I’ve got the ultimate list of the best non candy Easter egg fillers. There are lots of reasons for needing non-candy egg fillers – food allergies, too much candy already/trying to avoid a sugar overload, nutrition, having a school Easter hunt where food items aren’t allowed, or just because you want to do something different.
These ideas are perfect for both small and larger egg hunts. If you’re having a large event like a neighborhood egg hunt, non-candy items can really make the annual Easter egg hunt more exciting because you can have lots of non typical items that lots of kids will enjoy. Non-candy items are always a huge hit with kids because they are unexpected.
There are lots of great ideas in this list and honestly – there are still so many more ideas out there for what to put into the plastic easter eggs. I have compiled a list of items I think make fun easter egg fillers for younger kids to older kids.
Lots of these items can be used with kids of all ages. But some are more age specific. You’re sure to find something that works for the whole family though – there are so many fun ideas (over 100 ideas included!)
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Easter Egg Tips & Pictures Below the List
After the list of ideas, you’ll find some great tips and tricks for Easter Egg hunts. Once you’re done checking out the list, don’t miss the photos of ideas and some must-use tips for an easier hunt.
Non-Candy Easter Egg Filler Notes
This list includes items that would fit in standard plastic eggs and/or jumbo eggs for all ages. I split the list by size rather than by age because kids are so different from each other that what might be great for one 8 year old wouldn’t work for another.
Remember, not all “standard” size eggs are even the same sizes. Some are slightly larger than others. I was able to get some items to fit in one type of standard egg we had but not in the others. Also, anything that can fit in a standard egg, can also fit into a jumbo egg!
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Check out this list of over 100 non-candy egg fillers you can get on Amazon!
Edible Non-Candy Options
These are items that are not candy or sweet treats but they are still edible. These work well for your youngest kids who like to put everything in their mouth.
- Fruit snacks (some larger bags won’t fit in standard size but smaller bags will fit!)
- Yogurt melts (great for babies and toddlers)
- Raisins (any kind including yogurt raisins)
- Other dried fruit
- Trail mix
- Goldfish, pretzels, or Teddy Grahams (don’t put in long before the hunt because they will get stale)
- Sunflower seeds
List of the Best Non Candy Easter Egg Fillers for Standard/Smaller Size Eggs
- Homemade coupons (click here for a free printable set)
- Dollar bills
- Bouncy Balls
- Temporary Tattoos
- Finger puppets
- Tiny container of slime or putty
- Puzzle pieces
- Mini slinkies
- Mini vehicles (monster trucks, cars, trains, etc)
- Lego people
- Lego pieces
- Parachute men
- Sticky hands or items
- Googly eyes finger ring
- Small toys like dinosaurs, bugs, unicorns, characters etc.
- Jumpy plastic frogs
- Mini glow sticks or bracelets
- Mini hair clips
- Mini lip balm
- Mini nail polish
- Friendship bracelets
- Inexpensive jewelry or play jewelry
- Charms for bracelets
- Barbie clothing
- Barbie accessories
- Hair ties
- Fidget toys
- Mini brands items (undo a mini brands ball and place the items across multiple eggs)
- Mini crayons
- Charging cords and cables
- Pencil sharpener
- Small hair bows
- Soft headbands
- Pop it bracelets and mini pop it keychains
- Mini squishies
- Mini kaleidoscope
- Croc charms
- Fun color hair extensions
- Craft beads
- Spinning top
- Glow in the dark stars
- Paper gift certificates (gift cards do not fit in eggs)
- Pencil toppers
- Fun shoelaces
- Ear buds
- Grow animals
- Teeny Mates
- Fun bandaids
- Puzzle balls or cubes
List of Non-Candy Easter Egg Fillers for Jumbo Eggs
- Bath Bombs
- Nerf darts (they are too larger for smaller eggs, they get bent)
- Silly putty (traditional size silly putty will fit in a jumbo egg)
- Washi tape
- Pop sockets
- Punch balloons
- Mini flashlight
- Larger fidget toys
- Matchbox cars or Hot Wheels
- A mini lego set bag
- Mini bubble bottles (too large for smaller eggs)
- Larger craft supplies
- Larger hair clips
- Fairy garden items
- Plastic toys (mini dolls, small My Little Ponies, dinosaurs, etc)
- Small bath toys (like squirters)
- Nail stickers
- Nail polish strips
- Small nail file
- Magic towel
- Sleep mask
- Exfoliating gloves
- Hair bows
- Bike lights
- Face mask packets
- Mini bottles of lotion
- Mini rubix cube
- Mini bags of modeling clay or air clay
- Slap bracelets
- Playdoh (small favor size fits well in a jumbo egg)
- Play make up
- Real make up items for older girls
- Small yo-yo
- Small chalk
- Army men
- Small action figures
- Wind up toys
- Little People toys
- Mini plastic maze toys
- Mini rubber ducks
- Rocks for rock painting
- Larger doll accessories
- Mini stuffed animals
- Small notepad or fun post-its
- Wikki Stix set
- Small magnetic bookmarks
- Jacks set
Safety Tip for Little Kids
Make sure that items you are placing inside of the plastic eggs are not a choking hazard. (When my boys were litter, I used one of these choking tube testers just to be sure). You may be better off using jumbo easter eggs so that you can put larger non-candy easter egg stuffers that are not a choking concern.
What Size Eggs to Use?
You can use any size plastic Easter eggs you’d like. I prefer to use different sizes so that I can vary the items that I put inside of the eggs. I buy a mix of smaller and larger eggs.
Tip for a “Fairer” Hunt – Color Code the Eggs
If you doing a smaller hunt with just a few kids, color code the eggs! Or, you can color code the eggs by age for safety reasons (For example – all blue eggs for big kids and yellow eggs for young kids).
There are lots of reasons to use one color egg per child.
- Some kids really struggle with wanting everything to be fair and this can help keep emotions regulated
- Hide personalized items you know each child would enjoy – this is especially helpful when your children have different interests
- Customize items based on age
- Allows little kids a chance to get the same number of eggs as older children
Take a Plastic Egg Shopping!
When you are looking for egg fillers, bring a plastic egg with you shopping. This is what I did and it made it so much easier to determine what would fit. There were so many items I thought would fit in an egg and I was shocked to see how just off my visual perception was off.
What Stores are Good for Finding Items?
You can find small items anywhere. If a store has a party section, check out their party favor options – there are so many great small items in this section that you can get in bulk.
Here are some of my favorite options based on my experience..
- Dollar Stores
- Party Stores
- Craft stores like Michaels, Joanns, & Hobby Lobby
- Amazon – party favors
- Amazon – treasure box items
This List Makes Great Easter Basket Filler Ideas, too!
Many of these ideas would work as small items to put into an Easter Basket as well. Sometimes our Easter baskets get filled with too many sugary treats and it’s nice to have some good options for non candy to put in their Easter baskets as well.
If you only have smaller eggs, the bigger items that would fit into jumbo eggs would be perfect to place in baskets instead.
Photos of Non Candy Items that Can Fit into Plastic Easter Eggs
Here are some photos I items I used with my own kids and some additional items I found in the store that would work as egg fillers as well. While there are so many lists out there of ideas, I find that it can be helpful to see how actual items from the list can fit into eggs.