Non-Candy Easter Egg Stuffers

Is anyone else out there sick of the Easter candy?  In our house quite a bit of it ends up in the trash or eaten, and I’m not sure which is worse at this point.  Therefore, this year I’m changing things up for the first time and not putting candy in the Easter eggs.  Yes, I’m biting my nails and nervous about the outcome of this new experiment, but I’m just so sick of the junk and candy each year for each holiday.

This year I am putting Legos in my son’s Easter eggs.  I’m going to put all the pieces from the Lego set pictured above into a bunch of eggs and hide them.  When he wakes up in the morning he’ll find the directions booklet in his Easter basket, and I’ll tell him that he has to find all the eggs in order to put his new Lego set together.  My guess is that he will be really excited about this, so keep your fingers crossed for me.

Now, I’m sure I’m not the only mom out there who wants to put something other than candy in their Easter eggs, so here is a list of 20+ items that you can put into your eggs this year.  I actually went up and down the toy isles in Target the other day coming up with this list.  Just make sure you put age appropriate items in your eggs.
20  Non-Candy Easter Egg Stuffers

  1. Money
  2. Gift card/certificate
  3. Legos or Lego minifigures
  4. Race car
  5. Bouncy Ball
  6. Play dough
  7. Slime
  8. Silly Putty
  9. Rings
  10. Earrings
  11. Necklace
  12. Temporary tattoos
  13. Lip Gloss
  14. Chapstick
  15. Doll accessories
  16. Barrettes
  17. Stickers
  18. Squinkies
  19. Mini erasers
  20. Small action figures
  21. Glow in the dark stars
  22. Glow in the dark stones
  23. Magic grow capsules

What are you putting in your Easter eggs this year?

6 thoughts on “Non-Candy Easter Egg Stuffers

  1. Laura @ Mommy Run Fast

    Great post! I was just picking up stuff for my daughter last night, and am also planning to avoid candy… although I did get her some Annie’s fruit snacks and juice boxes, which are still treats in her mind. We’ll see if I can still pull that off in another year! 🙂

    1. fromfltond Post author

      Thank you! I get my son the Annie’s fruit snacks too! He is 7 and still considers them a treat, so I think you have a few years left. 🙂

  2. R achelle Q

    Yes! I can’t stand that candy is the “go-to” option for every single holiday. I usually do legos or quarters in the eggs, although my kids are getting older and the egg hunt may go away soon. My in-laws alway give tons of candy for Easter and I always end up throwing it away. I try to tell them, but they just don’t listen. Waste of money.

    1. fromfltond Post author

      Candy is so expensive these days too! I’m thinking the Lego egg hunt will be a success. It is good to know that other moms are sick of the candy too.

  3. Jen

    Great list! So far O’s basket includes: a puzzle, coloring book, headband and stuffed frog with one piece of dark chocolate, her favorite 🙂


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