Healthy Easter Egg Filler Ideas for 2022
My kids are good kids. But when holidays involving candy come around, they transform into bite-sized monsters.
As parents, we were spending a lot of time fighting battles that didn’t need to be fought. And we’ve noticed that it’s easier on all if we don’t have mountains of sugar in our home.
So, last year we made the decision to use non-candy Easter egg fillers instead.
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The difference was immediate and stunning. While they were still tired after a long day (and still had sugar from family), gone were the roller coaster mood swings. And the unbearable meltdowns.
We felt like we had our kids back. And now we’ll be using this list of Easter egg stuffers that aren’t junk from now on!
What to Put in Toddlers & Kids Easter Eggs Besides Candy
Now, the first two sections of Easter egg stuffers work best with babies and toddlers all the way up to middle elementary kids!
For young kids, stickers are ALWAYS a popular item for an egg. Most toddlers are delighted to see their favorite cartoon characters like Paw Patrol. Or you can stick to a springtime theme or puffy stickers.
To mix it up, stick fun temporary tattoos in the eggs and let kids put them on after the hunt.
Small Arts & Crafts Supplies
Really, it’s a great time to re-stock on any art or craft supplies you may be low on. Here are items that make creative projects:
- googly eyes
- rubber stamps
- small colored pencils
- short markers
- puff balls
For this Easter egg filling idea, it may be easiest to buy a pack of craft supplies and split them out between the eggs!
Pieces to a Puzzle
Want to give your kids a challenge on Easter? First, buy a fun puzzle. Then, put puzzle pieces in each egg. After they collect them all, see if they can put together the picture!
These mini-egg puzzles work well for younger kids too!
Next, coupons are coveted in our home – and for good reason. They give the kids something out of the ordinary to look forward to!
Mine especially love the coupons for 30 minute screen time, staying up late, and one-on-one time with mom or dad.
Wild Kid Socks & Fun Shoelaces
Money is easy because most of us have a few coins lying around. Not only is money the perfect size, but it allows for kids to work on their counting, math, and early money management. Win-win!
There are plenty of non-candy Easter egg fillers if you’d still like to fill your eggs with food! Use cheerios, raisins, popcorn, nuts, goldfish, mini bars, or anything else you know your child would enjoy, but won’t spike their blood sugar.
More Non-Toy Easter Filler Ideas for Eggs:
- Fun bandaids
- Earrings (Here are fun animal clip-on earrings)
- Stress ball
- Egg shaped sidewalk chalk
- Family Truth or Dare (hide these funny truths and dares in the eggs!)
- Chuckie Cheese Tokens
- Magnetic letters
- Mini playing cards
- Hair bows for girls
- Homemade raffle tickets for a prize
- Free Easter coloring pages (just fold them up!)
- Clues in a treasure hunt (put a series of clues that lead to one prize)
- Fun trivia (fill each egg with different trivia questions!)
- Rocks (to paint after the hunt)
- Small bookmarks (here are a few to color)
- Silly questions (like this or that or clean never have I ever)
- Little love notes
Easter Eggs With Toys Fillers
Next, of course we don’t want a lot of toys filling up our homes. But these make great stuffer alternatives for younger kids too!
Small Toy Animals
Small containers or bags of sensory items can be the perfect size to stick in eggs, so give bright spring colors. I love that you can buy playdoh in egg form here and just use that as your eggs!
Glow in the Dark Stars
After the festivities of the day wind down, let kids put their stars in their bedrooms or bathroom for extra nighttime fun.
Have you seen the fun glow-in-the-dark Easter egg hunts? Glow sticks are how they happen! Simply twist the glow stick and then tape the egg shut.
My kids are mesmerized by how water beads grow in water. Plus, they’re small and make for a great activity after the Easter hunt! Use an assortment of colors so kids can make creative designs in a jar or glass too.
