This Easter will be one with a difference thanks to Covid-19 and social distancing, but you can still have loads of fun without leaving the house.
Here are ten Easter traditions to do at home with the children, to make Easter 2020 one to remember!
1. Serve breakfast in half an Easter Egg!
Everyone wants chocolate for breakfast at Easter – enter the Easter Egg cereal bowl! This idea came from our friends at Calderdale Mumbler, whose kids were a bit unsure about this at first (they didn’t want the milk to spoil their treasured Easter Eggs) but loved it in the end.
2. Gift an Easter Basket
These can be full of simple fun springtime treats, such as bubbles, bunny snacks, crafts and things you can use in the spring, such as sunglasses, seeds to plant, a watering can, etc. It’s like Christmas (but cheaper!!). Of course it has to include an Easter Egg!
3. Do an Easter Time Capsule
This Easter will be one to remember, with all the social isolating we’re having to do. Help others in your family remember it for years to come by making a time capsule. You could include newspaper clippings, photos of fun memories with the kids indoors, poems or pictures the children have written, a rainbow they have coloured, recipes you enjoyed during this time, anecdotes about the fight to buy toilet roll…. anything you like!
4. Set up an Egg Hunt
Your favourite egg hunt might be cancelled, but you can set one up at home instead. This blog has some fun clue ideas if you need inspiration!
5. Have an Egg and Spoon Race
If you’re using real eggs – and I would definitely recommend plastic ones instead – then outdoors is the way to go! This is fun for the whole family, and you can make it tricker by doing a three-legged race, adding blindfolds, etc. You can buy egg and spoon race kits, but they’re easy to set up yourself too.
6. Bake an Easter dessert
Whether it is simple Chocolate nest baskets, or carrot cake, rabbit shaped biscuits or a cake decorated with mini eggs, make something special and yummy to eat on Easter Sunday. I recently found this No Bake Mini Egg Cheesecake – find the cheesecake recipe here.
From egg tossing to bunny racing, egg rolling and a glow in the dark egg hunt, this blog is full of fun Easter games that you can play together as a family at home.
9. Plant a Jelly Bean Garden
Sprinkle some jelly beans (or Smarties, sprinkles or small bright sweets) in the garden with the kids before they go to bed, then replace them with lollipops for a sweet Easter morning surprise! I LOVE this idea and will be trying it this Easter!
10. Take a Bunny Ear Photo!
Print out some bunny ears for everyone – or even better, ask the kids to make some – stick them onto a headband and take a cheesy Easter photo.