From the 29th of March you can gather outdoors with either 6 people or 2 households. This provides greater flexibility for families to see each other, including in private gardens.
What great news for children who are starting their Easter holidays, as we start to see the new version of normal come to light.
We have put together 6 activities you can do during the Easter holidays. Making sure you get outside, see those loved ones, and most importantly have fun!
1) Easter Trails and egg hunts
Everyone, especially children, love Easter trails and egg hunts and you don’t have to reserve them for Easter Sunday.
Print or design clues that will have your little one’s imaginations racing and watch with delight as they head off to find the treasure at the end.
Why not join up with another household; grandparents you haven’t seen in a while, or family friends, and make it a day to remember!
Make sure you take lots of photos.
We are not talking traditional picnics here oh no! We are talking Bear Grylls-esque, survival picnics.
Get yourself a mini raclette and melt cheese for crackers, then melt chocolate for dipping apple slices, you can even whittle some sticks to toast marshmallows (don’t forget the hot chocolate). Hopefully, the weather will be nicer and the days a little longer so there is no excuse to not explore!
3) Embrace the dark
Let your young person stay up past their normal bedtime and get them out and about. There is no better adventure than setting up camp in the garden or wandering local streets or the park at dusk with a torch.
By using stargazing websites and books you will be able to see a few obvious constellations. Here are some great resources;
- National Geographic’s childrens’ space hub
- skymaps.com, which has monthly printable maps of the night sky
- STEM Resources
- Twinkl Resources
4) Holidays at home
With the travel ban overseas still in place bring the holiday to your home. You can try;
- Cooking food from other countries and learn about the culture
- Immersing yourself in music from across the world
- Setting up a beach in your bathroom (thank you Stacey Solomon for that one)
- Getting the paddling pool out and make some fun mocktails
5) Capture this time
It would be a great idea to create a time capsule that you can bury in the garden or that you can store in the garage or loft.
What a great way to remind yourself and your children of everything that has happened over the past year. You could try including your thoughts and feelings on post-it notes, add pictures of all the walks and memories you have, or even a diary of your time being at home.
6) Learning but fun
Now the children are back at school, we parents can take a break with the home learning. However, if you want to encourage your children to continue learning out of the classroom why not look into some other ways.
If you are still stuck for things to do this Easter holiday, take a look at the full selection of crafts we put together last year here.
Whatever you are planning to do this Easter half-term, we hope you have fun, eat lots of chocolate and remember how much we have been through to get here!
P.S If you have any leftover Easter chocolate (if that is even a thing!) make sure you check out these great recipes to use it all up!