Can you believe it’s been over a year since we had to social distance and isolate? Social distancing has made it tough to celebrate special moments with loved ones. Vaccines are now rolling out, and many family members can reunite with peace of mind.

Whether you must continue to socially distance or you are finally able to reunite with elderly loved ones, it’s essential to make holidays count!  

In this spirit, we have put together ideas for celebrating Easter while we remain in our separate homes and ideas for those choosing to safely unite.

Together but Separate Easter Ideas

  1. Live stream your Easter egg hunt
  2. Work on creating Easter baskets while video chatting with a senior loved one.
  3. Video chat with a senior loved one and ask them about their favorite Easter memory.
  4. Take a family Easter photo in your backyard and send it to senior loved ones by text or mail.
  5. Video chat while preparing an Easter meal together.
  6. Video chat while dying eggs together
  7. Video chat with a senior loved one and show them their grandkids doing Easter crafts.
  8. Video chat while doing a board game together.
  9. Chat on the phone and only ask your loved one questions about themselves so you can try to learn more about them. You might learn something new about them!
  10. Video chat while baking cookies.

Reunited and It Feels So Good, Easter Ideas Plus Converstaion Starters

Dye Easter Eggs

    • Conversation starter: What is your favorite Easter memory?
    • Conversation starter: Did you dye Easter eggs as a child?
    • Conversation starter: Did your family dress up for Easter?

Make Easter Baskets

    • Conversation starter: What special things did your parents do for you during the holidays?
    • Conversation starter: Did your Mom make Easter baskets for you as a child?
    • Conversation starter: What car did your Dad drive when you were young?

Fill Plastic Eggs with Candy

    • Conversation starter: Did you have a favorite candy as a child?
    • Conversation starter: What is your favorite meal?
    • Conversation starter: Growing up, did you have a parent or loved one that made great desserts?

Make Deviled Eggs

    • Conversation starter: Do you have a favorite dish that your mom used to make?
    • Conversation starter: What food or soda did you enjoy that they don’t make anymore?
    • Conversation starter: What was your favorite movie as a teenager?

Watch Old Family Videos

    • Conversation starter: Ask about people you don’t know or remember in the videos.
    • Conversation starter: What was your first car or job?
    • Conversation starter: When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Technology and intention are the recipes for strong communication and connection! Set aside time each day to spend quality time with a loved one. Our mental health is just as important as our physical health. 

We hope you get to embrace your loved ones soon.