Australians are set to stay at home this Easter long weekend, however there are still many fun ways Aussie families can bring a little bit of Easter Show magic into the home!
While Aussies may not be able to celebrate Easter as we traditionally know it with the Sydney Royal Easter Show, the good news is that they can bring the festivities indoors.
With showbags being one of the favourite traditions at the show, Aussies will be pleased to know that the classic Chicane Showbags, such as Allen’s, KitKat, Milkybar and Bertie Beetle showbags can be delivered to their doorstep.
Looking for something to keep the family entertained over the Easter long weekend? Celebrate the holiday and recreate your own Easter Show from your very home with these fun activities.
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Turn the living room into a Showbag Area
Once Aussies have received the order of their showbag delivery, families can turn the living room into a Showbag Arena and unpack some of these delicious treats with the family. By rearranging couches and chairs in the house, lining them all up next to each other and hanging a showbag off the front, families can create their own stalls and take a walk through the ‘arena’ to pick out some favourites.
Get the family pup involved in your very own Sydney Royal Dog Show
To continue the Easter show fun throughout the day, families can teach their household pups how to ‘sit pretty’ and give ‘heart-warming hugs’. Once the showbags arrive, turn the front yard into the stage for the Sydney Royal Dog Show and join friends and family on a video call to share all the tricks the new pup has learnt.
To create a podium, find three sturdy boxes of different sizes from around the house which your dog has comfortably sat on before, and cover them individually with table clothes. Using any previous school athletic carnival ribbons around the house, create first, second and third place to add that award-winning feeling.
Get creative in the kitchen with classic Easter Show treats
When it hits lunch time, families can prepare a meal with any food they already have in the house but pop it onto the end of chopsticks to bring to life the novelty of Cheese or Hotdog on a Stick to their home. To create the famous hot dog on a stick in particular, parents can follow this recipe for some guidance and have it ready within 30 mins.
Time for challenge!
Now that the household pet is trained, move onto the kids! By setting up a series of household chores for the children to complete, families can create a Young Farmer Challenge with kids being challenged to prove their ability of completing the chores the fastest all while wearing a cowboy hat or boots. YouTube Channel Common Sense has a guide on how to create a paper version at home.
DIY Royal Beer & Cider Show for mum and dad
Once the kids are all tired out from ‘a big day at the show’, adults can indulge in their own favourite traditions and taste-test a variety of beverages, creating their very own Royal Beer & Cider Show. Transform the kitchen bench into a blind taste test, placing bottles in brown paper bags labelled one to five and create a vote sheet so by the end of the night the ‘judges’ have settled the debate for the best tasting drink.
Get the whole family involved and make the most of this Easter long weekend with these easy Easter activities.
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