Easter time is always a period of fresh optimism and hope, and at this time of year, our online bingo games are always full of people full of life and vigor. It’s one of the best times of the year, as the sun begins to come out, daffodils line gardens and fields across the country, and, of course, we all get to stuff our faces with chocolate eggs.
Ahead of Easter Sunday on April 4, we’ve gone the extra mile this year and created a limited edition bingo card to enjoy and play at home so if you’re missing your fix of 90-ball, or you’re getting the urge for a round of slingo, you can pull out the Easter bingo and play with all your friends and family. The card features some of the events and activities you’d most likely find and enjoy over the bank holiday weekend. So, what are you waiting for? Get your dabber out and start marking…
Five Activities to Enjoy This Easter
Of course, Easter isn’t all about the fabulous bingo games and great arcade games we’ll have on offer, there are also plenty of activities you can enjoy, and many will also help you mark off our limited edition bingo card. In fact, to help you get started on your Easter bingo card, we’ve put together five activities you should enjoy over Easter and really make the most of what is going to be a great weekend to celebrate with loved ones.
Get Baking with This Hot Cross Bun Recipe
Hot cross buns are synonymous with Easter time, and you won’t find a better recipe than the queen of baking, Mary Berry’s. Best eaten in half with a large spread of butter, they are absolutely delicious and relatively easy to make too. The video above will walk you through the entire process, while you can find the full list of ingredients to add to your shopping list below…
Mary Berry’s Luxurious Hot Cross Buns ingredients:
For the Buns:
- 500g strong white flour
- 75g caster sugar
- 2tsp mixed spice powder
- 1tsp ground cinnamon
- Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
- 10g fast-action dried yeast
- 10g salt
- 40g butter
- 300ml milk
- 1 egg, beaten
- 50g finely chopped mixed peel
- 200g sultanas
- Oil for greasing
For the Topping:
- 2tbsp golden syrup
- 75g plain flour
Have A Zoom Easter Bonnet Competition
How about taking on a blast from the past and harking back to your school days with an Easter bonnet competition? You can get crafty in your own home and decorate a hat with all manner of Easter-themed items before showing off with others either in your household or with friends over Zoom. It’s the perfect excuse to get on a video call with buddies, and you can even offer up a chocolatey prize for the person to have created the best bonnet.
The Easter bonnet dates back well over 100 years, but it wasn’t until the 1930s when it really caught the imagination of people beyond Europe thanks to an Irving Berlin song named Easter Parade. So why not continue the tradition?
Build the Ultimate Easter Egg Hunt
Easter eggs are undoubtedly one of the best things about Easter Sunday, but they are even better when they’ve been earned. Easter egg hunts are great fun for both young and old and you can create one no matter how big or small your space. Whether in a studio flat or a grand home with ample garden space, you can always find some great hiding place for some eggs and set your loved ones off on a hunt to find them. You can do it with chocolate eggs, or even real ones incentivising it if there are multiple people in the hunt with a grand prize for the person who finds the most.
Get Crafty & Dress an Egg
Another competition that may take you back to the good old days is an old-fashioned dressed egg competition. Again, it could be enjoyed over Zoom or within your household, and really gets the creative juices flowing. The aim of the game is to dress a hard-boiled egg in the most extravagant and inventive way possible, with inspiration available everywhere.
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Perhaps you could dress your egg as a superhero, TV star or even create a scene re-enacting a scene from history. Within your competition you may wish to create a specific theme, for example Game of Thrones characters or famous musicians, and you’ll perhaps be surprised with what you can do with what’s in your home.
Take A Walk in The Countryside
Finally, Easter often brings excellent weather and is a beacon of springtime. It’s the perfect opportunity to see the new life which is beginning to enter the world, from the likes of daffodils and bluebells sprouting on woodland floors, to the bunnies, lambs, and calves which are beginning to hop around the fields. It’s impossible not to put a smile on your face and is the ideal way to get a bit of fresh air and enjoy a brisk walk with a loved one.