What do you put in Easter baskets for tweens?
While it can be really easy to think of cute Easter basket ideas for little kids, it can be much harder to think of Easter egg fillers for tweens and young teens that they will actually like.
Prepping for Easter is one of my favorite things to do as a mom but as my kids are growing up, I’ve started to ask myself “what do you put in Easter baskets for tweens?”.
Finding fun but not cheesy Easter egg fillers for tweens and younger teens can be tricky.
They still want to be involved in the fun of the Easter morning egg hunt but they are a bit more picky when it comes to what they get from the Easter bunny.
While little ones are content with simple treats, a little thing of play dough and some sidewalk chalk might not cut it anymore when you have tweens.
That’s why I have created this list of over 55 fun things to put in tween’s Easter egg basket that will keep the Easter magic going for even longer.
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More Fun Easter Basket Ideas
The Top 3 Easter Egg Fillers For Tweens In 2022
- Wireless earbuds with a cute charging case like these panda ones.
- Shimmer Gum Balls – perfect for filling plastic Easter eggs.
- Egg-splat squish toys – stress relief eggs.
The Best Easter Egg Fillers For Tweens and Teens
When I am building up my stash of Easter egg fillers for older kids, I tend to separate them into a few categories and I try and make sure the basket is made up of a balanced mix of each kind of item.
I try and include the following:
- Fun Easter egg fillers
- Useful egg fillers
- Edible egg fillers
I have also been known to sneak a shiny coin or two in my plastic Easter eggs for my tweens – just for fun!
What kinds of Easter eggs to use?
I typically use the classic small plastic eggs that are fillable and reusable year after year.
In addition, I sometimes add a couple of oversize eggs for each kid.
These large shiny gold eggs are perfect because they come in a set of 12 so I give each kid 2 or 3 ( I have four children!).
The large eggs are great for bigger items such as stuffed animals or socks!
50 Ideas For Easter Egg Fillers For Older Kids
The list below is perfect for answering the question “what to put in a 12 year old’s Easter basket?’
Whether your child is 10 or 14, this list is sure to help you find some fun ideas quickly!
As the step-mom of a 14 and an 11 year old, I have found that thinking what to put in a 10 year old’s Easter eggs not as easy as it used to be. That’s why I love this list.
By the way, if you are looking for fun things to put in a younger child’s Easter eggs (age 3-10), make sure to check out my list of 35 Creative Easter Basket Ideas For Toddlers.
Easter Egg Fillers For All Tweens and Teens
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1. IQ Game
8. Bouncy Balls
Fun Things To Put In A Tween Boy’s Easter Eggs
11. Glass marbles
14. Dice (I love these glow in the dark ones)
18. NFL Glitter Pin
19. Pokemon Cards
Fun Easter Egg Fillers For Tween Girls
21. Fun earrings like these pretty butterflies that are perfect for spring
22. Lipgloss (check out this cute bunny shaped lipbalm)
24. Nail polish
25. Hair ties
29. Planner Stickers
Useful Easter Egg Fillers For Older Kids
34. Funny Socks
38. Gift card to their favorite store
45. Air freshener hanger for their room
46. USB Drive
47. Nail Clippers
48. Fitness Tracker
49. Washi Tape
50. Flower Seeds
Edible Easter Egg Fillers For Tweens
51. Bubble Gum Eggs
55. Cadbury Mini Eggs (my personal favorite!)
Easter Egg Fillers For Tweens – Final Thoughts
A tween’s idea of a perfect Easter egg might be something more than just chocolate and jelly beans.
This is why I’m thinking about making this year’s easter eggs a little more special with these fun things that your older kids will love.
Are you ready to make their day by filling those plastic eggs with something they’ll actually enjoy?
What would be your favorite thing to include in an easter egg for someone over 10 years old?