- Transform your home into a DIY escape room.
This is the perfect quarantine activity for families trying to cut back on screen time. You can either make your own, or you can purchase a themed escape kit! All you have to do is download the one you want, print it out, and start solving! Become immersed in a whole new world of puzzles, clues, and hidden messages without ever having to leave your house.
- Look through and sort old, printed photographs.
Everyone is getting the opportunity to slow down, spend some quality time with loved ones, and reflect on the simple things in life that we sometimes take for granted. Now is the perfect time to sort through the old, boxed-up photographs collecting dust in your closet. Remembering happier days should leave you with a sense of hope, nostalgia, and fulfillment. You can organize all your photos into different storage boxes, or you can begin scanning them into your computer to make them more accessible and shareable.
- Go behind the scenes with Disney Imagineers and design your own theme park!
Walt Disney Imagineering partnered with Khan Academy and Pixar to create Imagineering in a Box, a free online program that allows Disney fans to take interactive lessons on creating worlds, designing attractions, and bringing characters to life. Watch videos and participate in activities that prepare you to design your very own dream theme park! Kids and parents will love this inspiring program that combines education and creativity.
- Learn how to play a classic card game.
Take out your standard deck of cards and learn an old-school game you’ve never tried before! Rummy, Spoons, Nertz, Pitch, and Spades are just a few that you could test out with your housemates. Learn how to play them here.
- Take an online yoga class
CorePower Yoga is offering a special collection of free online classes through CorePower Yoga On Demand. This is an excellent way to relieve stress and stay active, two things that help boost your immune system health! Roll out your mat, stretch your muscles, and clear your mind in the comfort of your own living room.
- Read or listen to a great book.
There are many ways to read new material without leaving your house! Audible, a free audiobook and audio entertainment app, has released a free collection of stories for children, teens, and adults. To access, just go to https://stories.audible.com/start-listen on any device. You can also use Libby, which allows you to stream ebooks and audiobooks from your local library! Just download the app and sign in with your library card.
- Take a virtual tour of a place you’ve never been to before.
Walkthrough the Smithsonian National Museum of History, the National Aquarium, or the National Museum of the United States Air Force without even getting off your couch!
- Start your spring cleaning.
Cleaning and organizing will always leave you feeling productive and accomplished at the end of the day. Clean out your junk drawer, wash your windows, organize your closet, and scrub your woodwork. There is nothing more satisfying than the smell of a clean house and the cool Spring breeze flowing through open windows.
- Try out that time-consuming recipe you’ve never gotten around to.
Have you ever rejected a recipe because it would take too long to make? Cookies that have to chill for two hours before you bake them, bread that has to prove three times before you can finally put it in the oven, pork tenderloin that has to slow cook in the crockpot for six hours? Well, now’s your chance!
- Stay in touch with family and friends with Group FaceTime.
Just because you can’t see loved ones physically does not mean you can’t catch up with them virtually! Start a Group FaceTime to share a story, play a game, or just check up on how people are doing. It’s easy to feel isolated during a time like this, so it’s important to stay up to date with those who mean the most to you.