40 Ideas to Fill Easter Eggs without Candy

Easter can be synonymous with sugar comas for some families. And for parents with children with diabetes or food allergies, it can be that much more difficult.

No fear! Leave the sweets behind and fill up those colorful plastic eggs with non-edible treats for your kids. Here are 40 easy way to fill Easter eggs without candy. This post contains affiliate links.

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  1. Coins
  2. Marbles
  3. Stickers
  4. Temporary tattoos
  5. Small toy cars
  6. Lego figure
  7. Playdough
  8. Silly Putty
  9. Dice
  10. Spinning top
  11. Colored shoelaces
  12. Hairclips
  13. Beads
  14. Fun coupons
  15. Bouncy ball
  16. Seashells
  17. Polished rocks
  18. Doll clothes
  19. Crayons
  20. Lip gloss
  21. Erasers
  22. Whistle
  23. Nail polish
  24. Keychain
  25. Pokemon figures
  26. Small note pad
  27. Coin purse
  28. Small plastic animals
  29. Bookmark
  30. Rubber stamps
  31. Makeup
  32. Socks
  33. Bandana
  34. Earphones
  35. Charms
  36. Lanyard
  37. Mini bottle of bubbles
  38. Body glitter
  39. Confetti
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  1. Oh I love your ideas especially those with the makeup, never can have enough of it πŸ™‚ We are having a blog hop again, if you havenΒ΄t yet stop by and join us πŸ™‚

    xoxo Pakize

    Madame Keke

    1. Thanks for the tip about your blog hop. And glad you like the ideas. Sometimes it’s hard to think of non-candy items when we’re all in a rush πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks! I always hate stuffing the kids with candy. They get enough from the grandparents πŸ™‚

  2. prowessandpearls says:

    Hi Jenny!! Thanks so much for dropping by and linking up…have a wonderful week! πŸ˜‰

  3. Such a great list! My only frustration with Waster is the candy overload. It’s ridiculous. I just found a stash of last Easter’s candy in the junk closet. I’m changing things up this year!

    1. We went candy-free this Halloween, too, and it was a huge hit. The kids missed the candy a tiny bit but loved all of the trinkets that much more.

  4. Brigid OHara Koshko says:

    Love these ideas. I hate to buy so much candy that goes uneaten because my kids aren’t big junk eaters. I know they will enjoy the money etc. more than candy.

    1. That’s awesome that your kids doesn’t like the junk food. I just didn’t like having that amount of sugar in my house and wanted different alternatives.

  5. I love these ideas! Lots of great ones. Kids eat too much candy.

    1. Yeah! I’m so glad to give you some ideas for the class. We used these last year for my kids and they were a hit.. they didn’t miss the candy a bit.

  6. Great ideas! I hate doing a huge amount of candy. I may have to fill the baskets with some of these things. πŸ™‚

    1. We filled the kids Easter baskets with mostly non-candy items last year and they didn’t miss the treats one bit. They were pretty excited about the loot!

  7. Love these ideas! I am featuring you as one of my favorites from last week’s Hearts for Home Blog Hop. Be sure to stop by and grab an “I’ve been featured button.” πŸ™‚

  8. Maria Theresa Orozco says:

    I just love those ideas now I know what to but in those Easter Eggs for the kids

    1. So pleased you like the ideas, Maria! Let me know what your kiddos think after Easter πŸ™‚

  9. Thanks for this great post. A list like this is so helpful, because it’s better to not have candy in every egg πŸ™‚

    1. We dropped all of the candy last year and the kids really didn’t miss it at all. (and I was thankful to not have temptations in the house for myself!)

  10. Great ideas! I am going to use these suggestions in my clinic room. We like to have fun activities with the kids and do not want to use food prizes.

  11. I’m trying to follow The Jenny Evolution on Pinterest but I’m not getting an option to follow u. I love all ur ideas and would love to become a follower!

  12. I just love this list! I have printed it and will be using it this year for sure. I feel it is important to connect our children’s memories of important holidays with love, excitement, and fun… but the overload of sugar feels heartily unnecessary. It seems like I am connecting the deep connection of Easter with candy, which certainly isn’t the association I would consciously, mindfully want to create for my children. Thank you for making it easy to build a new connection, while still keeping the Easter egg experience light-hearted and fun! Well done!

    1. Oh my goodness. You are certainly welcome! I actually started the list because I was so disgusted by how much the holiday relied on candy. And my boys certainly don’t miss the sugar one bit!

  13. Jennifer Price says:

    If you have enough plastic eggs, fill them with puzzle pieces and then in the end they have a brand new puzzle. Bonus if you can find an Easter puzzle. This can be used for all ages. Older kids will get 100 piece puzzle with many pieces in each egg. Small ones can get a 12/24 piece.

  14. "Nanna" Gillespie says:

    I put numbered slips of paper in our eggs, then child brings their “ticket” to Nanna to exchange it for a larger item that won’t fit in the egg. Kids love it! I use gift cards, playing cards, small travel games, fun socks, etc.

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