Easter Basket Ideas for Preschoolers and Toddlers
For toddlers and preschoolers, receiving their Easter basket on Easter morning is a holiday highlight! My thinking for 2020 is to purchase Easter basket items that my preschooler will enjoy for months to come. Fill the basket with fun and practical items that your kid can play with in the upcoming months. I’ve included a wide range of price points for every budget in this Easter basket gift guide.
Online Shopping for Easter 2021
If you usually put together your Easter baskets at the last minute (like I do!), you’ll want to rethink that method this year. If you plan on creating Easter baskets for preschoolers or toddlers, you’ll want to be placing orders online asap. With shipping delays possible in spring 2021, you’ll want to get your orders in soon to have the items ready for Easter baskets!
A few other items not to forget when ordering:
- Easter Grass
- Plastic Easter eggs
- Egg decorating kit
- Goodies to add inside plastic eggs for the Easter egg hunt, like stickers.
- Look for the buying links in each section, along with an image of some items in a Pinterest image at the bottom of the section for each themed Easter basket.
Choosing the Best Basket for Toddlers & Preschoolers
- Do your kids use their Easter basket for an Easter egg hunt? Find baskets that are sturdy, with a comfortable handle and can be easily carried by your child.
- If you tend to choose large basket-stuffers, choose a bigger basket.
- On that note, as cute as a wicker basket is with a giant handle, you have to remember that you’ll need a place to store that basket the other 11 months of the year. Giant Easter baskets just don’t store very well! If you’re tight on storage space, choose containers that are on the smaller side or that can break down easily into a storage bin.
Christian Themed Gifts for Easter Basket
Jesus is truly the reason for this season and Christians celebrate that He Is Risen with these Christian based Easter basket gifts.
- Beautiful Cross and Heart Earrings from Jared are a blessed Easter treasure.
- My Grandma bought one every year, the Solid Milk Chocolate Cross from Russell Stover is a must!
- Give toddlers and preschoolers a beautiful book to celebrate Christ each day of the year, 365 Bible Stories and Prayers: Biblical Readings to Share All Through the Year.
- Fans of Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber will love to wear one of these Lettuce Pray Veggie Tales T-Shirts.
Do you have a toddler or preschooler who is unicorn-obsessed? These unicorn goodies are fun and practical (and no nasty “unicorn poop” in sight!).
- Preschoolers will love this build-your-own Unicorn Sparkly LEGO DOTS Bracelet to decorate and wear.
- This Unicorn Puzzle and Match-Up Game from Mindware is colorful and engaging.
- Take snacks on the road in these unicorn and rainbow Reusable Snack Bags from Bumkins.
- Build fine motor skills and fulfill their fantasies with this adorable Wooden Unicorn Balancing Set from Magic Cabin.
Travel Themed Easter Basket
For little travelers, this themed Easter basket will take them around the globe without leaving their own backyard.
- The best gift for a traveling family? A trip planned for later in the year! I recommend my travel partner Get Away Today, who offers theme park tickets that are fully refundable. And if you ever need to reschedule or cancel a trip, their Peace of Mind plan has you covered.
- Get the teddy bear ready for his vacation in the adorable Topper Takes a Trip from Mindware. Toddlers and preschoolers will pack Topper’s suitcase for vacation based on one of the location cards.
- It’s beach weather somewhere, right? Get your kid ready for the next tropical adventure with a new Swimsuit and Pool Cover-Up from ShopDisney.
Transportation Themed Easter Basket
Planes, trains, automobiles – you’ll have all your toddler’s favorite vehicles covered in this imaginative transportation Easter basket.
- Add to their wooden train collection with a personalized Alphabet Letter Train Car from Mindware (every letter and a variety of colors available).
- Water Wow Books from Melissa and Doug are one of my preschooler’s favorites! Great for plane travel or long car trips, these books are mess-free entertainment.
- A kid’s imagination will take to the sky with Playviators from Fat Brain Toys.
- The Deluxe Cars Playset will make your kid’s heart go vrooom on Easter morning.
Arts and Crafts Themed Easter Basket
Even if you don’t go full-on arts and crafts in one basket, one or more of these items in your preschooler’s Easter basket would be excellent.
- Funny Faces Reusable Stickers by Mindware are contained in a single tote for good clean fun.
- Love art time but not the mess? These Spill-Proof Paint Cups with Brushes from Magic Cabin are perfect for artistic toddlers.
- It wouldn’t be an arts and crafts Easter basket without Crayola Sweet Scents Gel Crayons!
- Inspire your artist with a beautiful piece of artwork for their bedroom, like this whimsical Animal Alphabet Printable.
