We are all dealing with a lot at the moment. Between work stress, health concerns, financial pressure, managing children at home and mental health, it is fair enough if the Holidays haven’t been at the top of anyone’s list. Even finding toilet paper and pasta has been stressful! But of course, children love the Holidays – so to make life a little easier.
Join us this Monday at 4 pm for informal discussion how to still make holidays festive during these uncertain times.
We will discuss projects to do at home with children, favorite holiday recipes and ways to keep calm and boost our immune system.
Gina Barry of Palace Party Rentals , Rachel Sirota of Forward Family Essentials and Marija Santo-Sarnyai of Shine Naturally Now will share their tips, ideas and suggestions how to stay healthy and celebrate the upcoming holidays in a meaningful and festive way.
Click here for a Zoom meeting link. Meeting Password: 023459
Here are some practical ideas to help you celebrate in isolation brought to you by Bonkers Beat all the way in Australia!
Make Easter baskets
Easter baskets to collect the treats left by the bunny are fun and often very simple to make. If you want to make it super simple, put out an old sheet, pop out the paints, stickers and other decorative items and give children a brown paper gift bag or an old gift bag. They will love spending time decorating their very own bag, especially knowing it is going to be used to gather tasty treats in days to follow! Or how about this option made from an egg carton – recycling and perfect for Easter eggs!
Classic egg hunt
Put those Easter baskets to good use – plus Easter would not be complete without the traditional hunt for chocolate! The Easter Bunny will still visit after all! Hiding chocolate eggs around your home and/or your backyard is a simple way to keep the magic of Easter alive in your home during this unusual Easter in isolation. If you can’t get to the shops to get chocolate eggs, there’s still time to order these online from a range of online stores.
Many people enjoy treating themselves to yummy food for the holidays, so why not have a cooking afternoon with children to celebrate! Instead of purchasing Easter eggs, you could even make the Easter treats yourself. Try this two ingredient Nutella cake, cut into small slices and wrap up in foil and paper for an easy homemade Easter treat!
Easter – themed colouring
These great Easter-themed printables make for a simple but always enjoyable activity. Make it interesting by adding glitter, cotton wool and other textures.
Sing Holiday songs
Music always brings a smile to children’s faces, and our special Bonkers Beat song ‘Easter Bunny’ is very popular! You’ll be able to check it out in our free Music Kinder at Home group perfect for parents and educators who are looking for meaningful resources and inspiration.
Egg-citing eggs experiment
To find this experiment watch one of our live streamed videos from Music Kinder at Home group. Click here to watch.
Also, if you are finding you need a bit more ‘you’ time as a parent at home, make sure you do join this free group and download the daily schedule at Music Kinder at Home. Resources are added everyday to give your children engaging and stimulating learning experiences delivered by experienced and professional early childhood educators.
While it’s certainly going to be a little different this year, Holidays can still be full of eggcitement with these simple, fun ideas!
Stay healthy and safe, have Happy Celebrations and share your endeavours with friends and family on social media!
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