Well, it's been one hell of a year for us all. No matter what your situation, it's been a bit of a rollercoaster. But at least we've got something to look forward to this weekend!
Things to look forward to in lockdown are few and far between. So, for Easter at home this year we feel like it's time to go ALL OUT. And why not? The sun is shining, the evenings are shorter, and there are plenty of things you can do with your family to keep everyone interested.
Here are some suggestions as to what you can get up to with your family for Easter, now that the kids are back at home.
With the kids off from school this week, it might be nice to get them to dec out the house head to toe in spring and Easter colours. Ideas include putting up some colourful flowers or wreaths; creating your own unique Easter bunting; painting and decorating some (hard-boiled) eggs; party bunny hats and headbands; or making your own signature Easter egg baking delights.
Easter Eggs Hunts
If in doubt this Easter at home, the old reliable Easter egg hunt will go down a treat. Whether you're blessed with an open garden or are confined to just your house, you can still create a real hop of excitement on Easter Sunday morning. What eggs has the Easter Bunny hidden around the house this year? Did he create a map as to where he hid them all? - This idea is particularly handy if you're forgetful. Be sure to hide an egg for yourself too!
Hit The Park
Within your 5km limit, there is bound to be a green area that you can all escape to for a couple of hours. So, why not take your Easter at home and turn it into an Easter on the go? Finger's crossed it won't be raining and you could pack an Easter-themed picnic, perfect for lunch. You could even bring a few extra Easter eggs and hide them around nearby for the little ones to try and find.
Get The Board Games Out
You might not have played one since Christmas! Board games often get forgotten about, but they can sometimes create some of the most memorable moments in any household. Depending on how heated your family members get, board games may cause too much drama for you. A nice alternative is the trusty jigsaw puzzle, which will create a calming atmosphere and will get that brain turned on too. It's also nice to collaborate together, with something impressive to show off when it's completed.
Stick On The Box
If ALL else fails, there's always the old reliable TV. Now, we know what you're thinking - the kids have been playing video games all day already. But why not create a special movie night in with all of the household? You could get the kids to create little cinema tickets for admission to your "cinema"; set the cinema aroma by popping some popcorn old-school-style on the hob; have an intermission planned whereby everyone shows off their unique talent; and of course, get everyone to vote for which movie you're going to enjoy.