The Easter holidays are now upon us! It doesn’t feel like that long ago it was Christmas! The kids have two weeks off and we need to find ways to keep them entertained without breaking the bank. I have come up with a list of ideas to keep them busy.
The weather hasn’t been too great here lately but hopefully the sun comes out over the Easter break. At least then we can get outdoors with the kids and burn up some energy they always have.
Here are my ideas for entertaining the kids
Go on an Easter egg hunt
There are often Easter egg hunts organised locally, check out your local paper to see if there are any near to you. If not, you could always organise one yourself. Invite a few friends over and hide a few eggs for the kids to find. If the weather is nice, you can hide all the eggs in the garden.
Have an arts and crafts day
Dig out all the crafty bits from the cupboard and let the kids make some masterpieces. There are lots free Easter printables online, you can print a few off and let the kids paint them or colour them in. Or you could let them try out papier mache. I found this great post on how to make giant Easter eggs. My kids are a bit too young for this at the moment but it’s definitely something we will try in the future.
Visit a local park
Get outside for some fresh air and take the kids to the park. Even if the weather isn’t great, they can jump in puddles and still have fun. Most kids just love being outside and the fresh air will do them good. If we get some sunshine, you could always pack a picnic and make a day of it. We love going on picnics and always try to take one if we’re out for the day.
Bake some Easter themed cakes
This is one that I want to make a tradition in our house. My kids love to help make cakes and treats. There are lots of different Easter goodies you can make. We are going to make the super easy, but super tasty chocolate nest cakes (minus the mini eggs, my kids are too young for these at the moment!)
Cheap days out
If you’re thinking of taking the family out for the day, make sure you look for special offers and vouchers. You can always find 2for1 deals online and even on some cereals you can get vouchers. These are normally for theme parks or zoo’s which are great family days out, You could also go to local museums or the bigger museums in London as these are all free.
I’m really hoping the sun comes out over the Easter holidays. If it does, we will be getting out in the garden. It seems like ages we have been able to go out there and enjoy it. Get the kids helping out with some gardening, they can pull up weeds or do a bit of digging. They won’t see it as work and will have a lot of fun!
Go to the cinema
Ok this one isn’t always that cheap nowadays but if you want to go, look for times that are cheaper. Saturday mornings normally have cheaper screenings of kids films or look for special offers in your local cinema. I know some have special deals in school holidays and tickets are only £2.50
And finally… eat lots of chocolate!! Let the kids have chocolate for breakfast on Easter Sunday as its the only day its allowed!
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