13 Non-Candy Easter Egg Fillers for Toddlers
August 6, 2020
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!)
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
A stimulating alternative to candy Easter egg fillers? Sensory toys! This set of three wooden toys includes one with a rattle, one with a mirror and one with cotton filing to help develop your young toddler’s auditory, visual and tactile development. What’s more, they come in spring-ready pastel colors—talk about adorable Easter egg stuffers.
Buy it: PlanToys Pastel Sensory Tumbling Toys, $30, Amazon.com
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
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
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
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 butterfly 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, $10, Amazon.com
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
Have a cabinet full of puff cereal? Repurpose it as Easter egg fillers. We like these puffs from Happy Baby Organics—you can have your little hunny bunny munch on sweet potato and carrot snacks and other healthy, veggie-powered flavors.
Buy it: Happy Baby Organics Superfood Puffs, $19 for a pack of 6, Amazon.com
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
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
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
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
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
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