Welcome to Day 2 of our A Very Toddler Easter series that we are co-hosting with Kristina from Toddler Approved. Each day this week, we are sharing a new Easter activity idea for toddlers. Check out our Easter page for all the Easter activities!
My toddlers must be part Terrier. Those kids can hear an egg carton open from a mile away and before I can even pick an egg, they’re already angling for who gets to do the cracking.
And why wouldn’t they? Cracking eggs is so satisfying, so fun, and it’s definitely the best part of making brownies. Hey, even a plastic Easter egg is fun to crack open!
So when I figured out my then-15 month old loved cracking plastic eggs as much as the real ones…game on. I knew a simple Easter activity was in order.
A simple Easter activity perfect for all ages!
This isn’t some fancy Easter activity.
It’s not something that’s going to win awards.
But you know what it is? It’s fun, it’s effective, and it gives even the youngest of toddlers a chance to play an easy, independent activity (supervised independence, of course).
Even a 15 month old can play!
My daughter was just 15 months when she discovered her love of opening up Easter eggs. The mystery…the intrigue… what could be inside?
Wait…what could I put inside an Easter egg for her?
I grabbed a dozen plastic Easter eggs and an empty egg carton. Then I went on my own little egg hunt searching for something to put inside the eggs.
Something not candy.
Something not chokey.
Something not messy.
Cheerios! The answer is always Cheerios.
I turned this simple Easter activity into an Easter egg snack hunt.
Inside each egg, I put a few Cheerios for her to find. Each time was the first time and just as magical. She was beside herself with joy opening up those eggs to find the hidden Cheerios.
She loved this – all 12 eggs through and then another round and another and another all throughout Easter week.
It was absolutely the best and most easy toddler Easter egg activity! And not only was she working on her munching skills, but the fine motor skills needed to open Easter eggs at 15 months old is huge.
I should also add that obviously big brother (then 2.5 years old) had to get in on the action too. It was just a much better way to serve a snack than in a bowl…obviously!
This simple Easter activity was perfect for my little bunny and a huge hit. Plus it made for one fun and easy way to make a holiday snack for my kids and kept my 15 month old so entertained.