Most of us are spending more time indoors these days. But just because you can’t do some of the activities you are used to doesn’t mean you have to sit at home and do nothing. We’ve compiled a few of our favorite activities to enjoy with your family from the comfort of your home. Because let’s face it, streaming, video games, and social media only go so far.
Nothing makes self-isolation quite as enjoyable as a soft and fluffy kingdom of your own design. While forts may clog up your hallways and dirty some blankets, they also allow parents to slip away to enjoy some alone time while your kids entertain themselves.
Video Call Scavenger Hunt
Connecting with extended family through technology is a great way to spend your time indoors. Let grandma and grandpa get in on the fun by hopping on a video call and having them ask the children to bring items to the computer or phone. You will be shocked to see how excited your kids are to be the first to bring back the coveted leaf, toothbrush, or other random requests.
Laser Yarn Obstacle Course
Transform your ordinary hallway into a seemingly impenetrable fortress complete with laser yarn sensors. All you need is some yarn (preferably red), scissors, and tape. Once your kids master the moves required to get around the laser yarn, you can shift the strings around to up the difficulty and keep the good times rolling.
Now is a great time to share one of your favorite books with your kids in bite-sized chunks. Choose a kid-friendly mythical quest, galactic expedition, or love story. Reading teaches your children to use their imagination and learn how to entertain themselves instead of solely relying on technology.
If you are feeling brave, you can have your family divvy up cooking responsibilities and treat your home kitchen like a restaurant. This activity allows your children to take ownership of something they can be proud of while also teaching them awesome skills. We recommend avoiding heat and knives for the first couple of meals for obvious reasons. Warning: This activity is not for the faint of heart or stomach...