Sunday 25 February 2018

Spring and Easter Inspiration - 30 Great Ideas for Families

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Hip, hip hooray Spring is finally arriving. There are gorgeous yellow daffodils all over my house, the sun has been out more days than not this week and Easter is only five weeks away. Spring is my favourite season of the year, the days get longer, it’s sunny without being too hot and I just adore seeing the cherry blossom everywhere.

It, therefore, seems perfect to share this round-up of Spring and Easter inspiration from loads of amazing bloggers. Read on....


1.  Fancy some fun with Easter crafts with the kids, then Cat has nine great ones for you, including chick bookmark corners and paper bunny ornaments.

2.  Make your own Easter Egg Sun catchers from Hodge Podge Days

Make your own Easter sun catcher

3.  If you need to craft your little one a costume for some Easter celebrations, then what about a donkey costume to remind you of Palm Sunday.

4.  How to make a complete Easter tree for under a tenner. I love any excuse to have a decorated tree even when it is not Christmas.

5.  Another take on an Easter tree is this pretty Pom Pom Tree from The Gingerbread House.

6.  Beautiful Easter vases or candle holders - super simple but very effective.

7.  If you have very little ones, then you don't want your craft to be too complex, so check out this easy daffodil craft from Hodge Podge Days.

8.  Everyone loves an Easter chick and these ones from Suburban Mum are easy and effective. Go on make your own Easter chicks.

Craft your own Easter chick

Garden Activities

9.  Being Spring it must be time to clear up your garden after all those bleak months. Check out Becky's post about creating a Spring Garden.

10.  Becky also shows you how to make a simple spring flower arrangement to brighten up your desk or dining table.

11.  You don't want the birds to be stealing all that wonderful fruit or veg that you've planted out, so how about making your own scarecrow to scare them away. Such a fun activity for kids.

Easter resurrection garden

12.  Check out my posts from a few years ago where I share how the kids made personal Easter Resurrection Gardens to celebrate Christ rising again.

13.  Fran at Back with a Bump shows you how to create your own Easter egg hunt at home with cryptic clues.

14.  Five ideas of activities to do in the Spring.


15.  This recipe from Cat’s Yellow Days for Hot Cross Brioche is my idea of heaven.

Hot cross brioche

16.  Cream Egg Cupcakes from Diary of a Frugal Family look just perfect and I adore chocolate.

17.  I think chocolate Easter nest cakes are the first thing that comes to mind when I think of Easter and my kids being young.

18.  If you fancy cooking but money is tight, check out these budget-friendly Easter Biscuits from My Boys Club.

19.  Who doesn't love Roast lamb at Easter, it is certainly my favourite. Here's a fail-safe cooking method from Joy at PinkOddy.

20.  Or if you are veggie then check out Debbie's alternative to Roast lamb.

21.  I adore these painted Easter biscuits from Craft Invaders, so simple but I've never thought to do it before!

Painted Easter Biscuits

22. How about getting the kids involved with making some Hedgehog bread roles, I bet they taste so good!

23.  I don't think people are as familiar with Simnel cake nowadays but it is traditional to eat it in Britain at Easter time. Cat has a lovely modern twist on it, Simnel cupcakes perfect for kids but still with that lovely marzipan taste.

24.  I love this post from Cass, it's essential for after Easter in our house. What to do with leftover chocolate.

Easter chocolate bark

Days Out

25.  If you are local to Surrey/ Sussex then National Trust Petworth House is wonderful for a visit, we went Mothers Day last year.

26.  Wookey Hole caves in Somerset are somewhere really different and as well as the caves here is a whole host of other activities there for all the family to enjoy too.

27.  Don't miss the opportunity to see the Bluebells in late Spring as they are a real sight. The Arlington Bluebell walk isn't to be missed!

Girl in the Bluebell field

28.  If you are local to East/ West Sussex or Kent then these seven sites where you can go and see the lambs being born might be of interest.

29.  Can you imagine how much fun it would be to learn Bushcraft skills as a family? Well, you can in the Cotswold's.

30.  Head to the beach or if you have them, cliffs. Now the weather is getting nicer it is perfect to gather some friends and go for a nice long walk and enjoy an ice cream.

Birling Gap cliffs, East Sussex

I also love to make greetings cards, there is nothing complex to it, but I think they look effective.

I hope you've enjoyed all these ideas of things to do this Spring. I wish you a wonderful Easter. Mich x

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