Let’s not let the lockdown spoil our Easter fun. If you’ve got a flock to keep entertained this Easter here are five activities that you can try out at home. Have a cracking time.
1. Design an Easter egg hunt
Ahh the classic Easter egg hunt – a staple activity at this time of year for a lot of people. Just because you won’t be joining an organised one doesn’t mean you can’t have just as much fun hiding the eggs at home.
BBC Good Food has done the hard work for you and put together some clues for a hunt that will fit most homes – big or small – so all you need to do is hide the treats…just don’t forget where you’ve put them! If you’re feeling more creative, you can come up with your own clues and hiding places.
If the weather is set to be good and you have some outside space, you could use your garden to enhance the hunt.
2. Get creative
Another egg-cellent idea (ok, ok we’ll stop now!) is to create some Easter cards for friends and relatives. Let creativity run free and see what the kids come up with. Even if you can’t physically send them, why not take a picture and send them virtually? A great pick me up, especially for elderly relatives or neighbours, at this difficult time.
As New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern quite rightly pointed out, the Easter Bunny may be a little busy this year and might not be able to get everywhere, so why not spread some cheer on your street and put pictures up of Easter eggs in your windows? See how many you can spot yourself during your daily exercise.
3. Make your own hatching dinosaur egg
If fluffy chicks are not your children’s cup of tea, the Natural History Museum have put together a guide for making your own hatching dinosaur egg. All you’ll need is a small piece of card, scissors, colouring pencils, a clothes peg and some glue to make this prehistoric delight.
4. Snuggle up with an Easter film
What better way to spend Easter at home than snuggling up with a good movie (especially if we get the usual Great British weather!)? Hop is one of our faves – it follows the story of EB who has no interest in taking over the Easter Bunny role and instead runs away to LA to become a drummer in a band. Hop is on ITV2 on Friday 10th April at 5.15pm.
For another dose of rabbit goodness, Peter Rabbit is available on Netflix. The recent film starring James Corden as the title character brings Beatrix Potter’s creations to the big screen.
5. Try your hand at some Easter baking
There is so much to choose from when it comes to Easter baking – from hot cross buns in every flavour to Easter cocktails for the grown ups (mini egg martini anyone?). Olive Magazine has put together a list of the best ever Easter bakes and there are recipes in there to suit every ability. We love the look of Crème Egg brownies! Vegan Food & Living have also come up with 19 vegan alternatives which look just as delicious.
If you’ve had enough of sweet stuff to last a lifetime by 10am on Easter Sunday, you could always get the kids involved in making dinner by peeling vegetables or doing the washing up!