Staying Social During Social Distancing

Stuck at home to avoid COVID-19? During self-imposed or government regulated quarantines, many individuals and families are finding themselves spending the majority of their days inside.

Keep yourself busy and enjoy this rare occasion to stay at home with these 13 fun ideas. Be creative and adapt the activities to suit kids, teens, adults and more!

1. Try the Karaoke feature on the Marco Polo app and duet with some friends.

2. Host a “PowerPoint Party” (of less than 10 people of course), each participant creating and presenting a PowerPoint on a topic / interest / rant of their choice.

3. Create a camping oasis in your living room – complete with blankets, snacks, movies and flashlights.

4. Get a head start on your spring cleaning – organize Tupperware, your closet, junk drawer, or garage. Learn how to Marie Kondo your mind and your life.

5. Call a friend via FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, or Google Hangouts and play a round of 20 questions.

6. Have a virtual Netflix watch party by downloading this Chrome extension.

7. Play around with Photoshop, and photo-shop you and your friends into your favorite celebrity’s family or romance.

8. Create a Pictionary Tournament bracket to replace March Madness. Play through Zoom or search for an online platform.

9. Take a virtual tour of over 2500 international museums and galleries.

10. Become more artistic through online drawing lessons or calligraphy tutorials.

11. Hold a themed fashion show – starring options like the 90’s, worst first date outfits, your childhood favorites (you could even recreate some old photos), celebrity impersonations, or anything else!

12. Put on some old t-shirts stuffed with pillows and have a sumo match.

13. Try your hand at a DIY project. If it’s not Pinterest perfect, try again, or try a different one!

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