12 Montessori Easter Basket Ideas From Amazon – For Toddlers!

Apr 6, 2022Gift Guides, Montessori, Toddler Activities

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12 Montessori Easter Basket Ideas From Amazon – For Toddlers!

I’ll admit it: I usually don’t plan well for Easter baskets, much like Christmas stockings. Suddenly, Easter is just a few short days away and it occurs to me: hm, I should put together a little Easter basket for my toddlers, shouldn’t I?

Thank heavens for Amazon and fast shipping! If you align with Montessori, I’ve found some great Montessori-inspired Easter basket ideas that you can order right on Amazon.

1. Eggspressions 

The very first thing that came to mind when I thought of a Montessori Easter basket item was this Eggpressions toy from Hape. It was actually just featured in a Lovevery Amazon Alternatives article for age 3.

hape egg emotion dolls

These little eggs have emotions on them, and you can use them in play to help develop emotional literacy in your child. Not only are these little emotional eggs wooden and Montessori-aligned, but they’re perfect for Easter!

2. Children’s Books

I always tuck a book or two in my kid’s Easter baskets. There are lots of fun spring and Easter-themed board books on Amazon, but I do have some recommendations:

Easter children's book collage

If you don’t want to purchase any books or are on a tighter budget, this is definitely an area where you can save. 

Consider requesting some of these spring and Easter books from your local library. You can still put them in the Easter basket – your toddlers will not know the difference.

3. Easy-Grip Egg Crayons

Both of my toddlers love arts and crafts, especially when I just give them a blank sheet of paper and some crayons. The stuff they come up with is so fun!

These Crayola easy-grip egg crayons, made especially for little hands, are perfect for Easter gifting.

crayola egg crayons

I also love that they’re the primary colors, as you can have conversations about color mixing and how to make secondary colors.

4. Birdhouse Wooden Color Sorting Toy

Nothing says spring and Eastertime like little birdies! This wooden color sorting toy features adorable birds and tweezers to practice fine motor skills.

wooden color sorting toys with birds

It’s also nice and small, so it will fit into your Easter basket nicely!

5. Bunnies in a Burrow

This bunnies in a burrow toy might be marketed for dogs, but it’s a great alternative to the Lovevery “Bunnies in a Felt Burrow” toy found in the popular Babbler play kit for 2-year-olds.

bunnies in a burrow

We have the Lovevery version in our house, and my son and daughter had fun playing peek-a-boo with the bunnies and then “hopping them” all over the place.

I love this toy for Eastertime!

6. Wooden Egg Shakers

Babies and toddlers love these little egg shakers, and how fun that you can buy them unfinished? Turn these little maracas into an afternoon of arts and crafts over the Easter break.

egg shakers

Be sure to pair these with washable paint for a complete Easter basket activity.

7. Easter Cookie Cutters

I love involving my toddlers in the kitchen when I can, and cookie cut-outs are definitely a fan favorite!

Put some Easter-themed cookie cutters in your Easter basket along with a promise to make some sugar cookies with your little ones.

Easter cookie cutters

An alternative option is to pair Easter cookie cutters with play dough (we love eco-dough and Dough Parlor) for open-ended fun!

8. Carrot Harvest Game

Another fun springtime wooden toy is this carrot harvest game. Toddlers can practice fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination with this little carrot-themed toy.

carrot harvest game

It’s also a compact toy, so it won’t overtake your entire Easter basket.

9. Easter Sensory Bin Items

Sensory bins are a ton of fun for toddlers! Consider getting a few Easter-themed items and creating an Easter sensory bin for Sunday morning.

Dye some rice with pastel-colored food coloring and dump it in a plastic tub.

colored rice from happy hooligans
Photo Credit: Happy Hooligans

Add some plastic eggs for scooping and pouring and some Easter-themed items to uncover, and your kids will be entertained for at least half an hour.

10. Gardening Kit

Both of my toddlers go wild when I give them a tiny shovel and let them have at it in the dirt. This Montessori gardening set is made for toddlers, and I think it’d be a perfect addition to any Easter basket!

gardening kit

You could also opt for just a little shovel set if you don’t need the whole kit or want to stay on the more affordable side.

small shovel set

11. Easter Stickers

My kids are obsessed with stickers, and these “Make a Face” Easter stickers caught my eye! Your little one can make a bunny, egg, chick, egg, shell, or sheep.

make a face easter stickers

I love that you can hand your child one sticker page, and they have everything they need to do the activity.

12. Easter Sidewalk Chalk

This egg chalk comes in pastel colors and is a fun spin on classic sidewalk chalk. My kids love outdoor time, and every time we have chalk around, it’s the activity of choice!

sidewalk egg chalk

You can also keep the carton and turn it into a DIY craft idea or activity. Check out some ideas from the blog Toddler Approved.

Montessori Easter Basket and Filler Ideas

As a quick little bonus, I wanted to include some ideas for the Easter basket and the filler. Yes, you can purchase an Easter basket and the plastic grass, but why not put your money towards something useful?

For the basket, here are a few ideas:

  • Montessori wooden tray (use to organize activities on a play shelf)
  • Plastic tub (can use as a sensory bin)
  • Umbrella (this is such a cute idea – open the umbrella, set it upside down, and fill it with your Easter basket items!)

And for the filler, here are some ideas:

  • Silk scarves (so many ways to use these in play – check out my write-up in this Lovevery Amazon Alternatives article)
  • Pom poms (we use these for transferring activities and in arts and crafts all the time)
  • Shredded paper (grab any paper that needs to be recycled and have a tearing/shredding party with your toddlers!)
Easter basket and grass alternatives-Montessori

Let me know in the comments what other ideas you have for unconventional Easter baskets and Easter grass/filler!

Conclusion

While Easter is, of course, all about the resurrection of Jesus, our family still loves to participate in fun traditions like Easter baskets, decorating eggs, and Easter egg hunts. 

I personally love putting some Easter candy in my kid’s baskets (looking at you Cadbury mini eggs and Lindt chocolate bunny), but I hope this article gives you plenty of non-candy, Montessori-aligned ideas for your Easter basket this year.

Happy Easter!

By Rebekah

By Rebekah

I'm a work-from-home mom with a supportive, hard-working husband, two toddlers, and a newborn. In the business world, I'm a copywriter with a deep background in marketing and SEO. At home, I'm always looking for mom hacks, the best projects and toys for my growing kiddos, and ways to solve everyday mom dilemmas. Whatever I find, I'm sharing on this blog, which is my passion project!

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