25 Cute Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers in 2024 (No Candy!)

Cute Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers (No-Candy) by Such a Little While (Stock photo of two toddler girls opening plastic Easter eggs and wearing Easter Bunny ear headbands).

Looking to skip the sweets? Let’s talk about the 25 cute Easter basket ideas for toddlers in 2024 that you can find on Amazon.

Easter is a time of celebration and joy for families, especially with toddlers too young to remember last year’s holiday. As parents, we can experience the magic of their first Easter all over again and introduce family traditions!

While candy is a classic Easter basket treat, it’s by no means necessary or required to make Easter special. From craft supplies to educational toys, there are plenty of creative ways to make your child’s Easter fun.

25 Cute Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers (No Candy) by Such a Little While
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What Do You Put In a Toddler’s Easter Basket?

Are you wondering what can you put in a toddler or preschooler’s Easter Basket that’s not candy?

Consider items that cater to your child’s unique interests, spark learning, or promote family connection, far beyond Easter morning. Examples include:

  1. Arts & crafts activities/supplies
  2. Games
  3. Small toys
  4. Books
  5. Fidgets or manipulatives
  6. Springtime outdoor gear/toys

Our 25 Favorite Non-Candy, Cute Easter Basket Ideas For Toddlers

Let’s talk about what exactly you can put in your one-, two-, three-, or four-year-old’s basket this year.

Key Features: A dozen plastic eggs that each split into a color/shape matching puzzle. Complete with a bright carton! Each of my toddlers has loved this toy for several years.

Why We Love It: While it fits in seamlessly with a themed Easter basket, this realistic egg carton can be stored in a pretend kitchen and enjoyed year-round for educational play.

Price: $17.99*

*Price listed at the time of post-publication and subject to change.

Key Features: 20 durable outdoor scavenger hunt cards, prompting toddlers to look for objects in nature and complete a fun action (indoor scavenger hunt cards are also available by MollyBee).

Why We Love It: Easter egg hunts go by in the blink of an eye, but toddlers rarely grow tired of seeking games.

Price: $12.99*

*Price listed at the time of post-publication and subject to change.

Key Features: This 16-inch, 4-lb weighted plush bunny is perfect for toddlers (ages 3 and up) who love to snuggle or seek sensory input.

Why We Love It: Weighted stuffed animals help young kids through big feelings, anxiety, and sensory needs. I invite you to read our complete guide to weighted stuffed animals.

Price: $43.99*

*Price listed at the time of post-publication and subject to change.

Key Features: 4 pastel-colored, Easter egg-shaped containers filled with classic Play-Doh modeling compound.

Why We Love It: There is nothing like a freshly opened pack of Play-Doh. And don’t ask me why, but I swear our Play-Doh eggs don’t seem to dry out as fast as our regular container Play-Doh!

Price: $12.99*

*Price listed at the time of post-publication and subject to change.

Key Features: A beautifully illustrated picture book that draws children’s attention to the changing seasons by highlighting the unique colors, sounds, and smells of spring.

Why We Love It: Spring is an ideal time to learn about the seasons and explore nature. This developmentally appropriate book will spark natural curiosity in toddlers!

Price: $9.99*

*Price listed at the time of post-publication and subject to change.

Key Features: Ideal for digging in the dirt or sand, these 3 classic, toddler-friendly garden tools come complete with a watering can, canvas tote bag, peat pot, and garden labels.

Why We Love It: My son received simple gardening tools in his Easter basket at two years old. Three years later, they are still the most used Easter gift he has ever received!

Price: $36.95*

*Price listed at the time of post-publication and subject to change.

Key Features: If you have yet to experience the magic of dot-to-dot, these are an Easter Basket must!

This set of 6 bright, mess-free paint bottles provides a unique alternative to paintbrushes and helps foster coordination and motor skills for small hands.

Why We Love It: Perfect for the parent who loves encouraging their toddler’s creativity but prefers less mess in the process!

Price: $18.99*

*Price listed at the time of post-publication and subject to change.

Key Features: These 72 high-quality (no bleed-through) pages of Easter-themed dot-art templates include bunnies, eggs, flowers, and more.

Why We Love It: It makes the perfect Easter basket companion for your Dot-to-Dot markers!

Price: $6.99*

*Price listed at the time of post-publication and subject to change.

Key Features: Stretch them shape them, and enjoy the satisfying sounds that come with this set of 10 cute animal pop-able tubes.

Why We Love It: Both my 2- and 4-year-olds are mesmerized by these. For the price, you get so much bang for your buck and hours of entertainment!

Price: $15.99*

*Price listed at the time of post-publication and subject to change.

Key Features: A classic Easter board book with a twist! Each page is plentiful with clear buttons that toddlers (and adults) cannot resist popping.

Why We Love It: If your toddler has trouble “sitting” through an entire book, Melissa and Doug’s Poke-a-Dot series will quickly become their new best friend.

Price: $12.99*

*Price listed at the time of post-publication and subject to change.

Key Features: A simple and engaging Montessori-inspired toy for young toddlers includes 7 different-sized carrots to sort.

Why We Love It: This gorgeous wooden toy doubles as a fun Easter decoration for your home.

Price: $15.99*

*Price listed at the time of post-publication and subject to change.

Key Features: This set of 3 fun and festive pop-able fidget toys includes a springtime duck, piglet, and bear.

