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13 Non-Candy Easter Egg Fillers for Toddlers

Skip the sugar crash and fill your eggs with these safe, fun and festive stuffers instead.

You're so excited to plan your tot's holiday egg hunt—except for the fact that you have no idea what to fill their Easter eggs with. You know you want to skip candy (buh-bye sugar crash, hello healthy teeth), but before you buy other Easter egg stuffers, pay careful attention to their labels. Many small toys are choking hazards for children under 3 years old, which makes them no-gos at this age. Fear not—you can still have baskets of fun this spring season! We're sharing 13 sweet, totally safe Easter egg fillers for toddlers. Shop them now and spend the special Sunday worry-free. Pro tip: Tape your Easter eggs shut so your kid can't open them on the spot. Unveil the surprises inside together for extra supervision. Another smart move is to buy your Easter egg stuffers before you buy your eggs to make sure they’re large enough to hold your fillers. (Amazon sells six-inch jumbo eggs for the biggest items on our list!)

Photo: Courtesy LEGO

Building Blocks

Look for age-appropriate blocks that are small enough to be tucked into plastic eggs. Send your child on a hunt around the back yard and then spend the afternoon building towers, forts and other fun structures. Hang onto the original box for easy post-Easter storage.

Buy it: LEGO Duplo My First Bricks, $19, Amazon.com

Photo: Courtesy Little Duck Organics

Fruit Snacks

A sweet but healthier alternative to candy Easter egg fillers? Fruit snacks! These superfood probiotic gummies are nutritious and thematic thanks to the fact that they're shaped like ducklings. Talk about adorable Easter egg stuffers. Note: It's best to leave edible fillers in their original pouches or package them in food storage bags before placing them in your eggs.

Buy it: Little Duck Organics Orange, Carrot and Goji Tiny Gummies, $25 for 6 packs, LittleDuckOrganics.com

Photo: Courtesy Tucker + Tate

Socks

Chances are, every kid can benefit from a few more pairs of matching socks (where do all those single socks go?!). Buy a colorful pack or pick a few with characters or symbols your child loves. Roll them up and use them as Easter egg fillers, and then enjoy them as a last-minute addition to an Easter Sunday outfit.

Buy it: Tucker + Tate Animal Socks, $20 for a set of 6 pairs, Nordstrom.com

Photo: Courtesy Annie's Homegrown

Crackers

Crackers are also great non-candy Easter egg fillers for toddlers. This assorted box of edible Easter egg stuffers comes with bunny-shaped graham and cheese snacks.

Buy it: Annie's Homegrown Bunny Snacks Favorites Variety Pack, $12 for 36 packs, Amazon.com

Photo: Courtesy AlEX Toys

Crayons

Let your tot get crafty this holiday with art supply Easter egg stuffers. These crayons were made for little hands, which means they're egg-cellent Easter egg fillers for toddlers.

Buy it: ALEX Toys Jr. Tots First Crayons, $5, Amazon.com

Photo: Courtesy Itzy Ritzy

Snack Pouch

Searching for Easter egg filler ideas that go beyond the ordinary? Reusable snack bags are a cute, creative choice that also make your life so much easier. Show your toddler this pastel rabbit print and they'll never want to eat out of anything else. The pouch is also super-versatile—it might even become a plaything (when washed after holding foodstuffs, of course).

Buy it: Itzy Ritzy Snack Happens Reusable Snack and Everything Bag in Tutu Cute Bunny, $10, Amazon.com

Photo: Courtesy Kidzlane

Educational Games

Looking for things to put in Easter eggs that are actually educational? Try this matching game that's perfectly on-the-nose for the holiday. Either split the pieces up and put them in jumbo Easter eggs, or nix the plastic eggs altogether and hide these on their own. Once they're all found, the learning really begins.

Buy it: Kidzlane Color Matching Egg Set, $18, Amazon.com

Photo: Courtesy Little Duck Organics

Puff Cereal

Have a cabinet full of puff cereal? Repurpose it as Easter egg fillers. We like these heart-shaped bites for spreading some love this year.

Buy it: Little Ducks Organics Blueberry Acai Puffs Value Bag, $30, LittleDucksOrganics.com

Photo: Courtesy Crayola

Bath Bombs

Surprise your tot with a festive Easter bath courtesy of these kid-friendly bath bombs. The colorful, scented and dissolvable balls will turn your tub into a temporary wonderland.

Buy it: Crayola Color Your Bath Bucket Bath Bombs, $5 for a set of 8, Target.com

Photo: Courtesy Munchkin

Squirt Toys

Another awesome bathtime addition? Charming little squirters. These barnyard-themed toys were made for floating and squeezing, and the baby animals scream "spring."

Buy it: Munchkin Squirtin' Bath Toys in Barn Buddies, $6 for a set of 4, Amazon.com

Photo: Courtesy Play-Doh

Play-Doh

Your kid will love getting their hands on some brand-new Play-Doh. These mini jars hold just enough modeling compound to make for sweet, small gifts.

Buy it: Play-Doh Party Bag Dough, starting from $12 for a set of 15 cans, Amazon.com

Photo: Courtesy Baby Bling

Headband

Here's another adorable Easter outfit addition: a bow headband in whatever color best suits the rest of your little one’s ensemble.

Buy it: Baby Bling Pom-Pom Trim Headband, $12, Nordstrom.com

Photo: Courtesy Fisher-Price

Animal Figurines

These small playthings fit perfectly in toddler hands. The zoo animal assortment includes everything from an alligator to a mommy and baby kangaroo.

Buy it: Fisher-Price Little People Zoo Animal Friends, $20 for a set of 9, Amazon.com

Updated February 2019

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