We may be celebrating Easter at home in Greenfield, Indiana this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still make the most of the holiday with those in our household. Check out a few of our tips for family activities that will make your Easter holiday at home a fun and joyful one to remember.

Easter at Home in Greenfield, Indiana

Have a Backyard Egg Hunt

Of course, the most obvious way to celebrate is with an Easter egg hunt, and this year you can do it in your own backyard! If the weather doesn’t cooperate, an egg hunt inside can be just as exciting by turning it into a riddle scavenger hunt. Order some plastic eggs and small treats to go inside during your next grocery pick-up, or you can dye eggs to search for. Or explore Indy with Kids social distancing drive-thru egg hunt where your kiddos can hunt to spot decorated eggs in windows all over Central Indiana from the safety of the car.

Have Your Own Presidential Egg Roll

From the White House…to your house! Stage your own Family Egg Roll — from your very own backyard. Just have your phones and social media posts at the ready! See how the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site does it each year. All you need is one egg, one spoon, and at least a 25 feet of yard, sidewalk or driveway to roll the egg.

Decorate Easter Eggs

Coloring Easter eggs can be a fun, albeit messy, tradition. Don’t forget to hard boil your eggs first, and try coloring them with food dye, markers or paint. Since you have the time, why not get creative with your eggs this year? Try some unique methods like tie dying with coffee filters. Use a white or light-colored crayon to draw a design that will show up in “resist” when you put them in a colored dye. Find some stickers to add on for less mess with younger kiddos.

Make a Special Meal or Treat

If you usually cook a big Easter dinner with your extended family, then do your best to recreate it on a smaller scale with the people in your household. Get creative and find ways to include everyone in your meal prep, or try a recipe that you’ve always wanted but couldn’t find the time to make.

If breakfast is your favorite meal of the day, try some bunny bottom pancakes or Easter egg donuts. Locally, Jack’s Donuts has fun take-and-make donut kits! Or order a full take-out feast from one of your local favorites still providing curbside or carry out services.

Plant Flowers for Spring

Make some fun outside by planting new flowers to celebrate Easter and the spring season. Some traditional spring flowers include crocuses, daffodils, hyacinths and tulips. You can order bulbs or live plants online, or you can shop for a carry out option with a local business like Wells Nursery and Greenhouses.

Spread Joy in the Mail

Making spring or Easter cards with kids is a great way to spread joy to grandparents or other family members in the mail. Finding unique ways to make connections while we stay at home is important especially during holidays. If you don’t have kids, you can also order flowers, food or other treats to surprise a loved one with a holiday delivery!

Watch a Local Church Live Stream

These local Greenfield churches are currently hosting services via live stream, so queue one up on your device or smart television to make time for reflection on Easter morning. Please check with each church listed for their specific Easter service times.

Greenfield, Indiana Churches

Don’t forget to join Hancock Regional Hospital’s Good Friday Virtually Event on Facebook as well.