Updated: Jul 3, 2020
It’s no news by now that the COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to wreak havoc in everyone’s lives. However, staying at home is opening up new opportunities for several individuals. For example, some people are using it to get fit and burn belly fat, indulge in family quarantine activities, or cookimmunity-building meals.On the other hand, there are some who are taking one day at a time and scaling mountains of anxiety.
If you are quarantining with your family, it can be a unique opportunity to connect with the ones we love. However, it is possible that you may have exhausted all ideas by now. Well, we’ve got you covered! We have some fun and creative family quarantine activities that will help you bond and spend time constructively.
And yes, these family quarantine activities require minimal interference of mobile devices or screens. So get ready to make some memories!
Build a Fort
No matter how old one gets, building a fort at home will always be a cozy and comforting activity. So get a few comfy cushions, throw them on the floor and pull up a blanket. Alternatively, put those Amazon carton boxes to good use by getting your little ones to turn into engineers.
Want to take it up a notch? Build a tent in your hall! Play a few classic Bollywood movies, and you are all set to kickstart the family quarantine activities.
Go on a Digital Tour
Take a virtual vacation with your family! Whether it is the Louvre Museum in Paris or the watching the majestic Beluga whale at the Georgia Aquarium – get everywhere with a click of a button!
If flying international seems like a big commitment, you can start small with the ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ webinar that gives you an in-depth insight into India’s unity in diversity. Setting off on digital tours is the best family quarantine activities!
A family that cooks together and eats together stays together. If you do not want to get into elaborate dishes or meal plans, you could choose something simple, like mini pancake cereals!
The Getty Museum Challenge has become extremely popular lately. The idea is simple – you take a piece of art and recreate it with all the items lying around your home. If it feels like too much work, you can always switch to creating TikTok videos!
Your family can even come together to undertake DIY projects like re-purposing old clothes, paper craft or painting, or sewing masks at home!
Play Board Games
Yes, Ludo King on your phone is fun and everything. But have you tried putting aside your phones and breaking out some actual board games? Think of Snakes and Ladder, Ludo, Chess, Monopoly, Scrabble – the options are endless! The same goes for card games like Rummy, Teen Patti, Uno, Solitaire, and so on. Don’t have board games or a pack of cards? Go for the good ol’ dumb charades.
Want to take a dip in nostalgia wave as you carry out family quarantine activities? Blow off the dust off your Carrom board (we have one lying around somewhere!) and claim the queen.
Which of these family quarantine activities have you already tried out? Which idea can you not wait to try out? Let us know!
Written by my friend Jahnavi over at https://www.girlygupshup.com/