Discover and Explore, Toddler Easter Basket Ideas

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There are so many holidays that seem to revolve around sugar, Easter included. While I know that my kids are fond of sugar, I love being able to incorporate learning and fun into holidays to take the focus off of the treats. The effects are much more positive and long lasting than an entire basket of candy. With Easter quickly approaching, I’m excited to be able to offer you ideas to make your toddler’s Easter basket almost candy free.


Fisher-Price Wooden Toys Easter Basket Ideas


Toddlerhood is such a fun time, when children discover and explore as their little minds soak inso much. Fisher-Price has recently rolled out a new wooden toys line and I’ll admit that I’m inlove. The Fisher-Price Wooden Toys Surprise Inside Shapes set would make a great addition to any toddler’s basket. They are a durable and fun toy that will last for years to come. I am impressed with the quality and feel of the toy and the type of play that the encourage. My kids have really enjoyed playing with this shapes set.


Fisher-Price Wooden Toys


Not only are the shapes a fun to stack, little hands can pull them apart to discover interesting textures and pictures inside. My daughter is very much into pointing out shapes wherever we go and it was one of the first things she noticed about these blocks. Another fun basket addition might be an animal-themed toy like the Fisher-Price Shape-imals owl you see above, also the crab or turtle versions. Fisher-Price Wooden Toys are available at Target and are 40% off online through March 19th, or 40% off in store using Cartwheel, so act fast if you want to pick up the savings.


Fisher Price Wooden Toys


Outdoor play is another possibility when it comes to the Easter basket, with toys that allow kids to discover, grow and learn. To encourage this type of play, sidewalk chalk, and spill-proof bubbles are great to have around. As toddlers learn their independence, they usually want to blow bubbles by themselves; spill-proof bubbles are a big help. The chalk also allows you to get down and play with your child.


Another idea for keeping the basket mostly treat free is to focus on a few themed items, such as rabbits. At Target, I found a cute plush rabbit, a rabbit sippy cup and even rabbit ears. I’m confident they will be a big hit as my daughter loves anything soft or cute. I also picked up a themed Easter board book from our favorite series to go along with the bunny motif.


Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers


The last few things that would be great to include in a basket are a new outfit and just a couple of your child’s favorite treats. If you have a younger toddler, you can get some dissolvable crackers or first learning foods. My daughter really likes M&M’s and marshmallows so I included a small amount of each of those. The outfit is one of my childhood traditions, that I’ve loved passing onto my kids. It’s a fun way to welcome spring with a bright new outfit!


Fisher-Price Easter Basket


It’s always nice to get an extra visual before you go shopping. Watch the video below for an in person look at all of these fun items you can include in your toddler’s basket.



With Easter just a few weeks away, I’m challenging you to make your toddler’s Easter Basket about learning, playing and discovering, not just about the sugar!


Head to Target the week of 3/13-3/19 to save 40% off select items with Cartwheel in-store or head to to also get 40% off! If you miss that sale, you have one more chance to save! The week of 3/20-3/26 a select group of Fisher-Price Wooden Toys are on sale, all sold exclusively at Target. Shop now!


*This post is sponsored by Fisher-Price. I received Fisher-Price Wooden Toys for the purpose of this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  1. 17

    Cool ideas, thanks for sharing! So much creativity 🙂

  2. 18

    Those bunny ears are just adorable! Lots of great ideas here. Thanks for sharing!

  3. 19
    Becca Wilson says:

    I love Llama Llama books! This whole basket just looks adorable.

  4. 20

    Fisher-Price makes such awesome stuff! I love this idea of the Easter basket – I would have LOVED getting one of these as a kid!

  5. 21

    What a fun idea! I”m sure this is gonna be fun for kids. My kids would love to make this.

  6. 22

    Kids can have so much fun with Easter baskets! It’s nice to take advantage of a holiday to give them a nice treat!

  7. 23

    OK I’m loving those Fisher Price blocks! I wish they were around when my kids were smaller. These are some great ideas to move away from all the candy
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  8. 24

    When my kids were litle, we always put bubbles in their Easter basket. You have some great idea here.

  9. 25
    Ann Bacciaglia says:

    These are great Easter basket ideas. I will have to share this with my friends with little ones.

  10. 26

    These are such cute Easter basket ideas!! I love the non candy ideas especially when they are younger.
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  11. 27
    Amy Desrosiers says:

    I am a huge fan of non-candy Easter Basket ideas! This is a basket that I too would love giving my kids.

  12. 28

    Those sound like great idea. I think the best gifts for the little ones are the ones that work out their little minds. Thanks!
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  13. 29

    What fun Easter basket ideas! I love that they aren’t candy! What a cute little outfit!

  14. 30

    These are some wonderful products. I really like Fisher Price toys and so do my girls. I think this is a great idea for an Easter basket. I love putting more toy type items in my girls baskets then candy. Much healthier and more great things they can play with.

  15. 31

    I’ll be honest with you, packing an Easter basket for toddlers is more fun than any other age. It almost seems like everything for a toddler is screaming Easter! with a pastel exclamation point. And 40% off makes me want to spoil all of the toddlers in my life.
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  16. 32

    I love those Fisher Price wooden toys. Sensory toys are the best! You have some great ideas here for Easter Baskets without being focused on sugar.
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  17. 33

    Love that you are giving great options that kids can enjoy long after the sugar is gone! 🙂 I always like to give a few treats but keep the focus of the basket on smaller activities/toys like books and outdoor items like bubbles and sidewalk chalk.
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