Now that we have a true toddler on our hands, everything is a little more exciting. Each holiday in particular brings a new note of joy. I can’t wait for our church’s Easter morning egg hunt! I admit…I’ve even bought Charlotte and me matching dresses for Easter morning. And while I am among the first to harp on the fact that like Christmas, Easter is about JESUS, it doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun with American traditions, like THE EASTER BASKET.
Growing up, my Easter traditions included dying eggs in advance, and then the Easter Bunny coming and hiding the eggs around the house, along with an Easter basket of little treasures. Jury is still out on whether we will attempt to dye eggs with an 18-month-old, but I’m actually ahead of schedule on the Easter basket. I’ve already put it together, and wanted to share it with you!
I do my best to pump my kid with healthy foods – she gets plenty of snacks and treats at daycare, from grandparents, and on our weekend adventures. So this basket does not include candy (or anything edible, for that matter). Trust me – she will get plenty elsewhere. I spent around $30 on some fun little items, all from Amazon.
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- Egg Shakers. This kid already loves musical instruments, so I know these will be a bit hit.
- Jumbo Crayons and My First Coloring Book. She has started to grasp coloring, so hopefully this will be something fun for her to use outside on her picnic table!
- Felt Easter Stickers. For the coloring pages, obviously!
- First Words Flash Cards. I had to sneak something educational in there…
Some other fun, non-edible ideas for your toddler’s Easter basket are:
- Sidewalk chalk
- Bubbles and bubble toys
- Bath toys
- Games, including wooden puzzles, blocks, or cards
- Tooth brush
- Water bottle or sippy cups
Please share – what other great Easter traditions do you have with your kiddo?