Easter activities for families
Easter activities for families during Covid 19 lockdown
So Easter’s finally here and for all of us it will be a memorable one for many reasons this year. One that has given us all time to reflect and spend some quality time with our families and local communities. We have also had to get creative and think of ways to pass the time. We have been thinking of Easter activities for families that are great fun for all ages and can still be enjoyed despite all the restrictions during the Covid 19 lockdown.
Traditional Easter fun for modern times
With the whole family isolated at home, we have been thinking about traditional Easter games and family fun, as well as gorgeous ideas for baking and crafting to keep us all amused! As children our Easter times were spent preparing Easter eggs. An adult would hard boil some eggs and once cooled we would take time painting the eggs with bright colours and patterns with paint or stickers. This is an ideal arts and crafts session to keep us all amused during lockdown. But if you don’t have eggs, don’t worry, you can use paper cutouts or other objects that you may have or even modern technology. Corona-related restrictions don’t have to ruin this beloved holiday tradition. Thanks to technology, you can even host a virtual Easter egg hunt for your family.
Hunt the Easter eggs!
Having decorated a number of items, the next part is the “eggciting” part! An adult now has to hide them around the garden. If you don’t have access to a garden, no problem, you can hide them around your home. Now encourage your children to go on an Easter egg hunt to find them again. This traditional game has delighted children and adults since the 16th century. It is great fun, particularly with toddlers and primary years, but can be played by all ages for amusement. Even Queen Victoria was known to be a fan!
Be ingenious and crafty!
So perhaps we don’t have access to many eggs to paint this year, but we can improvise with card or paper cutouts, toys and objects like sweets or chocolate and mix it up for a scavenger hunt inside or outside the house. Be creative, be immature, be tech savvy, that’s the fun part. Take turns hiding the objects and outwitting the players. If your children are older, make the hiding spots extra tricky to spot and this will help to keep them just as occupied.
However you do it, we hope you have fun and one thing is it’s certain to brighten your day for sure!
Happy Easter from all the team at Cottage Lodge!