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Creative Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers

Easter is a picture-perfect holiday for toddlers to enjoy, so how about creating some new traditions by changing up the traditional Easter basket fare? The whole family will love these Easter basket ideas for toddlers from Pottery Barn Kids. Round out your gift giving with fun and exciting items that offer more than the traditional sugary sweets.

Ready to get started putting together an easy basket for your child? All it takes is a little bit of planning. These themed-basket ideas work well on their own, but feel free to mix and match different elements to create a wonderful blend of holiday goodies for your little one.


Basketful of Books

Springtime and Easter provide plenty of inspiration for children’s books. Encourage family reading time by filling your toddler’s basket with some fun, seasonal options. Pick out books in a variety of shapes and sizes to increase your child’s excitement.

Bedtime Basket

If you plan to do an Easter egg hunt with your family and give your children some treats, consider making a bedtime basket for your toddler to enjoy the night before Easter. From pajamas and bunny socks to stuffed animals and bedding, Pottery Barn Kids has plenty of options to fill up their basket. Consider having the pajamas and other clothing washed and ready to go so your toddler can get all dressed up in their new Easter gear. This is the ideal setup for a bedtime story about the Easter bunny, and it’s a fun way to introduce a new family tradition that increases their excitement for this kid-friendly holiday.

Crafty Activity Basket

You can use your Easter basket as a way of giving your child some activities to enjoy independently, too. Try swapping candy and toys for coloring books, stickers or finger puppets. Simple craft supplies like washable paint, colorful paper and washable stamping markers easily round out the offerings.

Super Spring Colors

Embrace the colorful side of Easter by putting together a basket filled with vibrantly colored art supplies. From non-toxic pastel markers to colorful tablets that turn bathwater every color of the rainbow, your toddler Easter basket ideas can focus on nurturing your child’s creativity and sense of wonder for the world around them. Colorful outdoor toys like sidewalk chalk, bubbles or paint sets can get your child excited about warm weather and time in the sun.

Baskets for Babies

You can bring your infant into the celebratory spirit by preparing a baby’s first Easter basket complete with fun toys and some adorable Easter clothes. This is a great gift idea for friends and relatives with new babies, too. From fuzzy bunny hats and booties to stuffed ducklings and pastel teething rings, there are plenty of items that are just right for a baby’s Easter basket. Pick out a cute reusable Easter bucket to store all your goodies so you can have a sentimental reminder of your baby’s very first Easter.