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Do you hold an Easter egg hunt for the kids? :The Saturday Weekend Review #68

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An Easter egg hunt becomes a treasure hunt game for kids and they love Easter activities just like many adults did when they were children.

Easter is probably one of the least expensive yet perfect way to get creative with your kids.

You can even work with your children to create their own homemade Easter egg baskets. Almost all the crafts, crayons, books etc. that you need can easily be purchased at your local Dollar store so you don’t have to break the budget.

We were also lucky to find loads of Easter items at the second-hand stores and Thrift shops for even less than you’d pay at the Dollar store.

Growing up we really didn’t have much in the way of family Easter traditions although my wife has many stories to tell.

Fun Easter activities doesn’t always have to include chocolate either because some kids are not able to have chocolate so coming up with other Easter ideas is important for some parents.

In her home Easter is a big deal as is Good Friday so we ate lots of fish yesterday including lobster, shrimp, cod and scallops. It was great because I enjoy eating fish and it’s a great way to go meatless for the day and for many that can be tough.

She said her parents would not only hide Easter eggs around the house but they would create their own Easter baskets. They didn’t get much chocolate but her parents would also hide crayons, colouring books and other trinkets as well for them to find on the Easter hunt.

What was fun for me to watch was the Easter egg hunt of our nephew because he’s now at the age where he’s starting to understand Birthday’s, Christmas and now Easter. He knows that Easter means getting ready for the Easter egg hunt. He made me laugh so hard with his little basket looking all around the house trying to find the colourful little chocolate eggs.

Every time he found an egg he would say out loud, “I found another Easter egg”. He was more than happy to share his Easter eggs with friends and family too which was great because I really love chocolate.

If you have lots of friends and relatives getting together at one house you might as well hold an Easter party and get everyone involved. Just think of all the delicious fun you could have especially if your kids like to share chocolate with you.

It’s too bad they don’t have Easter egg hunts for adults because I’d be all for it. I mean we dress up for Halloween and participate in other seasonal festivities so why not get involved with an Easter egg hunt. Imagine the fun lol.


Easter egg hunt ideas


I can’t remember where I read this but one family who has many kids wanted to make sure that all of their children got their fair share of Easter chocolates when they held the Easter egg hunt. That makes sense because all you need is one child to have 50 chocolate eggs and the other to have 10 lol. I could only imagine the envy.

What the parents did was buy plastic coloured Easter eggs and hid them around the house. Now each child was given a colour for their Easter egg hunt and they were only allowed to pick up the Easter eggs of that colour. If they found an Easter egg that was not their colour they had to leave it in its spot. They weren’t allowed to tell the other siblings either as that would ruin all the fun.

The reasoning behind this was that the parents wanted to make sure that each of their kids were engaged in the Easter egg hunt and that they were getting equal amounts of Easter chocolate in their Easter baskets. I thought that was a brilliant idea.

Another Easter game for kids that I’ve heard about is the hidden images game where the parent hides Easter images around the house instead of chocolates. The child gets to keep the images and gets a chocolate for each image they find. In some cases the images are like a colouring book so they can colour them after with crayons or pencil crayons. It’s a great way to get the creative juices flowing with your child.


Community Easter egg hunt


I’m pretty sure that most communities around Canada have an Easter in the park for the kiddies which is a great way to get families out of the house and involved with outdoor activities.

It not only brings families together but adults get to mingle while the kids are out on the Easter egg hunt and the children might even make some new friends. Who knows they might even trade Easter eggs with their new friends.

Most communities use the coloured rock system for an Easter egg hunt which makes sense to me. You don’t want your child picking up chocolate eggs that were hidden in the grass because you don’t know what is or has lurked down there.

A great way to solve this problem is to use the plastic coloured eggs that they have to hand in for chocolate Easter eggs or the parents paint rocks different colours and hide them around the park or backyard if you do an outdoor family Easter egg hunt.

I’m sure there are many other ways to conduct an Easter egg hunt but what I learned from this experience is that we are only a child once. It’s an amazing feeling just to see the face of a child light up with a smile when they enjoy doing something like hunting for Easter eggs or opening a gift.

