No candy Easter egg hunt ideas?

Kimberly - posted on 04/22/2011 ( 10 moms have responded )

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So I have 3 kids, 15 years, 3 years & 1 1/2 years old...We are trying to avoid a lot of candy on Easter. I have their baskets covered with little things, but looking for ideas or suggestions that you might use for filling the plastic eggs to hide for the hunt? I came up with stickers and....??? hmmm any ideas or suggestions?

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Melissa - posted on 04/24/2011

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My 4 year old son got pennies for his piggy bank. He loved being able to count them as he put them in. Not expensive, not candy or a bunch of toys or things he really doesn't need.

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Liz - posted on 04/25/2011

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Kristen, that's a great idea. I've been wondering myself on how to tackle this next year, when my daughter will just be old enough to get involved in egg hunting. I really didn't want to be giving her a lot of candy (especially as I know her grandparents will do this, even if I don't want them to). I will be using your idea! Thanks!

Kristen - posted on 04/25/2011

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I know this is a day late... but in our house, our kids hunt eggs treasure hunt style. Each egg has a clue as to where to find the next egg. After about 12-15 eggs, the kids find their baskets which usually contain movies, swim accessories, etc and very little candy. Your older child could read the clues for the little ones and help them look. It is fun year to year as the younger ones learn to read and take a more active role!

Melissa - posted on 04/24/2011

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I like everyone's ideas.. we put mini nail polishes, erasers, little animal figurines, tattoos..

Tonya - posted on 04/23/2011

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Check out Texas Crafty Girls website. I found a wonderful idea labeling eggs 1-7 & enclosing the Bible verses with little items to represent Easter week. The 1st crackers to represent the Last Supper. The last egg *use an especially decorated one* is empty to represent the tomb. I love it. There are also the little tattoos. You can put paper slips awarding movie tickets, gift cards, get out of chores coupon, lunch date with parent.

Krystal - posted on 04/23/2011

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They should have cheese crackers and pretzels in bunny shapes..My daughter came home from daycare with a few eggs full of those. I thought it was a nice candy free snack for the holiday.

Joan - posted on 04/22/2011

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Small bottles of bubbles, for the older ones we use coins/money for a few of the eggs, small bouncy balls, i found small playdough containers, any cheap items at the dollar store would work too.

Kimberly - posted on 04/22/2011

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Oh we're not doing a hunt for the 15 year old, he's a little too old for that, just the 2 little ones.

√v^√v^√♥ - posted on 04/22/2011

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Any type of party favor that is small enough to fit, and you get a few of each? I'd try looking for Easter shaped erasers maybe at the dollar store? They are cute and functional. Also, look for putty/clay that can be shoved into an egg (usually when you buy them they come wrapped in individual colors, in plastic so this might work) there is also that foamy stuff that is new to the toy clay isles. I'd just walk around a few big stores and think 'tiny' and see what you come up with? Problem is, your kiddos are small for the most part.. I would do 2 egg hunts if I were you. Have the 15 year old help with the little ones in the morning on their hunt, and then after that do one for the 15 year old as they are such big age gaps.. Hmm.. Good luck :)

Michelle - posted on 04/22/2011

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for girls toy rings, necklaces, for boys small cars. balloons, and small toys my kids love those small rubber toys from the dollar toy.

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