Right now, even if we are all stuck at home in isolation, we can still make the best of Easter!! Start with the food. Ditch the diet for the day and go with your favourites… maybe its Tsoureki (Greek Easter bread), French toasts, or some Rosquillas (spanish doughnuts flavoured with cinnamon, rosemary and honey)… YUM! Of course hot cross buns are likely to be on the menu, and maybe some scrummy apple & cinnamon rolls straight out of the oven, but whatever your choice of brekky, it will be well received after the traditional early morning chocolate hunt (which you may choose to do virtually with family from afar!!) … see below.
These ideas of a virtual Easter egg hunt and activities/games after your brekky bellies are full are sure to create some fantastic unique family memories that will last a lifetime!
Virtual Easter egg hunt. If you have other family members to connect to via video conferencing or facetime, you can have a virtual Easter egg hunt! The idea is to have all participants connect on the day, and then take turns at having one person instruct the other on where to look for their eggs. So nominate an ‘egg finder’ and a ‘navigator’. The ‘finder’ awaits instructions from the ‘navigator’ in order to seek out their eggs. That way the excitement of egg finding is shared between those near and far, like an interactive version of ‘I-Spy’! Of course the finders are rewarded by enjoying all the goodies they discover 🙂
Easter bocce ball. All you need is two matching, dyed hardboiled eggs per player and one plain egg (this will be the target). Have one player roll the target egg several metres away then players take it in turn to roll their eggs as close as possible. All players get two turns. Once all the eggs have been rolled, the player with the egg closest to the target wins.
Pass the egg – an old favourite and sure to make the family laugh. Gather in a circle and place the egg under the chin of player one. Using no hands, player one passes the egg to player two and so on around the circle. The first one to drop the egg is the first one out. Last player standing wins the game. For an extra level of tension, use raw eggs – the losers clean up the mess!
Easter piñata. Buy a premade piñata or make your own using a balloon, paper mache paste andan old newspaper. Fill it with chocolate eggs and treats and decorate with an Easter theme. Use a large wooden spoon or stick to whack the balloon, blindfolding players for extra fun. When the balloon pops, you get to eat the treats!
For a bit more of Easter DIY, make some melted crayon Easter eggs. All you have to do is hard boil several eggs and roll them into a plate of crayon shavings, while they’re still hot, using plastic tongs so you don’t burn your fingers – be careful not to crack the shells. The heat from the eggs will melt the shavings to create a beautiful pattern. Add some glitter for extra sparkle!
Eggstacle course. Set up a homemade obstacle course using whatever items you have on hand – get the kids to help. While balancing an egg on a spoon, walk the tightrope using your garden hose, jump through hula-hoops, lay a broomstick across two chairs and crawl under, weave through a line of plastic cups. The imagination has no limits! Who can complete the course without dropping the egg?
Whatever you do this weekend in these unusual and challenging times, we wish you and your family all the very best for Easter. We hope you get time to relax (maybe fit in your favourite bunny movie), and enjoy a few laughs together.
Don’t forget, it is still possible for gifts to arrive to your doorstep which could be a wonderful way to celebrate any special occasion. Just hop onto The Gift Register to create and share gift lists with family & friends. Its easy and free!
Happy Easter. Stay safe.