With Easter just around the corner, we thought we’d get our thinking caps on and pull together some top tips to keep you all sane and entertained. While it might be a little different from the Easter we all imagined, an Easter in isolation doesn’t mean it can’t be fun, enjoyable and stress free.
With the weather looking like it’s going to allow us all to make the most of our outdoor space, we’ve compiled our top activities for both indoor and outdoor, for the little ones and grown ups too
One of the positives of isolation life is how much the little ones are getting to experiment in the kitchen. Whether it's baking their favourite sweet treats or helping make dinner, we’ve seen an influx of children being helpful in the kitchen all over social media
Baking will never get boring to a child, especially if they are baking sweet things, as they know there's a reward at the end! You can easily make it Easter themed with mini eggs, pastel colours or decorative edible chicks.
Another popular activity we are seeing a lot of on social media is crafting, and what better time of year to get crafting! You can pick up a lot of craft bits on your weekly shop from the major supermarkets. Or alternatively get crafty with everyday items like toilet rolls, leftover wrapping paper and bows, tins, jars and anything else you can save from the recycling bin! Or have a hunt in the garden and get the kids painting rocks, sticks or leaves to turn into a piece of art at a later date
Join a virtual day out
One for the adults! Lets Day In (normally Lets Day Out, see what they did there?) are an IOS based experience app who have risen to the current economical challenge and provided an array of virtual challenges from cooking demonstrations, fitness classes and meditation, all available on their app with new experiences being released every week.
Crack the games out
Nothing beats a competitive game of monopoly! Whether you dig out and dust off the traditional board games or you get online and play with your family, games are a great way to pass the time and connect with your loved ones. Our personal fave and one that seems to be on everyone's homescreens is House Party, be careful though you need to lock the room after your loved ones are in!
Listen to a podcast
Podcasts are having a bit of a moment right now and with so many topics covered there's bound to be a podcast series out there you will love. Being the football fans we are, we personally like Peter Crouchs “That Peter Crouch Podcast” and with so much choice you’d be hard pushed not to find one that gets you hooked. The experts at Esquire have helpfully put together this handy list of top podcasts https://www.esquire.com/uk/latest-news/a26086091/best-podcasts/
Facetime the family & have that Easter feast all in sync
One of the main things we (and probably the whole of the UK) are going to miss most this Easter is the family Easter meal. But much like most of isolation life we are turning to technology to make the family feast happen. Synch your diaries, get in a good wifi spot and start that House Party, party.