With the Easter holiday around the corner, you may be wondering how you can celebrate with your children while also being mindful of social distancing. Due to COVID-19, most states have a stay-at-home order in place, so attending Easter service or community Easter egg hunts aren’t an option. So how can you continue family traditions and create great memories for your children? Easter activities don’t have to end just because you’re sheltering at home. Trying a few of the ideas below, you will soon discover ways to create a memorable holiday your children will love:
Many churches across the country will offer live streaming on Sunday, giving families a chance to partake in Easter services. There’s also the option to video call family members and read Bible verses together or have your child read their favorite Easter books while video calling family members and friends.
Easter-themed family bake-off
Start by pairing into teams, then make a couple of dozen cupcakes or cookies and see who can decorate them the fastest. After all, who doesn’t love a challenge? Whether its kids vs. adults, a sibling showdown, or whatever you wish to call it…enjoy the moment!
Stay-at-home Easter egg hunt
Instead of hard-to-find real eggs, use colorful plastic eggs this Easter and place small pieces of candy inside before hiding them around the house or yard. Better yet, have family and friends who are close with your children text or email you special messages that can be printed and placed inside of the eggs.
Create new traditions
While brunch after Sunday service or lunch at grandma’s house may be the usual way to spend Easter, it’s always refreshing to start new traditions. Start the day cooking breakfast and have your children help by making their favorite breakfast items. Cooking is a great way to bond as a family, or take a walk together and celebrate the importance of family and the Easter holiday.
Easter arts and crafts
Children love to personalize almost everything, so have plenty of paint, markers, ribbons, and craft paper available. Make paper eggs to decorate windows around the house or paint Easter baskets for the Easter egg hunt. If your child is tech-savvy, have them create and send personalized e-cards to friends and family using JibJab.
Sure, COVID-19 has dramatically changed our lives, but with a little creativity, you can create new family traditions and loving and lasting memories.
So how do you plan to spend your Easter holiday?