New Zealand’s Prime Minister Confirmed The Easter Bunny And Tooth Fairy Are ‘essential’ Workers

This is good news for kids!

Millions of kids are dealing with disappointment over canceled birthday parties and school events due to the coronavirus quarantine. It can be hard for kids to understand why special occasions have been put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but don’t worry, there is still magic and wonder for children to enjoy.

That is why the New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made a point to let her youngest constituents know that the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy have not been put on furlough.

In a special news conference on April 6, the Prime Minister made sure to include notes in her national address for children who may be dealing with fears and sadness during this difficult time.

“You’ll be pleased to know that we consider both the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny to be essential workers,” said Ardern, who is the mother of a little girl. “But as you can imagine, at this time, of course, they’re going to be potentially quite busy at home with their family as well and their own bunnies.”

However, Ardern did note that it is important to avoid public Easter egg hunts or other neighborhood events that could violate social distancing guidelines, instead encouraging children to color Easter eggs on paper and hang them up in the windows of their homes or apartments.

On her Instagram page, the Prime Minister shared an image of an Easter egg that parents can print for kids to color and then hang up. This is a wonderful idea which is also being enacted in America as well. (Print out your own Easter egg sheets here or simply draw your own and cut them out).