Florida is officially under a stay at home order, and parents all over the state are already wondering how to entertain their cooped-up kids. With many parents working from home for the first time, kids learning how to use online educational tools to finish out the school year, and not many opportunities to leave the house, it’s understandable to feel a little (or a lot) overwhelmed right now.
Here at Skate World Center, our hearts go out to all of the patients, families, healthcare workers, and other front line workers who are being affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Whether you have kids or not, we hope these boredom-busting ideas will help keep you safe and sane. Stay strong, and know that we can’t wait to welcome you back to the skating rink once it’s safe to do so!
Safer at Home Activities to Try During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Create your own “spirit week.”
A month ago, many of us would have said that staying in our PJs 24/7 sounded like a dream. But after several weeks of working and studying from home, even the lure of comfy pajamas can get old. Why not create your own spirit week with your kids, roommates, or if you live alone, get your friends to participate digitally via Facebook or Instagram! Be sure to come up with a unique hashtag and encourage everyone to use it so you can see all of the fun iterations people come up with. Some examples of spirit day themes include:
- Dapper Day: Put on your fanciest, most impractical clothes and have a living room fashion show and/or photoshoot.
- Spirit Day: Show some team pride by wearing jerseys, hats, t-shirts, etc. in support of your favorite sports team.
- Closet Cosplay Day: Everyone picks a character and tries to dress up as that character using only items that are already in their closet or found around the house.
- Tie Dye Day: Wear tie dye, or if you don’t have any, learn how to do it and give your old, faded tees a new lease on life!
- Traveler Day: Wear souvenir t-shirts from places you’ve visited, then have everyone share their favorite memory from the destination.
The pandemic is taking a toll on all of us, so it’s important to make time for self-care. Put on a YouTube yoga video and turn your living room into a yoga studio. Play some calming music and do at-home spa treatments like putting cucumber slices on your eyes, doing manicures and pedicures, wearing sheet masks, or creating your own facial using all natural ingredients like oatmeal, honey, milk, etc.
Explore arts and culture.
While being stuck inside can get old fast, you can at least allow your mind to roam freely thanks to some of the wonderful content being released by art, music, and cultural institutions like:
- Touring The Louvre
- Exploring The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
- Checking out The San Diego Zoo cam feeds
- Watching puppet shows from the Center for Puppetry Arts
- Streaming shows from The Met Opera
What are you doing to pass the time? Head over to Facebook and let us know!