The Easter holidays are almost here – a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your kids and do something fun as a family. If you’re stuck for ideas for things to do, we’ve put together some great options for activities which we’re sure your kids will love, and the best news is that they are also very purse friendly too!
If your kids love baking, there’s lots of delicious treats that you can make with them this Easter. Why not give traditional Easter Biscuits or Hot Cross Buns a go? Alternatively, an easier option is Chocolate Nests. For the recipe, all you’ll need is some paper cases, 150g of cereal (the shredded wheat variety works well for these, or you can use puffed rice too), 150g chocolate, and a bag of mini chocolate eggs for decoration. To make the nests, simply melt the chocolate (doing this in a bowl over a pan of boiling water is a good method), mix in the cereal and then transfer the mixture into the paper cases. Finally, put in the fridge to cool, place a couple of the mini eggs on the top of each one to decorate and they’re ready to eat!
Make some Easter Cards
If your kids are feeling extra crafty, why not help them make their own Easter Cards this year? We’re sure their family and friends will love receiving them, especially when they realise they are handmade too! To get started, simply get a large piece of card and cut out to make smaller cards. For decoration, the possibilities are endless! Think glitter, felt, feathers, crayons or even buttons – whatever materials you have to hand will work well, and we’re sure your kids will have lots of fun being creative.
Go on an Easter Egg Hunt
An Easter Egg Hunt is a great way to get the kids outdoors and enjoying some fresh air, and it only takes a little bit of planning from you. To get started, you’ll need some chocolate eggs to hide in either your garden or an area in your local park, then you’ll need to think of some clues to help the kids find them! We’re sure your little ones will not only enjoy working out where the eggs have been hidden, but of course eating them afterwards too!
Visit a local Farm Park
A great way to get outdoors and enjoy the (hopefully) sunny weather together as a family is a spring-time trip to a local Farm Park. It’s a perfect Easter activity, especially if there’s an opportunity for your children to meet some baby chicks, lambs and rabbits too! To find a local Farm Park near you, click here.
Do you have any other ideas for inexpensive Easter activities? We’d love to hear them! Leave a comment below or head to our Facebook page to let us know.