Hip-pity Hop the Easter Bunny is on their way in just a short few weeks, so we have come up with Easter Gifts for Toddlers that are non-chocolate instead of buying you child a ton of chocolate! As I have a one year old in my house this year for Easter, I was looking for Easter basket ideas that any kid will love instead of giving my one year old a sugar high off of chocolate Easter eggs. While I will still do a traditional Easter egg hunt with her, my plan it to fill the Easter eggs with food items that are not chocolate such as: puffs, first food organics star fruits, small pieces of fruits, and gold fish crackers. Don’t forget to come back and check out our Non Chocolate Advent Calendars at Christmas!
I have created a list of Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers! We’ve got you (the Easter Bunny) covered with basket ideas that are fun, engaging, kid friendly and non chocolate. My plan is to always do an Easter Egg Hunt with my daughter but also in addition to buy her one toy or a small basket of toys depending on the year! I have created a step by step guide of 4 simple steps to prepare for Easter with a toddler – planning everything from the Easter Egg hunts including Easter egg filler ideas, Easter Baskets ideas for a toddler, and even fun family recipes.
Preparing Easter Gifts for Toddlers:
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Step #1: Choose a Fun Easter Basket to put your gifts for the kids in, and the best part is that the basket can double as something to carry their Easter eggs if you do an Easter Egg hunt.
Step #2: Buy Some Easter Eggs
There are lots of different colours and sizes of plastic Easter eggs that you can buy and use for your Easter Egg Hunt. Keep reading below to find Plastic Easter egg fillers for toddlers. Plastic Easter Eggs can be found at Walmart, Dollarama or on Amazon. Here are some ideas of different options that exist in terms of Easter Eggs:
If you don’t want to fill the Easter Eggs yourself, here are some options of pre-filled Easter Eggs for Toddlers:
These ideas for Easter egg fillers are so simple and are already done for you making it even easier for the Easter Bunny, as all the Easter Bunny needs to do is simply click BUY!
Step #3: Easter Egg fillers for Toddlers
Now most people fill their Easter eggs with chocolate for Easter Egg Hunts, however at only 14 months I will not be loading up my toddler with mini eggs, chocolate, or jelly beans and have instead come up with some fun ideas for Easter Egg Fillers that are Alternative to Chocolate. Avoid the sugar high and tantrums/meltdowns that come with giving a kid too much sugar, any instead use one of these fun and egg-cellent non candy Easter egg filler ideas for toddlers…. they are perfect for any Easter Egg Hunt or Easter Basket for toddlers…. we won’t tell the Easter Bunny that you changed it up 🙂 Also many children of today have food allergies making it even more challenging for parents to find items that are safe so instead leave the chocolate and jellybeans behind and choose a non candy Easter treat for you Easter hunts. Now with a toddler you need to think carefully as you plan your Easter egg filler ideas as if there anything like my daughter they are still put EVERYTHING in their little mouths so you must consider small parts and pieces when choosing you Easter egg fillers.
Food ideas to fill Easter Eggs for Toddlers:
These are all great Easter egg hunt snack ideas that can be used to fill you Easter eggs.
- Animal Crackers
- Organic Starfruits
- Goldfish Crackers
- Yogurt Melts
- My first Bear paws: fun-shaped cracker with no artificial colours, flavor or sweeteners and peanut free!
Toy Easter Egg fillers for toddlers
- Pip Squeak markers
- Little People – you need slightly bigger eggs for these, and the animals fit better than the people
- Mini vehicles
- finger puppets
- Jiggly Doos
Note: This list was created with toddlers in mind, however use your own parental judgement of what items you feel are appropriate for your child and watch children closely as only you can determine what is safe for your child.
Step #4: Choose Items for Easter Baskets for Toddlers or Easter Bags
Here are some terrific toddler toys that would make a great addition to any Easter basket. When I think of Easter basket ideas for toddlers, I think of a combination of toys, books, clothing and food items that are non chocolate. Easter weekend is coming quickly and parents are looking for Fun Easter toys that the Easter Bunny can hide around the house.
Easter toys for Toddlers:
Count & Match Egg Set – This set has 12 eggs and allows children to practice learning how to count, sort and match as each plastic egg has a different colour and number with corresponding pegs and holes. This is a great set as it includes a durable case for quick clean up and storage and the eggs are a child friendly design making them easy to grasp and pull apart for little fingers.
Card Games are a great unique alternative to traditional gifts as the classic games like DOS, UNO and Skip-Bo are small and compact making them easy to hide around the house if you don’t want to put them directly into the Easter Basket. Now you may be thinking how can a toddler play a card game, well they can’t play the card game yet but the cards still have multiple purposes for toddlers. For example: You can have your toddler/preschooler try to match colours or numbers, or simply interact with the cards for visual interest, sorting, 52 pick up or make a card slot drop to practice gross motor skills. Children even as young as 1 find playing cards interesting and fun!
Lucky Ducks – simple board game for little hands that allow toddlers to practice skills such as colour matching and memory, and perfectly themed with ducks for Easter.
Jumping Jacks – a game of excitement, reflexes and hand eye coordination that engages kids as they see how many carrots they can pull from Bunny Hill before Jack jumps, perfectly themed for Easter with the bunny.
Crayola Chalk Eggs – Set of 6 chalk markers that are perfect for Easter Baskets and easily wash away with water.
Crayola My First Crayola Palm-Grip Crayons – Perfect sized crayons to let your toddlers little hands explore their own creativity!
Easter Clothes Ideas for Toddlers
Trade Sister for Easter Eggs Funny Siblings Easter Toddler/Infant Kids T-Shirt 3T Black – Funny t-shirt for toddlers
Trade Brother for Easter Eggs Siblings Bunny Funny Toddler – Funny t-shirt for toddlers
Colouring T-Shirts – So this year since Thumper is only 1 I decided to skip the Chocolate for Easter and instead I got this really cool Colour Me Shirts from Joy Expressions for her and my niece that let her colour using washable markers so she can Colour – Wash – Repeat! Available on Etsy!
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Easter Book Ideas for Toddlers
I love reading with Thumper and never need an excuse to buy more books to add to our growing collection, I especially like to have seasonal holiday books that I can rotate through each year!
Llama Llama Easter Egg – Llama Llama Easter Egg, the Easter Bunny brings lots of treats for Llama Llama: jelly beans, colorful eggs, and a fluffy surprise!
We’re Going on an Egg Hunt – Join a family of bunnies as they set off on an exciting lift-the-flap Easter egg hunt. There are ten eggs to find and count–but watch out for the obstacles along the way . . . Lambs, chicks, bees, and ducks await, and there’s even a wolfish surprise, so be careful!
Bright Baby Touch and Feel Easter – The pages feature bright pcitures of chocolate eggs, Easter baskets, chicks, bunnies and more to look at, and there are lots of different touch-and-feel textures including foil, glitter and fabric which little fingers will just love to explore.
Little Blue Truck’s Springtime – Celebrate the beauty of springtime with Little Blue Truck! Young fans will love finding all sorts of baby animals beneath the flaps in this delightful novelty board book. Beep! Beep! Peep!
For a Full List of Board Books for Easter – The Perfect Easter Gift for Toddlers
These books, toys, accessories and snacks will help you and your children celebrate the spring holiday and make Easter Sunday so much sweeter and more memorable.
Compliment your fun Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers with these Amazing Easter Recipes checkout the following: