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Video chat Easter egg hunt
You can’t celebrate Easter with the kids without having an easter egg hunt. And although the current climate means Swindon’s various easter egg hunt venues are now a no-go, that doesn’t mean you can’t have your own chocolatey adventure from the comfort of your own home. Social interaction between kids is key to their development so setting up a video chat for your child and their friends to log on to whilst they go on their own mini Easter egg hunt is a great idea.
Simply place some chocolate eggs in various location around the house and garden, set up a video call for the kids to go onto and watch them and their friends re-create the sounds of playground fun as they help each other on their Easter egg hunts.
Coronavirus doesn’t mean your children can’t still have fun at Easter and this is one way of re-creating the joys of the tastiest holiday of the year without leaving the house.
Video chat services we recommend are Zoom and FaceTime on iPhone, but make sure to keep an eye on your kids when they are on any video chat service.
Make your own Easter eggs
The Coronavirus may have limited our fun outside the home, but this is one Easter activity that is incredibly fun and will get the whole family involved. Fear not, this may sound hard, but you really don’t need to be a chocolate expert to create some delicious Easter eggs.
Forget the plastic and cardboard boxes, making homemade Easter eggs allows your creativity to run wild and will definitely inject some fun into life at a time when it really is needed most.
Simply decide on whether you want to make your egg out of dark or milk chocolate and you’re ready to go. Once you’ve made your decision, simply click here to view our recommended method from BBC Food.
Make an Easter bonnet
Nothing quite says Easter like a beautifully decorated Easter bonnet. And although the Coronavirus means you won’t be able to meet up with friends and show off your beautiful creations, this is one Easter activity that will keep the kids entertained.
Originating as a European tradition to celebrate the wearing of new clothes at Easter, making an Easter bonnet has become a tradition in households around the World, and is one of our favourite activities as we edge ever closer towards summer.
All you need is an Easter bonnet hat or another hat you’re happy to use, purchase some arts and crafts materials and watch your children’s imaginations run wild.
If you need some inspiration then why not look at some Easter bonnet creations here.
Go for an Easter walk
Now we must say that if you’re heading outdoors then make sure you are following government guidelines, practice social distancing and don’t travel far from your house.
With the sunny weather seeming like it is finally here - fingers crossed it stays this way - Easter is a great time to head out with the family on a local walk.
Swindon is full of great walking routes and a trek through the forests, meadows, and natural beauty of Swindon will help clear the mind and allow you to break away from the boredom of the Coronavirus lockdown.
Why not see what walking routes you live nearby by checking out our piece on Swindon’s best walks here. Please make sure to follow government advice however and not congregate in large groups.
Do some Easter gardening
Whilst the Coronavirus may have restricted us of many of our traditional Easter activities, some Easter gardening is one that we can still enjoy. With a four day bank holiday over Easter, this is the perfect time to spruce up your garden and inject some new colours into your backyard landscape.
Firstly plan what you want to achieve and what flowers you want to plant, then grab your gloves and start tackling the pesky weeds that have made their way into your flowerbeds, and finally start planting your beautiful flowers.
Stuck on what flowers to plant? We recommend Roses, Orchids, and Daffodils, with all of them set to be at their blossoming best as we enter summer.