How to Enjoy Your Coronavirus Staycation

Families are being forced to self-quarantine and hang out with each other rather than finding distractions in things like theaters and sporting events.

Stuck inside your home? Here are some things to do with your kids besides looking at a screen

Many parents across the nation are in the same boat. People have their kids home for an unexpected period of time.

There are plenty of ways to keep everyone entertained right inside your own home.

GAME NIGHT

The easiest way is to think up of games, which don’t have to involve boards or cards.

You have the classics like I Spy, 21 Questions and Charades. If someone wants to test how closely his or her kids listen, Simon Says can also do the trick.

Four Corners is another creative options. This involves having one person assigning numbers to each corner of a room and then sitting in the middle of the room blindfolded. Then everyone else chooses a corner to stand in quietly. The person in the middle picks a number and anyone in that corner is out. The game keeps going until there is one person left as the winner.

Don’t forget about Hide-and-Seek and Sardines if you have enough space. No matter how much area you have, parents can get musical with “Name That Tune” and see which kid can figure it out the fastest.

TIME TO GET ACTIVE

A lot of kids will want to keep working out their motor or mental skills. There are plenty of ways to do that.

If you have paper in the house, you can always have a paper airplane competition. Once you’re done and your kids are old enough, writing letters to family and friends can keep them focused for a good amount of time.

Some kids want to get a little more messy (pending parents’ approval). If there is Diet Coke and Mentos in the house, mixing those two things together in the backyard can create for some fun moments. Even if you don’t have those items, simply cooking or baking with your kids is always an intriguing challenge for everyone involved.

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