Ideas for Celebrating Easter At Home

April 7, 2020

by Jennifer on March 29, 2020 in Holiday

Corpus Christi Mom's Blog

This year the world will be celebrating Easter differently. Across the globe, “Stay-at-Home” orders are in place due to the continued monitoring of COVID- 19. Since many have had to cancel their community Easter Egg hunt events, and it is likely we will all be celebrating in our own homes, I have put together a list of things you and your family can do to celebrate together.

Read the Easter Story Together

This suggestion seems a little simple, and obvious. But many of us are so used to attending special Easter services at church we forget that the story is always available for us to read and enjoy in the Bible.  You can find the entire story beginning with Jesus in the garden and ending with his ascension into Heaven in Matthew Chapters 26-28.

Bake Easter Treats

Baking or Cooking with my kids is always such a fun and bonding moment. This year I plan on breaking out all of my Easter recipes and making as many as possible, then having a big family dinner!

Some of my favorites are:

Eggless “Egg” Hunt

Even if you are having to ration eggs so dying them is out of the question, and you do not want to go to the store for plastic eggs you can still give your kids a fun “Egg” hunt at home! To do this you just need to visit their playroom. Pick out some of their favorite toys and stuff animals. Then just like a normal Egg hunt hide the toys all-around your house/yard and then have them go find them. You could have a fun treat waiting for them at the end, or just spend some time playing with the toys they just found.

Egg Hunt

If you already have plastic eggs stored from previous years or you were able to stock up, have a family egg hunt in your yard/home. You can do a traditional hunt where you hide the eggs and let the kids run like crazy to find as many eggs as possible. Or you could send your kids on a treasure hunt, each egg could hold the clue to where the next egg is hidden, this would be helpful in making the fun lasts as long as possible!

Decorate Eggs

{If you have the eggs to spare} Set up an egg decorating station and let everyone decorate their own eggs. Then you can hide them and go for an Egg hunt as a family in your yard! You can find some different decorating techniques here!

Have an Easter Movie Marathon

Maybe the best course of action for us all this year is to slow down and just simply be with one another! Time to grab your blankets, pillows and comfy PJs and have an Easter movie marathon.

Some movies to choose from:

Community Bunny Count

In the last couple of weeks, my neighborhood has really come together to think of ways to help each other entertain kids that are stuck at home. One of the ways is to pick different shapes or items to place in our windows for people to walk around and count. On St. Patricks day we did a four-leaf clover count and my family counted over 50 around the neighborhood! You can organize a community-wide bunny count.

First have the kids decorate their own bunny, or find a bunny to place in your window {that faces the street}, and then enjoy a walk/drive around to find all of the bunnies in your neighborhood!

Easter-themed Porch Photoshoot

You may have seen the new viral photo trend in having a “Porch Photo” taken by a local photographer. The idea is to have a socially distant photoshoot to show your family together during this time. You could get your family to dress in their Easter Sunday best just like you normally would but instead of heading out to your Easter events, have a local photographer come and take a “Porch Photo” of your family. Here is an article about the current trend, and here is a list of local photographers that we love!  {Please be sure you are following any city guidelines regarding stay-at-home orders and practicing the social distancing guidelines}

Easter Crafts

You and the whole family could do Easter crafts together, to make it even more fun you could make it into a challenge. Issue a challenge to make the best craft or best series of crafts. Then take to social media to have your friends and family vote!

Here are some craft ideas:

Write Encouraging Messages on your Sidewalk

One thing that I hope we all remember this year is the true message of Easter. The message of hope, redemption, love for our families and communities. Get some sidewalk chalk and write your favorite encouraging scriptures on the sidewalk in front of your home. Write encouraging messages, let people know you are thinking of them and give them a little hope and happiness as they pass by. If you have no sidewalk to write on do not fret, write encouraging messages and stick them in your windows or on your front door for people to see as they pass by.

Whatever you choose to do this year for Easter, know that you are not alone. We may not be able to come together as a community IRL right now, but know that we are supporting you and here to offer the best resources we can! Please visit our COVID-19 Resource page for other ideas.