Activity/Craft,  Family

How To Celebrate Easter With Your Kids On A Budget

As Easter approaches, the excitement in the air is palpable, especially for kids eagerly anticipating Easter Egg hunts, crafts, of course, chocolate! However, if you are worried about the thought of budget constraints, fear not. There’s no need to let frugal living dampen the spirit of celebration for you and your family. 

In this blog post, we’ll explore how to celebrate Easter with your kids on a budget by providing creative, fun, and budget-friendly tips and tricks that make for wonderful family memories. So, if you’re ready, let’s dive into some fantastic ideas that will not only spark joy but also keep your budget intact.

Easter Egg Hunts On A Budget

The first thing that comes to mind about Easter for many children is, of course, the Easter Egg hunt. These days there are so many choices and, quite honestly, many of the Easter Eggs you see in stores are so expensive! Instead of shopping for branded chocolate, seek out stores such as ALDI or LIDL and browse their collection of Easter chocolates. They always have amazing products in fun shapes, plus I very often find they have extra special Easter Eggs with a chocolatey creamy filling inside! These Easter Eggs cost a fraction of the price and can be bought in packs, making planning your Easter Egg hunt so much easier. 

Easter Themed Crafts

Want to know how to celebrate Easter with your kids on a budget? Well, it’s time to unleash your inner artist and embark on a series of fun and colourful Easter crafts with your kids. Create personalised Easter cards, decorate eggs the traditional way with simple household items like rubber bands and food coloring, or make adorable bunny ears from construction paper and headbands. Not only will this provide quality bonding time, but it also allows your kids to showcase their creativity and brighten up your home. 

Easter-Themed Story Time

If you want to know how to celebrate Easter with your kids on a budget, books are your answer. Take the opportunity to dive into another world (or two) by exploring Easter-themed books with your children. Head to your local library or check online for free or low-cost options, including audiobooks from places like Spotify and YouTube. Reading with your children not only fosters a love for books but also creates cherished memories that you will be able to look back on fondly. Choose stories that convey the spirit of Easter, such as The Great Easter Egg Scramble, or more traditional stories, such as a children’s retelling of Easter and share the joy of storytelling with your little ones.

Budget Friendly Baking

Easter baking is one of my favourite things to do with my children. It’s cheap, it’s fun, and best of all – you get to eat lots of yummy treats! There are plenty of easy Easter inspired makes that you can try, including Easter shaped biscuits and Shredded Wheat and melted chocolate nests.

Nature Inspired Easter Decorations

Spring is a beautiful time of year, it’s full of bright colours and there are lots of exciting things going on in nature. Embrace the beauty of the season with your children by incorporating some nature inspired decorations. Collect twigs, flowers, and leaves to create a rustic and budget-friendly centerpiece for your Easter table, for example. Involve the kids in the process, letting them gather materials and arrange them creatively. This not only adds a touch of nature to your celebration but also encourages a sense of appreciation for the great outdoors and teaches children to care for the wildlife around them. 

Final Thoughts On How To Celebrate Easter With Your Kids On A Budget

Celebrating Easter with your kids doesn’t have to be expensive at all. By embracing creativity and resourcefulness, you can create lasting memories without straining your budget. From hosting a bank account friendly Easter egg hunt around your home or garden, to engaging in crafts, exploring Easter-themed books, enjoying budget friendly baking, and incorporating nature-inspired decorations, there are numerous ways to make the holiday extra special.

Looking for more things to do during spring? Take a look at our free printable Spring Bucket List! It’s full of exciting ideas and activities to do with children during the spring months – what’s your favourite from the list? Let me know in the comments below! 

Rachael is a 31 year old mum to 10 year old Luke and 5 year old Oscar. She lives in England and writes about family life, crafts, recipes, parenting wins(and fails), as well as travel, days out, fashion and living the frugal lifestyle.

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