This year will be an Easter break like no other, without community egg hunts in the park, trips away or even catching up from friends and family.
Australians have been told to stay at home this Easter long weekend. With many families all already working from home and home schooling, it seems like a difficult task to entertain the kids through this time. Even through COVID-19 restrictions are in place we can still have fun at home, in the backyard and online.
Here are 7 activities you can do with the kids this Easter:
1. Get creative with your Easter egg hunt
Create a fun and creative hunt inside and in your backyard this year. It might even be fun to include clues that they have to solve to find each chocolate egg.
2. Move your Easter brunch online
Now that we can’t all meet up or go to a restaurant, web providers like Zoom help to keep the family in touch and create fun moments.
3. Let the kids decorate the house
Let the kids put up balloons and streamers and create Easter themed pieces of art (colouring in eggs or bunnies) to put on the walls. This can be a fun activity to keep the kids occupied.
4. Watch the virtual Easter services
If you are a usual patron of Easter Mass fear not, many churches from around the country are moving their services online. Check out your local churches to see their online options.
5. Create a new Easter tradition
Why not bake your own hot cross buns or create your own amazing deserts with the kids? It might get a little messy, but it is sure to be a lot of fun and very tasty.
6. Decorate your own eggs
This traditional activity allows the kids to get their creative juices flowing via painting hardboiled eggshells to further decorate the house.
7. Have a high tea
Bring your little girls’ fantasy to life. Complete with little finger sandwiches and scones, get dressed up and have a real life tea party with the family but most importantly have fun!