Easter is coming, and while the COVID-19 pandemic will keep you home this year, that doesn’t mean that you can’t celebrate. Here are some things that you can do to celebrate Easter at home this year.
Decorate Your Home
While you probably shouldn’t go out and buy decorations for your home this year, there are still things you can do to make it festive. Draw Easter eggs on pretty coloured paper and cut them out. If you have kids, you can have them decorate the paper eggs and put them around your house. You can also draw bunnies, chicks, or flowers. See if you can find a wall and make a spring scene made out of paper.
Morning Chores has an extensive list of other crafts you can do to make your home more festive that is great for adults and children. See how festive you can make your home this year!
Make Your Own Chocolate Treats
Easter isn’t Easter without chocolates. Instead of heading out to buy chocolate treats this year, try making some of your own. If you are looking for something straightforward, you could do chocolate brownies or chocolate cake. Another chocolate treat you could make are truffles, which are easy and do not require a chocolate mold.
If you have chocolate molds at home, you can try to do filled chocolates with your favourite centers.
And it’s important to note that many Canadian provinces have declared the Easter Bunny an essential worker. While the Easter Bunny may be a little slower in order to observe safe practices, it’s comforting to know that the bunny’s still on the job.
Egg Hunts/Scavenger Hunts
Whether you like finding Easter eggs or prefer a scavenger hunt, this is an activity you can do with your family. You can either hide eggs in the yard or do a scavenger hunt where you drive around and find things without getting out of your vehicle. Make a list for a friend and see if they can find the places you send them, while they send you their list. Some communities have organized to encourage children to draw and colour eggs which they then place in the windows of their home, and families can drive the neighbourhood searching to spot everyone’s eggs. Here are some other ideas of things you can look for.
Having dinner with the family is a tradition that many families share during Easter. Since you can’t get together with your family this year, why don’t you meet on an online video app like Zoom, FaceTime, Skype, or Facebook and spend some quality time together? You can cook together, eat together, and even have some drinks together while connecting through video chat.
Game nights don’t have to end just because we are practicing physical distancing. Even over video chat, you can have some Easter-themed fun like egg races, tossing plastic eggs into a basket, and bunny-hopping contests. You can also do charades online or name that tune.
There are lots of things you can do this Easter while practicing physical distancing. It might even be your favourite Easter if you can be creative and find ways to spend time with loved ones while doing something unique and creative.