12 Easter Basket Ideas for Preschoolers and Toddlers

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Looking for Easter basket idea for preschoolers and toddlers? I’ve included 12 ideas for themed baskets that toddlers and preschoolers will love, including several items in each category like treats, toys, outdoor activities and crafts.

Little girl shoes standing in grass with Easter eggs

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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.

Little girl holding an Easter egg in her hands

Online Shopping for Easter 2020

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 2020, 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:

  • Basket
  • Easter Grass
  • Plastic Easter eggs
  • Jellybeans
  • 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.

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.

Unicorn Easter Basket

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!).

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.

 

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.

 

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.

Active Kid’s Easter Basket

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. 

 

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