With Easter fast approaching, this Easter is likely to more be memorable than most, as it will be spent in your bubble! However, still a great opportunity to create special family traditions …. but in the Bubble!
Easter is celebrated on a different date each year. Easter Sunday always falls on the Sunday following the first full moon after the March equinox. In our part of the world the March equinox is on the 20th of March. For many, Easter is a religious holiday that commemorates the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. We get the name Easter and some of our traditions from the pagan festival Eostre. Over time this has been replaced with the modern spelling – Easter. Rabbits were special to this festival, which is why we have the Easter Bunny today. Regardless of your beliefs, creating your own Easter traditions is a great way to have an awesome Easter experience.
Here are our top ideas for celebrating Easter.
Talk about the origins of Easter
If you want to share the origins of Easter with your children you could talk to them about how the holiday remembers the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. According to Christian beliefs, he was crucified on Good Friday and rose from the dead on Easter Sunday. There are lots of great books on this subject available in public libraries to read with your children.
Go on easter egg hunt in your Bubble
This is a well-loved tradition for many families. Egg hunts around your Bubble could be great fun and can be as simple or as extravagant as you like. You could just go hunting for chocolate eggs or make up clues and challenges for your children to follow.
This is a great way to get creative with a traditional Easter symbol. To prepare your eggs, poke a hole in each end of the shell using a thick needle, and gently blow the egg out into a bowl. When you have a hollow shell, wash it out and dry carefully. Gently paint and decorate the eggs. Once dry you can attach string and hang them as decorations. If hollow eggs are too fragile for your child to paint, let them decorate hard boiled ones instead.
Bake hot cross buns
Hot Cross Buns are a delicious way to start a family tradition. They’re not hard to make but do take a little time. If you need a recipe, this is a great one from well-known Kiwi chef, Chelsea Winter. They make a yummy family breakfast for Easter Sunday.
Egg and spoon race
A sport the whole family can play! Each person grabs a spoon (the smaller the spoon the more difficult it is) and balances an egg on it. You could have a simple race where the first person to the finish line wins.
Stay Safe, Be Kind, Plan the Bubble hunt, Eat Chocolate, Count our Blessings.