Keeping your little bunnies happy and safe this Easter

With Stockport enjoying some sunshine this week, it feels as though spring really is in the air.

With the Easter Bank Holiday weekend coming up, it’s important to remember that we have only just started on the roadmap out of lockdown and we still need to be cautious about mixing and need to keep up our behaviour changes to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe. But why should that stop you having a fantastic Easter?!
We’ve rounded up our favourite Covid-friendly Easter ideas to keep your little bunnies entertained this weekend.

And don’t forget, the Easter Bunny is an essential worker, so he’ll still be dropping by in the correct PPE, of course.

  • create a sensory search – if you have small children, why not create a full sensory experience! If you have a sandpit, bury eggs in the sand and let your children dig them out. No sandpit? Fill a kiddie pool or tub with rice or bubbly water for hours of entertainment. If you don’t have any outside space, use a bathtub, sink or washing up bowl and bury mini eggs instead
  • get the grandparents involved (safely) – Easter is a time for families. While current guidelines allow you to meet up to six people (two households) outside, older relatives may still feel safer staying at home. If this is the case, create Easter baskets with the children and deliver them to the doorsteps! Think homemade cornflakes cakes, Easter bonnets and extra treats to make sure everyone feels part of the celebration
  • if that’s not possible this year, remote technology like Facetime and Zoom will make it easy to keep in touch this Easter or if you don’t have access to these what about writing a good old-fashioned letter and then either hand delivering or posting it
  • plant your eggs – playing outside in fresh air is the safest way to protect against Covid-19. If you’re hosting a garden egg hunt, why not plant your eggs using pipe cleaners and allow participants to do a bit of gardening
  • try Easter egg bowling! – the rules are simple: place a small object in the middle of your lawn as a marker. Whoever can bowl their chocolate egg closest – wins! This could be done indoors too - a hallway could work well or even a living area. Only got a small space? Try it with mini eggs! Chocolate-based prizes an added bonus
  • make spring bunnies – hang on to your empty toilet rolls – or should we say bunnies?! Just a lick of paint and some empty toilet rolls are all you need to create hop-tastic Easter bunnies
  • dip dye your eggs – we all remember the bulk buying period, but thankfully eggs still seem to be in plentiful supply. Make yours stand out with creative colours by using food colouring to dip dye your eggs. Want to take it to the next level? Check out these egg-cellent ideas

Whatever you’re up to this Easter, remember to keep yourself and your family safe by only meeting up outdoors or in a private garden with 6 people or 2 household, respecting social distancing measures (2 metres), wearing a face covering (in enclosed spaces), and washing or sanitising your hands often.

Happy Easter Stockport!