Many families during Easter celebrate with an Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Baskets.
I hear all the time about how much
- money my friends spend on the Easter eggs and baskets
- time they have to commit to doing an Egg Hunt
- … all for 15 minutes of outdoor fun(tops).
Then result is a sugar rush, stepping on small toys, and the infamous “I wanted what they got” argument. But, maybe this year, you are trying to limit the amount of “egg-cess” items. Maybe you don’t want to have the candy around the house, or the little toys and trinkets that the kiddos will play with for 5 minutes (tops). Instead of spending money on
- Basket Filling
- Plastic Eggs
Why not take all of the money you were going to spend, and purchase ONE gift the family would love to have? Now of course, this one gift can turn into many purchases along the way
- Pet: pet food, veterinarian appointments, pet toys, etc.
- Technology: updates, accessories, etc.
- Trip: items for the trip, time to take off of work, etc.
Once you and other monetary decision makers decide on the ONE gift, then print out a picture of the item, cut it up, and have a scavenger hunt to put the pieces together. Maybe you could find a simple puzzle with the item already on there.
If you want to make it “egg” themed, of course you can put the pieces of the big-ticket item picture in the plastic eggs, and have the Easter Egg Hunt.
Just an idea to help you eliminate clutter, and keep your mind on the TRUE reason Easter is celebrated.
Happy Good Friday! I hope you have a Happy Easter this Sunday!