Coronavirus took St. Paddy’s Day from us and now it’s threatening to snatch Easter away, too.
Churches and other places of worship are closed so there goes Sunday services and most non-essential businesses are on lockdown too, which means no Easter brunch — unless your favorite restaurant is offering pick-up services.
And the Easter Bunny? Well, he’s lucky if he can find a package of eggs to hide.
It’s definitely a bummer, but it doesn’t have to be. There are still plenty of ways you can have a fun Easter from the comfort of your own home. Check out some of our favorite picks to inspire you and get to planning this Sunday’s ultimate at-home Easter.
You may not get the joy of sitting in a pew, but you can still take in an Easter, Passover or Orthodox Easter service.
Many local places of worship will be offering virtual holiday services between April 8 and 19.
Take a look at our complete list of virtual Easter services in southeast Michigan — and don’t forget to don your favorite Easter attire because after you enjoy your service, you can always order brunch in.
Check with your favorite local restaurant or food delivery service to see what they’re cooking up.
Easter and Passover crafts
One of the most unique things about Easter is that, outside of church, many family celebrations center around a craft project. This year, though, finding three or four packages of eggs to dye might be a bit of a challenge.
Instead of risking your health going from store to store in search of them, try some of these fun spring, Easter and Passover craft projects and activities with your kids – some need eggs, but plenty of them don’t.
- Egg and Bunny-Inspired Crafts
- Eggless Easter Crafts
- Fun and Quiet Spring Crafts for Kids
- Our Favorite Passover Activities for Kids
- Passover Crafts for Kids
- Spring Craft Projects to Brighten Your Family’s Day
With the kids home indefinitely, sugar overload might not be the best Easter basket option. This year, opt for some non-candy options or perhaps make a few treats together. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
- 10 Non-Candy Easter Basket Items
- Easter Books for Kids of All Ages
- Easter Treats to Make with Kids
- Matzo Recipes for Families
Even more Easter fun…
Need even more Easter celebration inspiration? Take a look through your favorite streaming services to see what fun Easter shows are out. We can tell you now, Peter Rabbit is on Netflix and Hop is streaming on Amazon video, along with The Greatest Story Ever Told.
You can also check out our online calendar for a complete list of virtual events happening this Easter season and beyond.