89 Non-Food Easter Treats For Your Easter Egg Hunt

Easter can be a pain for parents of allergic children. From Easter egg hunts sponsored by Cadbury’s and the like, to a magnitude of chocolate given with the best intentions, it can be stressful.

But I’m here to help all Easter bunnies who want to make this a special time for their little chicks. Here is a list of 89 non-food treats that should fit in egg-shaped containers – perfect for an Easter egg hunt.


The majority of these will work in those plastic eggs that are fairly cheap and prolific at this time of the year, but I’ve also made some suggestions for treats that would fit in slightly larger eggs. I’ve spotted some very cute, larger paper ones in Ikea and these gorgeous metal ones from Tiger. Or you can make your own, though that kind of crafty carry-on isn’t my scene.

And if you want to give gifts that are even bigger, there is a seasonal workaround… hide them somewhere and put a clue as to their whereabouts in the egg. Keep the suspense going!  I’ve not included too many of these suggestions, as you can choose literally anything depending on your budget.

So, onto my suggestions.

For the plastic eggs

  1. Stickers
  2. Balloons
  3. Mini chicks
  4. Small figurines, like a dinosaur
  5. Keyring
  6. Erasers
  7. Tattoos
  8. Hair clips/bobbles
  9. Self-inking stamps
  10. Lip balm (check the ingredients for allergens)
  11. Toy car
  12. Lego minifigures
  13. Cinema ticket
  14. Voucher
  15. IOU for a movie night
  16. Fun pencil sharpener
  17. Pom-poms for crafts
  18. Bouncy ball (there are egg-shaped ones which feel very on-theme)
  19. Rubber duck
  20. Tamagotchi (or a virtual pet, as they’re described on eBay)
  21. Shopkins (TBH I don’t get this at all, but it works if your child’s into this!)
  22. Small bottles of bubbles
  23. Slinky
  24. Yo-yo
  25. Foam cut-outs for crafts
  26. Mini playing cards
  27. Stretchy men/dinosaurs/monkeys
  28. Bracelets
  29. Flower seeds
  30. Whoopee cushion
  31. Googly eyes for crafts
  32. Headphones
  33. Medal
  34. Dice
  35. A ring (like this cool dinosaur one)
  36. Eye patch
  37. Bow tie
  38. Egg timer
  39. Nail polish
  40. Pencil topper
  41. A small purse (could include a few coins, or add the coins to another egg)
  42. Marbles
  43. Yo-yo
  44. Vouchers for the park/jumping in muddy puddles/scooting
  45. Farm animals
  46. A bookmark
  47. Measuring tape (seriously, my 6-year-old loves this!)
  48.  Novelty plasters
  49. Whistle
  50. Plastic jewellery
  51. Silly putty
  52. Nail-through-the-finger prank
  53. Rubber snake
  54. Magic jumping beans
  55. Glow-in-the-dark stars
  56. Badge/brooch
  57. Mini parachute person
  58. Jitterbug
  59. Watch
  60. Doll’s outfit
  61. Ball maze puzzle
  62. Sticky stretchy hands
  63. Chatter teeth

For bigger eggs

  1. Match Attax cards
  2. Socks
  3. A bell for their bike or scooter
  4. Scooter wheel whizzers
  5. Crayons
  6. Notebook
  7. Foam mask
  8. Toy stethoscope
  9. Harmonica
  10. Chalk (for pavement art)
  11. Swimming goggles
  12. Cookie cutters, perhaps alongside a recipe of biscuits you can bake together (bigger eggs)
  13. Sunglasses
  14. Face paint
  15. Mesh squishy stress ball
  16. “Disguise” nose/spectacles
  17. Small photo frame (maybe even one they can decorate themselves)

For clue eggs

  1. Torch
  2. Kaleidoscope
  3. An item of clothing, like a new t-shirt
  4. Puzzle
  5. Colouring book and pencils
  6. Teddy or other soft toy
  7. Books. Always books.
  8. Board game
  9. Light projector

I’m sure you have more suggestions, so please add those to the comments below. I’ve also added suggestions of these on my non-food Easter treats Pinterest board, so do go and have a look and follow!

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26 thoughts on “89 Non-Food Easter Treats For Your Easter Egg Hunt

  1. Some lovely sweet free ideas for Easter. The kids get so much chocolate but we do like to do an egg hunt so might have to use some of these ideas! #Twinklytuesday


  2. Hi, what great list of ideas. They are probably more fun in plastic eggs compared to regular Easter egg . We have always have an Easter egg hunt and I have alternatives to the classic eggs to find. Thanks for sharing, Chloe #TwinklyTuesday

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  3. This is brilliant! With Ben really being into trying to walk i’ve been considering doing something that encourages it but as he’s still only 10 months I wasnt too sure on alot of chocolate as no doubt relatives will get him some. These toy ideas would be perfect for a little hunt!
    Thanks for the ideas #marvmondays


  4. Good idea – my Mum never bought us chocolate for Easter – we always got enough of that from Grandparents! It’s a good idea not to just offer sweet treats #twinklytuesday


  5. I’ve done a plastic egg hunt for the last couple of years and Zach loves it. I fill them with lots of fun things and it’s always gone down a treat. I always pop a couple of small chocolate treats in a couple of them but otherwise it’s all about the little stuff! Stickers always go down a treat! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

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