Although Easter may feel different than usual this year, the holiday is still a great time for you to celebrate with your loved ones.
In fact, this year's festivities can serve as a great escape and bonding opportunity if you and your family find yourselves at home per a local social distancing order.
Luckily, there are still ways to make the day memorable and fun for you and your kids.
Here are six ways to celebrate Easter with your family from home.
Have a meal together
Stay-at-home order or not, who doesn't love a holiday brunch? Take the opportunity of being at home to cook a special meal for your family. Include Easter staples like glazed ham, spring-inspired desserts like a pavlova that the kids will love, and fun cocktails for the adults. If you're short on groceries and unable to cook, many restaurants are offering Easter dinner meals for delivery and curbside pick-up.
Organize an egg hunt
What better activity if you're at home than the hallmark tradition of the Easter egg hunt? Organize one around the house that the whole family can participate in, or coordinate with remote family and friends to set up a virtual Easter egg hunt on Skype or Zoom. This is a great way to get everyone a little active, keeping the kids from getting restless, and helping you work off those Easter desserts before indulging in some Easter candies.
Video chat with family, friends and neighbors
Coordinate with family, friends and loved ones to connect for the holiday over video chat. Even if you are not able to celebrate together in person, using a video service such as Skype or Zoom is a great to spend Easter with the ones you care about. Whether you organize a remote Easter egg hunt or a holiday edition of a virtual dinner party, you'll be glad to celebrate face to face with the special people in your life.
Do a craft project with the kids
Arts and crafts are another great way to keep kids from getting restless while you celebrate at home. Gather little ones and adults to flex those creative muscles and make Easter-themed decorations like egg carton spring chicks, DIY paper flowers, or chick and lamb crafts.
Watch an Easter movie
After a fun-filled day of egg hunts, craft projects and hearty holiday brunch, nothing will wind the family down like gathering together for an Easter movie. Check your local listings or programming on streaming platforms like Netflix or Hulu to see what options are available for the holiday.