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6 Easter Weekend Activities That Follow Social Distancing Guidelines

Just because Easter looks a little different this year, doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of it!
Here are a few Easter weekend activity ideas that follow social distancing guidelines:

Create & Send Easter Cards

They might not get into the hands of your friends and family before Easter but imagine the smile on your loved one’s face when they see it in the mailbox. Taking some time to sit down as a family and create a few Easter-themed cards or letters is a great way to not only keep your loved one’s top of mind but to also brighten their spirits.

Decorate Easter eggs

Break out the food colouring, paints or stickers and start decorating some eggs! This is a classic Easter activity—if it is part of your yearly traditions, don’t skip it and if it isn’t, this year might be the perfect time to try your hand at dyeing some eggs.

Plan a Special Meal

Don’t shy away from having a special family meal just because your family may feel a bit smaller. Make the meal as a family, so everyone can be apart of the process.

Schedule a Virtual Hangout with Your Family and Friends

Easter is a time where we usually spend our weekend with family and friends. And while you might not be able to be in the same room as them, there’s no reason you can’t spend time together. From a virtual Easter egg hunt to sharing dinner via online chat, there are lots of great ways that you can involve your loved ones in your socially distant Easter celebrations.

Decorate Your Home

A few makeshift streamers will make your home feel extra special and will bring some much-needed variety to the place you’ve been spending 99% of all your time.

Have an Egg Hunt in Your Home or Online

Just because we all have to stay home, doesn’t mean the Easter Bunny has to. Set up an Easter egg hunt in your backyard, your living room, or whatever social distant space you have, and let the kids enjoy the most ingrained Easter tradition of all—finding (and eating) chocolate eggs! And if you can’t host a hunt in your house, take part in one of the many online Easter egg hunts happening virtually. ABC Ya! has an online Easter egg hunt game that kids can play.

You can also plan your own in-home hunts and use Zoom, Google Hangouts, FaceTime to share the excitement with friends and family while they have their own in-home Easter egg hunt.

Who knows, maybe you’ll create a new family tradition!

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

For COVID-19 Specific Resources – visit our Resources Page and check out the Parents & Families section for family-friendly activities and mental health resources.

For Children’s Mental Health – Front Door offers support, strategies, services, and resources. To get started, visit their website www.frontdoormentalhealth.com or call 519-749-2932.

For Individual Support – Carizon continues to offer counselling and support sessions via phone and video chat. To get started, please call (519) 743-6333.