Easter is a beautiful holiday that celebrates the vibrancy and revival of spring!
With an unsteady start to the year, many of us are looking forward to the Easter break this April.
However, with social distancing measures still expected to be in place, and only six people allowed to meet outdoors, we are faced with another socially-distanced holiday.
Making the Most Out of a Socially Distanced Holiday
Luckily, there are creative ways to help make the most of this time. Here at our prep school in Devon, we love to support our pupils’ growth and development through extracurricular activities!
We take a look at some of the fun things you can do as a family over the Easter period, so you can enjoy a festive and fun celebration while adhering to social distancing rules!
A relatively simple but captivating activity for children is egg decorating. From start to finish, your child will no doubt be interested in every step.
Egg decorating is a traditional Easter activity, where you simply decorate eggs however you like! Once the egg has been drained and dried safely (this part an adult will have to do), it is time to get creative! Your child can paint little chicks, make them into their favourite characters or even use glitter.
You can use the yolk to create a scrummy breakfast that morning or as part of an Easter-themed baking activity. It is a great activity to keep your child occupied.
Once the eggs have been decorated, you can create a colourful display in a basket or fruit bowl. Other family members may not see them in person this year, but you can always send a snap to spread the Easter joy.
Home Easter Egg Hunt
Whether you have outdoor space or not, an Easter egg hunt can be enjoyed anywhere in your home! And the best part is, an Easter egg hunt in your home with your family bubble doesn’t break any rules.
If you are trying to reduce the amount of sugar intake for the day, you can create a paper trail instead. Or maybe try hiding little, upbeat notes instead. Perhaps you want to make it into a game, with one child finding one colour of Easter eggs and another finding another colour? However you decide, it will no doubt be so much fun for your little one.
After your child has completed the game, you could always reverse the rules! They hide the eggs, and you have to locate them. It will extend the Easter festivities and also provide them with a fun sense of independence and responsibility.
Local Easter Egg Hunt
If you prefer to explore the outdoors, you could set up a local, socially-distanced easter egg hunt. It may initially sound like hard work, but it is easier than you may think.
Firstly, you need a group of people. Perhaps family members who live in the area, neighbours or family friends. Then each household simply creates Easter eggs (this can be as creative as you like) and places them in windows and gardens for others to see as they walk past! In your free time, you can take your child on a route that passes all of the houses involved to spot them all.
This way, each household remains as a bubble and can complete the route in their own time.
If a local Easter egg hunt is too short notice to organise, bring it back to nature! Go on a walk around your local area and search for spring flowers, such as daffodils! Make a list of the flowers you want to spot, or see how many places are growing beautiful, yellow daffodils!
Hopefully, we have got your creativity flowing for a fun-filled and socially distanced Easter break! How will you be spending this Easter? Why not share your ideas with other parents on our social media platforms?
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