Family time has taken on new meaning during the coronavirus outbreak.
It’s family time all the time.
It’s also the weekend – although weekdays and weekends are kind of blurring into each other right now – and finding things to do when you’re safe indoors has become the challenge we didn’t foresee when making our 2020 predictions.
10 Things to Do at Home during the coronavirus outbreak
- Bake a Batch of Cookies. There’s something so soothing to the heart and stomach about homemade cookies. Whip up a dozen or two, and while they are baking, enjoy the aroma and anticipation of eating a few with a big glass of cold milk.
- Exercise: Don’t let the closed gyms or even the bad weather keep you from being active. Many gyms are offering an online programs so you can still work out.
- Get outside. As long as no one in your house has COVID-19 and has been quarantined, Get outside and enjoy nature together, even if it’s a neighborhood nature walk.
- Watch at-home movies that released early. There are a number of big movies that are supposed to either still be in theaters or weren’t due to be available on demand until much later. Theaters are closed down, so major studios have turned to streaming them to you at home early.
- Make a travel bucket list. Write down the places you’ve yet to explore, the trips you want to take and the food you’ve got to sample. Similarly, Pinterest is the perfect place to find inspiration and pin places you want to go to
- Have a Card Game Marathon: Try out as many classics as you know and find new games online.
- Play a Board Game Tournament: Dust off those board games. Go through all the ones in the house one at a time and see who can win the most!
- Read: Finally get to those books on the shelf you’ve been “meaning” to get to for years. Also, did you know plenty of the classics are completely free to read online, as long as they belong to the public domain?
- Do a Puzzle: Puzzles take time and exercise your brain. Plus, they’re a great activity to do alone or with someone.
- Do Something Creative: Write a story. Journal your feelings. Whip up some sock puppets and act out funny stories. Make something with all the things in your craft closet you planned on using one day.
Seeing as we may be living our best self-quarantine life for awhile why not spend it making memories?