More Small Toys Easter fillers:
- Grow an animal (or dinosaur)
- Small bath toys
- Brain teaser puzzle balls
- Dinosaur fossils
- Mathlink Cubes
- Glitter Putty or Slime
- Marbles (fun if you put a marble run in the Easter basket too!)
- Duplo or regular legos (have them create something with the legos they find!)
- Hot wheels
- Small pop fidget
- Slap bracelets
- Lego people
- Finger puppets
- Fisher Price Little People Toys
- Superhero mask
- Bead or charms to make jewelry
- Wikki Stix
- Pencil toppers
- Small Army figures
- Pull back cars
- Bouncy balls
- Minecraft figures
Note: Some of the Easter egg fillers on this list may require larger eggs. Find big ones here >>
*These Easter basket for boys ideas are also a huge hit for all ages!
Watch the video for my favorite ideas below!
Then check out great options for older kids and adults!
What to Put in Easter Eggs for Tweens & Teens
Next, these non-candy easter egg fillers are great for older kids who have more particular preferences!
Nail Polish (or Nail Accessories)
If you have a teen or tween girl, she’ll probably want this anyways! Nail polish is the perfect size to fill a few larger eggs. Or try a combination of a travel nail file, bright nail polish, and clippers.
The bunny bow scrunchies are awesome!
*See Easter basket gifts for girls for more items that are special for girls!
Do you have a kid that secretly loves post-it notes?
More Easter Eggs Stuffers for Teens & Tweens:
- A love you note or kids coupon
- Rings, or bracelets
- Nail stickers
- Cool paperclips
- Egg shaped makeup blender
- Mini hand cream
- USB stick
- Elastic headbands
- Chapstick or lip balm
- Egg highlighter pens
- A “golden ticket” that allows for a bigger prize
- Gift card
- Flavored floss
- Nail file and kit
- Mini Rubiks cube
- Ear buds
- Planner, water bottle or computer stickers
- Hand sanitizer
- Wall charger
- Letters that spell out a larger prize
- Novelty socks
- Thinking putty
- Mini bath bombs
- Air fresheners (for their room or car)
- Mini cologne bottle (or perfume)
- Puzzle pieces
- Body glitter
Pro tip: If you have lots of kids, assign each child their own color of egg!
What to Put in Easter Eggs for Adults
And finally, if you need a few Easter egg filling ideas for the adults, these are great. Many are practical too!
Plant or Flower Seeds
Seed packs are a great size for adult easter egg fillers and help you initiate the spirit of spring. Check out these popular wildflower seeds >>
Stock up on extra-special coffee k-cup pods. This variety pack is SO fun!
Not a coffee drinker? No worries! Add in individual packs of your favorite teas!
Next, sometimes you don’t need to spend any money to make a great gift! Fill out these blank template coupons with the ideas on the post, and you’re good to go!
To print out the template, grab them in the free resource library below!
More Easter Egg Fillers for Adults:
- Mini playing cards
- Wine stoppers
- Funny drink markers
- Nail clippers or file
- Mini alcohol bottles
- Small bluetooth speaker
- Mini cookie/vegetable cutters
- Measuring tape (or other small tool)
- Lottery tickets
- Easter egg jello shots
- Stress balls
- Hand sanitizer
- Recipes (fill each egg with a different interesting recipe)
- Beauty product samples
- Gift cards
*Need more? The teens section has ideas that work for adults too!
To Consider With The Easter Egg Filler Ideas
There you have it! What I loved about this article is finding that there are TONS of things you can use instead of candy!
Try your favorite idea or mix and match several ideas together to make it surprising. Kids will have a blast trying to figure out what’s in each one. Either way, if you’re looking to cut back on the Easter candy, this is an eggcellent way to do it!
What do you think are the best easter egg fillers?
More great spring posts for kids…
- Big List of Cool Kids Reward Ideas
- Free Kids Chart for Morning Routine
- Free St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt Printable