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Easter activities to enjoy during lockdown

Posted on 09th of April 2020

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic means that Easter weekend will be spent at home this year, but there’s still lots of family fun to be had. Here our Headteacher, Mrs Webster, shares some activities to enjoy during the Easter break.

We know that explaining to children that they can’t leave the house can be very difficult so it’s important to keep them entertained with fun activities to enjoy at home.

Learning through play

At Pilgrims, we believe that every day is a learning day and learning through Easter play is a great way to keep pupils’ knowledge expanding, while having fun.

Baking is a great way to incorporate maths into a family activity while you weigh out the ingredients together. The best part is that you can enjoy eating it together when you’ve finished! Why not try making our pear and chocolate crumble for after your Easter lunch?

While your crumble is in the oven, you could take some time to read a book together or head over to David Walliams’ website to listen to his audio stories.

You could also do some arts and crafts such as creating your own Easter egg design, making bunny ears using recycled cereal boxes or Easter baskets using recycled yogurt pots and ribbon. Don’t forget to decorate them with paint, stickers and materials you can glue on. Don’t be afraid to get messy!

If the weather permits, why not use your daily exercise to head out for a walk to spot the signs of spring? Look out for daffodils and butterflies while listening for the buzz of the bumblebees. Or if you are looking for exercises to do in the house or garden, Joe Wicks is holding live PE lessons every weekday at 9am on YouTube, although you can catch up with them any time.

Remember, an Easter egg hunt proves that your children can find anything if they really want to! A fun idea could be to make some clues to get your kids puzzling over where to find the next pointer around the house and in the garden, eventually leading to their Easter treats.

Share the fun

We’d love to see what you are up to over Easter, so why not share your pictures into the closed Facebook group? Or if you are happy to have your photos shared, send them to our public Facebook and Twitter pages.

It’s so important to keep yourselves and your loved ones safe right now, so please make sure you are only spending time with the people you live with during this time. For more information on how to talk to children about the virus and details about our remote learning, go to the coronavirus page on our website.

We hope you all have a lovely Easter and we can’t wait to see how much fun you are having at home!