Non-Candy Easter Gifts for Toddlers

Everyone loves a little candy on Easter…but there are ways to make it a bit healthier and still have fun.  Try something new this year and create a new tradition with one of these non-candy Easter gifts for toddlers!

Non-Candy Easter Gifts Your Toddler Will Love

Subscription Boxes


This is a great option if you are looking for some new activities that are shipped right to your door.  Kiwi Crate offers boxes for birth on up that include developmental information along with age appropriate STEAM activities. The boxes are economical and come in a variety of different plans to meet your needs.  You can check out Kiwi Crates by clicking HERE.

Green Kids Crafts is another option for children 2 and up.  Boxes include a magazine and activity to dip deep into a topic that your child finds interesting.  You can check them out HERE.

Park or Zoo Pass


Now is the time to splurge on that state park or zoo passes.  If you plan on making multiple trips you will actually save money by investing in a pass rather than paying each time.  This is a great way for your little one to learn as well as create some amazing memories with you.  You can read about what your toddler can learn from the zoo by clicking here.

Easter Books


One of my favorite way to prepare my toddler for a new holiday is to read about it.  Grab them a few Easter books that you can read every year to start some traditions.  Here are a few of my favorites:

Happy Easter Mouse!

The Night Before Easter

Llama Llama Easter Egg

Reading books with your little one is a great way to encourage early literacy skills.  You can read more about how to encourage skills in your toddler’s development during Easter season here.

Toddler Activity Plans


I actually came across these activity plans by accident but fell in LOVE immediately when I received my first set. As a stay-at-home-mom I sometimes get stuck in a rut as far as activities to do with my toddler.  I am one of those people who will get excited by what they see on Pinterest…Pin a bunch of stuff…and then leave it.

Hands On:  As We Grow offers activity plans for children from age one up to preschool.  I purchased the Early Years Bundle (check it out here) and have not been disappointed. If you are looking for a way to engage more meaningfully with your child and need some inspiration and guidance then I highly recommend getting this bundle or gifting it to someone who you know would enjoy it.

There is also a very affordable Activity Room Subscription (click here for more info) that will keep your little one busy all year!

Magazine Subscription


When I was little I remember my grandparents getting both my sister and I magazine subscriptions as a gift.  We always looked forward to checking the mail, but it was even more excited when there was something in their for us!  Magazines are a great way to explore print in a different form which is great for early literacy skills.You can get a lot of use with them by reading them and then saving them to cut up for craft projects later.

Highlights Magazine was one that I LOVED growing up.  They have options that are wonderful for the 0-6 crowd.

Hello Magazine (0-2 years)

High Five Magazine (2-6 Years)

Lessons or Activities


Is there a new activity you think your toddler might enjoy?  With activity enrollment in the spring it is the perfect gift for your toddler.  Here are some examples of lessons and activities you could look for in your area:

  • Dance Lessons
  • Swimming Lessons
  • Music Classes
  • Gymnastics
  • Art Classes
  • Toddler Cooking Schools

Gardening Set


When Easter is here I am so excited because it means spring time is as well!  Get prepared for some outdoor fun by doing an Easter basket with a gardening theme.  You could include child gardening tools (like these), seeds, and a cute watering can (love this one!)

What do I love the most about this idea?  Not only is being outside WONDERFUL for your toddler, gardening can teach them so much.  You can read out how gardening encourages your toddler’s development here.

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About Kayla ONeill

This is me and my beautiful bouncing baby boy! Before my little guy arrived I earned a Bachelor's degree in Special Education Birth to 21 as well as my Masters in Education. For six years I worked as an Early Interventionist serving children and families from birth to age three before becoming a stay at home mom to be with my son.

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