50 Ideas for Non-Candy Easter Egg fillers

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I’m not a huge fan of candy so when my son’s preschool teacher asked this Homeroom Mom if we would consider doing Easter Egg fillers WITHOUT CANDY for the class egg hunt, I was thrilled!

50 Ideas for Non-Candy Easter Egg fillers

Just in case you need a little help, here’s my list and as a plug to my favorite party and craft supply site online, I have to add that you can pick up all the treats mentioned below from Oriental Trading. (O.T.C)

(I have been shopping off Oriental Trading since my daughter was 2 years old, so when I was invited to partner with them to feature a few goodies for parties we have lined up, it wasn’t hard to say yes. My views and opinions have not been swayed as a result of the partnership. We’ve been huge OTC fans for years now!)


50 Ideas for Non-Candy Easter Egg fillers (For regular sized and jumbo Easter eggs)


1. Mini bubble bottles

2. Stickers

3. Easter themed erasers

4. Mini stamps

5. Spinning tops

6. Mini cars

7. Finger beam lights

8. Mini rubber duckies

9. Friendship rope bracelets

10. Mini mustache clip ons

11.  Finger puppets from the Easter story (Great for family hunts. At the end of the hunt the kids can get together and narrate the Easter story using their puppets)

Finger puppets from the Easter story

12. Mini bouncing balls

13. Mini Easter jigsaw puzzles

14. Magnifying glasses

15. Mini Easter plush toys

16. Porcupine characters (We love these! My kids’ dentist is an avid OTC shopper, so the kids are trying to build their collection, from each visit!)

17. Mini noise-makers

18. Mini slinkies

19. Mini bendable toys

20. Mini yo-yos

21. Mini hand clappers.

22. Whistles

23. Fun bands

24. Mini water squirt toys

25. Glitter putty.

26. Accessories to dress up the given Easter egg and make an egg-animal!

Egg animals

27. Easter maze puzzles

28. Sticky bunnies (My son never tires of playing with these!)

29. Mini toy cameras

30. Mini paratroopers (You can even find Easter paratrooper bunnies!)

31.Mini key-chains

32. Pencil sharpeners

33. Mini prisms/kaleidoscopes

34. Rings for boys and girls (The wiggle eye ones are the most fun.)

35. Slap on bracelets

36. Easter craft kits (If the kit doesn’t fit into the egg and you don’t want to roll it up to stuff a jumbo egg, create a “Craft Kit redeem” coupon and place that in the egg. We’ll be doing that for our He has Risen Colors of Faith Butterfly Kit)

37. Mini wind-up toys

38. Jewels to accessorize the given egg , a book/folder, a pencil holder, odds and ends mini pail or even lunch-box.

DSC0079039. Bead necklaces

40. Stretchable/stretchy flying toys.

41. Play dough

42. Glow in the dark bouncing putty.

43. Mini pullback toys

44. Mini plastic animals/ sea creatures.dinosaurs.

45. Mini dinosaur grabbers

46. Jellyfish poppers

47. Blowouts

48. Mini flashlights

49. Pencil toppers

50. Vinyl bookmarks (These can be rolled up and put into each egg as they retain shape when they’re unrolled)


Do you have any non-candy filler ideas to add to this list?


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  1. 1
    Laura J says:

    Oh such wonderful ideas! I love how you decorated the eggs into the animals! So cute!

  2. 2

    I love all those ideas to avoid the sugar overload. Those finger puppets are adorable.

  3. 3

    Those are all fantastic ideas! My boys would love the whistles and bouncy balls!

  4. 4

    Awesome list of ideas! My kids get enough sugar.

  5. 5

    What cute ideas! I always loved getting little toys or stickers in my Easter basket when I was a kid. :)

  6. 6

    Great ideas! I try to go as light on the candy as possible, though I do still add some in. Little toys and trinkets are so much better, though. Love those animal eggs!

  7. 7

    These are some really creative and cute ideas!

  8. 8

    Mind if I steal these ideas for my kids? I am going to make those animal eggs too! So cute – thank you :)

  9. 9

    I would use erasers, loom band elastics, necklaces, and maybe Little Critters babies.

  10. 10

    Such cute ideas!! I love those little finger puppets!

  11. 11

    I really like this list! I do not like giving my kids so much candy. I usually end up throwing so much away!

  12. 12

    So many awesome ideas! I like the puzzle idea – maybe put a few pieces in each egg and then put the puzzle together at the end!

  13. 13

    Great ideas! I always try to make a mostly non-candy basket so this will come in handy.

  14. 14

    I love those little finger puppets! Great ideas

  15. 15

    Thanks for the great ideas! My daughter will be 11 months on Easter, so I definitely need to find things other than candy to fill her basket this year.

  16. 16

    I love the idea of filling baskets with non-candy items.

  17. 17

    These are some fun ideas listed here. We always try to fill up Easter baskets with items like the ones you listed. Now I have some more ideas on what to add to my nieces basket.

  18. 18

    Oh my goodness, you sound just like me. I always fill the baskets with fun things that do not include candy. We also like to include coloring books, new crayons (since they tend to break the ones they have) and colored pencils…

  19. 19

    I plan on doing very little candy in the basket this year!

  20. 20

    Those finger puppets are awesome! I love those!

  21. 21

    LOVE the Easter story puppets. I tend not to go overboard at Easter because the real meaning of Easter gets water down and that ‘s not what it’s all about. We do Easter eggs too but like you I find fun things and less candy!

  22. 22

    Lots of fun,non-candy ideas. Things tat I would have never thought of.

  23. 23

    Thanks for this, Lord knows the kids are still on a sugar high from Valentine’s Day.

  24. 24

    This is a great list of candy free ideas to cut out some of the sugar.

  25. 25

    I love all of your ideas. I normally probably put too much candy and love all these non-candy ideas.

  26. 26

    These are great ideas. We’ve always tried not to include too much candy in their baskets.

  27. 27

    Great list! I’ve also bought the slightly larger eggs to fit matchbox cars in.

  28. 28
    Sandra VanHoey says:

    You just gave me lots of ideas, thank you. Fun to fill for my nephew to take to his kindergarten class

  29. 29

    Great ideas! Too much candy is a bad idea for all involved. Love the different options.

  30. 30

    I love these ideas! Our kids already get way too much candy in the basket, no need for them to be in the eggs too.

  31. 31

    Such great ideas. One year we were REALLY poor and we did a scavenger hunt with penny filled eggs. The kids LOVED it.

  32. 32

    Great ideas, I was looking for some fun things to do with the boychild.

  33. 33
    Barbara A Ramirez says:

    Really, really like those “mini-pails!”

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