Things to Do During Quarantine!
having a difficult time in Quarantine? Here’s some creative activities for kids, teens, families, and adults to strengthen happiness and build memories!
Things to cure boredom:
- Complete a puzzle! Complete a Rubik’s Cube, or even do a Crossword puzzle to challenge your brain!
- Start a journal or blog about something important to you.
- Dust off that old instrument and practice, or learn a new musical instrument.
- Write poetry about your feelings.
- Watch all the really long movies you haven’t seen!
- Teach yourself a foreign language, You can watch tutorials or use a app or take a language class here at SWIC!
- look at pictures of baby animals!
- Write real hand-written letters to family and friends and write thank-you notes to service people during this hard time.
- Learn calligraphy! YouTube or skill share can help.
- Play a board game together with your family
- Coloring books: They’re not just for kids.
- Learn a new skill that you’ve always wanted to learn!
- Work on your financial planning, try and find some ways to save more money.
- if you have hair dye dye your hair a new color. Life is too short not to!
- Rearrange your sock drawer.
- Rearrange your furniture to make it seem like your home is a totally different space.
- Make someone a Quarantine care package and donate it to the local hospitals or homeless shelters!
- Learn origami. Make cranes for your loved ones.
Self care practices to help your mood:
- Meditate try too get around 10 minutes of mediation in a day, to uplift your mood and improve clarity.
- Take a bubble bath you can add music or candles or even do a whole spa day!
- Make a vision board! Think of where you want to be 5 years from now and build your dreams!
- Exercise! Get your blood pumping and do a at home work out! Try and get 30 minutes or more a week!
- Clean! Do a deep clean and get rid of all the old items that don’t suit your life style anymore.
- Cook something new for you and your family!
- Go outside and go for a walk with out going on your phone. You can take a friend or the family dog!
- Do yoga it can improve your flexibility and help calm any nerves or stress you might be holding in.
- Buy yourself some pretty flowers or buy a friend or family member some!
- Journal your feelings or what you did in the day. Just write!
- Make a list of things for which you are grateful.
- Been meaning to get some new glasses? Try on new frames virtually!
Safe Date idea’s:
- Clear out the family room and camp indoors with blankets, popcorn and favorite snacks, cuddle and watch scary movies together!
- Cook a sperate meal for each other and eat each others meal.
- Make art together, you can paint outdoors or even draw each other!
- Play 20 questions with each other!
- Clean your place together! Believe it or not it can be fun if you play some music and have a good time!
- Take a peaceful walk together and look at the trees and clouds, collect flowers or leaves together! You can even store them in a binder for memory sake.
- Do a online work out class together or just do a couples work out!
- binge watch all of the series you may have never finished with your partner
- Game night! Have some fun games lined up to do with your partner and read the directions before you play!
- Use Facebook Messenger, Microsoft Teams, Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangouts etc. and video chat with your long-distance friends.
- Give the mail man a thank you note with a small bottle of water or snack.
- Create a Google document of shows or movies you’re watching and share it among family and friends.
- Write a play starring your loved ones. Perform it via a video call or video and post it!
- Jackbox Party Pack, which is a bundle of multiplayer games that you can play on any device (laptop, smartphone, smart TV, you name it). They’re affordably priced (under $30)
- Netflix Party is a Chrome extension that synchronizes video playback and adds a group-chat function to anything you want to watch on Netflix.
- Invite people to join an interactive online discussion group or book club. Or watch livestreams of interest that include live chat.
- Hang out in your front yard and interact with neighbors postal workers or walkers, As long as you observe the proper physical distance, you can be a friendly, encouraging presence in the neighborhood.
- Become a volunteer for crisis textline. There’s many people going through a difficult time right now let’s be there for them even if it’s just a text message away.
- Download be my eyes and help the visually impaired!
- Check on your neighbors who live alone to ensure they are okay. From a safe distance, strike up regular conversations with these individuals at the same time every day or several times a week.
- Learn ASL ( American sign language) even if it’s just a few basic signs more people need to learn this!