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      Sep 20, 2018

Don’t Panic!

Easter School Holidays are upon us (at least here the in the UK they are!) – they are a difficult one to plan as the weather at this time of year is a bit unpredictable. It could be anything from glorious sunshine (friend of the frugal) or knee deep in snow – this year the forecast is for the cold stuff…

This can make 2-3 weeks off school hard to plan and prepare for. Here are 10 suggestions that I hope are worth your consideration…

 

  1. Visit to a car showroom, lots to look at and ‘play’ with ahem…
  2. Continue your love affair with a local library
  3. Visit to the toy shop (bear with me…) to make a Christmas or birthday list. Mine love this – you give them a pad and pencil to write down the names of things they love, and then in the car on the way home they give the list numbers so most wanted is number one etc. For some kids you could let them take photos maybe? You can also grab any free catalogues or similar and make a collage list when you get home. Supermarkets are good for this as well, and you can grab some bread and milk while you are there.
  4. Wrapping sessions, we try to get gifts for friends and relatives organised in advance and then have a grand card making and present wrapping session on the table, works for us.
  5. Indoor challenges,  – try making an assault course, playing traditional games like pass the parcel (with toys they already have or sweets/treats from the cupboard) or musical statues. If you have older children you can try a board game or jigsaw day
  6. Cut up any Easter egg boxes, wrapping paper etc so you have a collection of pictures you can then use to make a collage. You are likely to have things related to farms and Spring so use that as your theme.
  7. Plant some seeds. This is a good time of year to grow things indoors, easy options could be cress seeds, sunflower seeds and beans. Watching things grow is always such fun and you can sneak in a bit of science too… 
  8. Hunt the ______ games aren’t just for Easter! You could cut up the letters of their name and hide them around the house. Or cut up the favourite characters in a TV show and they have to find the whole gang.
  9. Collections… these are actually a real pain in the neck as we end up with bags and boxes of weird things we can’t identify all over the house BUT they do keep kids occupied for quite long periods so probably worth it. You can take a walk in the woods (don’t forget a thermos of hot chocolate or soup if it’s cold) and collect, pine cones, seed pods, sticks, stones, feathers, leaves etc. Try not to pull blossom off the trees!
  10. We have a free download with a week of kids activities you can print off and use – just follow this link and add your email address x

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6 Comments

  1. Love your frugal ideas. My fav. is visiting the library. It's always surprising all the things that kids can do there.
    Reply 31st March 2018 at 12:24 am
  2. What a great post full of amazing activities tips. I love it
    Reply 30th March 2018 at 8:28 am
  3. I love your suggestions! I really had a hard time thinking of different things for Easter! I love the thought of planting, it is so easy but is also so fun.
    Reply 29th March 2018 at 9:25 pm
  4. These are great ideas that are sure to keep little ones occupied! Thanks so much for sharing.
    Reply 29th March 2018 at 12:22 pm
  5. I love libraries. They are the perfect place to go as a family.
    Reply 29th March 2018 at 5:17 am
  6. You've listed some fun ideas! Going to a car showroom made me chuckle (but I'd be worried my kids would scratch the vehicles). I take mine to the mall and let them take turns pushing each other in the stroller.
    Reply 28th March 2018 at 5:31 pm

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