Whoo-hoo! The weekend has arrived! And for many of us, these few sacred days that are normally set-aside for date nights, family outings or weekend getaways have been snatched away from us like a thief in the night. With the Coronavirus crisis upon us, a government mandate to stay-in-doors and social distancing in place, more than likely you are finding yourself stuck inside with the kids and feeling like you are on the verge of coming down with cabin fever.
But fear not, we have a few tricks up our sleeves to help you and your family stay entertained this weekend.
Check out these 10 activities to do with your family this weekend to beat the Coronavirus blues.
1. Break out the Board Games
Scrabble, Monopoly, Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders oh my! The family that plays games together stays together — or at least they have a lot more fun!
2. Make Homemade Greeting Cards
Handmade cards are a unique way for your family to connect and showcase their creativity. You can send the cards to distant relatives or to senior citizens at the nursing homes to brighten up their day.
3. Watch Family Movies
Break out the old VCR, camcorder and family video and plan a movie night to watch years’ worth of family celebrations, vacations, birthdays, and more. Everyone in the family will enjoy a walk down memory lane and laughing at outdated clothes, hairstyles and more!
4. Host a Treasure Hunt
Want to keep the kiddos busy while you sneak in some mommy time? Treasure hunts are pretty easy and depending on how many items there are, could last a while. Hide anywhere from 10 to 20 items around the house or outside to keep kids occupied for a few hours.
5. Bake Together
Baking is a great way to put a smile on your kids face and spend quality time while providng a lesson in measuring, ingredients, and of course, making delicious goodies.
6. Have an Indoor Picnic
Grab a sheet, whatever food you have, and enjoy a living room picnic (without the ants). You can even play a game with it such as “I Spy” to help your kids with colors, recognition and counting.
7. Film TikToks
Bored? It’s perfect time to choreograph a family dance, try out of the newest TikTok Challenge (the safe one) and share it online for your family and friends to see.
8. Make a Vision Board
Grab your old magazines or print off pictures from Pinterest or Google and paste them to a poster board or computer paper. Fill it with images of what you want this year to be like after this crisis end, then hang it on the fridge or somewhere where everyone in the family will see it often.
9. Launch ABCmouse Learning Academy
ABCMouse Learning Academy is a great educational resource with tons of lessons that kids can benefit from. And for a limited time it is FREE.
10. Go for a Walk
Nothing beats a little fresh air and exercise. And let me let you in on a little secret…its totally FREE.