- Cuddle up with soft pajamas from Primary, that include every color in the crayon box! Get 20% off your first order at Primary.com with code AFF20PCT.
Mickey and Minnie Mouse Easter Basket
You know I’m all about the Disney with toddlers and these adorable Mickey and Minnie Easter basket treats make my theme-park loving heart sing (PS: Kids will love them too!).
- Mickey Mouse Sunglasses from ShopDisney are always cool, with beach and theme park travel in your future plans!
- How cute is this Minnie Mouse silicone feeding dish from Bumkins and DisneyBaby? It suctions to the table for younger toddlers.
- Need mess-free activities? We love Crayola Color Wonder Kits and this one features Mickey and the Roadster Racers.
- Toddlers and preschoolers love a good surprise! And what could be more fun than opening one of the Mickey and Friends Mystery Easter Eggs from ShopDisney (that’s where you’ll find the Pastel Minnie plush as well).
Learning Gifts for Easter Basket
If you’re currently “homeschooling” your kiddos, give the toddlers and preschoolers some awesome learning gifts in their Easter basket this year.
- This multi-step Alphabet Puzzle (build the tile puzzle, then insert the letters) is a challenge for curious children.
- Counting skills and fine motor skills are developed when little kids use these simple Dot to Dot Counting Books from Mindware.
- You might think flash cards are no fun, but for little learners these First Words Flash Cards are perfect.
- Hundreds of intriguing questions for inquisitive kiddos in the Brain Quest deck, specifically designed for preschoolers.
Princess Themed Easter Basket
Crown your preschooler with princess-worthy Easter treats this year, including crafts, toys and dress-up treats.
- Scrub-a-dub with these precious Ariel and Jasmine Body Wash decanters from Box Lunch.
- The LEGO Disney Anna & Elsa Storybook Adventures offers older preschoolers Frozen 2 fun (contained in a single box!)
- Glam up in style with age-appropriate manicure and pedicure non-toxic Piggy Paint Tiny Tiara Nail Polish and Sticker Art for kids.
- If costumes and dress up are a favorite pastime, add in a beautiful and itch-free outfit from Little Adventures Dress Ups.
- Little ones can craft their own pretty princess crowns with this set of Royal Tiaras and Stickers from Peaceable Kingdom.
Dinosaur Easter Basket
If you have a preschooler in the dinosaur-phase these hands-on Easter basket goodies are a mix of fun and learning.
- Preschoolers can chip away at their own dino fossil in the Dig It Up Egg from Mindware.
- Dino-lovers will love to see this colorful prehistoric setting in a Dinosaur Floor Puzzle by Melissa and Doug.
- Go on a dinosaur dig at home with the Ultimate Dino Sand Play Set from National Geographic.
- Hatch your own Dinosaur Babies in this set from Hearthsong.
Have a kid who is bouncing off the walls? Send ’em outside for fresh air and exercise with these cool active kid Easter basket fillers! Spring rain pouring down on the outdoor fun? There’s an awesome indoor activity too!
- Let the kids run around on the sidewalk, creating colorful abstract art with these fun Chalk Blast Balls from Magic Cabin.
- Get outside and play with this awesome Inflatable T-Ball Set from Hearthsong.
- A game of toss between kids just got a whole lot easier with the Melissa and Doug Skippy Frog Toss and Grip (the balls self stick to the glove!).
- Play indoor hide & seek with Zoo on the Loose, a toddler and preschool game from Mindware, using adorable plush animals.
Springtime Easter Basket
The classic Easter basket you grew up with, in a sweet springtime theme that celebrates baby animals and outdoor delights.
- A solid Milk Chocolate Bunny from Russell Stover that’s not too big, perfect for toddler hands (and tummy!).
- Spring is all about the flowers and garden! Give them the tools to get into the dirt and dig around with this Hand Tool Set and Water Can from Magic Cabin.
- I recall getting Crayola Silly Putty just like this in my Easter basket when I was a kid!
- Nothing like the classic Peeps to brighten up the Easter basket. More than just the marshmallow treats, they also have lip balm, scented plush and Peeps come in sugar-free variety now too!)
- The sweetest little Bunny Rabbit shoes from Gymboree complete the Easter ensemble.
Super Hero Easter Basket
While we all wait for the opening of Avengers Campus at Disneyland, get your super hero recruit ready with this awesome Easter basket.
- Start with a super hero cape from Little Adventures.
- Embrace your Spider-Man senses with a super soft romper from RAGS – A Disney Collection.
- Include a toy to spark the imagination, like an Iron Man Collector’s Edition action figure from ShopDisney.