Brace up mums! We have got a long holiday ahead and this includes Easter. Are you thinking of inexpensive ways to make the Easter holiday memorable for your family? Not to worry. We got you covered. Check out our 5 creative and fun ideas below:
Go on an Easter egg Hunt
If you’ve got toddlers or young kids, then an Easter egg hunt is a great idea. Just in case you don’t have any Easter egg hunt event taking place in your environ, you can always improvise. All you have to do is wrap and colour some eggs and place them around the garden, park or any area with sneaky hiding places. Then, have the kids go in search of them. You can also invite your neighbors, friends and family over and have fun together.
Watch a film:
It’s the Easter break and cinemas always have discounted tickets for kids and even adults so why not go out and see a movie as a family. Alternatively, you can stay back at home and see a movie on Netflix on terrestrial or cable TV. You can also invite other members of your family over for an Easter movie night and everyone would definitely have fun without having to spend a dime.
You can also look around your kitchen and whip up an interesting recipe for Easter. You don’t have to spend too much. You can bake a cake with your kids, prepare spring rolls or small chops together. See more creative recipes here After cooking you can decide to eat at home or go on a family picnic at a nice park or garden.
Frejon is a popular meal eaten on Good Friday mostly by Catholics in Lagos. To prepare a quick Frejon meal, you will need the following ingredients:
1 Cup Black beans or black-eyed beans
2 Cups Coconut Milk
4 Cups Water (enough to cook beans till very soft)
1 tsp Ground Cloves
2 tbs Ground Sugar
- Boil beans till very soft takes between 4 to 5 hours (use a pressure cooker because it would take less time)
- Place beans in blender, add coconut milk and blend beans till very smooth
- Add blended mix to a pot and stir continuously, add coconut milk gradually till you get desired consistency.
- Add cloves, sugar and keep stirring for 10 minutes.
- Serve with fish stew and garri.
Photo courtesy Dobbys Signature
Visit a museum:
The children will definitely love to visit local museums around you, which often times aren’t expensive.
. Nigerian National Museum, Lagos
-Located at Awolowo Road, Onikan, Lagos, and the Museum houses some notable collections of the country’s sculptures, arts, ethnographic, and archaeological displays. You will also find some historical statues and carvings and monuments here. This museum opens daily from 6:00 am – 6:00 pm.
– Jos Museum
The museum is located in the Jos Museum Complex very close to the Jos Zoo. There is also a pottery Hall in the museum and a school of learning for Museum technicians and enthusiasts.
-National War Museum, Umuahia
Located in Abia State, it is called a war museum. The museum opens from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and attracts an entrance fee of N200.
– National Museum, Benin City
This museum fully represents the depth and history of the Benin Empire and this will leave you in awe and gratitude. The museum is located on King’s Square, at the heart of the city.
– National Museum, Kaduna
This museum is located opposite the Emir of Zazzau’s palace along Ali Akilu Road in Kaduna. It houses the terracotta statues, bronzes and other ethnographic and archaeological artifacts too.
– Esie Museum
Located in the Igbomina town of Kwara state, this museum was the first to be established in Nigeria. The museum has a contemporary gallery with a permanent exhibition titled “Indigenous Artworks as Indicators of Cultural harmony” and outside the museum lays a children’s playground.
– Gidan Makama, Kano
It was a 500-year-old palace in Kano before it was converted into a museum. It has a noteworthy collection of arts, crafts and items of historic interest to the Kano area. The museum is divided into 11 galleries, each with their own centre of focus.
Located in Argungu, Kebbi State Nigeria, adjacent to the main market. The museum is divided into 11 compartments, which boast of a notable collection of weapons like charms, spears, swords local guns, wood, stones, bows and arrows among others.
– National Museum of Colonial History
This notable museum is located at 6 Ikot Ekpene Road, Aba, Abia and was opened in 1985. You will find items like old Nigerian money and relics of the slave trade era.
– Owo museum
Owo Museum is located in Owo, Ondo State Nigeria. The museum contains significant artifacts and ethnographic materials discovered in the Owo area, which was first excavated in 1969-1971 by Ekpo Eyo. The museum opens on weekdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Have a cheap meal out:
It’s Easter! You don’t have to break the bank because you want a decent meal out. The whole family can always try something new for a change and that small corner shop around you might just be the right spot for you to explore with your family.
We hope you found this useful? We are itching to know how you spent the Easter holidays. Please send us an email at [email protected] or drop a comment below.