Today marks the second Easter Sunday that will have to be celebrated from home.
With our movements curtailed, it can be difficult to keep kids occupied with activities over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Members of the Irish Girl Guides are busy putting the finishing touches to their first-ever ‘Easter Camp At Home’ and they are inviting the entire country to join them today.
Volunteer Leader with Clogherhead Guides in Co Louth, Sarah Humphries, joined Sean Defoe on Newstalk Breakfast to discuss the event.
"We're encouraging members and non-members to camp in their homes, be that in their garden on their house, depending on the situation," she explained.
"Whether it's pulling the blankets under the kitchen table or getting the tent set up out in the garden or wherever that might be, basically recreating the camping experience at home.
"It would be a time of year when Girl Guides would be getting together to camp so we are encouraging them to do that with their families."
The Guides have also listed a number of activities on their website which children can do over the weekend.
"There's a whole host of activities that we would normally encourage at camp anyway, craft activities and science experiments," she said.
"Obviously a big part of our identity would be tied in with nature, so things like nature 'I spy', spotting trees in your 5km area, and little experiments such as testing how strong eggs are."
Ms Humphries added: "Yesterday we did a parachute egg drop in our house where the girls made a parachute and we were very brave and used some real eggs and dropped them from a height to see how strong they are.
"Then also some baking, some hot cross buns and nests, and some other crafting activities such as sock bunnies and making Easter baskets.
"Basically using a lot of things you would have at home anyway and recyclable materials and everyday materials to help keep everybody occupied and have a little bit of fun."
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She said that a lot of her member shave shown great resilience in the last year when most activities have been cancelled.
Skills thought by the Irish Girl Guides, such as independence, interaction with nature and community responsibility, have all been displayed by the children throughout the pandemic, she added.
"While camping and togetherness is very much part of their identity, I think these skills are helping them get through things and see there are lots of things they can do, it's a new challenge," she said.
More information on the Easter Camp At Home can be found here.