Mini Post: Bird Themed Easter Basket for a Toddler

Eli’s been my little bird man since he was 8 months old, and when thinking about putting his Easter basket together, the natural connection to birds (eggs, nest of grass, etc.) made this an easy theme for me to get excited about.  At 26 months old, I wanted to include things he’d be able to use for awhile, so here’s a sneak peek at Eli’s Easter basket:

Backyard birds language and matching. Eli has a plethora of Schleich birds, which are some of his favorites, but I wanted him to have a set of birds that were found a little closer to home.  I love this Safari TOOB set, and I paired them with a set of matching cards: I found a photograph of each bird online, screen clipped them into a Word document, printed, cut, rounded corners, laminated, and cut again.

Bird stamps and ink pad.  Eli hasn’t had too many stamping opportunities since his Christmas wrapping paper days, so I have a feeling he will be a huge fan.  I thought he’d also enjoy the multicolor stamp pad because he loves naming colors.  It will also give him an opportunity to be creative when placing the stamp on the pad to make various colored birds.

Parts of bird puzzle. Eli enjoys learning the parts of animals, so I have a feeling this will be a popular material.

First Orchard Game.  This game has been recommended by so many people that I’m super excited to play with Eli.  The raven is the foe in the game, so I sneaked it in with his bird themed basket.

Mama Built a Little Nest by Jennifer Ward.  The second I saw this book was illustrated by Steve Jenkins I was sold, but I have also fallen in love with the quaint verses on each page.  Can’t wait to read this one with Eli.

And of course, there will be plenty of Easter eggs filled with some special treats.

That’s Eli’s Easter basket!  I hope your Easter is refreshing, energizing, and fun!

Oh, and I can’t help but add this picture of Eli from last Easter because #bunnyears.


  1. Colleen

    Do you make the matching cards yourself, or is there somewhere you print and/or purchase them? Love these ideas. 🙂

  2. I just discovered your blog and I am in love! My son will be one next week and also loves birds so I’m loving some of these ideas. I’ve been reading through all your posts about 12 month olds. Thank you!

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