As odd as this sounds, I have been making baby/toddler Easter baskets for almost 6 years. Yet Jojo is only 1!
Every year since my first Nephew was born I started making Easter baskets. (wanted to win number one Aunt)! I will admit my baskets are all pretty standard: grass toys, a little bit of candy and definitely tons of bubbles!
I’ve always given my nephew special eggs filled with money (coins mostly). I’m that Aunt trying to fill their piggy banks.
With that being said, it works the same for my little guy. While yes he’s probably a little to small for coins, I did put a dollar or three in his basket and in some of the eggs he’s gonna hunt. This is how I clear out that giant jar of coins that took forever to fill because we barely use cash anymore.
This is the first official year I made Jojo his own basket! I had so much fun picking things out that I thought he would love, use, or probably not even care about yet, but will grow into.
My guide for a One almost 2 year old Easter Basket:
- Egg Stacker (Joey claims its not an egg, that it looks more like a rocket – Men!) Jojo actually got this last year but I feel this is still an excellent toy for a one or even 2 year old. He loves just banging them together!
- Easter Touch and feel book by Roger Priddy. Great book for all toddlers who love a sensory book!
- New child plate/bowl I mean can you really go wrong buying a child plates, Jojo actually picked this plate out himself while on his first walk around visit to Target!
- Bubbles, bubbles, and more bubbles! This is a must for any toddler, They all love bubbles(I haven’t met one that didn’t yet)
- Play-dough. I have thought immensely about this. On one hand, is he too young, and in the other in the end I decided he’s gonna be 2 in four months. As long as I’m there to help make sure he doesn’t eat too much of it, I think it will be fun!
- A Ball and a squishy worm, I put these together because they are very sensory, the ball has a texture, and lights up, and the worm is squishy.
- Play Mat. now this particular play mat will be something Jojo will grow into, right now I think it will make a great felt book for him, until he starts playing with cars and pushing them down roads and playing pretend.
- A bug catching net, I was worried with this idea too, but I honestly think he will just enjoy holding it! He’s the type of child that loves to have something in his hands at all times, so this has to be better than a stick right?
- Bunny bag and dinosaur plastic egg, I just love these little bunny bags and I had to use them so I took a funny plastic egg and filled it with quarters and a dollar or two and put it in this cute pouch, I did the same for my nephews (I thought the bag would make it more exciting!)
Of course I added a bit of candy, and a stuffed carrot for decoration! I hope this helps for those last minute ideas. I should also say this was all purchased from Target, and most things came from the dollar spot! You shouldn’t have to break the bank to make a fun basket for a toddler!
Happy Easter All!