We aren’t religious but, like a lot of families, we do love to celebrate Easter! This year will sadly be a little different, with the absence of family around us. But let’s do our best to make it as fun and as positive as possible for the children.
Here are my top tips for celebrating Easter during this challenging time…
1. Do a DIY trail
I’ve never met a child who doesn’t adore a trail or treasure hunt! Instead of waking up to their Easter goodies, why not get the kids hunting for clues to earn their chocolate? Just download and print my free indoor trail kit to get you started. You could hide some extra little chocolately treats around the house and in the garden too!
2. Get crafting
The kids love an excuse to do craft so, instead of buying expensive decorations or cards, get them on the job! Raid the recycling bin and the craft box, and spend an afternoon decorating the house. It’ll keep the little ones busy and make the house feel cheerful too! Check out my cheap and simple Easter craft ideas!
3. Cook something yummy
Get busy in the kitchen making some Easter treats. Have a go at my tasty recipes – from cupcakes to hot-cross buns! Baking is such a good way to spend some time with the kiddies and keep them busy. And, given the amount of snacks they get through in a day, the extra food might come in handy too! 😂
4. Make memories
Take a walk in the sunshine, or go for a bike ride, with your family for some quality time together and a change of scenery. Fresh air is so therapeutic; get outside for an hour, get some exercise and blow the cobwebs away!
5. Get gardening
Spring is the perfect time to grow some vegetables or flowers, so buy some cheap seeds and get planting! My two love growing things and it saves us a fortune in the summer when we can eat our own veg. You don’t need a vegetable patch or tons of room, a pot with a cane is a great place to grow green beans or tomatoes.
6. Set up an escape room
Finn and Lola love an escape room challenge, it’s such good fun. Why not make an Easter themed one for the kids to complete at home? Take a look at my escape room post for some ideas for creating your own a DIY escape room. Maths questions, missing song lyrics, anagrams, puzzle pieces and wordsearches work well as a simplified version for the little ones.
7. Make an Easter Egg piñata
Easter is actually the perfect time for a DIY piñata – balloons make a great egg shape with paper-mache and filled with yummy goodies it’s a fab Easter treat. Check out my post on how to make an Easter egg piñata to get started.
8. Connect with family
We’ll all be feeling the lack of family around us on Easter Sunday, but there’s nothing stopping us from spending time with our loved ones on Facetime. Make the most of websites like Zoom, and get everyone on the screen playing together – a quiz night, bingo or even charades would be good fun! Take a look at my Facetime games article more ideas or download one of my family quizzes.
Happy Easter! 😊