Our second lockdown Easter is just around the corner. Tennille Aron has some ideas on how to make it extra special, even though many of us will be spending it at home.
It’s hard to believe that we are just two weeks away from the holiday weekend that has every bunny in a hopping good mood: the Easter weekend!
Despite the big announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa of the drop to Level 1 of the lockdown, many of us will still be spending the Easter weekend at home with the family this year.
Here are some exciting activities to make your Easter at home a little more special and a lot more fun.
Easter egg hunt
What is Easter with children without an Easter egg hunt? Hide as many Easter eggs as you can around the garden or the house. Give each of your children a basket and send them on a quest to find all the chocolate eggs that you have hidden.
If you have older children, you can turn this into a scavenger hunt by giving them a set of clues to follow to find the Easter eggs. Just remember to make the clues easy to solve so that they find all the eggs before they start melting.
For younger children, rhyming clues are a great idea. Later on the children will be able to eat an Easter egg or two as dessert after Easter lunch.
Preparing for Easter-themed bingo does take a little bit of planning, but it is a really fun activity for the whole family.
Simply create and print out a couple of Easter-themed bingo cards. These can have pictures of bunnies, eggs, chicks and baskets on them – anything Easter-related. There are also some fantastic free versions of these available online for you to download.
Then, ensure you cut out these icons for the person in charge of drawing them. Choose one picture at a time until someone gets all the pictures in a row and shouts “Bingo!” You can even use candy or little Easter eggs as markers, to make the game more fun.
Exercising Easter eggs
Create fun and creative activities for your children and attach these to their Easter eggs to keep your little ones active and moving. These can include anything from five bunny hops to jumping jacks or acting like a chicken. Then, later on they can open these and have fun doing all the activities you’ve written down.
Bunny hop race
For the little ones, a simple bunny hop race around the garden is a great way to have fun and help them burn off some excess energy.
Beforehand, get a few large plastic or Styrofoam eggs. Each child takes one of these eggs and tucks it between their knees. They start the race at a starting line and then race each other to find out who can reach the finish line first. Mom and Dad can even join in the fun.
Snuggle up for some Easter-themed movies
There is no better way to spend some quality time with the family, than by enjoying an Easter-themed movie together. Here’s a list of some of the best Easter-themed family movies to watch:
- Rise of the Guardians
- Peter Rabbit
- It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown
- The Dog Who Saved Easter
Easter is a great time to be with the family, so make sure you make the most of this time.