When you picture your typical Easter, you probably picture a fresh Spring background with everyone dressed in their Easter best attire, a big spread of ham and eggs (made in all different ways), and kids running endlessly around the yard yelling “Hide them again!”.
You and your family might be feeling a little down after thinking Easter isn’t going to look like that picture perfect version we just described. As we all continue to do our part by staying at home to aid in the flattening of the curve of COVID-19, it leaves us wondering how we will make this upcoming holiday special.
Well, I’ve got good news for everyone! Not only is the Easter Bunny considered an essential worker (so he will still be working), but I’m going to share some resources that will help families everywhere enjoy this virtual Easter celebration.
- Attire: Break out your Sunday best! It doesn’t matter if it’s your Easter dress from last year, as the goal is to just get cleaned up to feel the part.
- Worship: Stream worship services via Zoom, Facebook Live, or any other videoconferencing app that your religious group might be using
- Pull out your fine china and create a fun tablescape for your family. Use Pinterest for inspiration and then go gather items around the house to create the look.
- You can set the table for one extra person, and at that table setting is a candle burning. The candle represents all of the family members that you weren’t able to physically be with on Easter.
- You can also utilize your videoconferencing apps for this purpose as well. Speak with your family ahead of time and decide on a scheduled time to have lunch. Everyone will be eating within their own home, but the family will be connected virtually, so you can still have those bickering adult sibling moments!!
- Egg Hunt:
- If you want to just try a unique spin on the egg hunt for this year, then I recommend going with LED eggs and holding a nighttime hunt. I found mine at Wal-Mart (6-pack LED Diamond Easter Eggs for $2.98).
- The other option is for keeping the traditional daytime family hunt, and for that, I’ve created a short outdoor scavenger egg hunt for the kids of the family. The most exciting part is that it’s designed to be done as a team…meaning, that all of your extended family can be together on the same egg hunt! Check out the download and full instructions below!!
Regardless of how you chose to celebrate the holiday, remember that Easter is a sign of hope, renewal, and new life. Those words couldn’t be more fitting than at the current time! May you all be blessed with love and memories this Easter!
Virtual Scavenger Style Easter Egg Hunt
So you still want to have a family Easter egg hunt this year? Awesome! Utilize these clues and instructions, add in a little pre-planning with the adults involved, and all of the kiddos in your family will soon be hunting eggs together!
- Download the FREE clue sheet below.
- Within each clue, you will find a blank space. The adults will need to pre-plan what color of egg will go in the blank space. The idea is that every family will have the same color of eggs hidden in the same spots at each of their homes.
- On the day of the hunt, each family will utilize the videoconferencing app of your choice. (I definitely have a strong preference to Zoom. It’s super easy to use and can be ran through the app on your phone.)
- Decide on the time for the hunt and everyone joins together on the videoconferencing app at the designated time.
- Have all of the kids join around the devices and one adult will read the first clue out loud. The kids will collaborate and decide where they think the clue is leading them to.
- From there, all of the kids will go hunt the egg in the decided upon spot.
- Once they have the egg, they will return to the device and prepare for the next clue.
- Repeat until finished 🙂
Adults, you will need to be sure everyone has placed the same color eggs in the same spots at their individual homes. If you have multiple kids at one home, just hide multiple eggs of the same color, so each kid can retrieve an egg.
Now, you’ll probably want a key for the clues, so here it is:
- Have kids begin inside and exit out any door except the front door.
- Clue #1 = At the end of the driveway
- Clue #2 = Inside the outdoor grill
- Clue #3 = On or around an outdoor chair
- Clue #4 = In a tree
- Clue #5 = In or around a car
- Clue #6 = Around front door