I love all holidays, but Easter has always been a favorite of mine. Now that I’m a mom, it is even more fun.
Last year we gave our son an Easter basket when he was 10 months old. He absolutely loved it, and it was so much fun watching him get excited about each item as he pulled his gifts out one-by-one from his basket.
This year he is 22 months old and very active, so I got him a few things that he and I can play with outside this spring.
He has SO many indoor toys that I didn’t want to buy him more toys that he probably wouldn’t play with a whole lot.
This year, instead of a basket, I bought him a sand bucket and shovel*. This one came from Hobby Lobby.
It was nicer and a little more durable than the ones at Dollar Tree, but I’m sure theirs would work just fine. The bucket is his main gift, and I’m sure we will use it this summer at the beach!
Inside the bucket, I stuck in an Easter flap book, Where are Baby’s Easter Eggs?*. Technically it is a baby book, but my son loves the books with flaps.
I picked up some bubbles and sidewalk chalk at Dollar Tree. There were a good variety of bubbles at the Dollar Tree, and I really like that the sidewalk chalk comes with a holder. I remember from my years as a teacher that sidewalk chalk can be so messy!
The day before Easter, I’ll fill a few plastic eggs with the best jelly beans ever: Starburst Jelly beans! 🙂
I think some of the best candy comes out at Easter! Does anyone else agree? My other favorite Easter candy is Reese’s eggs, the whopper eggs, and the milky way Cadbury eggs. I think I need to make another trip to the store and gets some candy for me!
Here are some more ideas for toddler Easter baskets:
small stuffed animals
CD’s and DVD’s
summer shoes (sandals, flip-flops)
What do you like to put in your toddler’s Easter basket?
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