I hope you find today’s guest post helpful as you seek out the perfect Easter basket contents for the toddler in your life!
Your toddler is finally old enough to start comprehending what the holidays are about. It’s such an exciting time not only for them but for parents too. As parents, it’s a chance to relive our childhood all over again by seeing it through our little one’s eyes—carrying the same traditions as our parents once shared with us. One of those traditions is waking up to Easter baskets on Easter Sunday. Of course, egg-shaped candy was and still is a must, but if you’re needing other ideas, here’s a guide to putting your toddler’s Easter basket together this year.
A personalized basket
Premade baskets are convenient but a personalized basket is much more fun. Whether you have a boy or girl, getting their name embroidered on the basket lining, along with a tutu for your girl or rabbit ears for your little boy will bring them so much joy when they see it for the first time. Unlike plastic premade baskets, personalized baskets are more durable, allowing for multiple use throughout the year or years to come. So even when your toddler is done getting all of their goodies on Easter morning, you can still use it to store little trinkets in their room.
At your toddler’s age, they’re not quite ready for Barbies and action figures, however, wooden toys are ideal for this age because they aren’t sharp and they don’t contain little pieces they can choke on. At this stage, toddlers should be learning basic concepts like colors, numbers, and letters. Adding multi-colored stackers, a puzzle, or a few farm animals will be fun and educational toys for them to play with throughout the year.
Is your little girl a fan of Disney? A pair or mouse ears in her favorite movie theme will be better than regular bunny ears. These ears will also come in handy the next time you score a pair of Disney On Ice tickets or for an upcoming trip to Disneyland. She can bring her own ears to represent her favorite Disney character, and at the same time, mom and dad can save on those expensive souvenir ears at the park.
Coloring book and washable crayons
Most likely, your little one doesn’t understand the concept of staying inside the lines when it comes to coloring books. A toddler coloring book is the best way to teach them about colors and how to color. Of course, you’ll want to make sure that you’re buying the washable crayons so that if they decide to color a whole mural on your wall you can keep calm knowing it washes off.
Personalized Easter socks
There’s no such thing as too many socks when it comes to kids. Either because a pair’s match got lost in the washer or dryer, your kids are wearing their socks out too fast, or they’ve outgrown them quicker than it took you to buy them. A pair of Easter socks can be the accessory to complete their Easter Sunday look while replacing that one pair that’s on its last days.
The toddler phase is such a perfect age because your little one gets so excited and so easily entertained by the smallest things. You don’t have to spend a ton of money on them to make them happy. Little trinkets like bubbles, wind-up toys, and jars of playdough can all be found for a minimal price, and you can pack their baskets with tons to last them all spring. These tend to be the more popular items so make sure that you plan ahead and shop before the good stuff is all taken from the shelves.