While this Easter weekend may not be what you were planning this year, it doesn't mean you can't have fun! Here are some fun ideas and tips on ways for the family to celebrate Easter during lockdown.
Not forgetting tonnes of chocolates, loads of bunnies and piles of hot cross buns :-) !
1. Organise an Easter egg hunt
Indoors or in the garden the kids will love it! Get creative and even organise a treasure map. The whole family can get involved and the best bit about organising your own one is you can choose the chocolate, and don't have to share it with anyone.
2. Bake Bake Bake
I highly recommend BBC food for kids, they have fantastic recipes. Get messy and have fun with it, and remember if you have children under 5 it is a good idea to get everything ready first to keep them engaged the whole time. Then enjoy the results, YUM!
3. Make a card
A lot of us are missing people outside the home we live in. So why not reach out to your family and friends the old fashioned way- and send a letter!
Grab some card and get out some pens, paint, glitter or whatever else you have lying around and make some Easter cards. If you’re not able to get letters to far away friends and family, consider dropping something round to your neighbours - it’s a sure way to put a smile on their faces.
4. Get crafty!
+ Decorate your own egg can be fun for all the family- First wash out the shells of cracked eggs. If possible, keep the two sides of the egg shells in their pairs to help you match them later. Wait for them to dry and glue the two shells back together and cover them with tissue paper. The tissue paper will reinforce the joined cracked eggs together. Wait for the tissue paper to dry and then decorate.
+ Make stained glass Easter-themed window decorations using black paper, tissue paper and glue.
+ If you don't have lots of glitter and coloured paper then let's get creative and use what you have. There are plenty of things that can be made with everyday items, such as a castle made of old kitchen and toilet roll tubes.
8. Fun Easter learning worksheets
Activity Village has a great range of activities from colouring in, maths puzzles, symmetry chicks and easter tracing pages. These easter worksheets are educational while still making it fun for the children. You can download and print all the worksheets for free.
9. Make an Easter Tree from your Easter walk
If you can get hold of a bundle of sticks from your back garden or on a daily walk, take them home, put them in a vase and create an "Easter tree" by hanging decorations on the branches. You could even put the things you have made earlier that day,
10. Have an Easter party
Playlist ready, everyone all dressed up and have your own Easter disco. You can find YOUTUBE video's online of disco flashing lights to create the disco atmosphere.
If it would work in your street, you could even organise an event like the families at a Welsh housing estate in Morgantown in Cardiff. They hold nightly disco's from their doorsteps to help with the lockdown blues. Check it out here.
All my Love xx