Traditionally, celebrating Easter means taking part in a great egg hunt with the children, enjoying long meals shared with the family or long walks in nature. A popular festival in the US that young and old children love. But this year, the Easter Feast promises to be a bit special since we will still have certain restrictions! We are taking the initiative to offer you a selection of ideas to maintain this celebration and make it a unique event despite the circumstances of the Coronavirus.
Make your virtual services extra special
You might be already connecting with your congregation for weekly Lenten Reflections and Sunday Services. Make Easter special by filming on an outdoor location or with a group of kids. Let them share their experiences and take over the event for a little while.
Create a calendar for Holy week activities
Ask people to sign up beforehand, then send them palm branches for Palm Sunday, communion elements, printed Scripture readings, and other essentials to make church at home still feel like gathering together.
Host virtual events
Here are some simple ideas to take inspiration from:
How many eggs
Super easy to set up, this is a fun event. Fill bags with egg shaped candy or actual eggs, and ask attendees to guess the number of eggs. The one with the closest guess gets to pick up the charity everyone will contribute to.
Easter cake sale
In this period of restrictions, we all have a little more time to spend behind the stove, and therefore, we might as well take advantage of it!
Think about a menu. The idea is not to put the dishes you usually eat on the table, but to provide a special “Party” menu.Take custom orders for homemade cakes or cookies online.
Easter egg head
Find a volunteer who will shave their head – the lucky person has to get as many people as possible to sponsor him or her! Better still – get a group together for a really big eggs-perience. Donate the money collected to the winner’s favorite charity.
Try and get a local store to donate a large, fluffy Easter Bunny soft toy – the sort of thing that everyone will want! Then ask your community stores to sell raffle tickets on your behalf. Hold the draw on Easter Sunday!