Easter is a beloved Christian festival that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Every year, it is widely celebrated by many around the world. It is a holiday where families gather and partake in traditional Easter activities to commemorate the significance of the festival or simply to spend time with one another. Here are the top seven Easter activities that seniors can do with their grandkids.
Easter Egg Hunt
If your grandkids are here for a visit, you can fill up plastic eggs with candies and hide these goodies around the retirement community for them to find. An alternative is to use Play-Doh Spring Eggs to put a spin on the classic Easter egg hunt, where your grandkids will play with the dough once they have successfully found the eggs.
How about getting your grandkids to construct their own Easter baskets from scratch? You can provide them with materials such as Easter grass, chocolates, candies, tissue paper, and more! Your grandkids will be thrilled to use their imagination and creativity to fill up their baskets.
Here’s another activity that will give free rein to your grandkids’ creativity! Ask them to decorate your apartment with bright, inviting Easter decorations such as pastel lights, wreaths, and baskets. You can also don a pair of bunny ears for the amusement of your grandkids. Better still, why not let everyone wear bunny ears to get them into the Easter spirit?
Chocolate Easter Bunnies
Using melted chocolate and bunny molds, teach your grandkids how to make their own chocolate Easter bunnies. First, get your grandkids to fill up the molds with chocolate and place them in the refrigerator for a few minutes for the chocolate to harden. Next, allow them to select their favorite candy and place it on one side of the mold before using the melted chocolate to seal the other side of it. Your grandkids’ chocolate Easter bunnies are now complete!
From the likes of the traditional ‘Egg-and-Spoon Race’ to modern games such as the ‘Bunny-Popper’, there is a wide range of Easter-inspired games to enjoy with your grandkids. The ‘Bunny-Popper’ can be played indoors and will be a perfect game to play in your apartment. Your grandkids can take turns to place the soft foam ball in the bunny’s mouth and squeeze its belly. Whoever squeezes the hardest and achieves the greatest ball trajectory will be the winner! Be warned though, this game will often leave everyone in stitches. To wind down, you can get your grandkids to play the ‘Name That Jelly-Bean’ game where they try to identify the flavor of each jelly bean correctly. The more flavors they can name correctly, the more jelly beans they’ll bag home.
Easter Bunny Visit
Make arrangements with your community team members or neighbors and ask them to dress up as Easter bunnies! They can cheerfully visit you and hand out candies to your grandkids. These designated Easter bunnies who give out Easter gifts while wandering around the community will also add cheer and get the residents excited about the annual Easter celebrations.
Dyeing Easter Eggs
Get your grandkids to dye some Easter eggs! Before their visit, be sure to purchase some Easter bunny egg coloring kits. Each kit should contain coloring tablets, egg dippers, egg stands, and drying trays. This is an activity where anyone can participate and help your grandkids dye their Easter eggs.
Easter Celebrations at The Welstone At Mission Crossing
At The Welstone At Mission Crossing, such fun activities and events are a staple in our retirement community. Our team members will organize different festivities to ensure that you get to enjoy memorable moments with your friends and loved ones. Not only will you be able to celebrate Easter with your grandkids, but you’ll also get to introduce them to your friends! Easter Celebrations at The Welstone At Mission Crossing will be a day to remember for you and your grandkids.