Spring is here and that usually means more outdoor activities and gatherings with friends and family. This year is a little different, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy ourselves. We put together some ideas to celebrate spring while still practicing social distancing.
If you have kids at home, dyeing and hiding Easter eggs can still bring plenty of fun. Make up a batch of hard-boiled eggs and you can use store-bought dyes or make your own natural dyes from foods. For a twist, instead of all candy in those plastic Easter eggs, try adding in some fun activities like bunny hops!
Spring is a great time to think about flowers! If you can’t get out to see tulip fields or cherry blossoms, bring the flowers to you. If you don’t have a yard to set up a large flower garden, you can still set out a couple of pots on the windowsill with some of your favorite blooms. Kids can also get in on the fun and decorate some spring themed pots. Many local plant nurseries are offering curbside pick-up of online orders, or you can order plants and seeds online to create your own spring garden.
If a family brunch or dinner is a yearly tradition, keep it up! Plan for everyone to cook the same meal, sit down to eat at the same time, and set up a video call to chat and share memories.
It’s exciting to get mail that isn’t junk or bills. If you can’t visit with loved ones, send them something fun. Make up a care package with kids’ drawings or crafts and tasty treats. Write a letter or send a card that made you think of them. It’s important to stay connected, and sending mail shows that you put extra effort into showing someone you care.
If you’re the type to dress up for holidays (or in general), then make sure you still do! Even if you aren’t going anywhere, put on your Easter best, wear your birthday dress, or just get into some real pants. You can still make celebrations special by putting up decorations, making yummy traditional foods, or playing music.
Want more ideas for celebrating at home? Chat with us in your Brook app, we are happy to help!
on April 9, 2020. Heather is a Certified Diabetes Educator, has been a Registered Dietitian for over 12 years and is Brook's Health Director.