Easter holidays – Cheap things to do

Easter hols are upon us and if like me you are not made of money then trying to find things to do with the kids can be a little bit of a mission. So I thought I would share with you some of the things I plan on doing with my brood over the hols.

As I have just had a small operation we are a little bit limited on what we can do as I don’t want to do too much too soon. We have a range of ages in our family from 12 right down to 7 months old so finding something to occupy them all can be a bit of a mission. Thankfully the bigger ones are usually too cool now to do things with us.

Easter nests

Who doesn’t remember making these as a kid? They are cheap, quick and the kids absolutely love them. They are very easy too.

What you will need

  • 200g milk chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 85g shredded wheat, crushed (other cereals work just as good we tend to use cornflakes or all bran)
  • 2 x 100g bags mini chocolate eggs
  • cupcake cases

How to make them

  1.  Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of boiling water. ( You can use the microwave if you have one and just zap it in small bursts stirring every few seconds so not to burn it).
  2. Mix the chocolate with the cereal until coated.
  3. Spoon into cake cases.
  4. Add a few mini eggs on top of each one.
  5. Take pics of your little ones with their creations.
  6. Lick spoon and bowl.

You can see the fun you can have baking with the little uns in my previous post where I made cupcakes with Freddie How to bake a cake with a 2 year old.

Easter Printables

If you are like me and always forget everything until the last minute then online printables will fast become your best friend. From Christmas to birthdays , from school hols to rainy days printables are there to make our lives easier. I have had a little hunt around for things to do with the kids this Easter and come across these.

Personalised bookmarks – A fun way to get them reading, they get to make their own bookmark to keep their page.

Activity Sheets – Who says learning can’t be fun right? There’s everything from crosswords for the older kids to tracing for the younger ones.

Easter Bingo – Not only will this keep them occupied by choosing their themes , the size of the game and printing them out , they get to play a game afterwards too!

There are a lot more printables out there I just selected a few I thought might come in handy.

The Great Easter Egg Hunt

Google Easter egg pictures and print them out or even go one better and get out the craft bits and bobs and let them make their own. One you have brightly coloured eggs wait for the little monkeys to go to bed then get to work writing clues on the back of each one. Each clue leading them one step closer to the prize.

Who says you even have to keep the hunt to your house? Maybe go for a sneak wonder in the garden or around the neighbourhood to make it more fun. Although if going out and about I would take a spare couple of clues incase somebody takes them.

Easter Dressing up

Another thing that is really good fun is to design your own Easter costumes. You could make a bonnet , Find brightly coloured clothes, make your own bunny masks and more. I find the key to any crafts is to just work with their imaginations. Go along with what they come up with. You could even dress up and make your very own little Easter show,

Anyway that’s all I have for now because my brain is frazzled but I hope some of these help you over this school hol 🙂

 

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