To me, Easter and Spring are all about hope and renewal. Hope is something we are all definitely needing right now. So much of our lives has been turned upside down and I feel like many of us are trying to cling to any sense of normalcy. Easter might look a little different this year; we might not get to be with all of our family in person, get to take our kids to a community egg hunt, or be able to find all of our favorite traditional foods, but we can still make it a wonderful Easter celebration. We just need to challenge ourselves, think outside of the box, and be creative. What many of us are craving is connection because that is what we are wired for. Holidays are all about being together with family and friends, eating great food, and making memories. So, while we might not have good ideas on which stores you will luck out with finding what you are looking for, we can give you some ideas on how to make the most of this holiday while still social distancing. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Go for an Easter drive to find signs of Spring.
- Start or join in an Easter Egg hunt with your neighbors-color pictures of eggs and put them in your windows, invite your neighbors to do the same (Your neighborhood Facebook Page is a great place to do this!) Have everyone post when they’ve put up their eggs and go for a walk around your neighborhood to find them.
- Make a fort and watch an Easter movie or read an Easter story inside.
- Paint spring animals and flowers on rocks and put by your mailbox for all who walk by to see.
- Facetime with family or friends and dye eggs together.
- Send Easter cards to your loved ones.
- Have your own Easter egg hunt at night in your yard, or try a new kind of egg hunt.
- Make resurrection rolls.
- Use plastic eggs to make bath bombs.
- Go for a Spring Scavenger Hunt.
- Make dinosaur eggs.
- Have grandma walk you through an Easter recipe step by step virtually.
- Have an egg relay race.
- Start a new tradition with making Hot Cross Buns or Bunny Bait!
- Watch the sunrise together, celebrating new life, new beginnings and positive changes.
- Watch church together online or facetime with members of your congregation for fellowship.
- Have an egg drop contest off of your fort or roof (adults only of course).
Easter may not be exactly the same as years past but it can still be a special day. Creating new memories can be fun, don’t be surprised if your kids want to do them again next year! What your kids will remember most is that you tried your best and that you love them. What matters most is being together with your family and spending time with those you love, even if for now it is just done virtually. Happy Easter everyone!