Easter 2020 activities for your kids during coronavirus isolation

An Easter without community egg hunts in the park, trips away, catching up with friends and family gatherings is hard to imagine.

Australians have been told they must stay at home this Easter long weekend.

Even though COVID-19 restrictions may put a stop to Easter as we traditionally know it, there is still fun to be had at home, in the backyard or online for the youngest members of the family.

One Facebook page and website, Socially, has got creative launching Australia's Biggest Virtual Easter Celebration from Good Friday.

Socially, established just two and a half weeks ago in response to COVID-19, aims to prevent the effects of social isolation and remote work by running and promoting virtual events.

The site is staging two children's events during the Easter weekend - Most Popular Easter Craft and Most Popular Best Dressed Pet. Children are asked to post pictures of their handiwork and much-loved pet.

Socially husband and wife team Llew and Ceri Jury have children of their own and were keen to make it feel more like Easter.

"We want the children to still feel like it's Easter, it doesn't feel like school holidays yet and it doesn't feel like Easter because everyone has been working from home and blending into one big work from home moment across Australia," Mr Jury said.

"We wanted to do something like this, that really feels like there's other people out there that you can connect with on one forum, one event ... we're all in this together".

Another fun activity, originating overseas but gaining momentum in Australia, is the virtual Easter egg hunt!

Along the same lines as the rainbow and teddy bear movement, children are being encouraged to get crafting - to colour, draw or create eggs and place them in their windows to celebrate Easter, while in social isolation.

There is a host of free Easter egg stencils online - so get printing and start colouring.

Kids bored at home? Looking for something to entertain them and put excess Easter Eggs to good use?

Musical Menus is conducting an online cooking class on Tuesday, April 14.

Children can watch or join in, as former Masterchef contestant Craig Allister Young creates chocolate crackles with dried fruit and nuts decorated with leftover Easter eggs!

To register just click going on the Socially Facebook events page.

Just make sure you have all of the Ingredients ready to go - Copha, Rice Bubbles, cocoa, desiccated coconut, icing sugar, dried fruit and nuts of your choice and, of course, leftover Easter eggs.

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This story Ideas to keep your kids entertained this Easter first appeared on The Canberra Times.