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Ideas for Easter Eggs for a 1 Year Old?

I want to have an easter egg hunt for my little man.I know I'm gonna get some little tonka cars but I cant think of anything else.I don't want to give him candy either.haha His grandma says I'm no fun,she gives him to many sweets already;)any suggestions?

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You are all awesome.I got some really good ideas thank you very much!I really need to visit the dollar store for stickers and mini dinosuars thanks again

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Use the plastic easter eggs that you can fill with fun little toys like the tonka cars, stickers, maybe a piece of candy or two, anything little that can fit into the plastic Easter Egg. Plastic eggs can be used year after year, protect the contents and are still in keeping with the tradition. Have Fun!

You could put little "fruit snacks" in there, or something you wouldn't mind him eating. Little Tonka cars are a good idea too! I might try that.

Just hide a bunch of the plastic eggs. You don't need to put anything in them. At that age, just finding them is the fun part. Walgreens sells them by the ton.
Enjoy!

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put strawberries, raisons, fish crackers or any other healthy food that fits in the plastic eggs. We have even put cereal in them. Often times we give our kids a few pieces of candy and then give them a new toy.

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I feel the same way about the sweets neither of our youngsters get a lot of candy if any. What we did for our son for his first "realized" Easter was gave him a basket with a few toys in it and one special toy that he would enjoy. Another idea would be some books.

My kid loved money in their eggs...it helped me to work with them at saving at an early age!

Have fun!

J.

I fill plastic eggs with goldfish, teddy grahams, raisins, etc. and my little guy thinks they're really fun. There's no reason you can't have an egg hunt with "healthy" treats :)

Have fun!
J.

If you feel you need to go the edible treat route, you could get some of those rainbow Goldfish and put some in each of the eggs. Another healthy alternative is to browse the isle where they have the dried fruit/raisins (make sure your child can safely eat raisins before going this route as they could pose a choking hazard.) I have been able to find really tasty and healthy treats for my own children as well as those in my daycare. Mind you I am not a"health food junkie" either. I just think we owe our children options to eating healthier than we probably do. The dried fruit/yogurt covered raisins,cranberries etc offer what the kids like, come packaged to look like "treats" as well as the taste and the health benefits we as parents are after. I know dried fruit sounds gross and boring to some (and some of it is... lol,) but if you get the right product, do fun things with it, and get your kids used to it, it's a good thing. Put it in applesauce or mix it with yogurt, put it on their fav cereal...use you imagination. Try it yourself! You could always make a trail mix of their fav cereals. As far as toy options, they have tubes of 3 in. animal figurines at Target that you could use, playdough (supervise!) good tactile experience at this age, board books, cd's. Just really be aware of potential choking hazards when they are this young. Have fun with it though and don't feel you have to go overboard with "things" and forget the real reason why we celebrate Easter...that's the greatest gift you could give your little one! Happy Easter!

How about some stickers? Kids really seem to get a kick out of those. Otherwise, it depends on how big your eggs are because I know they have bigger ones now too...you could fit small plastic toys like your kid's favorite character ones or something (provided they're safe for a one year old and not a choking hazard obviously), or even some of their favorite cereal.

bouncy balls, rubber bugs- you can get a bag with about 10 for a few dollars at most stores.

the other suggestions you already got are great too. You really don't need that many at his age his is going to want to open them and play with the stuff inside after about 10 at most.

We filled ours with baby goldfish, Gerber fruit snacks, and cheerios. Fun for them, and they didn't know the difference-they thought all that stuff was candy anyway!

buy a sheet of stickers and cut them into individuals and put one or two into each egg; does he like "stampers" yet (he may be young) but a lot of time Target, Walmart, and $ stores have small rubber stamps that have a cap that would fit in a plastic egg. Goldfish crackers (or similar semi-healthy snacks) would work too and would "shake".

When my two oldest were very small. I would blow out real eggs and finish them in glue then glitter, fill the egg with confettie and stuff the end with a colored tissue paper and call them the magic eggs. If they find one, they break it over thier head and they will have good luck the whole year through. I love that memory, thank you, I'll have to do it with my grandchildren now. Thanks! You can also stuff the egg with a dollar bill or a note from Jesus. a special moment with mom or dad, like going to the park, etc... the kids always wanted the magic egg though.

