What to Put in Easter Eggs for Your Kids this Year!

The Easter egg hunt is always a favorite activity for kids. But coming up with fun things to put in those eggs can sometimes be difficult!

If you’re stuck on filler ideas for your own egg hunt, I have you covered.

This big list will help you answer the age-old question – what to put in Easter eggs?

With these ideas, you can find inspiration for candy, treats, toys, and other items to add to your kids’ eggs this year.

Plastic green easter eggs filled with jelly beans

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Candy and Treats for Easter Eggs

Since candy is the most popular option for filling Easter eggs, it’s one of the first things to think about as you’re planning your holiday fillers.

And there are a variety of different types of candy, snacks, and other treats you can put in your eggs to give your kids a wide selection of things to snack on this Easter.

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Here’s a list of the traditional candy favorites to fill your Easter eggs this year:

  • Jelly beans
  • Skittles
  • M&Ms
  • Nerds
  • Tootsie rolls
  • Smarties
  • Hershey’s Kisses
  • Sweet tarts
  • Peanut butter cups
  • Chocolate eggs
  • Whoppers
  • Junior Mints
  • Chocolate bunnies
  • Sixlets
  • Laffy Taffy
  • Mini candy bars
  • Egg-shaped candy bars
  • Goldfish crackers
  • Cheez-its
  • Annie’s graham cracker bunnies
  • Ring Pops
  • Chocolate coins
  • Mini pretzels
Easter basket surrounded by colorful plastic Easter eggs and jelly beans
  • Peeps bunnies and chicks
  • Fruit snacks
  • Gummy bears and worms
  • Mini Rice Krispies treats
  • Cadbury crème eggs
  • Cadbury mini eggs
  • Pez
  • Candy bracelets and necklaces
  • Suckers, Tootsie pops and Blow Pops
  • Starburst
  • Dots and gumdrops
  • Nuts (make sure there are no nut allergies, first!)

Toys for Easter Eggs

If you don’t like the idea of filling your eggs with sweets and treats, there are tons of other fun ways to stuff your Easter eggs!

Colorful Easter eggs and small toys in a basket

These toys are perfect for filling up all your Easter eggs this year:

  • Bouncy balls: A set of bouncy balls is always a fun gift to receive for any holiday.
  • Jacks set: Play a game of Jax with your kids this Easter with this fun egg filler idea.
  • Yo-yos: Place a light up yo-yo in your eggs to help your kids learn a fun new skill.
  • Mini animals: Animal toys make a great option for your kids! And there are so many different varieties you can choose from for your eggs, including mini plush animals, squishy toys, glow in the dark dinosaurs,
  • Small vehicles: If your kids love anything with wheels, you can easily find some mini toys to fit in their eggs. Look for things like Thomas & Friends minis and pull back cars.
  • Growing animals: Place these little toys in water and they grow! You can find a variety of different animal options, including sea creatures, dinosaurs, and unicorns.
  • Mini figures: Any LEGO fan would love to receive some mini figures inside their Easter eggs this year.
  • LEGOs: You could also add some small LEGO sets to your eggs, like a set to build a firetruck, tractor, or vet clinic
  • Sticky toys: What kid wouldn’t love to find sticky toys in their eggs? Your kids will have a blast playing with these wall climbing toys and sticky hands this Easter.
  • Parachute toys: These mini parachute men are the perfect size for an Easter egg.
  • Puzzles: Adding small puzzles to your eggs is a great option! You can use traditional puzzle pieces or add some unique brain teaser puzzles to your eggs this year.
  • Finger puppets: Thanks to their small size, finger puppets are a great choice for filler ideas. You can use Easter themed puppets or add some toys featuring your kid’s favorite characters, like Paw Patrol.
  • Action figures: Finding mini action figures featuring your kid’s favorite characters is sure to be a fun Easter surprise. You can add mini super hero figures, like Avengers or Justice League. Or fill your eggs with mini cartoon characters, like Minnie Mouse or Toy Story characters.
  • Fidget toys: Stress relief toys, like fidget toys, are popular with kids. And you can find mini versions of many different types of popular toys, like pop toys, Squishies, and pop tubes.
  • Wind-up toys: Fill your eggs with some cute wind-up baby chicks.
  • Bath toys: Your kids can have some bath time fun after Easter with these cute mini squirt toys, rubber duckies, and suction toys.
  • Polly Pocket: These mini dolls and the accessories that go with them are perfect for Easter eggs.
  • Barbie accessories: While a doll won’t fit in your eggs, you can add some cute Barbie accessories inside.

Other Easter Egg Filler Ideas

Toys and treats aren’t the only options for what to put in Easter eggs this year!

Happy young boy and girl wearing bunny ears and holding Easter baskets

These other filler ideas are perfect for adding some fun items to each of your eggs this Easter:

  • Stamps: Encourage creative fun with the help of stamps. Easter stamps are fun for the holiday and your kids can use them throughout the year.
  • Stickers: Fill your eggs with cute Easter stickers so your kids can have fun decorating their notebooks and cups for the holiday.
  • Balloons in different colors or featuring their favorite characters
  • Glow in the dark stars: Create a galaxy in your kid’s room by putting some of these glowing stars in their eggs.
  • Erasers: Mini erasers are a fun and useful Easter egg filler ideas that your kids will love.
  • Bracelets: You don’t have to give anything fancy in your Easter eggs, but bracelets make a great filler option. You can add some cute zipper fidget bracelets, slap bracelets, or beaded bracelets.
  • Chalk: Add some egg-shaped sidewalk chalk to your Easter baskets for a creative gift idea.
  • Glow sticks: Fill your eggs with mini glow sticks or glow bracelets to have some glowing fun for the holiday.
  • Necklaces: Adding some kid-friendly necklaces, like charm necklaces or beaded necklaces, to your eggs is a great way to give your kids some cute accessories for Easter.
  • Rings: Fun kid-friendly rings are another simple filler idea your little girl will love.
  • Temporary tattoos: Help your kids get in the easter spirit with some cute Easter temporary tattoos in their eggs.
  • Slime: Add some mini containers of slime to your eggs for a messy surprise.
  • Playdough: Small containers of playdough, molding clay, or kinetic sand are all fun items your kids can play with after the Easter egg hunt is over.
  • Band-aids with their favorite characters.
  • Shoelaces: Silly shoelaces or no-tie-shoelaces are fun options to add to eggs this year.
  • Makeup: Place some kid-friendly make-up in the eggs for playing dress-up.
  • Nail polish: Mini nail polish bottles with kid-friendly polish is another fun way to fill your eggs.
  • Money (bills and/or coins)
  • Gift cards to their favorite store or restaurant
  • Ear buds: Most older kids would love to find ear buds in their Easter eggs!
  • Bath bombs: Make bath time more fun with the help of some kid friendly bath bombs.
  • Chapstick or lip gloss

And if you are looking to make some yummy homemade treats with your kids for Easter this year, here are recipes for Easter Bunny brownies and Baby Chicks Easter cookies.

Both are delicious and kid-approved!

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