How are you and your family coping while in isolation?
Now that we’re all in quarantine, which most likely will extend for weeks, months or even longer, some of you may be starting to be a little stir-crazy and desperate to go outside.
If you’re looking to incorporate more fun at home, here are a few activities that you can do by yourself or with your family.
Read, Read, Read
How’s your TBR list? If you were in a reading slump a few months ago due to your hectic schedule, now is the time to catch up on reading. Reading has been known to have a lot of benefits and one of them is to promote brain health. It also enriches your vocabulary, improves concentration and focus, and puts you in a better mood. If your TBR list is sky-high, now is the best time to go through them. Read your favorite books to keep you entertained while in the comfort of your home.
Coloring or Doodling
It’s been proven time and again that doodling and engaging in coloring book activities can alleviate stress and reduce anxiety. If you’re an adult and don’t have adult coloring books at home, you can print out symmetrical mandala patterns or any printable coloring pages found online. Being quarantined can be challenging especially if it’s extended for a long time. But if you join your little ones and break out those coloring materials, you’ll have fun and get creative at the same time.
Why wait for summer to have a proper picnic? Do it now and do it indoors instead! Spread out a blanket and have lunch with the whole family in the living room. Bring out your favorite cutlery set and let the kids help in preparing your picnic food. This is enjoyable and a great way to change up your usual routine at home.
Because of the restricted movements of residents, recent reports have stated that the skies are getting clearer. Don’t you think this is the perfect time to go stargazing with your kids? Stay up late once in a while and watch the stars from your rooftop, lawn, or any part outside the house where it’s comfortable and you can all stretch out. Make the activity even more exciting by identifying some constellations and giving your kids a brief description for each one.
Learn a New Language
There are so many free language apps and you can also find online videos that help you learn a new language. Let your kids do the same as this will encourage productivity instead of watching TV all the time. Make learning fun by asking a few questions and letting them answer using the language that they learned.
Beading has been known to be therapeutic and has been enjoyed by both adults and children. It’s a fun way to test your creativity while passing the time. It also helps your children in improving their mathematical skills as they will be counting beads and be familiar with lengths and big numbers. More importantly, it enhances motor and visual skills as your hand-eye coordination will be put to the test.
Now that you’re housebound, don’t let the current situation bring you down. Have fun with the activities listed above and gain control over your life. Always remember to look after yourself and your family, stay positive, and keep washing your hands!