Easter is coming up, which means that communities and families will be hosting their annual Easter egg hunts. In general, Easter is filled with candy and chocolate. But what if you don’t want to give your kids a massive amount of candy on Easter? What can you put in an Easter egg that isn’t candy? Read on for a few ideas…

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Healthy snacks

Well, I use the term “healthy” loosely. But, these are certainly better than candy!

  • Goldfish crackers: They come in lots of tasty flavors, including sweet ones.
  • Raisins or other dried fruit
  • Yogurt covered raisins
  • Small pretzels
  • Baby puffs or yogurt drops: Especially good if your little Easter egg hunter is just a baby!

Small toys

  • Hot wheels: Maybe these won’t fit in an Easter egg, unless they are large. Perhaps a car hunt would be fun too!
  • Shopkins, Grossery Gang, or other small collectible toys
  • Stickers
  • Play-Doh
  • Lego: Maybe a small set could be divided into several Easter eggs. Perhaps the instructions can be in the child’s Easter basket. Hopefully they find all of the eggs!
  • Jigsaw puzzle: If the puzzle pieces are pretty small, they can be put into eggs. Once they find all of the eggs, they will have something to keep them busy!


  • Treasure map: Pieces of a treasure map could be in the Easter eggs. Maybe the back of a completed jigsaw puzzle can contain a map, and the puzzle pieces can be inside the eggs. Then, the map could lead to a larger gift (if your family does this).
  • Riddles and hints which lead to a larger gift
  • Coupons for experiences
  • Money: Small kids are happy with coins and may enjoy a special outing to spend their money.
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