Monday, 24 March 2014

What To Put In Plastic Easter Eggs (Besides Candy)

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One of my favorite Easter traditions is doing an Easter egg hunt with the kids. I don't like to use chocolate eggs (which would be inadvisable anyway now we have a dog). But I do think that there are some really fun non-candy alternatives which can be put in plastic eggs.

What To Put In Plastic Easter Eggs

I've roughly broken my suggestions into three categories so you can tailor it to the interests of your child. (In case you are wondering what I'm putting in our eggs this year, the answer is mostly Lego!).


Lego Figures

Lego blocks

Temporary tattoos

Magnetic letters

Jigsaw puzzle (can split over several eggs)

Finger puppets

Wind up toys

Toy cars

Mini Water Gun

Water balloons

Novelty balloons

Magic grow toys

Stretch toys

Play dough

Silly putty

Army men

Mini dinosaurs

Barbie or Polly Pocket accessories

Bouncy balls


Star Wars beanz

Finger lights

Glow bracelets


Mini tubes of bubbles

Whoopee cushion


Pirate eye patch

Fun snaps (a.k.a Whipper Snappers or Snaps)


Fuzzy chicks




Glitter/ glitter glue

Tiny notepad



Novelty erasers


Pom poms

Googly eyes

Rubber stamps

Ink pad

Pencil toppers


Lego watch

Packs of seeds

Small magnifying glass



Hair ties

Mood ring



Funky shoe laces

Lip gloss

Small nail polish

Ear buds


Novelty band aids


Bonus suggestion: Easter jokes. This printable will be available on Thursday. :-)

Any more suggestions? Leave me comment!

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  1. Great post and I love those quotes - super cute and super funny!

  2. Great ideas! I really don't like giving candy on Easter. I think I will take some of your ideas and put them to good use. Thanks!

  3. Lot of good suggestions! Thank you! :)

  4. Thank you for all the fantastic suggestions. My Mom has been filling plastic Easter Eggs for years - first for her granddaughters and now for her great granddaughters.I'm sure she appreciate your list. Wishing you the best, Darlene

  5. What great ideas! We are trying to get away from sugar so this is perfect for us, and great timing.

  6. My toddler is looking at these with me; he approved of the mini dinosaurs ;) as an idea.

  7. love all the awesome ideas sure did help this nana the grands will be delighted
    come see me angie and what I shared at annies home ( )

  8. This is so fabulous! Our kids eat VERY little candy so holidays like Easter and Halloween are a bit of a challenge for us!
    And every year my brother does a HUGE Easter egg hunt! I am absolutely going to be using some of these ideas this year! :)
    Thank you!
    ~ Christine from Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

  9. These are all great ideas! Thanks for sharing them. Pinned!

  10. Cute ideas! I do not have any kids but I will remember this for future reference! I would like to invite you to Operation Wife's link-up on Wednesday. It would be great to see some of your posts there!


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