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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. 
  • Indoor scavenger hunt.
  • 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 a calming facial
  • Go for a bike ride
  • 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!
  • Read self-help books!
  •  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!

Staying Connected:

  • 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!