I saw egg shaped chalk at my CUB foods in the seasonal isle. I thought this would be fun for our 1 yr old. Other things I was considering were bubbles, paperless crayons, coloring books. In my house growing up we always hid things besides what could fit in a egg.

Thanks for the post. I now have lots of ideas.

Hi S.,

You can get plastic eggs that you can open up and put a fun item inside for your son to find. Don't feel bad about being considered no fun. I didn't give sweets to my daughter until she was 2 (with the exception of a taste of her birthday cake when she turned 1 and special occassions) and now people always compliment how she doesn't eat a lot of sweets.

I was obese when I had my daughter, and I know how hard it was to unlearn unhealthy habits. I've been losing weight so now I think I might be close to just being overweight so I feel there is nothing wrong with teaching a child early that sweets can be a part of a healthy diet, but in moderation. So all the core food groups were introduced to her first so she knew what the staples were for her diet and now she's learning that a piece of candy or chocolate is okay every now and then.

Her first easter I got her I think a stuffed animal and last year I got her a sand pail, which I filled with two things for scooping/playing in the sandbox and some little prizes and she got to find her basket. I also colored eggs for the first time so she got to watch and help with that. This year she will get to be more involved with the eggs (coloring them with crayons before I dip).

It's been awhile but.... Pennies, Fruit snacks, Teddy Grahams, Goldfish... Alot of people are into organic things now so I am sure you could incorporate some of what I said into that as well. Have fun!

How about stickers or small cans of play-dough? Not sure how small you are looking for...

I was at Target the other day and found the cutest easter egg sets. They are larger eggs and they come with toys already in them. They had quite a variety like Sesame Street, Little People, and more. I thought they were perfect and would be easy for my 18 month old to find and open. You should check them out! Hope you have a Happy Easter!

Use the plastic easter eggs that you can fill with fun little toys like the tonka cars, stickers, maybe a piece of candy or two, anything little that can fit into the plastic Easter Egg. Plastic eggs can be used year after year, protect the contents and are still in keeping with the tradition. Have Fun!

Hi S.,
I agree that I didn't want to give my girls anymore candy, so we have put money in the eggs. We would use pennies, nickels, some dimes, quarters and a $1 bill. Then your son can put the money in his piggy bank. Good luck and have fun.
L.

last year we did some koosh balls, a small egg shaped magnadoodle, sidewalk chalk, crayons and some small healthy treats.

You could put little "fruit snacks" in there, or something you wouldn't mind him eating. Little Tonka cars are a good idea too! I might try that.

We use the little plastic eggs and fill them with a few fishy crackers and other healthy little snacks that the child likes. At this age, It's really more about finding eggs and putting them in a basket to carry around anyway! It has worked beautifully for our little kids- we are expecting our seventh this summer.

Go to your local Dollar Store and they should have a ton of cheap little Easter toys and such you can hide around for him: bubbles, crayons, coloring books, chalk, reading books, stuffed animals, etc.

Just hide a bunch of the plastic eggs. You don't need to put anything in them. At that age, just finding them is the fun part. Walgreens sells them by the ton.
Enjoy!

Here are some ideas of things that could fit into an egg...we do hunts for our family, too. So much fun!

cheerios (food...but not too sweet)
bubbles
fisher price little people or animals
stickers or tattoos
mini dinosaurs
those tablets that when you add water turn into a washcloth

:)
J.

I haven't bought these yet but my boys are also 1 and i say in parents magazine this month that target sells talking easter eggs. I'm not sure if you can hide anything in them because i haven't went to buy them yet. They are supposed to yell out things like "yoohoo i'm over here!" I thought that would be fun and plan to buy at least one or two of them for my boys. I think they are 3 or 4 dollars a piece so i'm not getting many! ha ha

When my children were that age I filled them with Easter marshmallows. They were a big hit and they were able to eat them rather safely.

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