Just because everyone is cooped up indoors doesn’t mean families can’t have fun. Whether you’re living in an apartment building or in a single detached home, there are a lot of things you and your family can do to stay engaged and connected through quarantine.
Get fit together
Nothing bonds people as well as conquering a workout together. If you’re concerned that you don’t have the space, you’d be surprised with how much sweat you can work up and strength you can build with just a space for a yoga mat and a couple of dumbbells. There are thousands of online videos you can follow and hundreds of apps you can download regardless of your fitness level. Those with yards and driveways have even more options as you can set up hoops, goals, trampolines, and even obstacle courses to make things even more fun and physical.
Streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime have a seemingly endless catalog of movies, series, documentaries, concerts, and shows that the family can watch together. The family can take turns deciding what to watch or who makes the popcorn. It’s a great way to get to know what each family member likes and bond over it. Just make sure not to overdo the bingeing – best to balance it with working out together.
Cook or bake together
If you’ve always eaten out or ordered in, perhaps it’s high time to shake things up and cook your next meal instead. This could be an activity where both adults and the kids can learn alongside each other. You’ll never run out of recipes and how-to’s to follow online, so you can start with something you’ll be able to handle. Plus, cooking or baking definitely needs teamwork so there’s no way the family can do this without bonding with each other. It’s a good way to get closer, not to mention save a bit on meals.
Play video games
Here’s another fun activity where kids can be on a level playing field with grownups – video games. A lot of video games are competitive in nature, so if you think that these games might become a source of conflict or stress, there are a lot of collaborative games as well that are no less fun. “Overcooked” (PS4, Xbox One, Steam) and “Mario Party” (Nintendo Switch) offer hours and hours of good fun.
Tour a museum/visit a zoo from home
One of the many perks that New Orleans residents can enjoy is that a number of museums, art centers, and a zoo offer virtual visits. The New Orleans Museum of Art, the Historic New Orleans Collection, and the National World War II Museum all offer guided virtual tours. Aside from guided video tours, the Audubon Zoo also has an adopt-an-animal program for those who want to take a more active role in caring for the animals.
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