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Top Ways to Keep the Children Occupied This Easter for Less

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The Easter holidays are one of the longer breaks in the school year and often the weather isn’t always at its best.  This means that the children quickly get bored of their toys and games and restlessness sets in.  A great way to keep them occupied is to make things together with them and My Voucher Codes have created a great pack to help you enjoy the fun and easy crafts and activities that don’t break the bank.

Decorating the house for Easter

Decorating the house for Easter has become very popular in the way that Halloween and Christmas see our homes transformed.  Easter is about pastel colours, rabbits, chicks and, of course, Easter eggs.  Making your own colourful Easter eggs with the kids is one of the easier tasks to undertake and lets the children bring out their artistic side.

Prick two holes in an egg and use tape to stop them cracking.  Put a small straw into one hold and gently blow out the egg yolk and white through the bottom hole.  Give then a gentle rinse and they are ready for decoration.  The children can then paint them as they want and put them in a bowl to decorate the dining room table.

Easy games

Another set of great ideas in the Easter Hack Pack surrounds easy games you can play with the kids over the Easter weekend, especially the younger ones.

Treasure hunts are always popular and there’s no reason that you can’t hold your own around the house and garden.  Hide a set of little treats and make a map or a series of clues for the kids to follow to track down each treat.  Remember to include the same number of treats in each spot as children to avoid any arguments.

The egg and spoon race is a mainstay of Easter games and there’s no reason why you can’t hold your own.  Hard boil an egg for each child (and you can use them for salads afterwards if they survive in one piece).  Everyone gets an egg and a spoon and the idea is to run as quickly as possible to the finish line without dropping the egg.

Make your cash go further

Because Easter can be a costly time of the year, it also helps to remember those little tips that make your cash go further.  While the children will want an Easter egg for Easter Sunday, limit them to one each.  Then pop to the stores on Monday as you know there will be lots of discounts and multi-buy offers.  Then you can dish out eggs during the holidays to avoid chocolate overload or as part of your games.

Use websites to check out the best deals on Easter egg prices before you buy any.  Web sites such as MySupermarket and MyVoucherCodes will tell you what prices eggs are at the different shops and often offer vouchers for stores that helps with the cost.  You might even spot one for a luxury chocolate store to treat the adults as well as the kids!

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