunny with twenty eggs that attach with hook-and-loop tape. Each colored egg is a two-piece puzzle so tots can match the digits with the corresponding number of dots.
Bath time is more adventurous with squirting barnyard friends. Munchkin offers this adorable collection of squishable, colorful tub toys. Besides squirting water, you can use bathtime to talk about the different colors, the animals, and the sounds they make. Every moment with your youngster can be a teaching moment, and it’s fun.
Is it a boat? Is it a train? Yes! Little boats link together to make a floating train for a colorful bath. Choo-choo-choose this easy-to-clean and stack-to-store set. They have embossed numbers, so you’ll have fun teaching your toddler to recognize the colors and numbers, then putting them in order.
Easter is the heart of spring, so this beach set is the ideal item to include in Easter baskets for toddlers. Fun shapes, brilliant colors, and handy tools inspire unlimited sand castle designs. When it’s time to pack it up for the day, everything fits neatly in a clear zippered bag.
Whether your child shares their name with millions or is the only one in the world, it’s special to them. This colorful puzzle will be cherished as they learn the letters and proper spelling. It’s always exciting to see your name in print, and having a personalized puzzle is even more fun.
This darling Dalmatian is more than adorable. Pull and Sing Puppy is a treasure trove of music, phrases, and teaching primary lessons like colors and numbers. Push buttons or pull this cute pup behind you on a cord that activates lights and sounds. VTech makes playtime learning time and learning time fun.
Nuby Ice Gel Teether takes a classic concept and incorporates a little modern technology for the ideal blend of cooling and texture in a fun keyring design. It’s perfect for little hands to grasp and soothing for your teething baby’s tender gums. It’s a thoughtful gift for a little tyke’s Easter basket.
Mobile phones are a fact of life, and they’re entertaining. But they’re not for kids. If mom prefers answering her own calls, and not retrieving pieces of phone from the produce aisle, there’s a VTech option sturdy enough for a toddler that’s filled with learning activities and priced less than an iPhone.
LeapFrog has been a leader in preschool educational toys since 1994. “My Pal Violet” is so much more than another cuddly plush toy. You can personalize the app with your child’s name, favorite color, and other details. So many options, so much learning in such an adorable package. Perfect Easter gift.
What’s happening on Sesame Street? It started with slippers for Elmo’s feet. Bunnies are hopping everywhere. Another cute bunny is over there. Board books are sturdy and little enough for toddlers to look at and read and stuff. “The Bunny Hop” from the Easter Bunny is more than cute, it’s really funny!
Mega Bloks are the greatest big building blocks for little hands. Brightly colored interconnecting blocks are ideal for stimulating little imaginations into dreaming big and building bigger. This set comes in a handy zippered bag for easy clean-up and storage. Makes a perfect gift to include in a toddler’s Easter basket.
Is this not the cutest dinner set ever? These cute construction-inspired utensils are adorable. They put the “fun” in functional. Little hands that might have difficulty with traditional flatware can “bulldoze” food onto their truck-powered fork or spoon. Independence trumps finicky and mealtime will be exciting for everyone.
The VTech Rhyme and Discover book is a fun, interactive “book” designed especially for younger kids. They will love learning to “read” with buttons to activate popular nursery rhymes, children’s songs, and phrases. The app poses thought-provoking questions, features colorful characters, and sound effects to keep tots engaged.
If you’re looking for the ideal gift for Easter baskets for toddlers, look no further. This high-end activity book/quiet book/busy book is lovingly handcrafted for Easter with Montessori-inspired activities. The textures and brilliant colors along with the adorable pieces are perfect for curious babies who love to play and learn.
There’s no doubt the simple things in life are often the best. Melissa & Doug offers simplicity with caring quality in the Sunny Patch Bella Butterfly bubble-blowing set. Kids have found blowing bubbles to be a fascinating exercise in magic for generations. Long-lasting bubbles are more fun with the Bella Butterfly bubble wand.
If you have a toddler, everything involves a lot of planning. They have so many accessories! And you need every single one. This bundle of handy links is a godsend. Bright colors are the right size to attach stuff to your bag, stroller, or car seat. No more lost binkies or loveys.
Kids know what they eat is one of the few choices they can make. Milton the Mealtime Companion encourages picky eaters to try new foods. If the texture or flavor is unfamiliar, it’s a reason to “not like” it. Milton shows them it’s tasty and gives them the power to try it.
Parker the Interactive Bear Patient is great for kids who are interested in science and medicine, especially if a medical visit is imminent. It’s a comforting way to explain different procedures and a sweet way to teach them to comfort another. The interactive app brings a high-tech aspect to an extraordinary bear.
