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Easter egg hunts are a fun family tradition that kids love! But as parents, we don’t always love the excess of chocolate and candy they bring or the disposable trinkets inside the eggs. This is the ultimate list of Easter egg fillers that aren’t junk, with non-candy egg fillers for toddlers, kids, teens and adults, so everyone can enjoy the fun of an Easter hunt!
Time to start planning the most epic Easter adventure with plenty of ideas for egg fillers to suit different age groups. The Easter Bunny isn’t all about chocolate eggs!
Non-Candy Easter Egg Fillers That Aren’t Junk
I love chocolate. It’s no secret that it is a favourite of mine and a love that my own kids certainly share. However, I also cringe at the idea of the sheer excess of chocolate and candy that comes with Easter egg hunts.
But rather than skip this fun Easter tradition, you can simply tweak it by adding fun surprises to your plastic Easter eggs instead of edible treats.
We also try our best to eliminate excess clutter in our household, which means I also do my best to avoid filling the eggs with the type of toys that are fun for that one day then end up in a pile at the bottom of the toy box.
This list of non-candy Easter egg fillers is aimed to give you ideas that the whole family will love and won’t leave you cringing once Easter is done for another year!
Finding The Perfect Easter Egg Fillers
Most plastic Easter egg hunt eggs are relatively small, not much larger than an actual egg, so they don’t give you a lot of room to fill with surprises other than candy and chocolate eggs.
But there are plenty of small and useful things you can fit inside the plastic eggs that are suited to different ages.
The key is finding mini items that will easily fit, without the temptation of filling them with useless plastic toys that will be forgotten quickly. You can often find plenty of things at your local dollar store that will fit.
Having a variety of small and medium-sized eggs will give you more options with what egg stuffers you can use.
Before your purchase your Easter egg fillers, make sure they will definitely fit into your hunting eggs. You don’t want to discover they don’t fit the night before and have no time to get a bigger size!
Easter Egg Fillers For Toddlers
The last thing you want is a toddler hyped up on sugar from too much chocolate and candy, so these non-candy Easter egg fillers for toddlers are a perfect alternative.
There are few items suited to toddlers that are small enough to fit in plastic Easter eggs, however these ideas are good options with supervision recommended.
Check out the toddler Easter egg stuffer ideas:
- Mini bubbles
- Edible finger paint tubs
- Mini shakers
- DUPLO – add pieces to multiple eggs
- Soft headbands
- Fisher-Price Little People toys – This Frozen set is adorable
- Bath toys
- Large alphabet and number magnets
- Small inflatable beach ball (deflated)
- Wooden blocks
- World’s Tiniest Etch a Sketch
- STEM Find and Match Eggs – Hide the eggs as part of the hunt or fit the pieces inside plastic eggs
- Rubber duck – these ones come already inside plastic eggs
Easter Egg Fillers For Kids
Finding fun Easter egg fillers for kids is quite easy to do, even when leaving out the chocolate! There are plenty of practical items such as stationery and small craft supplies that will fit inside the eggs and encourage creative activities.
Sensory items such as slime, chalk, play dough and finger paints are also great for children of all ages. Some of these can also work for toddlers if used under supervision.
Small toys from their favourite collections are also a good option, such as new LEGO Minifigures or Shopkins if your child is already collecting them.
Here are more ideas for Easter egg toy fillers and useful gifts:
- Finger puppets
- Toy cars
- Fun clothing patches
- Mini squishy toys – These can be great for helping kids relieve stress in unfamiliar situations
- Sidewalk chalk
- Mini playdough tubs or homemade playdough
- Slime – Make your own at home or check out these galaxy slime eggs
- Novelty erasers
- Self-inking stamps
- Pencil toppers
- Mini water squirters
- Colourful shoelaces
- Mini viewfinder
- LEGO Minifigures
- Puzzles – add a few pieces to each egg so they can collect the whole puzzle
- Jacks game – inside multiple eggs
- Hair accessories
- Barbie (or other favourite toy) accessories
- Fidget spinner – a great toy for kids who struggle with focus and attention
- Mini monkeys in a barrel
- Glow eggs
- Glow in the dark wall stickers
- Folded Easter colouring pages
- Superhero mask
Easter Egg Fillers For Tweens & Teens
Getting a tween or teen to join in an Easter hunt can be an effort on its own, so having surprises in the eggs that you know they will actually like might be motivation enough to get them going. (You may need to give them a couple of hints).
There are plenty of useful, fun and exciting items small enough to use in an Easter egg hunt that the teens and tweens will love to find! There’s a good chance their younger siblings will think these items are pretty cool too since many of these ideas are also perfect for older kids!
Check out these Easter egg fillers for teens and tweens:
- Lip balm
- Nail polish
- Small nail file
- Mini hand cream
- Washi tape
- Cute stationery items
- Post-it notes
- Novelty paperclips
- Friendship bracelets or threads and instructions to make their own
- Face masks – pampering or protective versions
- Tiny magic 8 ball
- USB stick
- Mini card games – check out this tiny UNO set
- Nail art
- Gift card
- Mini Bluetooth speaker
- Movie tickets
- Mini brain teasers – Like these mini Rubiks cube puzzles
- Spiral ponytail holders
- Mini notepads
- Planner stickers
- Beads to make their own jewellery
- World’s smallest Pictionary game
Easter Egg Fillers For Adults
Don’t let the kids have all the fun! Load up some Easter eggs for the grown ups too with these fun adult Easter egg hunt ideas. The best part about these egg stuffers is that most of them are actually useful gadgets and items to have.
Then of course, a few just for fun that sure beat finding a plastic yoyo or figurine!
Check out these Easter egg filler ideas for adults:
- Essential oils
- Mini hand sanitiser
- Flashlight keyring
- Flower and plant seeds
- Bath bomb
- Multitool gadget
- Novelty socks
- Nail clippers
- Napkin rings
- Miniature Bluetooth speaker
- Mini bottles of adult beverages
- Fold up reusable shopping bag
- Handbag hook
- Mini measuring tape
- Single-use handwarmers
- Compact mirror
- Mini playing cards
- Coupons to redeem at home – i.e. This coupon entitles you to one date night / get out of chores day/massage etc
- Mini cookie/vegetable cutters
- Stainless steel bottle opener
- Easter ornaments
- Shot glass
- Drink markers – these llamas are the cutest!
- Silicone bottle stoppers
- Coffee pods
- Sleeping mask
Planning An Easter Egg Hunt With Different Age Groups
If you are planning an Easter egg hunt with the whole family or with extended family and friends, with participants of all ages, it can get tricky to make sure everyone finds the right eggs.
One easy way to do this is to colour code your eggs so that each age group knows what to look for. This can also add to the challenge of finding specific eggs instead of just a free for all.
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