Things To Do at Home

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Things to do at home while we self quarantine

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Embrace your inner child on some of these if you don’t have children with you as we shelter in place. It is also a great way to get your older kids to get in on the fun and embrace their inner (younger) child.


  • Play indoor hide and seek.
  • Make decorations, curate a playlist, and throw a family dance party.
  • Try a new cookie or cake recipe. Bonus idea: Set up a camera/smart phone & film a cooking show!
  • Build a treehouse (always check with HOA rules and regulations 1st!)
  • Make a mancala counting game with an egg carton. Instructions here.
  • Go camping in the living room.
  • Play board games.
  • Design and go on an indoor treasure hunt.
  • Plan and plant a family garden (always check with HOA rules and regulations 1st!)
  • Make ice cream in a bag. Recipe here.
  • Make slime. Instructions here.
  • Set up an in-home nail salon and try some nail art techniques. Ideas here.
  • Dress up in your best clothes and have a fancy dinner.
  • Make a piñata. Instructions here.
  • Make friendship bracelets.
  • Make and blow bubbles. Instructions here.
  • Teach your pet a new trick.
  • Practice meditation.
  • Make rock candy. Instructions here.
  • Have an indoor picnic.
  • Listen to an audiobook or podcast.
  • Try Cosmic Kids Yoga.
  • Make paper fidget spinners. Instructions here.
  • Create your own bingo cards and have a bingo tournament.
  • Create a family tree.
  • Let your kids write and direct a stop-motion movie. Learn how it works here.
  • Learn and play a new card game.
  • Teach yourself to juggle.
  • Practice origami, or the art of paper folding. Ideas here.
  • Play with magnets on a cookie sheet.
  • Make a maze on the floor with painter’s tape.
  • Play with sidewalk chalk.
  • Make homemade Cards (birthday, christmas etc for the rest of the year)
  • Play indoor volleyball or soccer with balloons.
  • Have a pizza party. DIY Pizza Bagels recipe here.
  • Make paper airplanes and see whose plane flies the farthest.
  • Play dress up with mom and dad’s clothes.
  • Make your own popsicles.
  • Go in your backyard and look for four-leaf clovers.
  • Write a secret message in invisible ink. Recipe for lemon juice invisible ink here.
  • Play “I Spy” inside or out the window.
  • Clean out your closets and create donation boxes.
  • Create the cleaning Olympics…. your house will be like new!
  • Facetime or Skype with family or friends.
  • Throw a decorated Christmas party! Lights and all (only those you are quarantining with)
  • Have breakfast in bed.
  • Have a tea party.
  • Make a water sensory bag. Instructions here.
  • Make some play dough.
  • Create a nature scavenger hunt in your back yard.
  • Play “The Floor is Lava.”
  • Snuggle on the couch and read your favorite books.
  • Rearrange or redecorate your room.
  • Play in a bubble bath.
  • Have a pillow fight.
  • Make an indoor obstacle course.
  • Have a family music night.
  • Build a giant fort out of blankets, chairs and pillows
  • Paint with Kool-Aid. Instructions here.
  • Put on a puppet show.
  • Make a scrapbook.
  • Play marbles on the floor.
  • Indoor picnic… sit on the floor with a blanket and eat out of a basket!
  • Do a puzzle.
  • Fold clothes together.
  • Create a new dessert.
  • Put on your bathrobes and play spa day.
  • Play 20 Questions.
  • Create creatures out of pipe cleaners. Ideas here.
  • Create a menu with a theme for dinner each night… kinda like a restaurant but at home
  • Make a treasure bottle. Instructions here.
  • Decorate a T-shirt or bag
  • Write letters to family and friends.
  • Build a bridge or building with toothpicks or Q-tips.
  • create a family crest and moto
  • Play hangman or tic-tac-toe.
  • Make a time capsule! One day your kids can use it to tell their kids all about this craziness.
  • Read book
  • Have a costume night
  • Photo Shoot – Get in Family Pics!!
  • Invent your own games!!
  • Have a spa day
  • Collect and paint rocks

Share your fun with family and friends on social media or texting so they can be inspired to do things during this time! We are all in this together!!


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