For many of us, this time of year is one of the most sacred and special times. It’s full of meaning and tradition. And I know, if you’re like me, you might be mourning some of things you usually do to celebrate Easter or Passover each spring.
I am mourning not being able to attend church with people I love on Easter Sunday. It’s always such a celebratory gathering. Every Easter I make a big Easter dinner, and we invite people whose families also live out of town. We have a big egg hunt for all the kids. I will miss that so much. I’ll even miss forcing my kids to wear new Easter outfits. I didn’t even buy an Easter dress for my daughter this year. I think it’s OK to take a minute to mourn these things and look on the bright side and celebrate the best we can.
Though it make look different this year, there are lots of things we can do at home to make Easter or Passover memorable for kids this year. We can pass down our beliefs and traditions and have a little fun while we do it.
I am a Christian. I believe Easter is all about hope. Hope that really awful stuff can be turned into something beautiful. Hope that miracles happen. There is always, always hope. Even in the darkest of times. I believe that someday everything bad and evil will come untrue. So this year, it’s more important than ever that I dive into the things that ground me and the things I hold true.
One important thing my family and I have planned this Easter is to attend virtual Holy Week gatherings with our church for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday. A guide to places of worship hosting online services is coming very soon to ABQ Moms Blog.
Take a look below at some fun and meaningful things to do from home this spring.
Make resurrection rolls.
Bake a bunny cake.
Make these birds’ nest cookies.
Bake hot cross buns.
Make & decorate salt dough Easter eggs.
Dye Easter eggs.
Create this fluffy bunny with a paper plate and cotton balls.
Participate in the Albuquerque Neighborhood Egg Hunt.
Decorate an Easter egg tree in your yard.
Create these satisfying string easter eggs.
Turn your front door (or any door in your house) into a bunny.
Passover hasn’t taken on the secular nature that Easter has over the years. So the crafts and activities are not as plentiful. But there’s still lots of ways to make Passover special with your children.
Host or attend a virtual Seder (if your stream of Judaism allows for it).
Bake your own Matzah.
Print these 5 downloadable activities for kids.
Play this Seder trivia game with your kids.
Check out this post with other ideas about engaging your kids in Passover Seder.
Watch these 5 Passover Movies with your kids.
Here are a few other ideas from some of our sister sites.
Passover in a Pandemic: Resources to Celebrate in Unprecedented Times from DC Area Moms Blog
Celebrating Easter While Social Distancing from Birmingham Moms Blog
Teaching Children How to Celebrate Easter & Passover from Dallas Moms
Celebrating Easter at Home Guide from Toledo Moms
Ideas for Celebrating Easter at Home from Corpus Christi Moms Blog
Enjoy this special time of year with your family!