These non-candy Easter egg filler ideas are perfect for kids of all ages. You can use this list to help you create the ultimate fun Easter basket!
Non-Candy Easter Egg Filler Ideas
I can still remember the excitement my brother and I had every year over our Easter baskets.
We would wake up on Easter Sunday to find a basket filled with plastic Easter eggs, special treats, and other fun and colorful goodies. My mom was always so creative at coming up with wonderful Easter ideas for our baskets!
After having my own kids, I looked forward to passing on the Easter morning tradition with them.
But as our kids have gotten older, it’s become a bit more of a challenge to find items appropriate for big kids.
However, coming up with fun Easter egg stuffers is a challenge I love! It’s truly enjoyable finding special fun ideas for gifts with which to bless our kids.
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What Can You Put in Easter Baskets Besides Candy?
There’s so much tempting Easter candy in the Dollar Store at this time of year (I’m especially partial to Reese’s Eggs and Cadbury Mini Eggs)!
When filling our kids’ Easter baskets, I try to avoid focusing too heavily on candy. And when we do add candy, we try to find dye-free or naturally-sweetened treats.
Sugar overload from too many jelly beans is not a particularly healthy thing!
While I try to skip most of the candy, we always get the kids at least some chocolate eggs. It’s traditional, you know! 🙂
If you’re like me and want to avoid too much candy, you’ll love this list.
I’ve searched around and found these great ideas for filling your kids’ baskets and plastic eggs with things other than sweet treats.
Here are some of the very best non-candy egg and Easter basket ideas that will help you create a basket your kids will love!
Easter Egg Basket Ideas for Younger Children
Below I’ve listed a nice assortment of fun Easter egg filler ideas that don’t include candy. Some of these small items will fit in regular-sized eggs while others will only go in jumbo Easter eggs.
This list of ideas for a young toddler and other little kids also includes non-egg bigger items like art and craft supplies, small toys, books, games, and clothes.
I know your whole family will enjoy watching young kids have so much fun going through their baskets.
As always, it’s a good idea to make sure the items are age-appropriate as small items may pose a choking hazard.
2. Stickers. You could cut these into individual stickers or small strips to fit inside eggs.
3. Bouncy balls
4. Coloring books (this Peter Rabbit coloring book is adorable!)
5. Puzzle pieces. You can open up the puzzle box and put pieces into different eggs.
6. Mini markers
7. Playdough (or make your own!)
12. Sketch pad
13. Mini magnifying glass
14. Do-A-Dot markers
15. Do-A-Dot book
16. Fun scissors
17. Mini flashlight
18. Swim shoes
20. Sticky hands
21. Sidewalk chalk
22. Jump rope
23. Sand toys
24. Kinetic sand
25. Silly putty (or try our favorite, Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty)
26. Colored pencils
27. Finger paint
28. Wikki Stix
29. Fun socks
31. Flip flops
32. Nerf guns
33. Sun hat
34. Bike bell
35. Bath bombs
38. Body wash
39. Uno game
40. Small Lego sets
41. Wooden puzzles
42. Spring Story
43. An Egg is Quiet
44. A Nest is Noisy
45. My Blue Boat
47. Tea set
48. Stuffed animals
49. Toy cars
50. Doll figurines
51. Plush rabbits
52. Wooden hand kite
53. Egg shaker set
55. Kwik stix
57. Stacking cups
59. Mini garden
60. Gardening gloves
61. Jack’s Garden
62. Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt
63. A Seed is Sleepy
64. Nature journal
67. Farm babies TOOB
69. Color and shape matching eggs
70. Wooden balls
Easter Basket Ideas for Older Kids & Teens
Do your teenagers still get an Easter basket? Ours do, and it’s one of their favorite things of the year!
Don’t leave your teenagers out of the fun. Try some of these creative Easter basket ideas for teens and older kids.
71. Cute washi tape
72. Gel pens
73. Inspirational coloring book (we love this one)
74. Journal notebook
75. Amazon gift card
76. Lip balm
77. Nail polish
78. Hair scrunchies
80. Cute flip flops
81. Water bottle
82. Phone camera lens kit (my son has one of these and uses it often!)
85. Jenga game (our teens love this game!)
87. Gap gift card
88. USB flash drive
92. Sugar scrub (or make your own with this recipe)
93. Write the Word journal (We love these!)
94. Ear buds
95. Multi-tool pen
96. Prismacolor colored pencils
97. Scripture cards (here’s a set that would be great for guys)
98. Compact games
99. Personal alarm
101. Colorful keychains
Final Thoughts on Non-Candy Easter Egg Fillers
I hope this list has given you plenty of ideas for great Easter basket options to try this year!
While it can be a challenge to come up with fun Easter egg fillers that aren’t sugary treats, it can be done.
Giving your children some candy on special occasions may not be a big deal, but to avoid a sugar coma, non-candy options are a great way to go.
Many of these items are sure to be a huge hit with lots of kids. Have fun, and let me know if you have any other favorite non-candy Easter egg fillers!
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