Ways you can make Easter fun during lockdown!
This year we celebrate Easter on Sunday the 4th April, with all the schools on half term and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic it can be difficult to think of ways to celebrate Easter especially that we are restricted from seeing our friends and family.
Some fun ideas for keeping the children entertained for Easter during lockdown…
- Easter egg hunt
This is a great activity if you want to keep the children pre-occupied! You can hide mini Easter eggs around the house or in the garden! You can make it harder for older children by creating a map.
- Arts and Crafts
Putting the children to their imagination! Some things you can do are painting an Easter egg, making an Easter bonnet, designing an Easter basket.
- Story and/or Movie time
There are many Easter stories and movies for children such as, HOP and Peter Rabbit.
- Egg and Spoon race
The Egg and Spoon race is a traditional sporting event that children usually do at sports day with their schools. The participant must balance an egg on a spoon and race with it to the finishing line. You could this or something similar in the garden or an open space near your house!
- Planting some flowers
Planting flowers is a great activity to do with children of all ages and can even become a continuing hobby! Flowers like lilies, daffodils and tulips are varieties of Easter plants and will look lovely growing into the summer season.
- Attend a virtual farm
The farms are usually very busy during Easter and Spring time. The lockdown has not stopped people from visiting the farm as you can now attend the farm virtually from the comfort of your own home. Just take a look on google to see if the farm near you are doing any virtual tours!
- Participate in a quiz
Get the family together for a quiz night which can involve a range of topics like music, sport, Disney etc. You can even do a virtual quiz on Zoom and play with other friends and family.
- Bake Easter treats
There is nothing better than eating chocolate. There are many Easter treats that you can bake while getting the children involved. Some ideas are carrot cake and chocolate rice crispy cakes (which can be easily done with rice krispies or cornflakes).