Easter is here. Are you ready? Did the holiday just sneak up on you this year? Well, do not worry there is still plenty of time to do last-minute activities for your entire family to enjoy. Check out the following list for inspiration.
1. Attend Church Services
Regardless of your religious background, attend a local church service. Many churches hold special services on Easter Sunday. The church may have special readings, singing, plays, and children’s events. Just remember to check the church’s website or Facebook page before going. The church may have social distancing and other restrictions in place.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, numerous churches are holding virtual services if you do not want to attend church. Attend a church service right in your home, you can even watch while eating breakfast.
2. Color Easter Eggs
Yes, you can buy a kit. Or you can use food coloring from your baking supplies. Dyeing Easter eggs is a great activity. Mix different colors, make patterns or add designs. Coloring eggs is a long-standing Easter tradition.
3. Easter Egg Hunt or Scavenger Hunt
Whether you use your dyed eggs or hide plastic ones, an Easter egg hunt is fun for everyone. Now to make the hunt more interesting for older children, turn the activity into a scavenger hunt. Provide clues to your hidden eggs or Easter baskets.
4. Easter Meal
Find a way to make your meal special for Easter.
Sit together at the table. Bring out your good dishes, add candles, make an Easter centerpiece, or add flowers. Remember to turn off your devices.
Add a special dessert.
Bake the meal together as a family.
Order in from a nearby restaurant.
Have a picnic.
Just enjoy your time together as a family.
5. Family Night
Turn your Easter into family night. Eat leftovers or order pizza.
Watch movies together. It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown (1974) is always a great family show to watch.
Easter is the perfect time to get creative. Drawing is one of the simplest ways to bring out your inner artist. In fact, with a few inexpensive tools, drawing is a great activity for the entire family to enjoy.
Yes, using crayons on paper is a wonderful way to create an original Easter masterpiece. But do not limit your creativity. Draw on other materials including construction paper, sandpaper, poster board, and boiled eggs. A hard boil egg is the perfect canvas for your Easter creation.
Now, what to draw? Consider the following drawing prompts for Easter.
3. Easter Bunny
4. Easter Eggs (Drawing different patterns, use multi-colors, or add names)
School’s out, summer is in full swing, time to make some lasting memories. Go outdoors, enjoy the summer sun, explore, and discover the world around you. As you are heading out, grab your camera or use your phone to capture life’s simplest pleasures.
Take a moment to snap a picture of your family or friends. Set up poses and have fun. Silly photos make great scrapbook additions.
50 Photo Ideas for Memorable Summer
Do you need some inspiration on when to take a photo? Consider the following checklist.
Having a picnic
Eating a Sno Cone
On a nature trail
Holding sparklers (safely)
At a petting zoon
In front of the library
Laying in a hammock
Standing in the water at the lake
Eating ice cream
In front of a flower garden
Wearing silly sunglasses (check out your local dollar store)
On a boat
In a strawberry patch
Building a sandcastle
Playing in the sprinkler
At a parade
At a farmer’s market
Laying in the sand
Wearing red, white, and blue for the 4th of July (Do not hesitate to go overboard)
In front of a historical landmark
On swing sets
At a splash park (pose under the falling water)
Sitting around a bonfire
On a slide at the park
In a tent
Posing on a park bench
Wearing beach attire
Holding hands at sunset
Drinking summer slushies
At an art museum
On family movie night
Relaxing under a big shade tree
Listening to music at a local concert in the park
Swimming a pool (use beach balls, floaties, or other pool-related items as props)
Making/showing off summer bracelets
Standing on rocks
At an amusement park
Floating on inner tubes
Inside a blanket fort on a rainy day
At a BBQ
Painting and hiding rocks around town
Lounging in lawn chairs
Laying on matching or themed beach towels
Playing beach volleyball
In the middle of your sidewalk chalk art creation
Putt putt golfing
A group selfie (do this one multiple times throughout the summer months)
Just remember, when you are out having fun, follow all rules for public areas. Safety should always be your first priority.