How you can celebrate this Easter from the comfort of your home
Even though we might not be able to get out and about this Easter, there are lots of activities you can get involved in from the comfort of your home! We have listed a few below to get you started!
Eat lots of Hot cross buns and Easter eggs!Easter is a great time for eating lots of nice food! So, take advantage and tuck into lots of hot cross buns and Easter eggs! If you haven’t been able to find any in the shops, you could always try and make your own. There are some great recipes out there you can follow, including this one from BBC Good Food.
Easter egg huntEaster egg hunts were so much fun as a child! But the fun doesn’t have to stop once you hit adulthood! Throw an Easter egg hunt for you and the people you live with. You don’t need to have a garden to get involved – just hide some eggs round the house! If you’re living on your own, you can always start hiding them in different rooms and see if you can remember where you put them – or just eat them all in one go. Whatever works for you!
Plant some flowers or buy some colourful flowers from the supermarketEaster is all about renewal so why not plant some flowers! This will occupy some time and will help you to get some fresh air. If you don’t want to plant anything, then just buy some flowers from the supermarket! Easter is a very colourful holiday, so why not spruce up your house with a colourful bouquet!
Paint some eggsPainting eggs has always been popular at Easter and if you’ve never given it a try, now is the perfect time! Not only is it very festive, it is also very relaxing! To find some good designs, click here.
These activities are great for both kids and adults so perfect if you are trying to do something as a family too!
If you are spending Easter alone, why not facetime a friend or family member and get creating together virtually or have a competition to see whose is better!
Some examples of things you could make are:
- Easter bonnet
- Easter bunny ears
- Egg Carton
- Easter masks
- Bunny baskets
Click here for some more ideas on what to make.
Easter is known for new beginnings. So, why not use the long weekend to start making a photo album or scrapbook. Browse through your camera or phone and print off your favourite photos. You can slot them into an album, or get people involved by cutting them up and sticking them in a scrapbook. This is a great way to get creative and get the whole family involved. It can also be really uplifting to talk about happy memories you all share.
Make a photo album/scrapbook
Give a gift basket to the vulnerable/those in needEveryone has been pulling together to help vulnerable people get the supplies they need. This couldn’t be more important around the holiday time; show someone you care by buying them an Easter egg to go with their box of supplies. If you need something for the kids to do, why not have them decorate the box with your best Easter designs.
Easter Film Festival
- Peter rabbit
- Rise of the guardians
- The dog who saved Easter
And if you don’t want to watch those, check out our list of movies and TV shows, put together by our students.
Easter bunny sports dayKeeping active while staying safe is vitally important for everyone during this lockdown. Why not turn your garden or your living room into an Easter bunny training room. Time how many hops you can do in a minute, how many eggs you can find in five minutes or simply who can do the best nose twitch.
Make rainbow pancakes, chocolate nests or Easter cookies
One of my favourites is Rainbow pancakes! These not only taste great, but they look amazing too and perfect for the Easter weekend. Check out the recipe here.
You can also find some other Easter dessert recipes here.
If you are after something a bit more savoury, click here.
UH ChaplaincyDuring this uncertain time, many people have not been able to attend their churches or religious gatherings. The University’s Reverend, Fiona Souter, has been hard at work ensuring she can keep in contact with you and provide you with services over the Easter period.
Services are now online and can be accessed through the Churches of St Etheldreda and St Luke Hatfield website, Facebook (Where she will be preaching from her kitchen this Sunday!) and the St Johns Hatfield website.
Visit the UH Chaplaincy Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for more information.
The UH Chaplaincy also holds daily one minute reflections, quizzes and fun/crafty things on Herts Self Isolation group – join the group here. They have also put together a piece on how to celebrate Easter from your home. (See Below.)
For any pastoral care contact Fiona via the social media accounts above, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by telephone (Tel: +44 (0)1707 284456, mob: 07702 442 696)