Here’s a collection of fun ways to celebrate Easter at home with your children.
Fun ways to celebrate Easter at home with your children
Celebrating Easter at home is likely to be quite different to other years when we’re out and about and involved with our community, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun.
With a few simple materials, and some clever ideas, we can still celebrate and have a great family time.
Setting the tone for celebration
As with all times, parents set the tone for how things play out at home.
Yes, things are likely to be very different with this year’s Easter festival but they can still be enjoyable.
Try these tips to set a positive expectation with your children:
:: talk with your children in advance about how you are going to mark Easter this year. Ask them what they most enjoy about Easter and what they will miss. For some families Easter is a holy time of celebration with a church community, for others it’s treasured family festival, and for many it’s a time of Easter basket gifts and chocolate egg treats. Acknowledge with your children that it is disappointing if Easter is not going to be the same this year. We can feel sad and at the same time makes plans to find enjoyment too.
:: remind your children that things can still happen, although they may have to wait awhile. It might be helpful to make a Things We’ll Do wish list of all the things you’re looking forward to doing when you’re out and about again, and then you can positively anticipate all the fun you will have.
:: make a plan for this year based on what you do have and what you can do. You might not be able to gather with friends and family but you can still meet up online or make phone calls. You can host an online crafternoon or egg hunt using the ideas below so you’ll still be able to enjoy community. And although you might not be able to get hold of all the food, new clothes, and treats that you would like, you can still plan fun games and decorate your house.
:: use the ideas below, which can all be done with very basic supplies, to plan an Easter celebration at home. You can do one activity a day in the lead up to Easter to connect and have fun as a family and make this a special time of year.
Make an Easter basket
If you have a paper plate or a circle of card you can make a super cute Easter basket. Each child can make their own and decorate it as they wish.
If you’re struggling to find things to go in it this year, you might include:
:: my printable Easter egg hunt cards (see below)
:: favourite Easter books to re-read
:: a few craft materials from your stash
:: a bottle of washing-up liquid/ dish soap bubbles
:: some Easter/spring-ish toys your children haven’t seen for a while
:: and an IOU note for Easter chocolate you’re going to buy when you next can
Using basic supplies and recyclables we can create super cute decorations for our home. You can use my tips on staying social when at home to link up with friends and family online to enjoy a crafternoon together as you all make decorations together for your own homes. Try:
:: egg bunting
Whether you have real eggs or not you can enjoy decorating them.
:: blow out eggs the easy way so you can still cook with them and decorate them
:: if you have no real eggs you could use plastic eggs or use my egg template printable to draw them on paper
:: grow Egg Heads – use green paper for hair if you don’t have any seeds
Host an egg hunt
Use my free printable Easter egg hunt clues to host an egg hunt at home.
Your children can collect the eggs (and any chocolate ones, if you have them) in the Easter baskets they have made.
Use my Easter printables
If you’d like to add in Easter-themed lessons this week you could:
:: add carrot numbers to your math activities
:: use my egg alphabet
:: try this bouncing egg science lesson
:: host a five-day Easter sensory play week
Happy Easter everyone!