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Are you worried about Easter chocolate overload? Are you dreading the sugar-induced melt downs, sticky messes and really just can't believe that there is yet another commercially-driven chocolate & candy-focused holiday right as you find yourself clearing away all the Valentine's wrappers?! Us too!

Don't even get us going on the Christmas candy coming out right on the heals of the Halloween decorations!  When it comes to a pile of waxy Easter chocolate roughly the the size of their child, some parents are saying ENOUGH!

We have put together a list of fantastic non-candy options to fill those little plastic eggs, plus some healthier treat ideas. All the Easter egg hunting fun without the sugar overload!

Non-Candy Easter Egg Filler Ideas By Age

Toddlers & Preschoolers (Age 2 - 4)
  • Rock crayons
  • Chalk Eggs 
  • Small playdoh containers
  • Stickers
  • Puzzle pieces in different eggs
  • Small dinos/animals (find tubes in the birthday party section and put one per egg)
  • Finger puppets
  • Stamps
  • Mini bubbles
  • Fun hair clips
Early Elementary (Age 5 - 8)
  • Bath bombs from Loot Toy Company
  • Small collectable toys (break down a set to include in many eggs)
  • Temporary tattoos
  • Nail stickers
  • Small Lego packs (break down a set to include in many eggs)
  • Stickers
  • Quarters
  • Hair bows / ties
  • Pretend bugs
  • Fidget toys from BC Playthings
  • EOS Easter themed lip balm
  • Seed packets (carrots / beets / radishes)
Older Elementary (Age 9 - 12)
  • Temporary tattoos
  • Tiny nail polish
  • Small Lego packs (break down a set to include in many eggs)
  • Loonies
  • Lip gloss
  • Key chain
  • Hair ties / bands
  • Fidget toys from BC Playthings
  • Seed packets (carrots / beets/ radishes)
Healthy Food Ideas: 

We hope that these ideas will help reduce the sugar load of the Easter weekend without taking away any of the fun and excitement.  If you have any more ideas, please tell us in the comments below.

Happy egg hunting!

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