Easter weekend is upon us! And while the celebrations won’t be the same this year, as we’re in the midst of a lockdown, it doesn’t mean Easter is cancelled!
You can still do a HEAP of the things with your own family and enjoy the long weekend.
Here are 12 ways to celebrate Easter in self-isolation…
12 ways to celebrate Easter during lockdown
1. Still hold an Easter egg hunt
If you were planning on doing an Easter egg / scavenger hunt in your backyard with your kids – you still can!
2. Play family board games
Like Christmas, Easter is a time for families to bond and spend time together. What better excuse to bond than to play a few family board games?
3. Have a BBQ / family meal
If you normally hold a BBQ over Easter, you still can but it may be a lot smaller than you had anticipated. However, this means less cooking and washing up!
Check out the recipe for our Easy Marinated Fish & Chunky Vegetable Skewers (pictured above) here.
4. Camping in the backyard
If you normally get away over the Easter weekend and go camping, you still can… but in your backyard or front room.
The kids will love it! At least, if you forget anything or it starts raining you don’t have to worry! Instead of making a campfire, you can use tea lights and the kids can still toast marshmallows over them.
5. Make your own chocolate treats
There is absolutely NO reason for you to miss out on chocolate just because you are trying to lose weight or the shops don’t have any eggs left.
6. Decorate your own eggs
Fancy an arts and crafts afternoon? Get your kids to paint and decorate farm eggs that you can put around the house to feel in the spirit of Easter.
7. FaceTime with family
Easter is often a time that family members get together. You can still make time to connect with people via social media.
Plus, everyone will be off and at home, so there’s no excuses to not catch up!
8. Make your own hot cross buns
Hot cross buns are a yummy snack in the lead up to Easter BUT they can be high in calories and not great if you are following aweight loss plan.
So instead, check our our healthy eating recipe for this popular Easter Favourite and enjoy them without any guilt.
9. Make your own Easter bonnets
The Easter Show may be cancelled, as well as your child’s school Easter bonnet parade. So why not try making your own Easter bonnets at home instead? You could do a family fashion parade after!
10. Watch Easter services online
A lot of people go to church around Easter, but religious places are now closed. Many priests are holding services online though.
Check with your local church when the services are.
11. See farm animals virtually online
Do you normally go to the farm or zoo to visit the animals at Easter? Many wildlife centres and farms are also holding online animal feeding sessions, so make sure you check them out online.
12. Leave a note from the Easter Bunny
If your children are confused about whether or not the Easter Bunny is allowed to visit during lockdown, why not make a note from him, saying that he will be delivering eggs later on as he’s self-isolating (if you’ve not bought any) or a recipe on how to make your own this year?
If you are worried about sugar overload this Easter then NEVER FEAR – The Healthy Mummy is here!
Be sure to check out our Healthy Easter Cookbook eBook!
With ideas for main meals and sides for family lunches or dinners, healthy chocolate recipes so you can indulge in sweet treats, while still following your healthy lifestyle goals, plus homemade gift ideas so you can pass on your healthy ways to friends and family.
Just because there are chocolate Easter eggs everywhere at this time of year, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun. Eating healthy, fresh foods and spending time with your family is what an enjoyable life is all about.
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