How to Get Through Easter in Self Isolation!

April 03, 2020

Free digitial easter egg hunt

Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday like any other UK holiday is something we embrace at Ellie Ellie, because we love bringing people together - it’s what we do best. 

However, after the recent outbreak of COVID-19 and with Easter right around the corner, the most sensible and practical option would suggest staying inside, but being inside doesn’t have to mean an Easter weekend of boredom.

If you were planning to see loved ones this Easter, but no longer can because of the pandemic then take a look at our 'Thinking of You' collection of gifts created to show someone how much they mean to you, even if you can't be together. 

Easter At Home With Kids

Easter can be tricky at the best of times for entertaining the kids with the usual Easter holiday break off from school, however with kids at home until further notice, finding fun and creative things to keep them occupied just got harder. But fear not, we’ve also picked out 3 activities sure to keep your little ones entertained for hours over the long weekend indoors. From arts and crafts with things you can find around your home, to easy no-bake cakes, to a good old fashioned Easter egg hunt. Here’s how we would celebrate Easter at home with immediate family.

Easter No-bake Nest Cake Recipe 

If you have children old enough to help you in the kitchen, an afternoon of baking is on the cards. There are plenty of safe and easy recipes for sweet treat ideas to bake with your kids on hand and can be a fantastic way of learning. Let the kids read the recipe and understand for themselves what needs to be done, illuminate their senses of smell and taste and make good practice of washing your hands and personal hygiene. 

The most popular choice of baking for this time of year is the timeless classic ‘Easter nest cakes’. An easy no bake recipe that is fun to make and delicious to enjoy - for adults too! Ingredients are simple and most can be found in your cupboards at home already, so there's no need to venture out to Supermarkets.

Easter egg nests

Recipe and image credit BBC Foods

All you will need is;

  • 200g milk chocolate or otherwise 
  • 90g cereal of your choice (rice krispies, shredded wheat, or otherwise)
  • 2 tsp golden syrup
  • 200g mini chocolate eggs (optional)
  • 12 cupcake cases 

Before making your Easter nests, prepare by putting on a protective apron perfect for the occasion, that you can even personalise with your name and also remember to wash your hands. 

Start by breaking up the chocolate and melting in a bowl over a pan of hot water on a low heat, stir in the golden syrup and keep stirring to make sure the chocolate doesn’t burn or stick. 

Set the bowl aside to cool for a few minutes and add in the cereal, mixing gently until the cereal is completely covered in chocolate. Now carefully spoon a large dollop of mixture into each cupcake case on a baking tray. 

Once done, decorate with 2 or 3 eggs in the middle of each nest by pressing to make a dent in the middle of the nest for each egg. Leave the tray in the fridge for 2-3 hours or overnight and enjoy! 

Children's personalised apron

Indoor Easter Egg  / Scavenger hunt

I think we can all agree, young and old that the perfect Easter Sunday would be hunting down and eating chocolate. With a traditional Easter egg hunt taking place in the garden or an outside space, you may be at a loose end trying to find places to hide little eggs around your home, but we’ve done the hard work for your, with our FREE Easter egg hunt download!

Free digitial easter egg hunt download

Simply print off the clues, hide them in your house and then watch the fun commence! You can choose to hide chocolates/gifts along the way, or just at the end, entirely up to you. 
Here is how to FREE download your Easter egg hunt!
  • Simply add the product to your basket and checkout as normal
  • Use the link to download your artwork (you will get an email too)
  • Print the design
  • Trim down each clue
  • Fold and place in the hidden areas
  • Share your moments with us via Instagram @ellieelliecouk

Alternatively, if you don't fancy our digital download (or don't have a printer) we have our amazing Easter egg tokens and a mini bag which can be personalised with your children's or family name and can be used year after year. 

Personalised Easter Egg hunt

    Personalised Easter Egg hunt

    But the fun doesn't stop there, we have also put together a FREE Scavenger Hunt download for you to print off and give to the kids for more easter fun! They will have to have a sharp eye to find some of the items on our list! Follow the same direction above for the easter egg hunt if you would like to download.
    Free digital scavenger hunt download

    DIY Kindness Rocks

    Kindness rocks are the perfect Easter activity to not only keep the kids busy but to help spread happiness and support during these challenging times.

    Kindness rocks are a movement that started with one single stone on a beach in cape town and now spans the globe. It is based on the thought that one kind message can brighten someone's whole day. The messages on the pebbles can take many forms including gratitude, affirmations, encouragements and offers of hope.

    DIY kindness rocks

    Image credit Craft Unleashed

    And they are so fun and easy to do!

    What you're going to need:

    • Your pebbles (you can go on a lovely walk to collect these)
    • Paints (water-based so they will wash out of clothes)
    • Paintbrushes
    • Sheets to protect your workstation
    • Don’t forget you might need your apron for this one too! 

    The ideas are entirely up to you, but here are some of our favourite phrases which you can paint onto your rocks

    • Smile and the world smiles back
    • We will get through this together
    • One day at a time
    • Everything will be ok
    • Kindness catches

    Once your rocks are finished you can then go on another walk (as long as you haven't already gone on a walk that day!) and leave them on benches, walls and doorsteps ready to spread some joy!

    Easter Sunday Family Meal 

    Providing you are all safe and well during these uncertain times, Easter wouldn’t be complete without a family sit down Sunday lunch, even if it's just your imediate family living under your roof. Here at Ellie Ellie we love to bring people together, through all occasions and celebrations. So as part of our Easter range we’ve brought out personalisable table runners and napkins for your table and can be used for years to come. Make the most of every moment and if you're lucky enough to be close to loved ones this Easter, take this time to be thankful and enjoy their company. 

    personalsied easter family napkins

    P.S  As you may know, it is a tradition that every year we do a massive Easter egg hunt in the Ellie Ellie workshop (with me dressed as an Easter bunny! Shhh!), but this year it will sadly have to be postponed until everyone is back at work.

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