Easter Basket Ideas?

Meagan - posted on 03/09/2010 ( 48 moms have responded )

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I'm trying to figure out what to put in my 19 month old's Easter basket. What are you putting in their Easter Baskets?

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Christina - posted on 04/02/2010

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We brought our son who is 20 mos, a wagon, his fav gerber toddler snacks,
Cars from the movie Cars, peeps, a litttle chocolate bunny, stuffed bunny,
and I am still filling his wagon with odds and ends. He is going across the street to grandmas and papas house for the egg hunt with his two older sisters (almost 7 yrs and 5 yrs), and two cousins (3 yrs and 18 months).

Jessica - posted on 03/27/2010

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My daughters has stuff that she likes in it. There is a little stuffed Elmo, some eggs with stickers stuffed inside and toy necklaces. There is no candy or anything.She is getting a monkey blanket. I got her things that she likes.

Kelly - posted on 03/27/2010

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Mia is the same age, she hates candy... wouldn't even think of putting a piece in her mouth..... she is soooooo picky! I got her a couple of spring outfits, and I found these lil people inside plastic eggs at Target. She also loves books so I am going to get her a couple.....

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Amber - posted on 04/03/2010

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For my daughter, I got her some board books, crayons and coloring book, bubbles, and a small doll with some candy. I had to really think out of my usual box that i have been doing with easter baskets for about the last 5 years to think of things appropriate for her!

Tamara - posted on 04/03/2010

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My daughter is 19 months as well.We are putting books and a few toys in her basket no chocolate or anything like that.

Jessica - posted on 04/02/2010

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I purchased an Easter coloring book with two small bunny themed board books. I also put in a couple pieces of candy for her.

Sara - posted on 04/02/2010

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I think I got her a pair of bunny ears (which she'll wear for about 30 seconds), a pinwheel, sidewalk chalk, some play dough, an Elmo video (the only thing she sits longer than 5 minutes for) and a little bit of candy.

Xadani - posted on 04/02/2010

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I gave my girl her basket ahead of time, this way I could try to explain & also not indulge her so much with other baskets she's gonna get from grandma and such! I filled eggs with Peeps & M&M's and let her open them, but place them in ziplocs soon after. I also filled them with stickers with favorite characters & some watercolors, little books & a movie she picked out herself a couple of days before. So far she's enjoying it & I'm keeping the candies and using them as rewards!

Alexandria - posted on 03/30/2010

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I put a stuffed bunny, a piggy bank filled with marshmallow candies (my little one loves to put things down the slot) a few eggs filled with small chocolates, plastic sunglasses (another fav!) and a few other odds and ends. She has already dug into it but only seemed interested in the glasses! Just a few tips! Oh and play-doh!

Stephanie - posted on 03/28/2010

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We are giving Erin puzzles, a kids cd (with songs like "If You're Happy and You Know It"), sunglasses, a sun dress and a fabric flower. I did buy a small chocolate bunny that her daddy can help her eat.

Erica - posted on 03/27/2010

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This year i decided to do up her basket with toys to build a sand castle with when we go on vacation and when she plays in her sand box. i also added some bubbles since its one of the few things she enjoys past her books.

Kathryn - posted on 03/27/2010

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I plan on making a fruit basket, just like the dible arrangement people. I did it for my 7 year old step daughter last year and she told me this year to ask the easter bunny for fruit again, not candy! It's a little time consuming but much healthier and good for toddlers. if you can afford it just order edible arrangements.

Jennifer - posted on 03/25/2010

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Thanks for everyone's ideas! They are really good. I was having trouble but now I know just what to do! So thanks!!!

Katie - posted on 03/25/2010

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I went to wal-mart yesterday and found the CUTEST thing. It was a little baby doll dressed for easter in side of an easter basket a little bit bigger than the baby! It is super cute. I also bought two easter eggs from Alco that are filled with play dough. I bought bubbles and then I am going to put those things in an easter basket and then add some of her favorite fruits. like bananas and apples. :)

Lori - posted on 03/25/2010

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My husband and I decided to keep it simple....I think like a lot of moms who have posted we are going to get him outside summer toys so he can play in the dirt and maybe some art supplies for his age. Not 100% sure yet.

