Ideas for Easter at home during coronavirus might be easier than you think! This year’s Easter weekend might be a little different, but with some thought and clever planning, this year’s visit from the Easter Bunny can be special in a new but equally wonderful way!
Ideas for Easter at home
1. Backyard Camping
Easter camping is cancelled for 300,000 Australians, but ‘Camp at Home Heroes’ are keeping the spirit alive! With Aussies under strict orders to say home this Easter, that doesn’t mean the ‘spirit of camping’ must be cancelled – it just looks a little different! Couples, families, even mates living together are setting up camp in their backyards, living rooms, and even balconies as part of Caravan Industry Association of Australia’s ‘Camp at Home Heroes’ initiative.
In these times of social distancing, Camp at Home Heroes is designed for you enjoy with the people who live in your house only – make sure to follow Government regulations and don’t invite your friends or neighbours over!
And the best thing? If it starts raining, you can dash inside and sleep in your own bed!
2. Go on an Easter Egg Hunt in your neighbourhood, with FREE printables!
Yay, we’re allowed to go for a walk with our immediate family! Nothing lifts the mood like a bit of fresh air, so go for a walk in your local neighbourhood and make use of our idea to celebrate Easter at home, and the in streets! See if you can spot any Easter Eggs in the windows you pass… count how many! Just like going on a bear hunt around the North Shore, this is a great way to bring the community together.
You can download the free printables here and create an Easter Egg Hunt in your neighbourhood.
3. Organise a fun backyard Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter Bunny comes on Sunday! Delight your children when they wake up with a blow-your-mind type Easter Egg Hunt in your backyard (or if it’s raining, it might need to be indoors). A few ideas to make it extra special….
- Get crafty with the easter baskets for collection
- Leave a bunny trail with ‘proof’ he/she has visited
- Get bunny ears or dress up
- Turn it into a scavenger hunt with clues
- Zone the garden
See 20 tips for a hopping great Easter egg hunt here. Let the choc-fest begin…
4. Throw a special Sunday lunch
You’ve got plenty of time for cooking, right? So make one meal this weekend super special with your families favourite dishes. Maybe a three-course meal with entree, main and dessert, and everyone gets to choose a dish? A BBQ or Sunday roast is always a winner.
5. Catch up with your extended family and friends, virtually!
Set up a time to have an online catchup with your nearest and dearest. Just because you can’t see them in person, doesn’t mean you can’t see them through a screen! Try Skype, Zoom, Houseparty, Google Hangouts, Microsoft Teams or Facebook Messenger Video Call. We like Zoom for its interactive, virtual backgrounds that make you look like you’re by the beach, or in space; plus, the ‘Touch up my Appearance’ setting gives you a subtle glow!
If you’re stuck for inspiration or find video chatting a little forced, give the conversation structure by:
- Taking on a family trivia quiz
- A virtual Egg & Spoon race
- Share a Spotify holiday playlist
- Demonstrate making a dish or favourite cocktail
6. Make your own Hot Cross Buns
7. Enjoy some Easter crafts
Sit down and enjoy some Easter activities, such as an at-home hunt or some easy Easter craft projects (that Kmart delivers for under $10!).
8. Bring the Easter Show to you, with showbags!
We were devastated when we heard the Sydney Royal Easter Show was cancelled. Luckily, however, you can still get your showbags! Although they won’t arrive before Easter, order them now and they will certainly delight your kids and provide them with something new to play with over the next few weeks.