Easter is a sugary holiday. It seems there are three full aisles dedicated to candy in every store. Marshmallow treats, chocolate bunnies, eggs in every size color and flavor imaginable. Everything in moderation right? Well yes, but the idea of sending a toddler out to find a couple dozen eggs all filled with sugar, food coloring, artificial flavor, and preservative laden candy is a bit scary really. Now, I’m not saying you shouldn’t give any candy at all, that choice is up to you. I am saying you have other options. Lots of them. And they are all toddler-friendly and very fun.

So many ideas for fun and candy-free Easter egg fillers for Toddlers! I am definitely going to use some of these ideas!

Incredible Edible Options 1. Dried cranberries, raisins, dried cherries or other favorite dried fruits

32 Creative Easter Egg Fillers for Toddlers

2. Annie’s Homegrown Bunny Crackers – These crackers come in a number of flavors including cheddar, pretzel and whole wheat and are made with good ingredients. What’s more perfect than bunnies in an Easter egg?

3. Popcorn

4. Pretzels – Look for a different shape than you usually by to changes things up.

32 Non-Candy Easter Egg Fillers for Toddlers

5. Animal crackers – Barbara’s Snackimals come in lots of varieties and are made with quality ingredients. Just don’t try one yourself of you might end up eating all of them and not have any left for the eggs. Not that I’m speaking from experience or anything.

6. Sugar snap peas

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7. Grapes

8. Trail mix

9. Yogurt melts – Happy Yogis yogurt melts are a family favorite in my house.

32 Creative Easter Egg Fillers for Toddlers

10. Dehydrated fruit
11. Nuts – Nuts are a great healthy snack, just make sure your little one is old enough to handle eating them.

12. Miniature or fun-sized granola bars

32 Creative Easter Egg Fillers for Toddlers

13. Berries – Strawberries and blueberries both make for surprising Easter egg fillers. It’s so fun to open an egg and find a big juicy, rip strawberry or plump blueberries.

14. Cereal – Kids love cereal, fill a few eggs with some of your toddler’s favorite cereal and they will be thrilled.

15. Cherry or grape  tomatoes

16. All natural Fruit leather

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17. Banana chips

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Creative Easter Egg Fillers for Toddlers

18. Stickers

19. Stamps

20. Matchbox cars

32 Non-Candy Easter Egg Fillers for Toddlers

21. Bouncy balls

22. Alphabet magnets – A single set of alphabet magnets could fill all your eggs if you want, or you could fill some eggs and save the rest to add to an Easter basket.

23. Colorful band-aids

Skip the candy! 32 creative Easter egg fillers for toddlers.

24. Jewelry – Bracelets or necklaces fit perfectly into eggs.

25. Mini Play-Doh – The small party favor size is perfect for little hands.

32 ideas to fill Easter eggs for toddlers

26. Mini dinosaur figures

27. Temporary tattoos

28. Rubber bugs or animal figures – You can find these at the dollar store.

Skip the candy!32 Creative Easter Egg Fillers for Toddlers!

29. Hair bows, clips, or ties

30. Miniature bottles of bubbles – The small bottles given out at wedding receptions are the perfect size.

31. Rubber ducks – Sites such as Oriental Trading Post usually carry a variety of seasonal mini-rubber ducks.

32 Creative Easter egg fillers for toddlers

32. Coins – Even two and three-year-old kids get excited about a little money. Pennies and quarters are pretty exciting. Just make sure your little one knows not to put coins in their mouth.

What are your favorite creative things to put in Easter eggs?

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25 Responses to 32 creative Easter egg fillers for toddlers

  1. Great ideas! I never thought of using fresh fruit, but that would definitely be a toddler’s paradise. A few years ago I started buying the cheddar bunnies and I fill up a carrot-shaped cello bag and tie it with a green ribbon. My boys love it!

  2. These are fantastic!!! I’m always at a loss for coming up with good ideas for filling Easter eggs!!

  3. […] 32 Creative Easter Egg Fillers for Toddlers by Catherine Moss at the Right Start Blog […]

  4. teresa says:

    just b careful alot of these are choking hazzards for toddlers like coins, grapes,if it fits in a tp paper tube its 2 small 4 toys, raisens not till age 4, nuts age 4, popcorn age 4

  5. Nicole Turner says:

    I am putting party favors to some of their favorite themes, tube animals, little sweatbands, bath squirties, wind up toy, and lots of other fun ideas I found in the toy department, even little bubbles. For most kids it is the thrill of the hunt, my kids love to hunt eggs even if there is nothing in them.

    • Catherine says:

      Great ides, Nicole. Thanks for sharing. Kids do seem to love the hunt. I know we’ve hid eggs only to have our daughter find them and immediately ask for them to be hidden again.

  6. Christine says:

    This year I’m doing mini boxes of raisins, penguin crackers (didn’t think of the bunny ones, but that would be more appropriate), goldfish, lego, coins, and some m&ms and jelly beans. I’m also planning to use eggs for clues in a treasure hunt. Anything to make it fun without too much sugar!

  7. cindy says:

    dont forget you can put cute socks in them, or big girl/boy panties!!

  8. LOVE this post! I keep going back to it for ideas as I am filling up those Easter eggs tonight. Would have never thought of the coin idea and Little Man LOVES his piggy bank with coins. : )

  9. […] This year Im even more excited as Punkin is old enough to join in on the fun. Creating an egg hunt for two boys of different ages is such fun. Of course we don’t want the 14 month old getting eggs with anything chokeable so I am trying to figure out the best fillers for both kids. We aren’t huge on candy in our family so I found this post by fellow Right Start Mom Catherine Moss VERY helpful: 32 creative Easter egg fillers for toddlers. […]

  10. Kathy says:

    Thanks for posting this. I have a son who has a peanut allergy so a lot of the usualy goodies that are put in eggs are not good. But I will put mini dinosaurs, goldfish, small cars, and coins in his eggs. Thanks for the tips!

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  12. Tara says:

    Animal finger puppets 🙂

  13. Cathy B Mahaffey says:

    Finger puppets were a big hit for toddlers

  14. Sue says:

    Great ideas, though there were a lot of things listed that are not appropriate for toddlers. Popcorn, nuts, grapes (unless they’re cut), pretzels and other things that are choking hazards plus very small items that toddlers put in their mouths. I did get a few new ideas, so thank you.

  15. Laurie says:

    Love all of these amazing ideas!
    I think you hit it right on the bunny’s nose when you
    Said the fun is opening them up and being surprised! And that is not easy an easy task.
    So far I have…yogurt raisins, stickers, jelly beans
    Some small paw stamps for craft time..tiny pretzels…and bunny crackers. What a huge help this is. Thank you!

  16. Dolores Garcia says:

    Are you kidding me you put 2 choking hazards on your list you never ever give them whole grapes or popcorn had and knew someone who passed away from them please please don’t put those in their easter eggs!!

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