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Cruising Down the Bunny Trail: Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers

Cruising Down the Bunny Trail: Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers

Looking for Easter basket ideas for toddlers? Let’s take a ride to Easter Bunny headquarters! Here, we’ll help you come up with a fun and egg-citing Easter basket that your children will play with for years to come!

Let’s hop on in our cruisers and make our way down the bunny trail!

Fill ‘er up! How to Make Easter Baskets with Step2 Ride-on Cars

The Step2 Whisper Ride II™ and Step2 Whisper Ride Cruiser™ are two great Easter basket container alternatives. From young toddlers to preschool years and maybe beyond, your little ones will love getting behind the wheel of these cars and cruising around town.

The wide, open design of these play cars make great Easter baskets for kids. Build your basket with some fun car-themed toys that inspire imagination, creativity, and learning.

Need some Easter basket filler ideas? Here are the products we chose:

Just fill your Step2 cruiser with some crinkle paper or Easter grass, then arrange your toys and candy in the seat of the car!

Cognitive Development Speedway

Buckle up! It’s time to race into the developmental benefits that these Step2 ride-on cars will bring to your children.

When your little one settles in behind their steering wheel, their imaginations will take over. Their minds will create scenarios and build off new ideas with each turn you take during your cruises around town.

Being outdoors in their cars opens children up to sensory exploration. As they “drive” past homes, they’ll spot new decorations or new flowers blooming. They may hear leaves crunching under the tires or the sound of a bird singing in a tree. Your little drivers will also smell people cooking as you pass different homes, and they’ll feel a cool breeze or the warmth of the sun on their shoulders. Each drive will be a new experience!

You little one’s attention to detail and ability to memorize will benefit with each trip in their play cars! After a few joy rides, your little one will begin to memorize different parts of your walk. They may tell you where to turn to walk past their favorite house. They may even notice when a neighbor changes the color of their shutters. You’ll be surprised at home much information they retain during these rides!

Beep, Beep! Pretend Play & Social Development

Along with the cognitive benefits of creativity and imagination, role playing and pretend play are great ways to exercise social and emotional development. Kids can put into practice behaviors they see every day, which helps them to better understand social dynamics and situations.

Encourage learning through play by engaging in their role play. When your child turns the wheel, turn the car in the same direction, so they’ll feel like they’re really driving. Pick up the pace and pretend they’re a race car driver. Whatever games you play, your little one will get a kick out of pretending that they’re a real driver.

Pedal to the Metal: Master of Motor Skills

Turning the wheel and honking the horn is great fun, but it’s also great practice as well! Through these actions, your little ones are practicing their motor skills as well as hand-eye coordination. As they get older, they’ll even master buckling their seatbelts!

Build a Head-Turning Toddler Easter Basket

This Easter, create an Easter basket that your kids will never forget. Fill the Step2 Whisper Ride II or Step2 Whisper Ride Cruiser with some car-themed toys, books, candy, and more. Every time your little one climbs into their pretend car, they’ll remember the best Easter basket they ever got!

Head on over to for even more Easter basket ideas! Each toy will be enjoyed for years to come.

What Easter basket stuffers will you use in the Step2 ride-on cars? Share your ideas in the comments below!

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