Finding ways to keep things as normal as possible for your children during this challenging time, while at the same time keeping alive some of your family’s most cherished rituals just takes a bit of creative ingenuity.
And this year’s Easter egg hunt can still be every bit as exciting for your children, while still practicing social distancing, if you do some planning ahead of time with your neighbours.
Call or email your neighbours and ask them to colour pictures of easter eggs and tape them to their front doors or the windows on the front of their houses for the entire Easter Weekend from Friday, April 10 to Sunday, April 12.
Then encourage everyone to make sure they get out for a stroll through the neighbourhood on Easter Weekend to hunt for as many eggs as they can find. If it’s raining, drive the neighbourhood instead.
Now remember, this is not intended to be a group event, but rather family units, practicing proper social distancing from others by staying up to two metres or six feet apart from people that are not members of their own family. And because we want to avoid crowds, try to take your family out hunting for eggs at a non-busy time of day or evening.
An Easter egg hunt is certain to bring out the kid in all of us.
Photo courtesy of Boba Jaglicic.