Even though the Easter bunny has to practice social distancing this year, Easter can still be fun for the whole family. If you and your family are looking for some ideas, we’ve put together a list of some unique ways to celebrate spring’s favorite holiday.
Make Easter Cards
Pull out the arts-and-crafts box and make your friends and loved ones handmade cards. Share your favorite memory of them and let them know you can’t wait to spend time with them when it’s safe to do so. Short on stamps? Hand deliver your cards to the mailboxes, or front porches, of your loved ones who live nearby.
Make a Traditional Easter Feast
Not all traditions have to be put on hold this year. If your family has a traditional Easter meal, set the table and share the meal with your loved ones on video chat. If you’re looking for a new twist this year, make your meal into a picnic in your own backyard.
Decorate Easter Eggs
Decorating eggs is an ageless tradition that the whole family can have fun with, even if you forgot to add egg dye to your quarantine supply list. Use markers, paint, construction paper, and other things from around the house to create your hardboiled masterpieces. If you still want to dye your eggs but do not have the supplies, here is another hack for egg dye using items in your kitchen. Mix 1/2 cup of boiling water, one teaspoon of vinegar and 10 to 20 drops of food coloring in a cup to achieve desired colors. Repeat for each color. Dip hard-cooked eggs in dye for about 5 minutes. Use a slotted spoon, wire egg holder, or tongs to add and remove eggs from dye.
Attend a Virtual Religious Service with Your Family
Places of worship of varying denominations and religions are offering online services. Find an online service, share it with your loved ones near and far, and attend together using video chat. You can dress up your PJs, or, if you already had your Easter outfit picked out, don’t let it go to waste, even if you’re only wearing it to your living room.
Donate to a Food Bank
During these trying times, food banks are even more important to our communities. Gather the family and use an online shopping app to put together an “Easter basket” of food items to be delivered to a food pantry or food bank.
Make New Traditions
There is little doubt that this Easter will be unlike any other Easter you’ve celebrated before. While you can modify and hold on to traditions, use this time to create new traditions that you can carry with you for years to come.
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