Trying to find a way to make Easter special this year for your little one(s), while staying safe? With these tips you can celebrate Easter safely and still make it a lot fun this year!
Easter up breakfast
What better way to start Easter celebration?
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Let your little one(s) get creative with
- An upcycled Easter Treat Jar:
- An egg gift box
- An Easter themed garland for their room
- Finger paint
Create a bunny with your little ones’ hand and two fingers:
- Decorated Easter eggs
For this one you would need various types of pasta and paper in various colours. Painting the pasta’s is already a lot of fun!
Find an alternative to the community Easter egg hunt
Host your own at home instead! You can do this indoors and/or in the garden if you have one. There are a few ways you could do so:
- Physically active hunt
Make a list of the activities below and make sure to put a number before each activity.
#1 Hop like a bunny
Write down one of these numbers on each egg you’re going to hide – using a different number each time. After your little one finds an egg, they bring it to you and they have to do the activity that is attached to that number on the list.
Let your little one find the Golden Egg by telling them if their ‘hot’ or ‘cold’.
- Color-coded Egg hunt
For this one you need chocolate eggs wrapped in various colours. Pick three colours and use either three six-piece egg boxes, bowls or baskets. Give each box, bowl or basket a different colour, matching a colour of the wrapping of the eggs you’re going to hide. Hide all six eggs of each colour (18 in total) and let your little one search for the eggs and put them in the right box.
- Puzzle hunt
Hide pieces of a simple puzzle. Tell them how many pieces are hidden and let them search for it. After they find all pieces, let them try to puzzle it together – help if necessary.
Read Easter stories
Here you can find a list of books related to Easter:
- We’re going on an egg hunt – by Laura Hughes
- The Golden Egg Book - by Margaret Wise Brown
- Don't Push the Button! An Easter Surprise – Bill Cottor
- The Night Before Easter – Natasha Wing
- How to Catch the Easter Bunny – Adam Wallace
Host an Easter movie marathon
- Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade (2016)
- Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo (2004)
- Veggie Tales: An Easter Carol (2004)
- Veggie Tales: Twas the Night before Easter' (2011)
- Hop (2011)
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Want to celebrate with the whole family? Make it virtual!
As getting together with the entire family probably isn’t the safest option right now, you could host a virtual get-together and play games, such as Pictionary or an Egg and Spoon race (one family at a time, while the others watch). Fun guaranteed!
You could also decide to separately celebrate Easter, but do the same activities and share pictures and videos during the activities.