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The coronavirus pandemic is keeping most of us indoors for Easter this year. But while traditional outdoor Easter egg hunts are off the cards, there are some alternative ways to keep celebrating Easter as a family at home. Below are 8 ways that you can enjoy the weekend indoors this year without causing any harm to the environment.
1. Create Easter bunny decorations using toilet rolls
Don’t throw away the cardboard tube once you’ve emptied the toilet or kitchen roll – save it to upcycle them into decorations. You can cut and stick on ears to make Easter bunnies, add wings to make little decorative chicks, and draw on noses and eyes.
2. Make some vegan chocolate Easter eggs
Get cooking and make some chocolate Easter eggs as a family. It’s easy, fun and festive. There are plenty of dairy-free and 100% vegan recipes online, like this super simple Vegan Creme Egg recipe by A Virtual Vegan.
3. Makeshift Easter egg hunt
Now before the family tucks into your delicious plant-based chocolate Easter eggs, take the Easter egg hunt indoors. You can hide the eggs (wrap them in reusable wrapping/container, or in paper packaging) around the house, and get the kids to hunt for them!
4. Egg and spoon race at home
You can also host a family egg and spoon race using those delicious vegan chocolate eggs. Alternatively, you can use sweets or any other objects you can find at home. All you need are a couple of spoons, and you can easily set up a track from one end of your living room to another.
5. Virtual party with friends & family
Download a multi-video chat app such as Zoom, Houseparty or Skype, and host a virtual party. Set a time over the weekend for your online gathering. You can host a competition to see who can tell the best Easter jokes, or just enjoy chatting together and catching up.
6. Make vegan hot cross buns
Whip up more goodies for your Easter lunch. Hot cross buns are traditionally served and made with dairy, but you can always make your own vegan version using an alternative recipe, like this one by Delightful Adventures.
7. Storytelling time
Easter represents a special time to sit as a family and enjoy each other’s company, and storytelling is a great way to bond together. Parents can tell their stories about their own childhood memories over Easter, and kids can talk about what they love most about the holiday.
8. Indoor planting
Easter marks the beginning of the Spring season, making it the perfect time to do some planting together at home. From flowers to herbs, create your own garden indoors.
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