I have been in the process of narrowing down Bitty’s Easter basket for a while now. There were some things that I knew I wanted to get her and then there were some things that I have been wanting to pick up so Easter was the perfect excuse. Add in a couple of impulse purchases and there we go one toddler Easter basket sans candy!
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Oh and by the time Easter happens Bitty will be 20 months but 18 months is way easier to search. 😛
Trust me when I say we aren’t anti-candy. (I just picked up a ridiculous amount of jellybeans…totally a weakness for me) This will be Bitty’s first Easter egg hunt and we will be celebrating with my parents and they are bound to have plenty of candy on hand so I decided to keep her
What’s in my toddler Easter Basket
We aren’t going to use any traditional basket fillers this year because I saw the cutest idea earlier this month using fabric, specifically playsilks as filler instead. Its better for the Earth as the plastic stuff is just bad and the paper stuff often just gets thrown away! Here is another item for you little to enjoy! We went with dance scarves instead of play silks but the idea remains the same!
Play Scarves : This is another thing that I have had my eye on for a while. Play scarves and silks are usually a well-loved plaything and we didn’t have any. We’ve been using an old swaddle blanket as a cape for a while so I think these will be a good addition to her basket.
The contents of our toddler easter basket
Construction Trucks : I’ve been waiting for these babies! When I was a nanny they had a set of these mini construction trucks and they are PERFECT in sensory bins. Bitty has been getting more and more interested in trucks/cars/vehicles so these were a no brainer for me.
PlayFoam : This is something that I have known about for forever and just hadn’t ever picked any up. Bitty recently discovered slime and loved it, so I am looking forward to exploring other sensory stuff with her!
Tights : I LOVE June & January tights. They are good and think, nice and stretchy, and come in a rainbow of colors! We found ourselves in need of some grapefruit colored tights after picking up Bitty’s spring wardrobe. Somehow about half of the shirts I picked up all had that coraly/neon orange on them so there really was no option. 😉
Garden Tools : The tools pictured are not the ones we picked up. We found ours at the Target Dollar Spot. If you act fast you may still find some there. They might also have them back in the gardening section.
Too big for the Basket
Sun Hat : The hat pictured is not actually the hat that she is getting. I picked up hers, like a month ago second hand at Once Upon A Child. The linked one is similar though and I thought it was cute.
Chalk : A classic easter present. She used some chalk last summer but mostly just ate it. I think this summer we will actually get some scribbles. I picked mine up cheap at Micheals I think. If you’re in the market for chalk I would look locally, I think you’ll get a better deal that way!
Bubble Machine : This was the last thing I added to the basket, and truthfully it won’t actually sit in the basket so much as next to it. Bitty like all toddlers has discovered a love for bubbles and I don’t want to stand there and blow bubbles all day. Problem solved. 😀
We are actually taking some of the smaller items and putting those inside bigger prize eggs for her to find. Again not anti-candy just attempting to reduce the candy some. 😉
Bathbombs : These were an impulse purchase and I have since read that they have been known to stain a bathtub or two…so they may wait until summer and be water play for outside!
Some more toddler Easter Basket Ideas
What are you planning on getting your toddler for Easter?! I always find it hard to restrain myself at holidays. I don’t really like to buy presents for no reason but I also don’t like to overwhelm at the holidays…Its a really hard line to balance…