Baby Bright Touch and Feel Easter board book is the sweetest first book for little ones. Bright colors and a variety of textures make this delightful book a welcome addition to baby’s Easter basket. Bunnies and chicks and eggs galore are glittery, shiny, or fuzzy to keep little tots entertained.
Ten plush animal finger puppets would be fun for any day of the week, and a special addition to an Easter basket for toddlers. Cute and cuddly little dolls dance and sing all your favorite Easter songs, then act out exciting scenes for everyday play long after the Easter Bunny hops home.
Holy Sheldon Cooper, Batman! If you’re a brainiac, or you just want your child to have more than basics, then you’ll love the Super Nerdy ABC blocks. No more “A is for apple” here. These primary blocks present letters and digits with fun scientific facts. It’s like Trivial Pursuit on steroids… cubed!
This adorable color-matching Montessori egg puzzle game is the perfect surprise to put in Easter baskets for toddlers. Big eggs are easy for little hands to grasp and place in matching cups. The pastel colors are so “Eas-terrific” that the Easter Bunny will be a little jealous you found this “egg-citing” gift first.
Every cognitive skill we possess and use as adults starts in childhood. Many games, puzzles, and books are designed to help tots develop these skills in a fun, interactive way. This adorable hand-crafted memory matching game is Easter-friendly with bright colors, kid-friendly images, and a super cute mom-friendly storage bag.
Board books are our favorite thing for baby gifts. They’re books! And they’re sturdy enough for repeated reading or gnawing. Although not designed as teething toys, if you’re reading when your gums get itchy, Mickey and Minnie Mouse are happy to oblige in this pair of Spring and Easter-themed books.
Who wouldn’t love this precious bunny, all dressed up for the ballet? She’s fifteen inches tall en pointe with the cutest pink tutu to match her floppy ears. Rosebud accessories and magically sparkling plush fur complete the enchantment. Perfect for your bunny collection or for any budding ballerina over three years old.
Playing is serious business that doesn’t stop at the end of the day. Bath time is prime playtime, and this wind-up swimming penguin will make a splash in your kiddo’s bathtub. The simple wind-up mechanism is easy for kids to activate. Get two and have a penguin swimming race. It’s that much fun!
Although you would never leave your child unattended in the tub, you still want to take every measure available to make bath time safer. This whimsical whale, aptly named Moby, is ready to slip over the spout in your tub. Because bumps happen, and Moby makes them softer.
It’s purple, it’s an octopus, and it’s a ring toss game. The Nuby Octopus Hoopla bathtime tub toy is perfect to keep little ones entertained when it’s tub time. The octopus floats and has extended tentacles to catch colorful nautical-themed rings. This is a cute gift, and suitable for pool play, too.
Baby Einstein is a well-recognized name in innovative and educational baby toys. The Baby Einstein “Take Along Tunes” musical toy is more than educational, it’s simply adorable. Little fingers can activate the device, rewarding baby with seven classical melodies and lights. Recommended for infants three months of age and older.
Here’s the perfect gift to include when you’re choosing items for Easter baskets for toddlers. It’s eggs! Not of the incredible edible variety, but eggs nonetheless. With crazy faces. They’re so much fun because it looks like one giant egg! Open it to find graduated sizes nesting inside, then stack them high.
DIY is fun because you create cool stuff, then your kiddos get to play with cool. Whether it’s a surprise or a project you do together, DIY is “egg-citing” for everyone. Like this fun Easter egg matching game. A little felt, some adhesive, and you have “eggs” to match the colorful shells.
This DIY idea is cute and has potential for a lot of fun games! It’s really a simple idea, easy for you to do with your kiddos, and helps teach little ones colors and matching. Choose six pairs of colored plastic eggs, make colored spots for an egg carton, and let the fun begin.
Oh, say can you see, little bunny? This matching game is the perfect DIY for a quick Easter project to keep little hands busy. Craft circles and clothespins are the basics, and color is the key. Paint the circles different colors, paint two clothespin ears to match, and draw on black “eyes”.
Plastic eggs are so versatile you might forget they make good educational toys. Use this DIY printable to make egg cards then kids put eggs together to match the cards. Perfect to keep curious little minds engaged, develop fine motor skills, and learn colors. Keep them in an Easter basket for fun.
Here’s a free printable DIY project so you can make a delightful busy bag color-matching game. Print (and laminate) flower-shaped and round button cards, then let your tot attach tiny colored clothes pegs to them. The tiny pegs are easy for little fingers to pinch and help develop fine motor skills.