Easter Sunday is the day when Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. After Jesus was crucified on Good Friday, his body was taken down and buried in a cave tomb and covered with a large stone. On Easter Sunday, some of Jesus’s disciples visited the tomb and found that the stone had been moved and his body was gone.
What are the significance of Easter Eggs?
An egg represents new life in Christianity and Easter eggs symbolise the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter eggs are of significance to Christians as they represent Jesus overcoming death and sin and give the promise of eternal life.
Get the Kids Involved
Easter can be a really magical and fun time for kids so here are some ways you can get them involved this Easter! Traditionally, eggs were hard boiled and decorated by hand so get out the sequins and glitter and see what your kids create. Alternatively, you can print out templates of Easter eggs online for a less risky approach.
Introduce Easter Olympics to your family this year! This is a great way to spend some quality time with your family and get everyone moving around. You can’t go wrong with the classic egg and spoon race. This is where you balance an egg or a similar shaped object on a spoon and race with it to the finishing line. Put together a bunch of fun games and turn into a friendly competition.
Who doesn’t love an Easter egg hunt? Hide eggs or a specific object around your garden or in your house and see who can find the most eggs. You can get really creative with the Easter egg hunt this year and challenge them by writing out clues to help the kids find the eggs. For example, where you brush your teeth or you put these on before you leave the house.
Something for the Adults
Easter does not have to be all about the kids, you can have fun too! With lockdown restrictions being eased, you are now able to meet in groups of six in outdoor environments. Take Easter outside and catch up with friends and family with an Easter brunch or picnic in the park. Think about an Easter theme with pastels to make the brunch or picnic a bit more festive. Traditional Easter dishes include ham, lamb chops, deviled eggs and carrots.
Easter is all about celebrating new life so plant something in your garden or in a plant pot. Welcome Spring into your life with a colourful plant or maybe even a herb that you can use in your cooking and watch it grow! Lilies are traditionally associated with Easter so this might be a good place to start.
Bring out your Sunday Best! We have been in lockdown so long that any excuse to dress up is a good excuse. Get the whole family looking sharp and take some photos to mark this special occasion.
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By Pooja Depala