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Celebrating Easter on Lockdown
Celebrating Easter on Lockdown
07 Apr 2020

Easter usually means we travel to see family and share a meal with those who we care about it. However, as we all try to flatten the COVID-19 curve to prevent the spread of the virus this means we need to be creative on how we enjoy the Easter without putting anyone at risk.

If you are wondering how you can make Easter a family affair that sees everyone celebrating more intimately, here are some fun ideas to get you started.

Decorate Easter eggs

It’s all a bittersweet moment; bitter in the sense that you will not be able to travel to meet up with the people you care about, but sweet in the sense that this can be used as an opportunity to create something more memorable with your immediate family.

If you had already stocked up on some white chocolates before lockdown, use these along with some food dye that you can find in the cupboard to decorate the eggs with. If you don't have any white chocolate eggs, use a normal egg by gently piercing the top and bottom to release the egg yolk and white until it is hallowed.

Grab some paint and brushes that you have at home and get creative. Have a video conference call as you chat with other relatives or friends or record the moment on your phone to share later.

Make Easter brunch

Setting up the mood is crucial for this one. Make sure you clean up space, decorate it in a welcoming manner. Set up for your favourite dishes and get your partner or child(ren) involved by baking up easter goods such as homemade Hot Cross Buns, or turning your dough into bunny-shaped deliciousness to make it a bonding experience. You can also play board games or group games through an app as you wait for the food to be cooked.

Games evening

Bring out the snacks, the drinks, and a good sound system to blast some songs that get you into the holiday mood. Have a couple of games ready such as the classical 30 seconds to challenge your minds, snakes and ladders, Monopoly, Connect 4 and UNO that everyone can play. Stuck alone? Get your loved ones to video call you and enjoy games through the screen.

Take a breather

Light some candles, relax at a pool without your phone being close by, create a self-care routine, plan a shoot, or spend the day journaling and reflecting. Whatever floats your boat and keeps you calm, do it.

It is a time to avoid trying to be in control of everything but letting go and just breathing. For parents, you can get your child involved by showing them how they can start their own care routine. You could also challenge them to draw you as someone who is sleeping, a perfect time to catch up on some sleep while they get creative.

Make something together

Planning something that you can make together that does not require a lot of time to complete, but also can be done with someone else is one way to make your day interesting. Activities such as DIY Skee Ball, owl masks, dart painting and creative art with marble art projects that you can do in the comfort of your home. Just make sure you have an old sheet you no longer use to protect the floor or carpet from any mess.

 

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