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Keeping Your Family Entertained: Activities to Try amid a Crisis

There’s no denying the massive disruptions caused by the COVID-19 crisis. The pandemic has affected livelihoods, jobs, businesses, schools, relationships, and lives in general. In addition, the pandemic restrictions have brought individuals and families into the comfort of their homes. As such, people have resorted to a work-from-home (WFH) setup, online education, e-commerce business, and virtual interactions.

It’s good that the pandemic restrictions have somewhat gotten lighter this year. With the mass vaccination worldwide, many people have started going outdoors. But while the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t yet over, every family must continue to find ways and means to get entertained at home.

If you’re running out of ideas for your home entertainment, here are seven unique and creative activities for your family:

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1. Playing Board Games

It’s easy to see family members hooked on their phones while surfing the net. They spend most of their time browsing social media and playing online games. However, it’s time to ditch out your cell phone and have a game night with your family. Have a wonderful evening of board games. However, never settle for one type of board game each night. Instead, opt for a new one every week. If you’re clueless about what to play, consider some board games as recommended.

2. Sewing, Knitting, and Crocheting

Bringing garment pieces to life using needles isn’t solely for grannies. The whole family members can try sewing, knitting, and crocheting. But what makes them different from each other? Yes, they all make use of threads and needles. However, sewing is entirely different from knitting and crocheting. It needs a sharp needle and thread used to combine two pieces of fabric. Knitting and crocheting are similar as they create a garment out of yarn. But while knitting uses two straight needles, crocheting only utilizes one crochet hook.

3. Blogging and Vlogging

If your family members spend their time online via mobile phones or desktops, it’s best to venture into blogging and vlogging instead. For one, consider starting a personal blog if you have a knack for writing, as it can serve as your online journal. On the other hand, begin a vlog by producing video clips and posting them on YouTube or TikTok. Who knows? Your content will get viral, and you’ll have a strong following. In time, you’ll make money out of blogging or vlogging.

4. Making Arts and Crafts

Nothing is more fun and exciting than making arts and crafts at home. This idea is particularly true for children. However, parents should explore their childhood and enjoy this pastime with their kids. As such, consider investing in monthly craft kits and spending quality time with your kids through arts and crafts. Ultimately, you’ll be surprised at how doing so can be fulfilling and rewarding for you and your family.

5. Producing Handmade Products

Another unique and creative activity for home entertainment is producing handmade products. The Balance recommended interesting things like jewelry, candles, soap, and paper products. However, it takes imagination and creativity to bring these items to life. Fret not, as you can make money out of the finished products. All it takes is to post online and get customers to buy your decorative items. What a great way to get entertained during this pandemic and earn some extra income.

6. Outdoor Landscaping

Forbes tagged 2021 as the Year of the Yard. Why? Many homeowners performed outdoor landscaping works after improving their indoor spaces. However, it appears that boosting the outdoor spaces will continue this new year. Instead of leaving the job to the experts, why not take the DIY route? It’s a great way to spend quality time with your family. That said, get every family member involved in your lawn care (irrigation, mowing, weed removal, and pest control) and hardscape construction (deck, patio, pergola, or arbor installation).

7. Home Gardening

In line with outdoor landscaping, consider venturing into home gardening. In fact, gardening has thrived during this pandemic. Why? It comes with a lot of health benefits. Planting and growing fruit-bearing trees, shrubs with blooms, as well as herbs and vegetation can be good for both your physical and mental health. Ultimately, doing so can boost your property’s curb appeal and home value.

At this point, you now know how to keep your family entertained during this pandemic. Consider the unique and creative activities recommended above, from playing board games to home gardening. These are just a few suggestions for your family’s home entertainment. However, you can think of other ways to spice up your whole household amid the crisis. Ultimately, doing so will foster your family’s overall well-being.

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