Easter in isolation - things to do at home

Friday 10 April 2020

Eggs painted with bright patterns in red, orange, yellow and blue.

Easter is looking a little different this year with the Stage 3 coronavirus restrictions in place. We still think there are ways to enjoy Easter from home, and have compiled a list of things to do over the long weekend.


Virtual family lunch

You can still catch up with family and friends, just do it virtually! Schedule a Zoom to include everyone in Easter lunch and prop your tablet or mobile device at the end of the table. You’ll just have to be careful of the family all trying to talk at once!

If you're looking to connect with other people, Socially, has got creative launching Australia's Biggest Virtual Easter Celebration from Good Friday. Or if you just want to have a chat with a friendly voice, Friendline will be open on Saturday and Sunday between 2pm-5pm.

Easter egg hunts

Taking inspiration from the teddy bear or rainbow hunts popping up around Melbourne, you can get creative with an Easter Egg hunt in your yard, or indoors for the little ones, and encourage your neighbours to display some in their windows. Try and think of some fun hiding spots to keep them entertained. Here's a template from New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinta Ardern to get you started.

Roblox, the popular multiplayer online video game, has launched an Easter egg hunt just in time for the Easter weekend. The game, which allows users to design their own games and virtual worlds is hugely popular with children. The game now has 49 eggs scattered across the platform and gamers have until April 28 to find them all. 

Listen to an audiobook

With some extra time on your hands over the long weekend you could settle back with a good audiobook. We have thousands of audiobooks available for download from BorrowBox including Rosalie Ham, Ian MacEwan and Tim Winton. Check out the other online resources you can enjoy from home.

Post-Easter kids cooking class

Looking for something to entertain the kids and put excess Easter Eggs to good use? Musical Menus is conducting an online cooking class on Tuesday 14 April from 10am. Children can watch or join in, as former Masterchef contestant Craig Allister Young creates chocolate crackles with dried fruit and nuts decorated with leftover Easter eggs! Register via the Facebook event.

Just make sure you have all of the Ingredients ready to go - Copha, Rice Bubbles, cocoa, desiccated coconut, icing sugar, dried fruit and nuts of your choice and, of course, leftover Easter eggs.

Create new Easter traditions

Use this time with family and loved ones to embrace the spirit of Easter and think of unconventional ways to celebrate each other's company.


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