With all the indoor protocols that must be observed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is almost impossible to spend some time outside your home. Houses these days have to accommodate each family member 24/7. But even with the health protocols and mandate to stay indoors at all costs, you can still come up with different kinds of activities for your family.
Go Camping in Your Backyard
Some families love to do different kinds of activities, especially in time of summer or spring. That’s not surprising as it is the perfect weather to be out and about. But in the time of the pandemic, some activities must be done in the comforts of your homes. This is not a bad thing, though. Even at home, you can enjoy outdoor activities like backyard camping. Your backyard can serve as the wilderness and your campsite, even if you are just a few feet away from your home.
It is important to fully commit to doing this activity to make it more fun and exciting. Just like in usual camping, it is important to prepare. Bring all the necessary stuff with you. You may also set up activities to make it more interesting, like treasure hunting. You can set up a campfire and heat marshmallows or even barbecue. Bring tent or sleeping bags, and you can enjoy stargazing at night. There so many possible things to do if you are creative enough to think of it and do it in your backyard.
Enjoy a Barbecue or Picnic
Since most restaurants are closed and only accept takeaways and deliveries, staying indoors can sometimes be unexciting. You can have an afternoon barbecue with your family. Changing things up every once in a while can be refreshing for your family.
But of course, before having a great time with your family, you must prepare the place and the place itself where you will have your bonding time. Sometimes the ambiance is what makes an experience extra special. If you are looking to elevate your backyard, perhaps you may ask the help of landscape designers or look into decking installation services. It’s important to call an expert on this matter. They will be able to fully conceptualize a landscape with a decker that is perfect for your backyard.
Host a Game Night
When was the last time you and your family bonded over a board game? With technology and many apps, it’s easier to be entertained and pass the time these days. However, they fail to bring the family closer together. What you can do is go back to the basics, with your good old board games like Scrabble or chess. To make things even more challenging, you can assemble a jigsaw puzzle. You can explore card games like Uno.
It doesn’t have to be limited to board games. You can even try classic games like charades. There are so many ways you can bond; the possibilities are endless! Not only do you get the chance to pass the time, but you also get to bond with your loved ones.
Bonding with each other in this time is a good activity to foster in the time of isolation. This is a good opportunity for checking up on each other and being supportive in a time of such uncertainty and difficulty.
Have Movie Nights
Binge-watching TV series or movies had been a favorite pastime, but you can make it even more fun. Do it as a family bonding activity. One night, some will be in charge of choosing the category of movies you can watch. After that, in the next movie, someone else is going to be in charge. In this way, each member can choose whatever they want to watch. This allows each family member to bond at the same time, know something new about each other. It can even be more interactive to have some discussion after the movie.
With a lot of time at hand, perhaps it is best used in learning something new like baking. Some might not have been brave enough to explore this, but this is the perfect time to try. Check out the internet and look for easy recipes to do. If you have a kitchen filled with cookbooks, it is also good to dust them off and look for something you can whip up.
Whatever activities you decide to do, think about how you can do it with your family. Allow each other to rediscover each other’s company, especially in a time such as the pandemic. It’s not only a good way to bond, but it is also perfect for rekindling relationships.