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First of all, Easter baskets make my heart sing. They’re a perfect reminder that Spring is here and the true reason we celebrate this season! It reminds me of hunting for stocking stuffers, but we can add in more water play ideas, gardening, and nature exploration fun. Our favorite Easter gift ideas are right here for you, friend!
Easter baskets for toddlers and preschool ages are my calling as a mama who loves to find outside-the-box gifts, so I’ve rounded up some of my favorite Easter gift ideas that can be shipped right to your doorstep.
My favorite basket tip- use a wicker basket you already have around your home to save on buying a basket you’ll use literally one time during the year! Happy basket making, mama.
Arts & Craft Ideas
Our favorite crayons…EVER! I love using these for small gifts as we go through them. They’re silky smooth and can be used on windows or in the bathtub, too. Plus, Kitpas employs mostly special needs employees to give them a fair working environment. Win-win.
Stamp sets are always a new way to create! This farm animal set is darling.
Crayola really stepped their game up with this chalk.
Water Wow books are the boys’ absolute favorite, especially for long car rides! Preschool age children can find the hidden images and toddlers love revealing the pictures as the colors change. Mess free!
Magic Ink books are another favorite!
Wyatt has been obsessed with mastering how to use scissors. He’s been using this activity pad to get it down!
Beautiful sheep puzzle from Bella Luna Toys- they always have amazing quality finds!
Family Bears Dress-Up Puzzle– we have a single bear version of this and it’s so fun for the boys to mix and match his outfit with a different facial expression.
Pattern Blocks and Boards– please tell me you remember these from your childhood days?!
PlanToys Lacing Sheep– I mean, this is too darling and would be cute in a nursery or playroom shelf!
Lacing Animals Set– pets or farm animals!
Medical Pretend Kit– this kit it beyond precious!
Wooden Toy Camera– does your little one steal your phone and try to take all the pictures? I think this may be the answer.
Construction Toolbox– Wyatt (4) LOVES “going to work” with this!
Woolen Sheep Finger Puppet– another adorable hit from Bella Luna Toys.
Castle Building Blocks are an imaginative way to build the castle of their dreams! We got these on Prime Day last year and haven’t stopped playing with them since.
Wooden Vehicle Set – a huge win.
Magnetic Building Blocks – such a fun way to introduce magnets with something they’re familiar with. This magnet set is perfect for the preschool crowd too!
Reusable Sticker Activity Pads– these are amazing for car or plane trips and come in a lot of varieties!
A Rainmaker is the perfect musical instrument because it’s not super aggressive but let’s them be creative with sound.
Outdoor Play & Adventures
Cutest watering can for little hands I’ve ever seen! The Hungry Caterpillar inspired. Instant classic!
Plant Mister– perfect for learning about caring for houseplants!
Butterfly Garden– so precious for watching caterpillars turn into butterflies right before your eyes.
Backyard Birds Guide and binoculars for the little explorer.
Gardening tools set– all the tools they’ll need to help plant, just their size.
We Are the Gardeners is such a sweet story to learn about gardening from a kid’s point of view. It’s beautifully illustrated, and I expect nothing less from Jojo.
This water wheel funnel has me all types of ready for warmer weather and excited about all the water play! Perfect for outdoors at a water table or in the bathtub.
Hape’s wooden balance bike is perfect for pre-pedal bike learning!
Hearth & Hand at Target is bringing their A-game with these precious wooden tops. We got these curbside and they’re beatuifully painted and great quality.
Kinetic Sand Beach Day Set– this was our introduction to Kinetic Sand and the boys both love it! It really doesn’t dry out and that alone blows my mind.
Classic Bunny Toys
A few other ideas…
Bubbles are always a huge win! You could even try a bubble machine, bubble gun, or wands. These make perfect Easter gift ideas!
We’ve started doing games with Wyatt after Jep goes to bed to have special times with him in the evenings. He’s four, and loves Jenga, CandyLand, and we’re going to break out Chutes & Ladders soon! Since he’s learning numbers, he’s loved playing Go Fish with cards made for preschoolers. Games help teach sharing, taking turns, patience, counting, and so much more. Plus, they’re fun for everyone!
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You can find more ideas for road trip essentials with kids here.