The Easter holidays are fast approaching and it's always good to have a few good ideas to keep the kids happy. There are lots of fun things to do whatever the weather. Here are a few to try and you can share your plans in the comments box.
Lamb is a traditional roast for Easter but why not try pork belly for great value and maximum taste?
A sit down family meal creates great memories and everyone can play a part from the preparation, cooking and setting the table. Why not get the kids to make some place names in advance and decorate the table with an Easter theme?
Easter Picnic When I was little my family joined with several others to go on a picnic every Easter Sunday (rain or shine). We decorated eggs in advance and rolled them down a hill which I think is quite a Scottish tradition. Picnics don't just have to be about sandwiches, why not try a frittata which is great served cold or even some marbled eggs?
An Easter egg hunt is the most traditional game and lots of fun. Don't forget a basket to collect all your finds. The shops are full of wonderful chocolate Easter eggs but you could try a chocolate free hunt too.
I was introduced to a new game a few years ago which is great for older children and adults to do together. In advance, hard boil eggs for each person taking part except for one which you leave uncooked. Ask everyone to find a partner and line up, you then throw the eggs back and forth between each other. No one knows who has the uncooked eggs and so you have to throw and catch as carefully as you can. The game is over when one person gets splatted.
If you have a nice day, why not go for a walk and take photos of all the interesting things that you can see? The first buds on cherry trees or bright yellow daffodils. Fresh air and exercise will build up an appetite for your family meal or picnic.
There are lots of things that kids can make for Easter, especially when the weather isn't great outside. Try MyKidCraft for lots of great ideas from pom pom Easter chicks to greeting cards and chocolate nests.