Although we don’t have any kids yet we hope one day soon to be part of the holiday festivities with our own child.


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Making a difference



If you know a personal finance blogger that is making a difference and want to nominate them please send me an email canadianbudgetbinder (@) so I can reach out to them for a feature story.

Note: If you are a blogger who gives back and would like to be featured by all means get in touch with me as I am filling spots up for the rest of 2014 and they are going quickly.

Today my Making a Difference blogger is no stranger to Canadian Budget Binder fans and some of you even follow her. She is the one and only Karen from Lil Suburban Homestead. Below she has shared a bit about her blog, family and homestead which she takes so much pride in with all of the work the entire family puts into it. Enjoy the read.

Hi Mr.CBB and Fans!

Karen Lynn is a blogger at Lil’ Suburban Homestead her and her husband she calls the “Viking” are beekeepers, raise chickens, and supplement their diet with organic food that they grow all on a 1/3 of an acre.

They are passionate about creating processes and coming up with inventive ways to keep things simple and seamless as they both work full time outside the home.

One of the more creative projects was the DIY rotating strawberry planter made of an old water tank. They love to cook, grill, and Karen Lynn even slips in a craft idea now and then.

They also love to go fishing and camping as well so now and then she will post about their latest catch as well. They love living in Coastal North Carolina and always try to make time to attend festivals and enjoy local musicians a favorite being bluegrass.

They have embarked on wine making adventures this year and there will be plenty more new posts to come on this topic!

More recently Karen Lynn has joined “The Survival Mom” radio network where her show airs every Thursday and they share their Suburban Homesteading Adventures with everyone!

Karen Lynn


What is a blog carnival?


Some fans have asked me “what is a blog carnival?” so a little explanation is due here for anyone reading for the first time or for my long-time fans.

A blog carnival is where a blog or website hosts what we call a carnival of blog posts from around the web. Most blog carnivals have a theme and certain rules for submitting which must be followed.

If you are a blogger and would like to learn what blog carnival directories I submit to each week you can find the information in a previous Saturday Weekend Review post that I wrote.


Carnival glory


A big thanks to these pages for accepting my blog posts and sharing them in the following carnivals and/or sharing my blog posts with their fans.




Google search terms


Every week I get thousands of people visit Canadian Budget Binder because they did a search online and found my blog. Keep in mind any spelling errors below are because I share with you the exact way they typed their search engine query to land on my blog.

Here are a few of my favorite searches that may have even brought you here and you’re reading this, now.

  • Scam code of practice– lol.. I think they meant scanning code of practice.
  • Why women love men with money– Do you really need to look this up.. it’s pretty obvious.
  • What’s your name?– I’m not telling haha!


That’s all for this week’s edition of The Saturday Weekend Review #68. Have a great week and catch me here again next Saturday with more updates.




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  1. Thank you so much Mr. CBB for featuring me as part of your series of bloggers who make a difference this means so much to me as just this past week my daughter was sharing with me how much she admires my husband and I for trying to live more sustainably and share with others our knowledge. As you know I am a huge fan of your blog I guess we have in common that we both love good eats and love finding a bargain but I still have so much to learn about finance, savings, and investing your blog is chock full of great information period not only that but a wealth of resources! Thanks again I’m so grateful!

  2. I don’t have any little kids, but I hope all the kids have fun with out door Easter Egg Hunts, as i did as a Kid!

  3. I love random search words! And I love the idea of color coding Easter Eggs for each kid. Will probably be using that in the future….

  4. When I was growing up, kids received a chocolate bunny, and a skipping rope. The last year I received the bunny, my father left notes all around the house, giving me clues where to find it..which was very out of character for him, but he seemed to enjoy it a lot.
    When our 4 kids were small, we gave them a strawberry box. they were wood back then (from strawberry season) and they needed to decorate it, and set them out to be filled up. Even when they were teenagers and old 🙂 ….we also hid eggs around the house.
    Some families I knew, treated it as a second Xmas, and the amount of money they spent on clothes and toys was massive. For us it was only candy.

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