This year’s Easter celebration may look a little different than in previous years. Instead of gathering for church services in the morning and celebrating with a big family dinner, you’re stuck home due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now you have to figure out a way to celebrate Easter at home. Here are some ways to make Easter during quarantine a little more fun.
How to Celebrate Easter at Home
Just because we’re all stuck at home doesn’t mean the reason for the season has changed. If you’re used to spending Easter morning at church, you can still tune in to the services online. Many churches have now made their services available online, whether that’s through a live stream or through a recorded video. If you don’t have a regular place of worship or yours doesn’t have streaming available, you can always “visit” another church online.
Another idea to make Easter feel like “Easter” is by dressing in your Easter finest. Dress the kids up, wear your Easter dress, and do your hair. Then, Facetime or video chat with the family to show off your festive garb. Last but not least, don’t forget the Easter dinner. Even if you can’t gather with extended family today, you can still make a delicious Easter dinner with all of your favorites: ham, scalloped potatoes, spring vegetables, and so much more. End it with a scrumptious Easter dessert to really make the day complete.
Top 10 Ideas for Celebrating Easter at Home
You’ve listened to your church services and dressed in your Easter best, but what are you going to do the rest of the day? Here are ten great ways to make the day a fun one even if you’re stuck at home.
Celebrating Easter at home might be difficult after a year in the house. So, a great celebration idea is this DYO dipping kit! You’ve probably dyed some eggs leading up to Easter, so this is an extension of that activity that the kids and family will love because they can enjoy the fruits of their labor. Plus, it comes with three Happy Easter balloons!
This bundle of goodies is exactly what you need to bring a little joy to your Easter celebration at home this year. It’s packed with twelve freshly baked cookies, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory chocolates and chocolate-dipped sandwich cookie, along with chocolate-dipped strawberries and pineapple bunny!
3. Easter Tree
This beautiful tree is covered with plastic eggs, each one including a little surprise inside. The eggs are numbered and filled with a symbol to go along with the Easter story. Each day, you find the egg for that day, open it and learn more about the wonderful story that makes Easter so special.
Lead your children on a super fun treasure hunt with these cute scavenger hunt cards. It features bunnies, eggs, and adorable chickens with fun rhyming clues that lead your kids to the location of the next clue, and ultimately, their Easter baskets (or other fun surprise).
Kick your regular old Easter egg hunt up a notch by making it a glow in the dark hunt! Just pop mini glow sticks into plastic Easter eggs and hide them in your backyard. Or, turn the lights off and do the hunt in your own living room!
Keep the kids busy on Easter morning with these clothespin crafts. All you need is some card stock, paint, and a few odds and ends to go along with the templates provided to recreate these adorable animals!
Sure, you can make regular dyed eggs by dipping them into colored dye, but this tie dye idea is so much more fun. You simply wrap the eggs in paper towels, drop food coloring onto the paper towel, spritz it with water, and allow to dry. When you’re done, you’re left with gorgeous tie dye eggs!
8. Easter Bingo
Get the whole family involved with this Easter bingo game. All you need is some Easter candy (think jelly beans, mini eggs, etc.) and these templates. You can even email them to extended family and play via video chat!
This jar helps remind us to be kind and to help out others, and it’s a great gift to give the kiddos at Easter. Each time they do something kind, they put a cotton ball in the jar. When it’s all filled up, they get a fun treat to celebrate!
These delicious rolls help tell the Easter story in a whole new way. Each ingredient in the rolls represents a different part of the Easter story that you tell as you make the rolls. Then, once they’re baked, the rolls look just like an empty tomb!
Just because you’re stuck at home on Easter doesn’t mean it has to be a boring day. Get busy with a few Easter-inspired activities, and you’ll create some fun memories your family will always hold dear.