Easter Baskets, Traditions, and Creative Ideas for Toddlers

Easter Basket Finds and Creative Ideas for Toddlers

Last year we weren’t sure if Rex would understand an Easter egg hunt but sure enough he was all about it.  It was the sweetest sight (and totally hilarious!) to watch him tumble full-speed and face plant around our yard while on the lookout for those colorful eggs.  He was too young to really get excited about a basket and honestly I didn’t quite get my act together in time… but this year I’ve found myself getting overly excited to make it extra special for him.  And to think of some new traditions we could start as a family as well.

Additional sweet ideas to include in their baskets and creative activities for toddlers::


Seeds to start their own spring garden


Natural-dye egg kit or wooden eggs for painting and creating


One of my favorite kid sites, Bitte, has the cutest Easter basket ideas right now and I ended up throwing a few in my cart (some faves pictured in the collage above! Use code: EASTERBUNNY for 15% off)

Create an Easter Egg Tree in your yard (Rex’s preschool teacher gave the kids the sweetest felt eggs to hang, which gave me this sweet idea–a tradition in Germany)


Along the same lines, encouraging their creativity to start a “fairyland” of sorts somewhere in your yard (various trees in our neighborhood have the cutest mini wooden creature scenes that kids have made in the stumps and I think it’s such a fun idea)


I’ve been so into baking these past couple of months and experimenting with healthier dessert options (as seen here).  I still love the idea of making a pretty floral cake or healthy dessert of some sort and baking together with your toddlers.


An Easter picnic with friends (exactly how I’d like to spend the day again this year!)


Additional ideas found on a couple of my favorite sites: Jenni Kayne’s take on Easter from last year and I still haven’t gotten over that time my friend Sam planned the cutest spring picnic complete with baby bunnies and chicks!


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