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50 Genius Toddler Easter Basket Ideas (2023)

Here are 50 genius toddler easter basket ideas PLUS the formula I use to curate the items in my kids’ easter baskets!

Easter is just around the corner and if you are looking for ideas for your toddler’s Easter basket, you’ve come to the right place!

Whether you celebrate Easter for religious reasons or for the Easter bunny, these fun easter basket ideas will bring your kids joy on easter morning.

I love making my kids’ easter baskets every year and we’ve found some great picks over the years that they’ll love all through the spring and into the summer months.

I typically like to get my kids a couple of things in their easter baskets.

This is what I put in my kids’ easter baskets:

  • a book or two
  • some candy
  • one or two outdoor toys
  • something for learning
  • something to wear

Sometimes I get more than one thing in each category but these are the general guidelines that I follow.

For older kids, I would add a couple more little things or swap a few things out for a bigger gift.

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50 Genius Toddler Easter Basket Ideas

Sidewalk Chalk

20 Count Sidewalk Chalk

Sidewalk chalk gives you and your toddler hours of outdoor fun.

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If you spend hours outside like we do, restock your supply of sidewalk chalk before the spring weather hits. Little kids love chalk.

No-Spill Bubbles

No-Spill Bubbles

Perfect for little hands, these refillable bubble containers keep bubble solution from spilling all over the place - even when turned upside down.

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These containers are so handy to keep from spilling (and wasting) and because they are refillable, the fun goes on for hours.

Bubble Machine

No-Spill Bubble Machine

This no-spill bubble machine is great for sending tons of bubbles into the sky for hours of fun.

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If your kids can’t quite blow bubbles yet or just love bubbles, I’d go for a bubble machine and sends out thousands of bubbles in a minute. My kids love when we break out the bubble machine.

This is a great option if you want larger gifts – just get a bigger one that you can give to both kids!

Sand Toys

Beach Toys

This set of 16 beach toys is perfect for a backyard sandbox or to pack on a beach trip.

Sand toys are perfect for kids who love the sensory experience of sand! It’s perfect if you back a backyard sandbox and you can take them to the beach too.

Pop It Balls

Pop It Balls
$8.99 $6.99

A classic pop it... but in ball form!

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This 4-pack of pop it balls allows for hours of endless fun. We love keeping pop its in the car and these balls allow for extra play.

Scavenger Hunt Game

Skillmatics Card Game - Found It Outdoor Edition

This scavenger hunt game offers hours of endless fun.

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We have the indoor version of this game and my kids love it. I’ll be adding this to their easter basket this year!

Spring-Themed Wooden Puzzles

4 Pack Easter Wooden Puzzles

These spring-themed puzzles add a fun twist to your play shelf.

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My kids love puzzles and I like to get them things that engage them both physically and mentally. These are cute and on-theme for introducing new puzzles to your play shelf.

Green Toys Ferry Boat

Green Toys Ferry Boat Bathtub Toy
$26.99 $16.65

Green Toys makes sustainable baby and toddler toys from recycled plastic. They do not contain BPA, PVA, phthalates or external coatings.

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We love our Green Toys. They are high quality, durable, and sustainable – plus they are perfect for both indoor and outdoor play!

Paint Your Own Stepping Stone

Paint Your Own Turtle Stepping Stone

Paint your own stepping stone for an entryway or a garden!

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This is a fun activity you can do along with your toddler! Then, keep your handiwork outside of your front door or in your garden. You could also pick from other craft kits as well! Like decorate your own flower pot.

Easter Maze Books

Easter Maze Books

These maze books allow for hours of endless fun.

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My oldest son loves mazes. We bough a set of maze books to take with us on a long airplane trip and he loved them! This is a fun idea for older toddlers.

toddler easter basket ideas - blonde toddler eating a chocolate bunny - copyright nicole booz / / gentwenty, llc
My oldest son’s third easter circa 2021

Spring Books

It’s always great to add new books into the rotation and I like to give a few in their easter baskets.

I generally look for things that are spring-themed but it’s up to you if you’d rather go more easter specific.

Coloring Books

20 Pack of Coloring Books
$9.99 ($0.50 / Count)

This 20-pack of coloring books will keep your kids entertained for weeks.

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Coloring books are always fun and a “party pack” like this offers tons of different designs. Plus, the books are small so your toddler won’t get overwhelmed and they are easy to take on the go.

Coloring books are a great pick for a little boy or a little girl.

Toddler Nail Polish

Piggy Paint 100% Non-Toxic Nail Polish
$9.50 $8.92

This Piggy Paint nail polish is non-toxic and safe for little fingers and toes!

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Nail polish is so fun for toddlers to experience. Add a bottle of this non-toxic nail polish to the basket for a special treat!

Paint Sticks

Chunkies Paint Sticks

It's paint... without the mess.

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My kids like to paint but I don’t always like the mess so these paint sticks are a happy medium for us all.

Watercolor Gel Crayons

Smooth Stix Watercolor Gel Crayons

These 7 piece set of watercolor gel crayons introduces a new way to paint.

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Another cool art supply that is a little bit different from your average pen, crayon or paint. It’s watercolor in a pen!

Wooden Shape Sorting Puzzle

Wooden Shape Sorting Puzzle
$16.99 $15.99

This puzzle is perfect for shape recognition and fine motor skills.

