As we enter the Easter weekend (10 – 13 April), it’s time to entertain your kids with accessible activities that can be enjoyed from home.
Spread some Easter cheer at home this long weekend, from colouring in, getting out in the garden or going for a good old fashioned Easter Egg hunt.
No matter how old you are, drawing is a fantastic way to pass the time – and look after your mental wellbeing.
As parents, it can be challenging and demanding to care for a child with a disability, not to mention taking a toll on your mental health. For your child, too, a change in routine altered caring schedule and more time on their hands, boredom or anxiety can quickly set in.
Colouring books to downloadable prints from the Internet, colouring allows you to be creative and productive. Stay tuned for some accessible colouring graphics set to come your way from the team at Enable.
Get your brightest crayons, pens or paint out and bring the colours of spring to life this Easter.
UTILISE YOUR SPACE
We may not be able to go outside in the ways we used to before, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy some fresh air from the comfort, and safety of home.
Or, maybe you don’t want to miss out on a good old Easter egg hunt. With some small adaptations, children of all abilities can enjoy searching for some tasty snacks.
For children who use a wheelchair, tie a balloon to the eggs so everyone can get involved in the search. You can even purchase eggs that chirp or make noise, so kids with a visual impairment don’t miss out on the fun.
If your child uses a walker to get from A to B, top tip: add a basket to their walker so any eggs or treats can be collected and carried around with ease.
The BBC has announced their religious programming over the long weekend, so you can worship from home.
With a rich mix of new content, live programming and radio shows scheduled you can celebrate Easter with a selection of old and new shows to keep your connection to the outside world.
Your local church may also be live streaming their Easter service, with many churches already providing accessible and remote services.