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Toddlerhood is my favorite stage so far when it comes to holidays. We can literally stretch out holiday celebrations for weeks and the excitement never fades. With a 2 and half year old and an 18 month old, joy and magic is never in short supply! Due to the global pandemic our 2020 Easter plans are all at home, so we are looking for ways to make home even more magical! We are setting up an egg hunt game just for our family, and participating in some virtual Easter brunches. This is the first year we are doing Easter baskets for the girls now that they are toddlers, and I have been having so much fun playing Easter Bunny from my couch! Amazon prime is literally my sidekick when it comes to Easter Basket assembly. While they will get candy and treats through the egg hunt, I reserve the basket for special goodies. If you are looking for some Easter basket inspiration for your toddler, check out some of these ideas!
Reading is a staple, and a new book always adds many days of fun to our household. Right now the toddlers are loving Lift and Flap books, Touch and Feel books, and books where they need to find hidden objects. Every holiday we try to add a themed book to the shelf and here are some of our favorites that we have in our Easter collection:
I am the mom who puts toothpaste and shampoo in the Christmas stocking, so I use Easter baskets to stock up on some spring and summer essentials for the girls. This year I got each of them their first pair of Old Navy flip flops to match mama, new sunhats, our favorite toddler sunscreen, and summer pajamas. Children’s Place and Old Navy both have a ton of spring/summer pajama sets on sale which was perfect. As you know, I have Baby Shark fans in the house, so I got them each a pair of shark pajamas. This is a good time to catch any final sales for toddler spring/summer clothes since they grow like weeds and get everything dirty!
Water Play Accessories
My tots love water play in form! Swimming pools, water tables, sprinklers, and even garden hoses. I added a new water toy for each of them in their baskets and here are some of the things we love for water play:
Music feeds the soul, even for little ones! I added a musical Baby Shark cube to each of their baskets (because, OBSESSED) and also found these incredible musical eggs which I know they will love. We spend our days dancing and giggling, so anything that adds a touch of music is perfect!
My toddlers are always doing endless crafts, and making a mess. We are always building up our crafting supplies whenever I can snag sale items that are great for little hands. For their baskets this year, I added a farm themed play-doh kit for each of them, along with some new pipe cleaners and tissue paper for some preschool homeschool activities during the quarantine. Some other cute things we love include egg-shaped crayons, egg-shaped sidewalk chalk, or toddler sized gardening tools and supplies.
Drop me a message or join my tribe and share all your beautiful Easter baskets with me so that I have more Easter basket inspiration for next year when Baby #3 is here along with the toddler gang!
All the best,