Social Distancing Easter Ideas
Easter is the first holiday we have had since our worlds were turned upside down by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Katy has always been known as a “City of Churches” and a family community, so ideally we would be meeting each other at church and spend all day with our families without any thought about where they are coming from. But this year, things are different. As a country we still have not reached the peak of spread and it is vital that everyone maintain social distancing this holiday weekend.
In addition to this Letter from the Desk of the Easter Bunny, here are 12 ideas for how to celebrate Easter while social distancing:
- Tune into a church service via livestream from the many local churches offering one
- Wear the outfit you had picked out anyway
- Listen to a worship/gospel playlist
- Schedule a virtual hangout via FaceTime, Skype and Zoom with family and friends to wish them a Happy Easter
- Make a donation to an organization that is meaningful to you
- Send Easter cards
- Dye Easter eggs
- Have an egg hunt in the backyard (only with the members in your household, of course
- Set a celebratory tone for the day by decorating your table and pulling out the good china
- Make a classic Easter recipe, like deviled eggs
- Use your at-home Easter as an excuse to start a new tradition, like a baking project
- The Easter Bunny visited City Hall and helped us participate in the social distancing Easter Egg Hunt! Take a walk around the Downtown Plaza or a nice Sunday drive (either way please practice social distancing) and while you are there keep an eye out for some special eggs displayed in the windows.
- We have a coloring pages for you to complete and then tape to a window/door facing the front of your home. Share a picture on our Facebook of your colorful eggs and tell us what neighborhood you are in. Send to a neighbor or your community Facebook page to create an egg hunt in your subdivision.
- As we lead up to Easter, everyone can take walks to stay active and "hunt" for the Easter eggs hanging in our neighbors’ windows. Nobody said staying at home all day had to be boring! Be creative and make some memories with your kids and community this Easter holiday. Remember to stay six feet (6’) from others participating in the egg hunt at all times.
Whatever you do, please remember stay home if you can and practice good hygiene and social distancing. The greatest Easter gift we can give to our families, neighbors and all the essential personnel at work, is to not contribute to the spread.
Happy & Healthy Easter to You All!