With Easter around the corner visions of bunnies and Easter goodies are dancing in your child’s head. Easter only rolls around once a year and it is a special event for children and adults alike. However, since it is only a one day a year celebration, there is no need to break the bank. Smart shopping and a little planning in advance will help keep you from blowing your Easter fun budget. Following these tips will help ensure that you have a fabulously frugal Easter.
Reuse What You Can –
Chances are last year’s Easter baskets are still sitting around collecting dust. Brush them off and shine them up! There’s no need to buy new when you can reuse what you have on hand. The same goes for other Easter novelties such as plastic eggs and Easter games.
Buy Easter Goodies in the Off Season –
This rule applies to practically every holiday. You will find discounts of up to 75% off after the holiday season. Retailers will be itching to unload all of their festive merchandise after the holiday season passes.
Make Homemade Treats –
Everything inside your child’s Easter basket doesn’t have to be store bought. Consider making Easter themed cookies, cake pops, or rice crispy treats. These can all be customized and individually wrapped. They will make a great addition to your child’s Easter basket.
Have Easter Egg Hunts –
This is definitely my children’s favorite part of Easter! Finding Easter eggs filled with small treats doesn’t get much more exciting for small children. Easter egg hunts are a low cost activity that can keep children entertained for hours.
Dye Easter Eggs –
Let your child’s creativity shine. You can buy a couple dozen eggs and an Easter egg coloring kit for less than ten dollars. You can use a white crayon and let your child draw on the eggs before dying them. Their drawings will then show through. This is a fantastic family activity.
Have an Easter Picnic -
Make some sandwiches or other delicious treats and pack up to enjoy lunch at the park. Bring your child’s favorite Easter stories along with you. You can read their favorite Easter books while soaking up the warm sunshine. This is also a fantastic way to discuss the meaning of Easter with your children.
Make Easter Crafts –
It’s remarkable how long some construction paper, a pair of scissors, and glue can keep a child entertained. Stencil bunny shapes on construction paper and let your child decorate their own Easter bunny. You could even get stickers, glue on eyes, and glitter for added fun.
Watch Easter Movies with the Family –
Easter movies are a great way to get in the holiday spirit. They can also be a great way to show kids the real meaning of Easter. Here Comes Peter
Cottontail is a classic movie children are sure to enjoy. Other honorable mentions Veggie Tales: An Easter Carol and It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown.
Shop the Dollar Store for Easter Basket Fillers –
It amazes me that some of the toys my children play with the most have come from the good ole dollar store. If you are in need of some last minute Easter Basket stuffers you can find items such as coloring books, crayons, bubbles, small games, side walk chalk, play dough and more for a dollar.
Go to Sunday Service –
The most important Easter activity of all won’t cost you a dime. Get the family in their Sunday best and head to your church for their Easter service. While it is fun the true meaning of Easter should be honored and celebrated.
There are a plethora of frugal Easter activities for you to enjoy. Regardless of your kids age or interests there are countless fun, yet inexpensive activities for you to try. Follow these ten tips and a frugal Easter is in your future!