Toddler Activities with Easter Eggs

Need ideas for toddler activities with Easter eggs? These toddler activities are perfect for teaching your toddlers about colors and they’re super simple and frugal to put together.  

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The Easter eggs I’ve used in this activity were purchased for $1 from the dollar store and they have provided a lot of fun for my little one.

These eggs are bright and colorful so of course my kids were excited when I purchased them. They got a hold of them first and just found stuff to shove inside them during their pretend play together.

I realized I better do something with them first before they got destroyed, you know how boys go. 

Frugal learning toddler activities using Easter eggs

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What to put in Easter eggs for toddlers?

Deciding what to fill Easter eggs with for toddlers can turn into a delightful exercise of creativity and thoughtfulness. While candies are the traditional go-to, there are numerous non-sweet alternatives that can be both fun and beneficial for their development. Stickers and temporary tattoos themed around their favorite characters bring joy without the sugar rush.

Small toys or puzzle pieces that fit inside an egg can offer a surprise element and encourage problem-solving skills. For a sensory experience, consider play dough or slime, which toddlers will love to squish and mold. Character erasers and mini crayons can spark a toddler’s artistic side, providing tools for them to express their creativity.

Lastly, incorporating educational items like letter magnets or miniature animal figures can make learning fun and interactive. Each of these fillers not only fits into the festive spirit of Easter but also caters to enhancing various aspects of a toddler’s development, making each egg open a door to discoveries and adventures.

Recommended Easter Books

Discover the joy of Easter storytelling with this list of my recommended Easter books for kids. Each book I’ve selected is brimming with charming narratives, colorful illustrations, and the enchanting spirit of the holiday.

The Good Egg Presents: The Great Eggscape!: Over 150 Stickers Inside: An Easter And Springtime Book For Kids (The Food Group)The Good Egg Presents: The Great Eggscape!: Over 150 Stickers Inside: An Easter And Springtime Book For Kids (The Food Group)Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure: An Easter And Springtime Book For KidsPete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure: An Easter And Springtime Book For KidsThe Berenstain Bears Meet the Easter Bunny: An Easter And Springtime Book For Kids (My First I Can Read)The Berenstain Bears Meet the Easter Bunny: An Easter And Springtime Book For Kids (My First I Can Read)The Night Before EasterThe Night Before EasterIt's Better Being a Bunny: An Early Reader Book for Kids (Beginner Books(R))It’s Better Being a Bunny: An Early Reader Book for Kids (Beginner Books(R))Happy Easter from the CrayonsHappy Easter from the Crayons


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Fun Toddler Activities with Easter Eggs

I used an empty egg carton to rest my open eggs in and then found pom poms in corresponding colors and placed them into a container. I asked my daughter what color the pom pom was and repeated it, I then asked her to put it inside the corresponding egg. She caught on pretty quickly on what to do while she learned to pronounce the colors each time she picked up another one.

Toddler Activities with Easter Eggs

Afterward, I opened up all of the eggs and then mixed them up on the table. I asked her to find the right color and she started to match them up. Again she’d ask what color the egg was that she picked up if she didn’t know.

It was good fine motor practice as well, lining up the eggs together and then clipping them so they stayed closed. It took a little bit of practice but she got the hang of it.

Toddler Activities with Easter Eggs

Toddler Activities with Easter Eggs

Easter eggs and pompoms, with their vibrant colors and versatile nature, serve as excellent materials for these fun activities for toddlers.


  • plastic Easter eggs
  • pom poms
  • empty egg tray


  1. Open all the eggs and place them in an empty egg carton.
  2. Place the pompoms in an empty container. Make sure each pompom color has a corresponding color in your eggs.
  3. Have a short review of the colors by showing the pompoms individually.
  4. If your child is ready, let him place the pompom inside the corresponding egg.
  5. Repeat the activity and add instructions like pronouncing the colors while placing each pompom inside the egg.
  6. To add a little bit of challenge, you can mix the pompoms up on a table and then ask if they can find the right color.
  7. Let them play with it a bit more because this activity is a great fine motor practice too.

Wrapping up our exploration of Toddler Activities with Easter Eggs, complemented by the delightful addition of pompoms, it’s evident that the key to a successful learning experience lies in combining fun with education.

By integrating these simple yet effective tools into our playtime routine, we’re not just creating moments of joy; we’re laying down the foundation for lifelong learning and development. Remember, the ultimate goal is to make the learning process as enjoyable and enriching as possible, turning every day into an opportunity for discovery and growth.

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Easter Egg Sensory Bin by Learn Play Imagine

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  1. Love simple fun easy to setup activities. Will be doing this one next week.

  2. This is exactly what our kids have been doing recently with their plastic eggs and the pom-poms!! They hide them, open them up to discover what’s inside, play hen laying an egg (role-play), etc… The plastic egg cartons are nice because you can see the colored eggs through them. The only thing about leaving the eggs scattered is that it’s easy to break them when you accidently step on them ( by experience here).

    1. That’s wonderful! My daughter loves using her plastic eggs. Yep, I’ve stepped on plenty of things here as well.

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