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50 Candy-Free Easter Egg Fillers

Your Wellness

By Helen Williams

It's that time of year again when kids prepare to hunt for sweet treats and special surprises. It's Easter!

With research in hand, new parents are questioning the copious amount of sugar served up in colorful plastic eggs, setting their sights on reinventing and reshaping the celebration with less candy and more fun. Even experienced moms are seeking out nonfood egg-fillers and opting for better quality chocolate and candy—free of chemicals and artificial ingredients, including harmful food coloring.

But what about the kids? Well, little ones who have never experienced a candy-filled Easter will be delighted with their stash, and the converts—well, let's just say when they see all the goodies, they may not even miss the candy.

We did a little digging to see how challenging a candy-free Easter would be, and it turns out there's no shortage of ideas. In fact, we've gathered our top 50 egg-fillers. Here's the list!

  • Alphabet magnets
  • Army figures
  • Bath bubbles
  • Bookmarks
  • Bouncy balls
  • Bracelet charms
  • Bubbles
  • Chuck E. Cheese tokens
  • Coins
  • Crayons
  • Dice
  • DIY coupons
  • Dollar bills
  • Earrings
  • Garden seeds
  • Glow stick bracelets
  • Hair accessories
  • Hidden gift clues
  • Hot Wheels
  • Key chains
  • Lego pieces
  • Lego figures
  • Lip gloss
  • Little pencils
  • Little People
  • Magic capsules
  • Marbles
  • Mini erasers
  • Mini playing cards
  • Nail polish
  • Novelty rings
  • Pencil toppers
  • Personalized notes
  • Picture of a gift
  • Plastic animals
  • Plastic bugs
  • Polly Pockets
  • Puzzle pieces
  • Rainbow loom bands
  • Redbox coupons
  • Scavenger clues
  • Shaped crackers
  • Silly Bandz
  • Silly Putty
  • Silly socks
  • Spinning tops
  • Stickers
  • Sugar-free gum
  • Tattoos
  • Themed bandages
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