I know there’s nothing “normal” at all about what we are all going through right now, which is why it’s more important than ever to do what we can (especially as parents) to make things feel as normal as possible. Or if not normal, at least a little more special when we can! I’ve put together a list of ideas to help pass the time, and help make Easter feel a more special than the rest of the days while trapped at home. Let me know if you give any a shot!
- Get dressed in your Sunday best. Wear your Easter clothes like you would on a “regular” Easter.
- Make a fun breakfast or brunch. A few ideas are bunny rabbit pancakes, breakfast casserole, … Tons of other fun recipes are linked here.
- Live-stream your favorite church’s Easter service. I’m super excited to get to watch the service from the church I grew up going to in Savannah, GA from Jacksonville, FL. (You can watch it here if you’d like to join! The Pastor, Cam, is amazing.)
- Dye eggs. I know eggs are a little tough to find right now, so don’t stress this one. But if you do have extra on hand or were able to get some, boil 6-12 and color them up. Then use them to make colorful deviled eggs or egg salad!
- Make Easter crafts. Here are a ton of ideas I found on Pinterest!
- Make homemade puff paint and make fun artwork. See my blog post on this with the recipe HERE!
- Make egg-shaped cookies and decorate with easy homemade icing (powdered sugar, milk, vanilla and food coloring).
- Make a carrot cake. I am going to try Chrissy Teagan’s recipe this time, but if you want a delicious classic recipe, here are the two my mama always make and they are SO GOOD.
- Have a family Easter Egg hunt! Fill eggs with coins, dollar bills, candy, and homemade coupons that can be redeemed any time during or after quarantine (i.e. “living room slumber party”, “two hours of no-screen play time for everyone,” “movie and dinner of choice,” etc.) If you weren’t able to get plastic eggs, use little ziplock baggies or wrap in tissue paper!
- Make salt dough ornaments. Daisy and I made these last week and she loved it. We strung them up to make a garland and hung them on the mantle!
- Grow Easter lollipops. “Plant” jelly beans in the yard the night before and replace them with lollipops. When your kids wake up, they will think they grew into lollipops overnight with a little Easter magic!
- Have an adult “egg” hunt with mini liquor bottles. (This one was my husband’s idea and we are doing it, too).
- Family Zoom call. Have a Zoom call with your family to say the dinner blessing, have an egg hunt together, or just to all get dressed up and visit with your loved ones. The grandparents will love this!
I hope this helps! Enjoy the day, have fun, and HAPPY EASTER !