Easter in Lockdown: Activities & Ideas to celebrate Easter with kids in Lockdown
With some of our favourite activities & attractions remaining closed over Easter, here are some ideas for fun things to do with your family to enjoy your Easter School Holidays in Lockdown!
Easter Egg Hunt
Top of the list make sure you get an Easter Egg sorted, hide small chocolates or Easter toys around your home or garden. Here are some top tips and suggestions on how to make an Easter Egg Hunt more interesting;
If you have more than one child hide two types/ colours of chocolates so older children don’t find anything first!
Older children could be given a map or clues to follow
Make the Easter Egg hunt ACTIVE. Instead of chocolates (or as well as) write activities on large Egg shaped cards that they have to do with each find (star jumps, a song to sing)
Reverse Egg Hunt let the children hide the eggs… and YOU have to find them!
Neighbourhood Egg Hunt. This was fantastic in lockdown last year, with the help of our fantastic neighbourhood what’s app group we organised for many of the houses to put large coloured pictures of Easter Eggs up in their windows, creating the activity for children to go Egg spotting on their local walks!
Ramp up the fun a little more with these great Easter games for kids
Egg Toss: Use boiled or plastic eggs for less mess. Stand opposite each other and throw the eggs back and forth, gradually moving further apart until someone drops it! Plastic Eggs available online here (affiliate link)
Egg Obstacle Course: Instead of racing with an egg and spoon, navigate around obstacles in your garden, go under tables, through tunnels, overcushions. Great if your children don’t have siblings to race.
Easter Egg Bowls: Draw a large Easter Egg on A3 paper with a clear mark in the centre and put in on the ground. Then, similar to a normal game of bowls, take it in turn to throw small balls, trying to get as close as possible to the centre of the egg.
If you’re lucky enough to live next to some greenery, you could go on a daffodil hunt. Who in your family can spot daffodils first? Take a cheap camera to keep them busy… later back at home they could look through the pictures and draw them!
Outdoor nature Walk
Create Easter pictures using only natural items you find in your garden or on your walk (where you can add interest by collecting things).
If your children enjoy painting rocks and pebbles, this is the perfect time for an Easter theme.
Easter Crafts & Baking
A quick look on Pinterest will give you LOADS of ideas for Easter crafts;