Easter activities to do with the family during COVID-19, from baking, arts and crafts to outdoor activities. Something to keep everyone happy!
Easter is fast approaching, so what will everyone be doing? Easter activities to do with the family are going to be slightly different this year due to the current situation with COVID-19. So here are some ideas to keep everyone entertained and happy!
Cooking- Easter Activities to do with the Family
Cooking is a great way to involve all the family in an activity, even the littlest ones. From simple recipes such as Easter nests or bunny pancakes to hedgehog bread rolls and chocolate chip hot cross buns. The list really is endless!
One of my favourite recipes that I have cooked with my children since they were very small and they still love it now, is Hedgehog Bread Rolls. There are only a few ingredients and the preparation time is around 20 minutes. Therefore, you should be able to keep those minds from wandering off for that length of time.
The Ingredients are as follows:
- 500g pack of brown bread mix
- 25g of butter
- plain flour for dusting
- 12 raisins
- 6 flaked almonds
The method for how to make this bread is in the link above. Another great and super easy recipe to do with the kids is Rice pop doughnuts. The best part is that they get to decorate their own doughnut exactly as they want!
The Ingredients are as follows:
- 200g dark, milk or white chocolate, chopped
- 25g butter
- 3 tbsp of golden syrup
- 2 tbsp of milk
- 80g rice pops cereal
- 100g of white chocolate for decorating
- sprinkles for decorating
As before, the method is in the link above.
Arts and Crafts
Easter collage is a great activity to involve the whole family. This task, as well as others, can be differentiated. Therefore, making them accessible to any age group. To get you started a few essentials are needed. This is just one of the many great Easter activities to do with the family.
First, you will need some printable colouring sheets. These should be Easter themed preferable. Then you will need multi-coloured paper, card or tissue paper. Also, some google eyes, felt pens, cotton wool, paintbrushes, and PVA glue.
Next, you need to cut the paper and tissue into small squares around 1cm squared. These can then be stuck on to the colouring sheets using the PVA glue to make a unique Easter egg, funky bunny rabbit or awesome Easter chick!
Another easy and fun craft to do with the family is salt dough modelling. Salt dough is super simple to make and easy to work with. Even the very youngest family members can get involved.
You can get two types of salt dough. One needs to be cooked in the oven and the other needs to be left to air dry. Air drying does take quite a long time and will test the most patient toddler. In other words, it is so slow!
- 1 cup of plain flour
- 1/2 cup of table salt
- 1/2 cup of water
The method is in the link above. All you need then is some poster paint so that you can create your masterpiece!
Getting out and about is currently limited due to COVID-19. Those of us that are fortunate to have a garden can use this to entertain the children by having an Easter egg hunt or even an Easter scavenger hunt.
There are lots of free pintables available to help with ideas of how to set either of these events up. These are all in the links above.
For those that do not have access to a safe outdoor space, there is also an Easter egg hunt that can be done indoors. Get those teenagers involved by doing a high tech version using QR codes.
Easter And Family Time
Undoubtedly, Easter 2020 will be the strangest one that any of us has experienced. But that does not mean that it must be forgotten. For that reason, the approach just needs to be different as do many other aspects of our life now.
Our children are living in very strange and stressful times. As parents, it is our job to reassure them and try to provide as much normality as we can. With this in mind, we need to use the extra time that we have available and spend it with them. Have fun, be silly, make a mess and get creative. Let that be what they remember about Easter 2020 and not COVID-19.