I did a similar post last year – Easter basket ideas for toddlers. I had a younger toddler, and this year, I can’t (read: I won’t) give him the same things in his basket. His interests have expanded, and as he gets older, there are all new items to try out! (Also note, some of these items will work with boys and girls. A couple items may skew more boyish – all because I do have a son, and these are things he will like.)
1. A few weeks ago, I purchased a personalized Easter bag from Pick Your Plum. I think I saw them last year or even a few months ago, and they sold out quickly. The bag is cute with rows of bunnies and his name on the bottom (it just came a week ago) and I think we’ll be able to get more use out of it than just for Easter.
2. I picked up this sidewalk chalk in the One Spot at Target a couple of weeks ago. They had other sidewalk chalk packs, but I liked this the best for my little guy. I think he’s going to love it.
3. My boy has taken a huge interest in Dinosaur Train (a show on PBS.) I actually found the train at a consignment sale in February. It included three of the train cars and two of the dinosaurs. And I found more cars/dinosaurs on eBay. (PBS.org also has the car/dino sets, but not all of them.)
4. Matchbox cars. My brother bought my son his first pack of Matchbox cars at Christmas. He LOVES them. They are small, yet entertaining. He likes to line them up on his high chair tray at meals. It’s cute (and a little annoying when he’s playing, instead of eating.)
5. Bath toys. Not the ones that squirt water (because ohmygosh so much mold build up in those, and we’re throwing them away right and left.) I found a fishing set with numbers from Avon. I think he’s going to have a blast with it. Other bath items also work great.
6. Coloring books, crayons, stickers. All work well. All get used. All are enjoyed. And all can be found fairly inexpensively. I have several coloring books and packs of stickers hidden away to give the toddler on special occasions. I purchase most in the One Spot at Target.
7 and 8. Books. I’ve found books for other holidays, and I’m thinking an Easter-related book is in order. This Elmo Easter book looks cute, and I also want to pick up a copy of Press This because I hear so many good things about this book.
9. Roll-on body paint for the bathtub. This is another product from Avon, and we were gifted a few of these roll-on products. It’s safe enough for the child to color him/herself, but my boy also loves “coloring” on the bathtub.
Are you preparing an Easter basket for your little one this year? Any ideas you’d add to this list?
Note: This is not a sponsored post. The only affiliate link in this post is for Pick Your Plum. All opinions are my own and I hope you enjoy the ideas as much as I loved coming up with them.