Alternative containers, such as beach pails and old purses, are fun ideas for toddler Easter baskets. The most entertaining items to put in these containers include bubbles, crayons, coloring books and Play-doh. Candy is a staple of Easter baskets, but there are healthier substitutes available.
Traditional baskets are fine, but it’s more fun for toddlers to get something that can be reused. Toddlers enjoy imitating adults; a purse allows a girl to carry around her important toys and keepsakes the way adults do. A beach pail is fun for boys and girls because children can use them for indoor and outdoor play after Easter. Large containers can be anything from a cardboard box to a backpack, and parents can decorate any container quickly and cheaply using paint pens.
Small, inexpensive bubble bottles are a great Easter basket filler that provide toddlers with hours of enjoyment. Paint, crayons, markers, coloring books and plain paper are additional fun basket fillers that toddlers can use long after the holiday. Parents can tailor the basket to the toddler’s preferences, so action figures, books and small games are another fun idea. Candy is also a welcome basket item for toddlers, but fruit slices, cheese sticks and crackers are a healthy alternative. Additionally, juice boxes can be added for toddlers who enjoy them.