Easter Sunday marks the day Jesus resurrected from the dead. It’s a joyous occasion, a time to celebrate after the Lenten season’s 40 days of fasting, abstinence, and penance.
Create a festive feeling at home and under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) by getting the family on board with any (or all) of these four fun activities involving the ultimate trademark of Easter— eggs! (Read: What Do Eggs Have to Do With Christ’s Resurrection?)
The symbol of new life, eggs represent Jesus’ emergence from the tomb. Eggs were also supposedly not eaten during Lent, so people colored them in anticipation of Easter when they could finally be consumed.
Easter Sunday at Home: Organize an Egg Hunt
Hide hard-boiled eggs around the house and set a time limit for family members to search for and bring back as many as they can find. For added fun, dye or decorate one egg and give the family member who found it a special prize. It doesn’t have to be an expensive, material gift (how about whoever wins can be excused from his or her chores for a week?).
Easter Sunday at Home: Play Egg Roll
Position hard-boiled eggs on the starting line and have family members push the egg forward to the finish line — using only their nose! This popular Easter game is sure to get major laughs. (Read: 3 Easter Bunny Recipes You Should Try With the Kids)
Easter Sunday at Home: Launch an Egg Race
Still got that competitive spirit? Family members race across a pre-determined course and back— carrying a saucer with three raw eggs! The objective is twofold: to finish fast and make sure not to drop the eggs.
Easter Sunday at Home: Make Egg Salad sandwiches
What to do with all those eggs? Whip up a tasty snack using this recipe! Because egg salad’s easy to make, family members young and old can participate. Assign them tasks, including slathering the egg salad onto bread, setting the table, and clearing plates afterward. It’s a great way to bond with the brood and a nice ending to a fun-filled day of games.