So, here we all are, taking precautions by quarantining at home, due to the corona virus (COVID-19). Many people have been sent to work from home. Kids are home from school and many have gone from having empty houses during the day to full houses 24 hours, non-stop. Schedules have come to a stand still and seriously disrupted. What to do?!
You can find official information and guidelines at the CDC.
Clean-make your home a corona free zone
Not the most appealing thing to have on the list, but very productive! Do all that deep cleaning you have meant to get around to. It is almost spring, after all.
It felt so good getting the cobwebs out of the corners of my bathroom, wiping down the walls and washing the curtains! Hopefully you have cleaners on hand. Remember that vinegar is a great alternative to industrial cleaners.
Make sure you also hit those everyday surfaces: door knobs, remotes, mouse, keyboard, light switches and banisters.
This is the perfect time to build family memories! Make the best of it! If you need some fun game ideas here are a few that we have found to be enjoyable.
Games for Younger Kids
I don’t have young kids at home, but these ones are fun!
It is so nice! At least we aren’t all stuck inside with it pouring rain out (knock on wood)! What a great time to get outside and enjoy the spring sun! The sun is good combat against the virus!
I love puzzles, but finding time to do them isn’t always easy. This quarantine is a great opportunity and excuse to do them!
Learn Something New
Learn something new. There are so many avenues to do this from YouTube to Amazon! What are your interests or a new hobby you have wanted to try out?
One of my kids favorite things to do is to learn new languages. You Tube is also great for this!
Write It Down
Improve your writing skills and write about that time you were in quarantine with your entire family. Or learn how to write in fancy ways!
Poetry can be so much fun. Along those same lines, so are alliterations and idioms.
There are so many ways to express one’s self! Drawing can come in handy in so many situations and be quite relaxing. No pressure, you don’t have to be fantastic right away, it is a skill that takes time to sharpen and acquire.
Explore Your Artistic Side
Painting is very relaxing and fun to do. So many tutorials and ways to learn or freestyle your way to some fun and creative art.
Try your hand at sewing, crocheting or knitting. There are many blogs and You Tube channels that can help you get started. Or I have a few patterns for crocheting on my blog.
Make it to eat it
Now may be a good time to try a new recipe, bake something, or just teach your kids how to cook. I love Pinterest for finding new foods and fun things to make!
There are many sources that say outdoors helps fight the Corona virus (COVID-19). Just keep to yourself. You are still social distancing, there’s a lot of room in the great outdoors! The general rule appears to be keeping 6 feet between yourself and other people whom you don’t live with.
*Kids should not be playing together on a playground.
- Go for a bike ride
- Go for a walk
- Go running or jogging
- Take a nature walk on a trail
- Have a picnic (your own yard or a park where you can maintain social distancing)
- Visit with someone who can’t get outside, through their window
We will get through the Corona Virus Quarantine!
Times are tough, but we can make the best of our situations by being creative, taking precautions, and making the most of this time. We won’t let COVID-19 aka Corona Virus get the best of us!
For more information on the Corona Virus check out the CDC website.