Easter Quarantine Activities for All Ages

How is everyone doing being locked up in their houses during this pandemic? Besides my kids telling me they are bored every 10 minutes, I am truly loving it! If I could stay home, make crafts, diy projects, food AND GET PAID, well I would! Unfortunately I do not live an extravagant lifestyle like that and still need to go to work to pay my bills. Right now though I am taking full advantage of staying home for a few weeks or months (who knows when this will last) and finding every unfinished project I’ve left unfinished to get them completed.

Easter is coming up and that means you’ll have to find some fun things to do indoors to keep the kids occupied so I have complied a list of activities, some that we have done as a family and some from other creative bloggers. This list provides hours of fun for all ages!

  1. EASTER EGG SCAVENGER HUNT: If you live in a place that’s snowing or cold like here in Canada, then you’ll most likely do your Easter egg hunt indoors. Click HERE for a free download to print a generic Easter Egg scavenger hunt that I’ve created just for you! Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt MWNM PinterestHere’s a couple more links to other amazing blogs for age appropriate scavenger hunts….
  2. EASTER EGG CHALLENGE: My family and I do this every year as a friendly competition with one another. It’s a fun game to play with the eggs that get decorated the days before. Find the full instructions here on my blogEaster Egg Challenge
  3. STAINED GLASS SUNCATCHERS: Adventure-in-a-box has a great tutorial to make some really beautiful Easter egg suncatchers. These can be achieved with clear plastic (a clear binder sheet protector would work great), black elmers glue and sharpie markers! Look at how beautiful these turned out!Adevnture-In-A-Box Suncatchers
  4. TIE DYE SHIRTS: Have you ever wondered how to get different designs in your tie dye shirts? Over at Parents.com there is step by step guides on how to twist your shirt to achieve a different pattern. This might not be the best idea for cold weather, but if you have older kids, it should stay fairly tidy if doing it indoors.Parents Tie Dye.jpg
  5. DECORATING COOKIES: This is fun for any age and to get a very easy recipe, click here for my 4 ingredient shortbread cookie recipe and here for a royal icing recipe.MWNM 4 Ingredient Shortbread Cookies Pinterest Image
  6. SHAVING CREAM ARTWORK: Over at Crafty Morning you can find a tutorial on how to make some funky shaving cream artwork. To make this craft more age appropriate for the older kids, cut out some egg shapes in cardstock and decorate them with painters tape before marbelizing them or do this technique on some hard boiled eggs!Crafty Morning.png
  7. CLAY FLOWER VASES: Oh I can’t wait to try this with my kids! Here is a really easy tutorial over at A SHADE OF teal with a cool ombre effect. This a great craft to do with your older kids and makes for a stylish decor piece in their rooms.a shade of teal.jpg
  8. SPRING WREATH MAKING: This is another craft I can’t wait to do with my girls. Do we need three spring wreaths? No, but they could each make one for their bedroom door and it will be a cute spring decoration! Another easy, straight forward tutorial over at Rocky Mountain Bliss Rocky Mountain Bliss.jpg

I hope these activities give you some peace and quiet during your Quarantined Easter weekend. Since we are not supposed to be seeing our extended families this year, I am hoping that you still enjoy some quality time with your kids and spread as much love as you can through video chats and good ol’ fashion telephone conversation.

Hoppy Easter Everyone!

 

Devilled Eggs – A Recipe

My mom used to make us devilled eggs as a kid and I really didn’t like them, until I was an adult and then I loved them! My friends will attest that at any gatherings such as baby showers or game nights, I was the one that brought the devilled eggs. It never fails that when I bring these eggs, there’s a whole bunch of “ewws”, “ugh” and “gross” that come out of everyone’s mouth, but at the end of the night, there’s not ONE egg left over. Each person that says “I’m not trying one” .. ends up trying one, then two or four. Next thing you know it, we all end up having gas at the end of the night. All in all, these eggs are definitely worth the stink!

Here’s the recipe…

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An Easter Tradition: Easter Egg Challenge

I never grew up with a lot of family traditions, especially around Easter, as we were not a religious family and didn’t celebrate this holiday each and every year. In school, we were asked to list a family tradition, that we partaked in on the holidays and I really couldn’t think of too many. When I heard some of the other kids traditions, I thought to myself “I wish we did that!” Now that I have my own family, we’ve started many traditions together!

For this holiday, we do the Easter Egg Challenge! We are a pretty competitive bunch but we feel it’s also important to teach our kids how to have fun (while trying to win)! In real life, there are losers and to avoid being one, it starts by having a good attitude if and when you lose.

Ok, I am going to show you how to play this game, because it is so much fun and also gives you purpose for decorating your eggs. Continue reading “An Easter Tradition: Easter Egg Challenge”