25+ Non-Candy Easter Egg Fillers For Every Age

25+ Non-Candy Easter Egg Fillers for Every Age

I’ll admit, the thrill of an Easter egg hunt has always been about the candy for me, but that changed when I became a parent. 

I realized the sugar rush that followed the hunt isn’t ideal for our kiddos. While we still let them do the Easter Egg Hunt (even if there’s candy involved), the candy usually goes to waste. 😳

But this year, let’s give our kids an Easter Egg Hunt they’ll remember with Easter egg fillers they can actually enjoy. 

Here’s a list of what to put in Easter eggs besides candy, broken down by age.

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Baby celebrating easter for the first time.

Egg Fillers for One-Year Olds

Choosing fillers for one-year-olds had been a challenge. These little explorers place everything in their mouths, so we have to get creative and keep their safety in mind. 

Here are some Easter egg fillers for babies and one-year olds: 

No matter what you choose to put in your Easter eggs for your tiny ones, it’ll be something they’ll enjoy in the moment and won’t remember in the future. 😉 

So take off some pressure and keep it simple. Just remember to keep an eye out and ensure what they’re getting isn’t a choking hazard

Egg Fillers for Toddlers & Preschoolers (2-4)

For toddlers and preschoolers, sparking imagination is what we’re going for here. This group of kids loves to play with anything colorful and anything that’s new to them. 

Here are some ideas for what to put in Easter eggs for toddlers and young preschool-aged kids: 

What I like about these candy alternatives are how they help bring out the creativity in them. 

When my daughter discovered stickers, she placed one all over the living room and across her arms. When my son first played with Play-Doh, he pretended to be a chef. 

These are activities you can even do as a family once the Easter egg hunt is over. 

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Elementary-aged girl picking up easter eggs to fill her basket.

Egg Fillers for Elementary Kids (5-9)

Ages 5 to 9 are when kids start showing signs of growing independence. They have also developed a range of interests that could span from the simplest to the most complex activities.

Here’s some ideas on what to put in Easter eggs for Elementary-aged kids: 

These seem to be what all the “cool” things enjoy, which makes these the best non-candy Easter egg fillers. 

For many of these, you could choose to get creative and find them themes of their favorite sports, animals or TV show. But you could also find some Easter-themed gadgets too! 

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Egg Fillers for Tweens (10-12)

Now tweens are at a tricky age. You may have a kiddo who doesn’t think Easter Egg Hunts are cool anymore, or you might have one who just wants candy (and an iPhone). 😜

Either way, here’s some egg stuffer ideas for tweens: 

Even though they may be starting to outgrow egg hunts at this age, putting in a few dollars into the eggs will surely motivate them to go find the money! 

So when in doubt, just throw in a $1 or $5 bill into the eggs and then let them pick out their own surprise from Five Below. 🙌🏼

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Have a Great Non-Candy Filled Easter Egg Hunt!

Figuring out what to put in Easter eggs besides candy doesn’t have to be hard. Think outside of the basket and even consider grabbing slightly bigger eggs to accommodate the new objects. 

I hope this list of non-candy Easter egg fillers for every age has inspired you to create fun and memorable Easter egg hunts for your family, without having to worry about the sugar rush afterwards. 🤭

Whether you have a one-year-old or a tween, there are plenty of exciting options to choose from. Remember, the joy of Easter lies not only in the treats we find but also in the time we spend together as a family. So go ahead, get creative and make this Easter egg hunt one to remember! 

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