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! My 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 My oldest two were born in Canada, where the Easter Bunny brings Easter Baskets instead of chocolate eggs. Usually they are full of fun springtime treats, such as bubbles, bunny snacks, crafts and things you can use in the spring, such as wellies, sunglasses, seeds to plant, a watering can, etc. We have kept this tradition going and the kids are so excited to see them on Easter morning – it’s like Christmas (but cheaper!!). This year they are getting sticker books, squishy carrot toys, activity books, mini science kits and of course, 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 We like to try a different recipe every year, but usually take a homemade Easter dessert to the grandparents for Easter dinner. Past favourites have included carrot cake and No Bake Mini Egg Cheesecake (which as you can see, was a hit with my nephew!). Simple options include bunny-shaped biscuits, cereal and chocolate nests and buns with Easter sprinkles.
7. Decorate Eggs You can have loads of fun adding crafty bits and bobs to some hard boiled eggs, or use dye to create some fancy colours. You can find plenty of ideas for inspiration here.
8. Enjoy some Easter Games 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!
10. Take a Bunny Ear Photo! This is something I love to do with the cousins – when we’re not social isolating – and take a new one each year. 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.
Happy Easter Mumblers!
Thanks so much to our guest blogger Charlotte. If you have family or friends in Halifax or Calderdale be sure to let them know about the Calderdale Mumbler site.