We are all dealing with a lot at the moment. Between work stress, health concerns, financial pressure, managing children at home and mental health, it is fair enough if Easter hasn’t been at the top of anyone’s list. Even finding toilet paper and pasta has been stressful! But of course, children love Easter – so to make life a little easier, we’ve compiled some practical ideas to help you celebrate Easter in isolation.
Make Easter baskets
Easter baskets to collect the treats left by the bunny are fun and often very simple to make. If you want to make it super simple, put out an old sheet, pop out the paints, stickers and other decorative items and give children a brown paper gift bag or an old gift bag. They will love spending time decorating their very own bag, especially knowing it is going to be used to gather tasty treats in days to follow! Or how about this option made from an egg carton – recycling and perfect for Easter eggs!
Classic egg hunt
Put those Easter baskets to good use – plus Easter would not be complete without the traditional hunt for chocolate! The Easter Bunny will still visit after all! Hiding chocolate eggs around your home and/or your backyard is a simple way to keep the magic of Easter alive in your home during this unusual Easter in isolation. If you can’t get to the shops to get chocolate eggs, there’s still time to order these online from a range of online stores.
Many people enjoy treating themselves to yummy food at Easter, so why not have a cooking afternoon with children to celebrate! Instead of purchasing Easter eggs, you could even make the Easter treats yourself. Try this two ingredient Nutella cake, cut into small slices and wrap up in foil and paper for an easy homemade Easter treat!
Easter – themed colouring
These great Easter-themed printables make for a simple but always enjoyable activity. Make it interesting by adding glitter, cotton wool and other textures.
Sing Easter songs
Music always brings a smile to children’s faces, and our special Bonkers Beat song ‘Easter Bunny’ is very popular! You’ll be able to check it out in our free Music Kinder at Home group perfect for parents and educators who are looking for meaningful resources and inspiration.
Egg-citing eggs experiment
Also, if you are finding you need a bit more ‘you’ time as a parent at home, make sure you do join our free group and download the daily schedule at Music Kinder at Home. Resources are added everyday to give your children engaging and stimulating learning experiences delivered by experienced and professional early childhood educators.
While it’s certainly going to be a little different this year, Easter can still be full of eggcitement with these simple, fun ideas!
Stay safe, have Happy Celebrations and share your Easter endeavours with us on Facebook!