April 7, 2012 by mamacravings
Whether your family is no-candy, sometimes-candy or just wants a break from the candy, here are some great Easter egg fillers that go beyond the traditional jellybean and whoppers.
1. Non-Candy treats
Raisins, Cheerios or any of your kids’ favorite and most portable treat will go nicely. Last year, Baby Eli’s eggs were stuffed with his favorite Puff (Happy Baby Organic Puffs).
2. Discount Store or Party Store Toys
First note whether or not these toys are safe for the age of your child. It is dangerously easy to stuff your Easter eggs with choking hazards.
Discount stores and party stores offer a plethora of small toy items to fill Easter eggs. Balls, small figurines and jewelry are all fun options.
For this idea, I was inspired by nonmom‘s review of Hasbro’s Play-Doh filled eggs.
Simply, fill your eggs with Play-Doh for a fun and playful treat in your child’s Easter eggs. This was Eli’s personal favorite out of all the fillers. He much preferred the Play-Doh over the actual egg.
Stickers are a win no matter the age. Tailor the stickers to your child’s interests. This year our stickers will feature sports, Elmo and potty training.
5. Words of Affirmation
An Easter egg hunt offers a great opportunity to encourage your kids. Little notes tucked into an Easter egg is a special and memorable way to share with your kids how much you love them.
Older kids can join in on this activity by writing why the family is special to them.
What is your favorite Easter egg treat?