COVID-19 has led to the closure of amusement parks, schools, parks, and other activities that allow us to explore and spend time with our families. Unfortunately, there is no way for us to bring these activities to our homes in order to allow us entertainment and help the time we spend at our homes pass by. What makes things even more difficult is that this time of staying home is also a time that we have to spend away from other people. Having to isolate is difficult, but we are able to find ways to entertain ourselves as the social distancing order is still in place. Below we share 5 creative, yet simple ways to make a child’s life in quarantine a little more festive.
Five Simple & Exciting Family Activities:
1. Living Room Campout
If you are looking for fun things to do while stuck at home, one recommendation is camping in the living room. Camping is always such a great time, especially if it’s done with the right people. Planning for a camping trip can be incredibly stressful and time-consuming, camping in one’s living allows one to feel as if they are on a camping trip without leaving the comfort of their own home.
2. Indoor Treasure Hunt
Children love exploring and what better way to give children a sense of exploration than designing an indoor treasure hunt. A treasure hunt does not require a lot of effort, but creating a map to help children find these items will make the experience feel a lot more realistic.
3. Fancy Dinner
Being in quarantine has made many, including myself, feel like there is no reason to change out of our pajamas or do our hair or makeup. However, this can take a toll on somebody’s confidence because it gets tiring lounging around in sweats and t-shirts with messy hair for the majority of the day. One way to help us in this situation is by dressing in your best clothes and having a fancy dinner.
4. Family Portraits
Taking family photos in these fancy dinner outfits will also make for a great memory to cherish as well, because what better memories, than quarantine memories.
5. Pillow Fights
Pillows are extremely soft and having a pillow fight is always a safe and fun way for children to play with each other.
6. Connect with Family and Friends
Lastly, just because we have been ordered to self-distance does not mean that we are required to self-isolate. Now is the perfect time to connect with family members and good friends through forms of video chatting. Times are tough and not being able to be around other people can take a mental toll on a person, there’s no reason to isolate ourselves further by cutting off contact with others.
Remember to stay safe, stay inside, and stay entertained during these times of social distancing.