This year, a four day weekend seems more daunting than ever, and it would be easy enough to call defeat before it’s even begun. We don’t want to let lockdown ruin your Easter, in fact, why not make this year one to remember for all the right reasons? Call the family you were going to see, FaceTime friends, make the best Easter Sunday lunch you’ve ever had! With all that in mind, the kids will need entertaining too, so let us help with that – here are some easy lockdown-friendly activities to keep everyone busy
Easter Egg Hunt
An easter egg hunt is a great activity to do with children, and is probably something that you would be doing if it wasn’t a lockdown, so it will feel like a welcome moment of normality over the weekend. If you can’t find any eggs, don’t worry – turn the easter egg hunt into an Easter-themed scavenger hunt, hide sweets or any chocolate you can find. If all else fails, hide prizes such as 1 hour tv time, or half an hour playing video games, get creative and your kids will be sure to enjoy themselves!
Draw an Easter Egg
Over the past few weeks, children have been drawing rainbows to put in their windows to spread hope and keep morale high. Why not carry on with that and make it Easter themed? An Easter egg (or bunny) in the window will let you share the easter spirit with your neighbours! Download our Easter egg template by clicking here. Make sure to share your creations using the hashtag #schooljottereaster !
Cook (and Eat!)
Easter Sunday lunch doesn’t have to be the only food to get excited about this weekend! Why not get the kids involved making some sweet treats, such as easter rocky road from BBC good food. You could get even simpler and teach your children to make a cooked breakfast! You never know, by the end of lockdown they could be cooking roast dinners for you!
Watch Some Films
If you get worn out from hiding Easter eggs and wiping chocolate smears off every surface, why not join the kids in front of the TV and enjoy some Easter weekend films? Here’s a few recommendations from us:
Hop (2011) – ITV2 5.15pm-7.15pm
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) – Channel 4 4.40pm-7.30pm
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) ITV 2.35pm-4.30pm
Shrek (2001) – ITV2 4pm-5.50pm