You and your student are probably catching a case of cabin fever during this period of social-distancing, and while you appreciate the extra family time, we know your family would like something fun to do to de-stress! To help you combat the cabin fever and the extra stress, we thought we would help you out with a list of activities that will be fun for the whole family!
You and your student can always grab a ball or a frisbee on a nice day and spend some time in the backyard together!
Plant a Garden
Spring is finally on the horizon, which means it is time to start planting flowers and veggies. Working on a productive project will be the cherry on top of your quality time together!
Find places that you can get some fresh air, while still keeping your distance from other families. Whether it’s your backyard, a local park, a nearby lake—enjoy the sunshine!
Dust off an Old Board Game
Do you or your student have an old board game your family hasn’t played in a while? If so, why not take a trip down memory lane together! Your family could work on a puzzle together too.
Try Some DIY Projects
DIY projects don’t have to be expensive to help you get in touch with your creative side. In fact, you might be surprised by what supplies you already have at home! Some of the projects you could choose include: 3D shelves, origami, placemats and potholders, or paper flowers! You could even repurpose some old furniture or repaint some old pieces just in time for Srping!
Have a Photo Shoot
Grab any props you have around your house and take turns taking silly and fun photos of one another! Or you can always take family portraits. You will always have the pictures to enjoy looking through in the future, and your whole family can even work together to make a scrapbook with the pictures!
Make a New Recipe
Find a new recipe online that you’d like to try as a family or create your own! Your family can have even more fun by filming their own cooking show.
Enjoy a Movie Night
Social distancing has made everyone eager to go out and see a movie, but why wait? Your and your family can create your own movie theater experience in the comfort of your own home! Pop some of your favorite popcorn, snack on some candy, and get cozy!
Have a Picnic
The best part about a picnic is that it can take place in your backyard or your living room! Plus, picnics add an element of fun to any meal.
Hold a Family Bible Study
The whole family can take turns picking a devotional or scripture passage to read and share, so you can enjoy time with God and your family!
Video Chat with Extended Family
Your student’s grandparents are probably practicing social distancing too, so they might be just as in need of company as your household. Luckily, a video chat will help your family spend time with grandparents and aunts and uncles while practicing social distancing!
Write Letters or Make Cards
Your family might have family, friends or other loved ones you are missing right now. Handwritten letters from your family are a special way to stay connected!
What activities has your family entertained themselves with? Let us know in the comments below!