There are lots of excellent resources online for activities for families. Just type in activities for families quarantine and you’ll find over 200 million hits online. Here are some other ideas to try.
Explore the Woods. Explore some of the lesser known Upper Valley Land Trust walks. There are plenty of ones you can try and see pictures of here on my site too. Walking Archive.
Take a scenic drive. I love driving to and around Quechee and Woodstock anytime of year. Here are some scenic drives that are pretty in the fall that I’m sure will be lovely in the spring too.
Create a scrapbook/digital album. This is a historic moment we’ll look back at on and think about what we were doing during that time. Capture it in photos. Take pictures of your adventures around the house and outside.
Have a virtual cooking party. Share recipes with a friend of family member. Take pictures of your results and send them. You can even have your phone on while you’re both cooking the same recipe and talk while you’re cooking.
Have a virtual movie party. Have some snacks and your favorite show. Phone your friend and watch it together, sharing the experience and commenting as you watch.
Try a new hobby, family game night, or stay at home date night. We’re used to cold weather and long winters. We’re used to creative ways of using our time and beating the winter blahs. Here’s a list of ideas on how to stay inside and stay sane.
Complete back burner projects and get in touch with love ones virtually. This is the time to think about that project you never get around to or that loved one you always mean to say hi to but never seem to get around to calling. I’m going to try to write some storybooks for my sons. Try…
Show Solidarity and Say thanks. Send thank you notes or virutal thank yous to local grocery stores, hospitals, dr offices, any other local service you really appreciate. Help support your favorite local business during this tough time by buying gift cards. Buy online, call, or contact via social media and have the establishment send you the gift card. Then you can enjoy it later. There is also a movement for solidarity by putting Christmas lights on your house. Here are other small things you can do. Unleash your creativity. The internet is a powerful tool to get your positive message/activity out there. Share on the Upper Valley Facebook group.
Together We Can
What if we did an online concerts of local bands? What if we did an online concert to benefit local businesses in the chambers? Or just for togetherness? Check out the Upper Valley Music Center’s online faculty concert.
What if local artists or craft
places did tutorials like Bob Ross or got together for a local art project on a
theme about loving the Upper Valley?
Scratch is doing online knitting classes.
What if local businesses did videos behind the scenes of their business and get to know them. Favorite recipes? Blake Hill is doing a recipe contest.
Got ways we can show solidarity, uplift each other? How about fun things to do at home? Share in the comments.
We got this.
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