A mother from Spruce Grove, Alta., had a simple idea to make Easter brighter for children during the coronavirus pandemic: a socially distant Easter egg hunt.
The idea is simple: decorate your home with Easter eggs — on doors, in windows and on sidewalks — and invite families in your neighbourhood to count them when they head out for walks.
Spruce Grove mother Charlotte Pardely said the idea stemmed from a Facebook post she saw on St. Patrick’s Day, asking people to put hand-drawn shamrocks in their windows.
“I started thinking, ‘Well, what if we did Easter eggs?’” she said. “We have lots of time. The kids are out of school.
“We need activities to get them outside and keep them busy. They need their physical activity too.”
So Pardely created a Facebook group called Easter Egg Hunt 2020 with Social Distancing.
“I invited all my Facebook friends and they invited more and it got shared on more and more groups,” Pardely said.
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“All of a sudden, we were at 100,000 members all over the world. We’re just short of 175,000 members now.”
Families are participating in Malaysia, Singapore and every state in the U.S. Even those in some of the countries hit hardest by the novel coronavirus (China, Spain and Italy) are on board.
Watch below: Some Global News videos about Easter.
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