Why We Love It: Can you ever have enough of these to occupy little hands and minds? I keep pop-able fidgets in our calming corner, diaper bag, and car.

Price: $6.99*

*Price listed at the time of post-publication and subject to change.

Key Features: Preschoolers will enjoy helping bear hunt for clues that spring is near! This look-and-find style adventure book keeps little ones learning and engaged.

Why We Love It: My 4-year-old has borrowed this book more times than I can count from our local library. This Easter, it deserves a permanent spot on our bookshelf!

Price: $8.99*

*Price listed at the time of post-publication and subject to change.

Key Features: This 6-pack of chunky pastel chalk eggs is ideal for an Easter-themed basket.

Why We Love It: Nothing says warmer weather is here like brand-new sidewalk chalk! The egg-shaped chalk is also much easier for the youngest toddlers to grasp.

Price: $7.18*

*Price listed at the time of post-publication and subject to change.

Key Features: From frogs to bunnies to bears, this line of toddler-sized animal slippers is too cute to pass up.

Why We Love Them: With 12 varieties, you can find a unique pair for each child’s Easter basket if you have multiple kids.

Price: $9.99* (sale price)

*Price listed at the time of post-publication and subject to change.

Key Features: From matching to mazes to interactive games, this Busy Town-themed book includes 96 activities and over 800 stickers.

Unlike traditional coloring books, this one will not collect dust. In our home, it is the #1 book that gets used!

Why We Love It: My 4-year-old son is obsessed (and I mean obsessed) with this book. I wish we found it earlier because there are many activities he could have done at age 2.5-3. This book will grow with your toddler and has ample activities to last a long time!

Price: $12.99*

*Price listed at the time of post-publication and subject to change.

Key Features: This no-spill (yes, really) bubble tumbler comes with 4oz of high-quality bubble solution.

Why We Love It: If you have a “Me do it!” toddler, you have likely experienced the inevitable bubble dump. The Fubbles tumbler design is truly no-spill and will give your little one the independence they crave!

Price: $9.99*

*Price listed at the time of post-publication and subject to change.

Key Features: With 7 diverse color options, these Crocs rain boots come in toddler and kid sizes and make for rainy-day fun in the spring.

Why We Love It: Crocs are so easy to clean and dry (on the inside and out!). Also, the handles make it easy for toddlers to dress independently.

Price: Varies by color & size

Key Features: This shatterproof, plastic-coated magnifying glass is safe for toddlers and too cute for spring!

Why We Love It: These are wonderful for feeding toddlers’ natural curiosity and fostering indoor and outdoor exploration.

Price: $13.68*

*Price listed at the time of post-publication and subject to change.

Key Features: These 5-pack breathable animal-themed toddler socks come in diverse critters and color choices.

Why We Love Them: These adorable animal prints make for an Easter basket gift that is both fun and functional.

Price: $11.99*

*Price listed at the time of post-publication and subject to change.

Key Features: Set of 3 Water Wow! reusable, no-mess activity pads. Simply fill the provided “pen” with water and allow your toddler’s creativity to unfold.

3-packs come in a variety of theme combinations including animals, alphabet, colors, Bible stories, fairy tales, vehicles, and more!

Why We Love It: When his new baby sister arrived, these Water Wow! pads kept my then 3-year-old so entertained. They are also great for travel and keep toddlers occupied at restaurants.

Price: Prices vary depending on activity pad themes.

*Price listed at the time of post-publication and subject to change.

Key Features: This set of 6 neon paint sticks helps tiny hands create oh-so-smooth masterpieces.

Toddlers love them because they draw like paint but help eliminate most of the mess! No water or brushes are required.

Why We Love It: My toddler recently received these as a gift, and she prefers them to crayons.

Price: $8.99*

*Price listed at the time of post-publication and subject to change.

Key Features: These customized wooden name puzzles are made-to-order and come with or without knobs.

Why We Love It: Both my kids have similar name puzzles in their rooms and take great pride in them! They are an excellent way to introduce spelling your child’s name, build letter recognition, and develop fine motor skills.

Price: $9.99*

*Price listed at the time of post-publication and subject to change.

Key Features: This bath toy set includes a suction cup submarine, 4 stacking cup critters, 2 floating boats, and 2 scooping spoons.

Why We Love It: With the right tools, baths are such a great way to keep toddlers learning and entertained on rainy days.

Price: $18.99*

*Price listed at the time of post-publication and subject to change.

Key Features: This flat, fold-out barn by Melissa and Doug functions as a reusable sticker book with 52 puffy, farm-themed adhesives.

Why We Love It: This reusable sticker book received a lot of love from my son and lasted well over a year! We took it with us nearly every time we traveled or ate out.

Price: $7.99*

*Price listed at the time of post-publication and subject to change.

The Last Thing You Need to Know About Cute Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers

You put careful thought, planning, and preparation into curating an unforgettable Easter morning for your toddler. But the truth is, down the line, they probably won’t remember what was in their Easter basket in 2024!

So here is the good news:

Best Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers (No Candy!) in 2023
"Your young child probably won't remember what you gave them to eat, wear, or play with.  But they will surely remember how they FELT in your presence."
-Tana, suchalittlewhile.com

The best part of Easter morning is the quality time spent together as a family.

So remove distractions. Sit on the floor with your child as they explore their new treasures. Follow their lead and accept their invitation to play.

These are simple (and free!) ways to make your toddler’s Easter magical.

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