Who says you can’t have a blast this Easter, even when you’re stuck at home? Here are some fun things to do with the fam, from creating Easter treats to having your own Easter egg hunt!
Bake some Easter treats
Why not whip up some yummy Easter goodies with the kids? You’ll find loads of great recipes on websites such as BBC Good Food and taste.com.au – bunny biscuits or cupcakes, anyone? If not, YouTube is another great place to scout for cool recipes.
Our friends at Expat Kitchen also have two fun recipes for you to check out!
Or buy some instead
Pacific Marketplace at Pan Pacific Singapore is back with another cute and yummy selection of Easter treats this year. You’ll find all kinds of sweet treats, from classic hot cross buns filled with chocolate or blueberry cream cheese to marshmallow eggs and chocolate animal lollies.
Want to give the kids a treat? Go for the chocolate beehive egg, which is beautifully decorated with chocolate bees, lady bugs and butterflies. Another one we’ve got our eye on is the apricot dulcey cake in egg – a tasty cake made of apricot crème brûlée, dulcey mousse, vanilla sponge and dried apricot, encased in pink egg-shaped chocolate with a bunny cut-out.
Get them at the shop or order them online from now until 12 April (11am to 6pm).
Pacific Marketplace, Pan Pacific Singapore
Level 1, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square
Have an Easter egg hunt
Send the kids running around the house by organising a fun Easter egg hunt right in your own home! Choose to get plastic eggs that you can fill with treats or go with regular hard-boiled ones. To spice things up a bit, instead of candy, try putting in some fun notes, tasks or even rewards. You can get some cool ideas at Play.Party.Plan.
Sure, it’s a bit of extra work, but the smiles on the kids’ faces are worth it!
Make some Easter crafts
You don’t need much to set up a fun crafts sesh for the kids. Gather items from around the house (recycled paper, bottles, toilet paper rolls – whatever you can get your hands on) plus some paints, markers, glue and scissors, and you’re good to go!
Not sure what to make? There are plenty of great sites where you can get fab ideas for Easter crafts. Many of them come with supply lists, step-by-step instructions and photos so you can follow along easily. You’ll also find loads of cute printables and colouring sheets that you can download for free. Here are a few to get you started:
Watch some movies
What better time to sit down as a family and enjoy a good show? Here are some suggestions:
- Based on the series by Beatrix Potter, Peter Rabbit is an animated film about mischievous rabbits Peter (voiced by James Corden) and his three sisters that make fun of their neighbour Mr McGregor and steal vegetables from his garden.
- Hop tells the story of a rabbit called E.B. (the Easter Bunny’s son), who runs away to Hollywood to become a drummer. He ends up being knocked down by a car, driven by Fred, who wants to become the first human Easter bunny.
- Who doesn’t love Zootopia? Join cute and optimistic officer Judy Hopps (yes, she’s a bunny) from the Zootopia Police Department as she tries to solve the mystery of missing mammals. The show isn’t just all laughs; it also explores relevant issues such as prejudice and morality.
- If sweet things are on the kids’ minds, they’ll love Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Starring Johnny Depp as the eccentric Willy Wonka, the 2005 version of the story will have you drooling at the scenes of chocolates and laughing at the silly Oompa Loompas.