As you're picking out basket consider picking a basket that your baby or toddler can easily carry around when it has eggs inside of it. Little hands love putting eggs in and out of baskets and it's great for their fine motor and gross motor skills. Easter buckets can be fun too and you can explore with sand and water too once you're done.
What Can I Fill a Baby's Easter Eggs With?
Truthfully don't feel like you have to fill them. Then will enjoy just playing with the eggs. My older daughter first learned to throw with plastic eggs, they were light and easy to hold and she loved playing the egg game with them. At the time she was 7 months old and loved just sitting and throwing them. Now my youngest daughter is 15 months and she loves trying to open them and discover things, every age is different. If you are concerned with them coming open, just tape them closed.
- An Egg Can Be Just an Egg
You could always fill them with something too and seal them closed to make music. Consider items like rice, beans or beads. Just make sure that they are sealed closed to any choking hazards. Electrical tape seems to do that job the best.
- Make Egg Shakers
- Finger Puppets
- Bubbles (tiny wedding ones, much easier for little mouths to learn with)
- Bunny Finger Puppet Inspired by our Spring Pinterest Board
- Chick Bean Bags Inspired by our Spring Pinterest Board
- Eggs filled with finger foods like cereal, goldfish, Puffs, Raisens (instead of Sugary Items)
What Can I Fill a Baby's Easter Basket With?
Spring Animal Puppets or Felt Eggs for encouraging Imaginary Play
For younger babies you can Make a Personalized Onsie with fabric Applique or a Homemade Tag Blanket
Fill their basket with one or two toys that can be played with again and again
Here's a post about Making Your Own Personalized Photo Blocks for their basket.
Your could do family members or spring photos!
We have a tradition that we always get a Easter Book in our Basket.
Easter Basket Ideas for Babies
Happy Easter from The Educators' Spin On It