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Lauren Kay
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6 Candy-Free Easter Egg Filler Ideas for Toddlers

Skip the sugar crash and fill your eggs with these treat-free ideas instead.

Planning a holiday egg hunt? Stuff those plastic Easter eggs with things that will outlast chocolate bunnies—and keep your kids from having a sugar crash.

Photo: Vileafy

A Puzzle

Look for an age-appropriate puzzle with pieces small enough to be tucked into plastic eggs. Send your child on a hunt around the back yard and then spend the afternoon assembling the puzzle together. Hang onto the original box for easy post-Easter storage.

Buy it: Vileafy Drivers Series Toddler Puzzles Set, $9, Amazon.com

Photo: Wikki Stix

Wikki Stix

These wax sticks provide hours of entertainment and loads of possibilities for imaginative toddlers (and they’re especially good for dining out, like Easter brunch). Buy a pack and roll them into plastic eggs—you can even color-coordinate.

Buy it: Wikki Stix Neon Pak, $6, Amazon.com

Photo: Target

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 into Easter eggs for a last-minute addition to an Easter Sunday outfit.

Buy it: Cat & Jack Toddler Crew Bunny Socks, $5, Target.com

Photo: Assortmart

Stampers

Do you have a budding artist at home? Fill eggs with self-inking (less mess) mini stampers. Kids will have fun creating unique artwork or telling a story in pictures via stamps.

Buy it: Assortmart Holiday Stamper, $9, Amazon.com

Photo: Walmart

Stickers

Search for sticker sheets featuring your child’s favorite characters. (May we suggest puff stickers for an extra fun surprise?) Cut larger sheets into egg-sized pieces for easy stuffing. If you have a bigger-kid, try temporary tattoos.

Buy it: Puffy PAW Patrol Sticker Sheet, $3, Amazon.com

Photo: ME! Bath

Bath Bombs

Kick your evening routine up a notch with fizzy bath bombs. The smaller variety are perfectly-sized for eggs and will encourage your kid to jump in the tub, no negotiation necessary!

Buy it: ME! Bath Mini Bath Bombs, $10, Target.com

Published March 2018

PHOTO: Getty Images