Easter school holidays are just around the corner - incorporate an Easter theme into the school holiday period whilst saving money at the same time!
1 - Take a mini Camping Holiday with the kids, but instead of heading to the beach campsites which are usually packed out and far more expensive, why not consider heading inland, and discovering your own special camping spot?
2 - Write a shopping list of what you plan to eat during your camping trip, and stick to it! Don't take more than you would normally eat at home over the 3 - 4 day period, and that way you won't be lugging home all the extra food you packed 'just in case'. And don't forget the tiny Easter Eggs for the Easter Egg Hunt!
3 – Decorate some hard-boiled eggs and then hide them around the campsite. Give a prize of one BIG Easter Egg to the child who finds the most hard-boiled eggs.
4 – Pre-made Easter baskets can be quite expensive, but you can make your own for a fraction of the cost. Create an Easter basket for each child. No need to spend a fortune - either re-use last year's basket, or go to your local Dollars and Sense/Reject Shop/Crazy Clark's store and buy cheap decorative buckets/baskets/boxes, then fill them with whatever is appropriate for each child from the following list (also from the same store) -
- Matchbox cars
- Skipping rope
- Temporary Tattoos
- Arts and Craft supplies
- Bubbles and Wand
- Face paints
- Pack of cards
- Board games
- Easter eggs
Your children will have heaps to occupy them for the rest of the school holidays!
5 - Organise an Easter-themed Treasure hunt.
6 - Make some homemade Easter treats to take on your camping trip, rather than buying expensive Easter treats from the supermarket. Look online for recipes and get the kids involved in the baking.
7 - Arrange with a friend to alternate having days off from work during the school holidays, and look after each other's children on the days each of you are home. This will save both of you having to pay childcare fees. Be organised and have a few activities planned in advance, ie -
- Having the craft materials on hand to make Easter hats and costumes;
- Have a baking day, making Hot Cross Buns and Easter biscuits;
- Research Easter-themed children's movies on Netflix, and have the popcorn maker machine ready;
- Make an Easter Bunny Pinata;
- Play Pin the Tail on the Easter Bunny.
Get Started with a Spending Plan Today so You Can Save For The Next Easter Holidays!