With Easter nearly upon us and the holidays in full swing, keeping children amused every day isn’t always easy. Theme park visits, holidays abroad and even a shopping trip can soon start costing more than you thought, so if you’re looking for some cheaper alternatives we’ve found some of the best things you can do that won’t cost a fortune.
If you’re like me the mere thought of glue, glitter and paint sends you into meltdown then crafting probably isn’t on your list of things to do. But making things for Easter doesn’t have to be a chore and you definitely don’t have to be a creative person. There’s plenty of help and advice online to make even the simplest decorative egg a success. There are so many things you can create, from Easter egg candles to Easter egg balloons, from Easter bonnets to Easter baskets, all of which really don’t have to cost a fortune. The Red Ted Art website has lots of fantastic ideas many of which use items from around your home that you would probably have thrown away or recycled. Visit their website for more details – https://www.redtedart.com/easter-crafts-ideas-to-inspire-you/
Easter Egg hunt
All children love an Easter egg hunt no matter how old they are! In today’s world of children being glued to their technology this is a great way to get them outside and active. There are various ways of planning your hunt from the haphazard method of hiding eggs anywhere and everywhere, to a planned trail with clues to help along the way. No matter how you like to do yours make sure you hide extra eggs for any adults who are likely to join in. The BBC Good Food website has a great guide for setting an Easter egg hunt it you’re unsure where to start –https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/how-throw-easter-egg-hunt
Family Game afternoon
If you’re planning a family gathering why not plan an afternoon of team games. This is a great way to get everyone involved and outside in the fresh air, especially as the weather forecast is looking so good. There’s a huge range of games you can choose from, such as, a sack race, egg and spoon, three legged race, apple bobbing and even a mini assault course. Of course, the winning teams and all participants I’m sure will enjoy Easter chocolate prizes.
The National Trust has many places around the country, many of which have special Easter activities planned. From Easter trails to Easter egg hunts, from pumpkin seed planting to bluebell walks there’s plenty on offer which won’t cost a fortune. Visit the National Trust website – https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/easter-events-for-families – and find your nearest National Trust property to see what activities they have planned this Easter. If your child goes to a local nursery like Tigers Day Nurseries then they may have details of any local events planned in your area which they would recommend. They may even share their own top tips for making Easter crafts.