Christa - posted on 03/24/2010

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A leapfrog dvd, books and maybe some sidewalk chalk and bubbles, oh and of course chocolate!! LOL My son loves chocolate, the books are going to be handy manny and Mickey mouse club house his two favorites. I thought about puttin a ball in there but we are tripping over them as it is I swear he has at least 10. Plus his grand parents are getting him stuff

Crystal - posted on 03/24/2010

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Hi Meagan, my daughter too is 19 months. I filled her basket with a couple cheap easter coloring books, large washable crayons (washable being key lol) a mini bubble bucket, some little playdoh stampers (easter egg shaped, but also look like a bunny and a chic, each with a little cut out on the bottom to stamp the doh with-one stamp being a carrot cutout and one a chic), plastic chunky flower bracelet, flower barretts, easter stickers (which if may or may not be a good idea if yours is a chewer) and a cinderella sippy. I was gonna put maybe some snacks, just being animal crackers and goldfish which you could put in cute packages. Hope this helps a little :O) good luck!

Ponda - posted on 03/24/2010

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Hi. My son will be 19m on the 28th. I bought him a tricycle for Easter. He, also, loves the little Fisher Price people. Target has an Easter basket that has a couple of little people, vehicles, eggs and a dvd in it. I'll fill in with some healthy snacks (fruit chews, bars, yogurt puffs) and some not so healthy snacks (Peeps and jelly beans). He loves to "read", so books will be included, too. I'm looking forward to his 1st "egg hunt". Last year, we put some plastic eggs on tables and let him "find" them. He caught on quickly. This year, he'll see my nephews hunt (whom he loves to chase), so he'll have his own set of plastic ones (with treats geared towards his age) to "search" for. :o)

Carrie - posted on 03/24/2010

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My 19 month old loves to color, so im am putting crayons and big chalk so she can color on the concrete outside. Also some of the washable markers for the tub. And to top it off some of her favorite snacks.I know she'll love it.

Kelly - posted on 03/23/2010

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Right now easter is just for u.. not til next year the 19th month old wont know.. I put yogurt bits... puffs.. lil' crunchies.. new sippy cups.. bubbles... maybe a fridge toy...

Missy - posted on 03/22/2010

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We are getting our 19 month old a tricycle (one that I can push her around in) for Easter. Plus some other small things in her basket. Bucket, shovel, bubbles... outside things. Grandparents are getting her all outside things too...:)

Heather - posted on 03/22/2010

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My son will be turning 20 months 5 days after easter. What I got to put in his basket was a plastic golf club set, water can, stuff rabbit with his name on it, towel with his name, and some little snacks ( cheezit bag and fruit bars). No candy he doesn't need it he is hyper as it is.

Katie - posted on 03/22/2010

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I'm doing Peeps, a little chocolate bunny, a small board book, a stuffed bunny, and Wonder Color (is that what it's called?) - the clear markers that only show color on the special paper. Abby loves to color, but she doesn't know how to stay on the paper, so that stuff won't stain my carpet or her clothes.

Lisa - posted on 03/22/2010

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My son is also 19 months old and I have the plastic eggs that you can open....just running around the house finding them and putting them in a basket is enough! (i stuff them with treats for dad however!)

Vivian - posted on 03/22/2010

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I do swim trunks, sunglasses and outside pail as the basket..I have done this for 15 years for my oldest and will do so with my new one. It leaves less room for candy... still gets eggs,peeps and sugar free jelly beans and just enough room for a small bunny... :)

Krysti - posted on 03/22/2010

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my daughter is 19 months, we have an easter basket filled with a stuffed bunny toy, a headband with rabibit ears, a couple of easter books, and i found at BigW a 12 pack of mini easter books, shaped like eggs, inside what looks like an egg carton. You should check your local bookstore for ideas.

Jessica - posted on 03/22/2010

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my daughter is 19 months old also, we don't allow her to have any chocolate/candy. she is a sesame street freak, so we got her an elmo "bunny hop" board book, and some plastic elmo eggs (at toys r us) that we'll put pre-packaged fruit snacks or marshmallows in. we got her two rubber ducks that are easter themed for the bath tub, and some bubbles for outside. we also got her a sit and spin over the christmas season for $5 that has been wrapped and sitting in the closet, so I think we'll take that out on easter, too.

Rebecca - posted on 03/22/2010

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our daughter will have some Peeps ( i found sugar free kind) Dont know how well they taste lol. A choc bunny, Gold fish crackers. A rubber ducky for the bath tub, A stuffed bunny. thats what i remember off hand. Might have another thing or 2.

Allison - posted on 03/22/2010

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My 18month old daughter loves playing "mommy" to her baby dolls. I didn't think the instinct would start quite so early (for her at 12m) but her babies are her favorite things. For Easter we have an egg hunt as well as always do basket for all three of ours with candy and a few toys, as the older two still believe, but in hers we just do a few littler pieces of candy and this year shes getting a graco doll size car seat and high chair kit. We just tried to find something we knew to wise she would use and love!
I think the sidewalk chalk idea is cute too, we just have about 5 boxes/containers here...at least. Every year, my older two get it from nana, and aunts and uncles so we seem to always have a stock of that.