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Both of my kids have loved this puzzle over the years. As far as wooden toys go, it’s the perfect pick for an easter basket!

Play Silks

Sarah's Silks Playsilks

These playsilks encourage imaginative play. Use them as capes, dresses, hammocks - the ideas are endless.

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These playsilks have a cult-like following and come in a massive variety of colors. They even have tutus, wings, swords, and other dress up items available too.

Play Dough Toys

Play-Doh Fun Tub Playset

This set is full of toys to use with Play-Doh.

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Make your own play-doh at home (it’s super easy!) and put it in their easter basket along with some dough accessories for hours of fun.

Bunny Ears

Plush Bunny Ears

Be on-theme for the whole family! These are cute for an easter egg hunt.

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These aren’t necessary by any means but my kids have bunny ears we put on them every year for our easter egg hunt!

Each kid can act like a little bunny. You could even get fluffy tails if you think they would be into it.

toddler easter basket ideas photo of a baby wearing bunny ears next to an easter basket - copyright nicole booz / / gentwenty, llc
My oldest son’s first easter circa 2019

Easter Bunny Foot Print Kit

Easter Bunny Footprint

Decorate with flour Easter bunny footprints!

While this isn’t for their baskets necessarily, it’s so cute to have some easter bunny footprints leading to their baskets and adds to the magic of the morning.

Dinosaur Teeth Game

Crocodile Teeth
$13.66 $11.98

Like Russian Roulette... but a safe version for toddlers.

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This is a fun game you can play as a family anywhere. We plan to take it to restaurants for a little before-meal entertainment.

Easter Candy

We are mindful of food dyes and sugar so I like the buy the “better” brands of candy. Our all time favorites are Yum Earth, UNREAL, and Alter Eco for sweet treats.

  • $12.78 ($0.26 / Ounce)
  • A better version of Skittles, these are my toddlers favorites. We love the sour version too.

$11.97 ($11.97 / Count)

These truffles are divine and come in different flavors! They are individually wrapped.

$18.99 ($1.73 / Ounce)

A healthier alternative to M&Ms!


These gummies are delicious and made with fruits, vegetables, and less sugar.

$12.78 ($0.26 / Ounce)

A better version of Skittles, these are my toddlers favorites. We love the sour version too.

$19.99 ($2.30 / Ounce)

My youngest is obsessed with these lollipops. The flavor is powerful!

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Dino Dig Kit

Dino Eggs Dig Kit
$24.98 $15.98

For your dino-obsessed kit, this dig kits allow them to use their fine motor skills and dig out hidden dinos!

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These kits are the perfect size for little hands and with a 12 pack, they will have hours of fun digging out the dinosaurs.

Rain Boots

April is known for it’s showers so treat your little one to a new pair of rain boots that fit so they can splash in muddle puddles all day long!

We love Ten Little’s rain boots. My toddlers can easily get them on and off by themselves.

Rain Boots
Rain Boots

Custom Name Puzzle

Personalized Wooden Name Puzzle

Customize your name puzzle with your child's name and favorite colors!

These name puzzles make such a special and unique gift. Both of my kids have them and they’ve been great to help them recognize their names and spell them as well.


$8.29 $7.68

WikkiStix are easily bendable to create anything you can imagine. Plus, they easily adhere to and remove from surfaces.

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Kids of all ages love WikkiStix. They’re awesome sensory toys and also the perfect travel companion.

Slumberkins and Board Book

Slumberkins 14" Kin & Board Book

Heirloom quality, Slumberkins are known for the thoughtful lessons they teach kids.

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If you want to give something truly memorable and special, pick a Slumberkins! They offer heirloom quality stuffed animals along with a board book that teaches kids lessons of kindness, gratitude, respect, and more.

Carrot Harvest Size Sorter

Carrot Harvest Game

This perfect Montessori toy aids in developing your toddler's fine motor skill, hand-eye coordination, shape recognition and dexterity. It also helps to build early shape, color and size discrimination skills.

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This is such a fun Montessori-style toy that aids in so many aspects of child development. It’s also very spring and easter themed as well and comes in a few different color options.

Spring and Summer Clothes

My parents always gave us a new outfit or two in our easter baskets and I always looked forward to seeing what was waiting for me in the bottom of my basket!

Here are some cute, eco-friendly options for boys and girls for spring and summer clothes to put in your toddlers easter basket. There are plenty of cute options to choose from and it’s an easy way to fill the easter basket while getting something you’ll have to buy anyway.

In Summary: Toddler Easter Basket Ideas

I hope this creative easter basket ideas help you fill your baskets with small toys and fun items! If you’re filling easter eggs, you could fill them with little cars or little dolls as a great way to avoid buying extra candy for your easter celebrations.

The best easter basket ideas are truly things your kids will play with, use, need, and enjoy. Don’t feel pressured to buy things just because they are popular.

Consider the needs of your family and what your kids love – maybe that’s bath toys or an outdoor toy like water tables or art supplies like pom poms. These are just ideas to inspire you!

Have fun!

About the Author

Nicole Booz is the founder of GenTwenty and GenThirty. She is an entrepreneur, author of The Kidult Handbook, and most importantly, Mama to two beautiful little boys. She loves reading, organizing her home, and living a simple, less toxic lifestyle. You've seen her in The New York Times, TIME, Insider, Inside Edition, New York Post, NextAdvisor, Forbes, Yahoo, HuffPost, and U.S. News & World Report.