Ideas for Things to Put in Easter eggs (50+ Non-Candy Easter Egg Fillers)
Looking for ideas for things to put in Easter eggs that aren’t just junk? Here are 60 fun Easter egg fillers
If you want to save the sugar overload and find Easter egg fillers that are non-candy items, here are 50 great ideas, that are the perfect size for plastic Easter eggs.
Non-Candy Easter Egg Filler Ideas
What to put in Easter eggs: Easter Egg Fillers
Need some what to put in Easter Eggs ideas? We have 50 excellent non-candy Easter egg fillers kids love!
These are always the favorite non-candy Easter egg fillers at extended family Easter hunt gatherings. My mom (aka grandma) fills a few plastic eggs per kid with coins and several with dollar bills. It's so much fun to watch the older kids and the little kids shake the eggs and try to figure out which ones have money in them.
She usually buys fun gold eggs to hold the money in!
Small toys. You can find some true gems at the dollar store. Mini items are an easy way to make small children incredibly happy! And you'll be surprised how many things you can find that fit in little eggs.
Bouncy balls. Whenever my kids receive a bouncy ball from birthday parties, they become the instant hit of the week! They come in different sizes, and it's a good idea to make sure you get a larger size if younger kids are participating since the standard size can be a choking hazard. But even the larger size is pretty easy to find!
Hot Wheels or other toy cars. If you're going with larger eggs, shorter Hot Wheels cars fit fantastically well and are one of our favorite ideas for things to put in Easter eggs! They're typically a hit for toddlers through elementary-aged kids.
Mini-figures. Head to the Dollar Tree and see what characters and mini figures they have. But you can also have fun getting a Disney set from Shop Disney and splitting up the mini-figure characters. I've watched little girls go wild for a mini Disney princess, and it's one of those fun ideas that often provides a new favorite item!
Lego Pieces. A few Lego bricks are often a great idea! Lots of these items add up to a fun STEM project challenging kids to create something.
Lego figurines. These small items are some of the most played-with toys in my house! Any Lego figurine is fun, but if you can find a character they love, you may be more popular than the Easter Bunny!
Bath Toys. These are one of those items you can always use a refresh and update right? Mini rubber duckies or small squirt toys are a fun idea!
Magic Grow Capsules. I buy these magic grow capsules and use them for bath time. My kids watch them grow, and end up with a fun spongey toy to play with in the bathtub.
Animal Figurines. I love grabbing a set of these and separating them into fillable Easter eggs. When kids are done, they have a mini zoo to play with!
Miniature Dinosaur Toy Figures
Mini dinosaurs are always a good idea!
Pop Fidget Toys
Pop It Fidget Toys - these are such great sensory items that are all the rage with elementary-aged kids right now! They are typically made of silicone and are easy to fit into plastic Easter eggs.
Mini Squishy Toys
Mini Squishy toys. I have yet to meet a kid that doesn't love these things!
Mini Slinky. This is one of my favorite Easter ideas for medium-sized eggs! Kids adore them, and they provide hours of fun!
Slime. Kids tend to love these mini slime pods. If you're not the biggest fan like I am, I recommend setting a time limit for play in the right place (like the kitchen table). It's a great way to handle slime!
Play Putty. Some of them come in Easter eggs already! But even if they don't, find a small play putty pod.
Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty
Aaron's Thinking Putty. This has been our actual favorite thing! You can buy large eggs and include a small tin as a larger gift, or you can buy a thinking putty tin and divide it into smaller eggs. Just keep the tin to let them redistribute it back. I promise it's worth a little hassle! This is such a great product and such a fun idea for kids with food allergies or sugar restrictions.
Sticky hands. My kids found a few of these in a prize bin last year, and I'm pleased to report that sticky hands are still a kid favorite!
World's Smallest Etch a Sketch Red
Travel-sized Etch-a-Sketch. How cute is this world's tiniest Etch-a-Sketch?
Pins for Backpacks
Backpack pins. Add a few of these as Easter egg fillers and watch the backpacks in your home light up with some fun!
Stickers - kids love collecting and trading stickers.
Water Bottle Stickers
Water bottle stickers. They're great for customizing reusable water bottles!
Temporary Tattoos Stickers for Kids
Temporary tattoos - they are fun and kids can stick them on their skin or on objects.
Hair accessories - think of small hair clips, hair ties, or hair bows.
Kids Bath Bombs
Bath Bombs - look for smaller sizes or special seasonal shapes so they'll fit in the plastic eggs and be a fun surprise
Adeweave 1 Inch 300 Pom Poms - Multicolor Pompoms for Crafts in Assorted Colors, Soft and Fluffy Large pom poms for Crafts in Reusable Zipper Bag
Craft Supplies like mini pom poms, googly eyes, or pipe cleaners are always fun!
Punch balloons are great for getting the wiggles out!
Small Colored Pencils
Mini colored pencils
Crayons are always a big hit!
Mini Easter Puzzles for Easter
Miniature puzzles - include mini jigsaw puzzle pieces or brain teasers inside the eggs.
How fun is this STEM break-your-own geodes set?
Party On Glow Sticks
Glow sticks - small glow sticks can be a fun surprise in the dark.
Small stationery items - such as erasers, pens, or pencils.
Animal Finger Puppets
Finger puppets - small finger puppets can be a fun addition.
Balloons - small, inflated balloons can be a fun surprise when the egg is opened.
Small Books/Activity Books
Small books - miniature books with stories or activities can be a great way to encourage reading.
Mini Puzzle Cubes
Puzzle cubes - small Rubik's cubes or similar puzzle toys can be a fun challenge for kids.
Mini Bubbles - small bottles of bubbles can be a fun outdoor activity.
Coupons - You can make up your own homemade coupons to put in the eggs such as "stay up late" or "extra hour of screen time" or "no chores for a day".
Movie tickets, Give the gift of a great time having a movie night out at the movie theater.
Gift Cards- they fit in larger eggs and it's one of our favorite things to include an experience gift to enjoy together later
Treasure Hunt for a Big Prize
One of the most fun Easter egg hunt ideas is doing a hunt that includes small slips of paper as Easter egg stuffers, and kids have to reveal a message with the papers. Think of a big grand prize like a family trip, a big experience gift, or something like a GetOutPass for a big reveal item. Larger items are a fun way to get big kids involved or help all family members come together for a fun reveal.
Easter Candy /Treats
- Jelly beans
- Pastel colored m&ms
- Reeses Pieces
- Chocolate eggs
- Robin Eggs
- Gummy Worms
- Gummy bears
- Fruit Snacks
- Trail mix
- Animal crackers
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