Easter is a time to come together and celebrate with family and friends. It is a beautiful time to create lifelong memories, practice cherished traditions, such as egg hunting, and celebrate family.
Some people are still cautious when going out in public due to the coronavirus pandemic, hence would prefer to celebrate Easter indoors. Celebrating at home is also recommended for older adults because of their high risk of acquiring diseases.
The following are ways to celebrate Easter with your friends and family.
1. Prepare a Traditional Meal
Enjoying a traditional meal this Easter will help restore some normalcy and bring families together who have been apart since the onset of the pandemic.
However, there are some issues you have to keep in mind. Since the pandemic is not entirely over, inviting too many people to your home is probably not advisable. If you’re used to sharing gourmet Easter baskets or a potluck-style meal, you may have to cook more.
You can have the meal outdoors to attain a spaced seating arrangement. When getting food, let everyone do it in turns by having a food line. You can also designate one person to serve everyone, and they should wear gloves and a mask.
2. Get Artsy
Easter crafts are an excellent activity for people of all ages, and they are abundantly available. You can create paper flowers or color an Easter bunny.
Here are a few ideas on Easter crafts you can implement:
• Bunny Hats: These classics add to the holiday fun by giving everyone something ridiculous to wear. Start by cutting bunny ears from white construction paper. Use pink construction paper to add inner ear layers at the front. Take white paper and staple it into a ring shape to create a headband. Lastly, staple the ears onto the headband and wear your bunny hat for the rest of the Easter holiday.
• Pom-Pom Chicks: These are adorable and make beautiful table decorations. Start by cutting tiny beaks and feet from orange felt and stick them onto yellow pom-poms. Add some googly eyes and enjoy your cute little creatures.
• Tissue Paper Flowers: These are easy to make, wholly customizable, and make incredible decorations even after the Easter holiday. Make a shape of your choice (petals or circles) out of tissue paper and thread the layers onto a pipe cleaner stem.
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3. Enjoy the Outdoors
Slightly warm temperatures and sunshine are why the whole family goes outdoors. You can give your kids some chalk and let them get creative on the sidewalk. They can draw or write their names to celebrate the holiday.
The kids can also grab a potato sack or pillowcase and participate in a bunny hop race. This is an excellent way to use energy and create a fun family memory.
4. Read the Easter Story
Another great way to celebrate Easter is to read the crucifixion and resurrection story in the Bible or watch a video. You can also see the season from a historical perspective by learning how it is observed and celebrated in other countries. This can provide your kids with valuable lessons about other belief systems.
Since Easter is about sacrificing for the sake of others, you can also take your family to volunteer at a homeless shelter. Show your children that caring and love are in action by serving others. This will help them appreciate what they have and learn to empathize with the less fortunate.
Easter is a time to come together and celebrate new beginnings. You can do this by following some of the ways listed above. What matters most is that you spend quality time with your loved ones, whether it’s indoors or outdoors.
Have a happy Easter!