As Americans work to protect themselves from exposure to COVID-19, many families and residents are struggling to find ways to stay occupied and entertained while at home. This can be even more true for families with children, who are no doubt growing tired of their “new normal” away from friends, water parks, and movie theaters. If you’re not sure what activity to do next, check out this shortlist of a few family-friendly – and fun! – ideas.
Host a video game tournament.
Have family members who love playing video games? Why not host your own video game tournament? You can play your favorite games with roommates and loved ones within your household or queue up games online and play with friends who are also safely at home. You can even amp up the competition by encouraging everyone to donate prizes or start a small cash pool for the best scores.
What better way to stay occupied while social distancing than with an activity meant to be a solitary, quiet endeavor? Whether you live near the ocean, by a lake or within a distance of a local fishing hole, get the family outdoors by taking a short fishing trip. You can buy gear online for affordable prices, and if you don't know how to fish, you can find easy tutorials on YouTube.
Pay a virtual visit to a world-class museum.
Right now, many museums are closed to the public. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t safely get your fix for beautiful art and interesting artifacts. Many famous institutions, like the Guggenheim Museum and the National Gallery of Art, now have their collections online. You can also rely upon Google’s Arts and Culture feature to peruse countless exhibits from around the world.
Read, read, read.
Reading is one of the world’s best solo activities, as it keeps your mind sharp while transporting you to faraway worlds. Reading is also incredibly beneficial for children, whose minds are still developing and soaking up countless bits of information. For safe, summertime fun, make it a habit to read daily – whether on your own or with a child, who can practice reading aloud to you.
It’s always fun to learn something new! At Elan Apartments in Austin, Texas, we love to provide you with fun, thought-provoking tidbits that will make you reflect on different aspects of life.