Inside: Put together easy toddler Easter Bags that they will love making! The process involves cookie cutters and lots of stamping onto bags. Add handles and the free printable bunny labels and they are ready for an egg hunt!
Finding Easter ideas that are toddler friendly can be a challenge.
Am I right? If you’ve been cruising Pinterest searching for ideas, you are most likely nodding your head.
Well, these Easter bags are definitely designed for the toddler group, and I’ve even tossed in some free bunny labels !
Easy Toddler Easter Bags with Free Printable Labels
Every year I invite my students to make an Easter bag for our egg hunt.
You might recall our watercolor Easter bags.
We had so much fun making those bags and I actually used the same technique for several years.
But this Easter I changed things up.
Our toddlers love to stamp paint with cookie cutters.
So I decided to use that process to make this year’s toddler Easter bags.
And it was a hit.
Watch the video:
To make your toddler Easter bags you will need:
- White craft bags
- Easter cookie cutters
- Washable tempera paint
- Paper cut into 2″ strips (for handles)
- Bunny label (scroll down to find the free download)
How to make these toddler Easter bags:
Pour paint into a shallow container. (I actually use plexiglass for these types of stamping activities. So easy to rinse clean and reuse for another activity.)
I love to use at least 2 different colors so the children can mix the paint.
Dip the cookie cutter into the paint and then stamp onto the paper bag.
Over and over again.
Toddlers love this motion and the sound that occurs with each stamp.
And yes, they will probably want to slide the cookie cutter as well.
Enough that you won’t be able to even tell what the design was supposed to be.
That’s realistic for this age group.
Remember, it’s about the process!
Finishing these toddler Easter bags:
Once the bags are thoroughly dry, I open them up and got them ready for the final details.
You will want to have enough of the bunny printables so that you have one for each child.
I copied mine onto heavy paper (card stock) so that they wouldn’t be as floppy.
Then, I wrote each child’s name the labels.
I stapled the strip of paper to the top sides of the bags to create handles.
I then had the children help put some Easter grass inside.
They are now ready for our Easter egg hunt! (Scroll down and I will share more about how we do that hunt.)
More Easter ideas to try:
Click on the photo for the Easter labels pdf download:
About our simple Easter egg hunt:
Our preschool resides in a church building. On the third level there are 3 classrooms that are not used during the week.
Therefore, I use those 3 classrooms for our egg hunt.
I hide enough eggs in each classroom for the amount of children in our class.
As we enter each classroom, I invite the children to look for ONE egg. I tell them that once they find their ONE egg, they are to sit in a designated spot. If they find more than 1 egg (and some will), simply hide it again for the child who is looking for an egg.
They put their egg in their bag and we move on to the next room, doing the same routine again.
We do this for all 3 rooms.
Sometimes I use the 4th room for them to sit and enjoy a simple chocolate egg or some sort of treat.
And that’s it!