After months of wet weather and cold and cloudy days, leaving us wondering if we will see sunny days anytime soon, April 9th, 2023, Easter Sunday, answers our question. According to The Weather Channel 10-day forecast, Moreno Valley is set to feel 83 degrees, zero rain, no winds, just sunshine and blue skies, a welcome change.
This week we are in line to feel those much warmer temperatures as we climb from the '50s and '60s to '70s, with Saturday, the 8th, bringing in the 80s just in time for the outdoor holiday celebrations. So, for those who celebrate this holiday, we can look forward to a day we've been longing for. After treacherous rains, flooding, snow at lower elevations, umbrellas, winter clothing, and windshield wipers, we welcome the sunshine in combination with Easter's fun, vibrant colors and outdoor festivities.
Baskets of sunshine, candy, and family celebrations are a brilliant start to warmer weather surrounding a few of our days. Thursday, April 13th, is forecasted to fall back into the '60s, rocking between mid-60's and high-60-degree temperatures. Although these temps will be sweater weather again, they are a far cry from what we've been experiencing, known as "The Coldest Winter" in years. Sunny and hot are forecasted for the end of May. Hopefully, that bright sunshine continues to give way to comfortable outdoor outings that do not include sweaters and heavy jackets, but the beginning of short sleeves, flip flops, and possibly days by the pool.
However, until the warmer days surround us daily, we are set to enjoy a beautiful Easter Sunday, which can include an outdoor egg hunt without the worry of rain showers. And after all those eggs are found, Easter traditions from going to church to sharing a family feast, the fun can continue with a few simple games that will create memories for years. And since Moreno Valley will dawn the outdoor weather perfect for activities, let me give you a few suggestions:
· Easter Egg Spoon Race
Give each participant a tablespoon and a plastic or hard-boiled Easter egg bucket.
Line up each participant side by side, with Easter baskets some distance from each child.
Each person must place their egg on the spoon and, with the flat end of the spoon in their mouth, walk across the yard to drop the egg in the basket.
No hands allowed! Anyone who drops an egg has to start over.
Make a limbo stick from an old broom handle or a long pole.
Start with the stick high and have the participants line up and limbo underneath the bar as the music plays in the background.
Lower the stick after each round.
If a player touches the bar above or the grass below (or falls!), that person is out of the game. The last player remaining wins a prize.
· Easter Pinata
Fill up a pre-made pinata and fill it with Easter candy and small toys.
Let children (or grown children) take turns hitting the pinata with a bat or broom handle.
Of course, older and grown-up adult children should be blindfolded before they take a fun swing at the pinata. Also, remember to keep bystanders out of hitting range.
When the pinata breaks, everyone can scoop up the loot, ensuring everyone gets a good portion to enjoy. You may want to consider an adult pinata by itself filled with candy and non-breakable fun gifts and have two Easter Pinatas to enhance your outdoor celebration!
Easter Sunday brings lots of sunshine to Moreno Valley, so I hope your family hops on outside and enjoys every moment! From my family to yours, we wish you all a very Happy Easter!
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