Kylie - posted on 03/21/2010

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Since Maddy (my 19month old) is my 3rd baby, I'm going to do what I usually do: that's a movie each, outfit for winter & a big choc bunny. I try not to go overboard with the chocolate because that's what everyone else gets them!
(I can always help them eat it if they get too much!)
I have to admit though, I always let them have a little chocolate before brekky! afterall it's only Easter once a year!!!

Laura - posted on 03/21/2010

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I hadn't even thought about it! Thanks for the post- it gave me some good ideas!

Tina - posted on 03/20/2010

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i bought them a lil basket with the lil frils on the side and when easter come i will put it in there all things are pink because i got a 4 year old and a 19 month old girls, so we are going to give them boil eggs let them go out and collect it in their great-grandparents yard while we watch them and take pics of them doing it this year i will be posting it up.

Ashley - posted on 03/20/2010

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I bought my daughter a bubble blowing lawn mower and a subscription to Highlights magazine. Were gonna make a trail of bunny droppings (little candies you can buy at walmart) that leads to her Easter outfit (w/ bonnet, she loves to dress up) and her basket thats filled with her favorite snacks...fruit snacks, goldfish, clementines, mini m&ms, & mini blueberry muffins, were also gonna throw in a pack of peeps and a peanut butter egg or 2.....and then later on in the day she will be hunting for eggs at ther grandmothers house...very excited, Ive been planning for a while. Easter was always my favorite Holiday when i was little.

Mandy - posted on 03/20/2010

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I put in stacking/counting cups, a ball, and plan on putting in some dry cereal.

Jessica - posted on 03/20/2010

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For my son i plan on buying for his baskets some of the beginner crayons might even have them in eater shapes...a easter mr.potato head a very small hallow easter bunny...chalk and a outfit

Beth - posted on 03/20/2010

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my son is 18 months old and has a brother that is three so they both are getting a basket with portable dvd players and some movies for summer vaction this year and some fruit snacks and were having an egg hunt

Linda - posted on 03/19/2010

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coloring book, sidewalk chalk, fruit snacks in plastic eggs, bubbles and a teddy bear in a bunny suit... we have so many cousins that it becomes an Easter basket hunt more not an egg hunt at Great Grandma's farm!

Stacia - posted on 03/18/2010

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I like the idea for the video and the fruit snacks and the peeps and the cute outfits and bubbles and coloring book and crayons.

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We've decided that since spring is coming and her birthday isn't until close to the end of summer we'd get her a wagon. For her birthday we'll just get her something small, this way she'll get lots of use out of her wagon, we'll probably do the same thing next year with a tricycle. She's too little to understand for the next few years.

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I'm going to get the plastic eggs and put snacks in them I think. Also, Easter coloring books as she loves to color and some hair accessories or something like that. A stuffed bunny or chick perhaps. I am going to let her "find" the eggs in our backyard. Should be fun!

Jordan Ashleigh - posted on 03/17/2010

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Our daughter's basket will have a couple of cute spring outfits, bubbles, a board book, Happy Feet on BluRay, a chocolate bunny, some pink Peeps, and some fruit snack packages stuffed into little eggs.

Nicole - posted on 03/09/2010

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I bought my daughter who is currently 19 months old, a picnic table, bubles, chalk, books, a stuffed rabbit, some rabbit figures, and some other little stuff. I also am having a easter egg hunt in our back yard. In the easter eggs, I am putting candy.

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Daniel is my 4th son, so I will do for him what I have done in the past for all my boys. Because Easter is the beginning of spring, we are moving into the outdoor season, so I buy the boys a beach pale and shovel as their "basket" and fill it with all the things that they use during the spring / summer season.....beach toys, goggles (older boys), butterfly nets, bug houses, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, jump rope (older boys)...you get the idea....then we throw in a little candy. It makes it a fun day and the stuff that they get is useful stuff instead of the junk you end up with in the pre-made baskets!

Meagan - posted on 03/09/2010

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I'm thinking something similar. Probably stuff I would get her anyways, like some bubbles and sidewalk chalk. I'm also thinking PEEPS would be fun. Little outside yard-type toys.

Jemieka - posted on 03/09/2010

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At this stage we're not doing a 'basket' as such for Felix. We'll have an easter egg hunt in the yard, set up a bunny teddy or two at his table, and have some eggs for breakfast. We're not going to get too crazed this year because he'll be extremely hyper from the chocolate. But also maybe a few rabbit marshmellows wouldn't be a bad idea to break up the chocolate. Undecided really. What about you- any ideas?

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