These are always the favorite non-candy Easter egg fillers at extended family Easter hunt gatherings. My mom (aka grandma) fills a few plastic eggs per kid with coins and several with dollar bills. It's so much fun to watch the older kids and the little kids shake the eggs and try to figure out which ones have money in them.
She usually buys fun gold eggs to hold the money in!
Small toys. You can find some true gems at the dollar store. Mini items are an easy way to make small children incredibly happy! And you'll be surprised how many things you can find that fit in little eggs.
Bouncy balls. Whenever my kids receive a bouncy ball from birthday parties, they become the instant hit of the week! They come in different sizes, and it's a good idea to make sure you get a larger size if younger kids are participating since the standard size can be a choking hazard. But even the larger size is pretty easy to find!
Hot Wheels or other toy cars. If you're going with larger eggs, shorter Hot Wheels cars fit fantastically well and are one of our favorite ideas for things to put in Easter eggs! They're typically a hit for toddlers through elementary-aged kids.
Mini-figures. Head to the Dollar Tree and see what characters and mini figures they have. But you can also have fun getting a Disney set from Shop Disney and splitting up the mini-figure characters. I've watched little girls go wild for a mini Disney princess, and it's one of those fun ideas that often provides a new favorite item!
Slime. Kids tend to love these mini slime pods. If you're not the biggest fan like I am, I recommend setting a time limit for play in the right place (like the kitchen table). It's a great way to handle slime!
Aaron's Thinking Putty. This has been our actual favorite thing! You can buy large eggs and include a small tin as a larger gift, or you can buy a thinking putty tin and divide it into smaller eggs. Just keep the tin to let them redistribute it back. I promise it's worth a little hassle! This is such a great product and such a fun idea for kids with food allergies or sugar restrictions.
Gift Cards- they fit in larger eggs and it's one of our favorite things to include an experience gift to enjoy together later
Treasure Hunt for a Big Prize
One of the most fun Easter egg hunt ideas is doing a hunt that includes small slips of paper as Easter egg stuffers, and kids have to reveal a message with the papers. Think of a big grand prize like a family trip, a big experience gift, or something like a GetOutPass for a big reveal item. Larger items are a fun way to get big kids involved or help all family members come together for a fun reveal.
Easter Candy /Treats
Pastel colored m&ms
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