Stuck inside for yet another day of avoiding human contact? Try these fun and family-friendly activities to pass the time! Happy Friday the 13th, y'all.
Make your own hand sanitizer. Just combine aloe vera gel and rubbing alcohol to make your own hand sanitizer. Then learn about economics by selling it on Facebook Marketplace for $20 a bottle.
Un-Kleenex all the art projects. Time to turn those snowmen, angels, and ghosts back into Kleenex - just shake off the glitter.
Stack canned goods. Fitting all your new groceries into the cabinets can be a lesson in geometry, nutrition, and hand-eye coordination.
Practice hand-washing activities. Hand washing can be fun! Use some of your precious soap rations to wonder to yourself how a human person can possibly use so much soap and get exactly none of it on their hands.
Rank your neighbors in terms of suspiciousness. Try using variables such as “shiftiness of eyes” and “amount of times he/she wipes nose on sleeve”. Irrationality is important.
Build your immunity. Your toddler already has some excellent skills in this area, and can guide you in activities such as “Holy crap, you coughed directly into my open mouth!”
Fake a healthy look. Worried that daycare providers will think you’re sick when you’re not? Practice exhibiting vigor and cheerful optimism in a mirror!
Eat a lot of chips. Why not?
Sew a reusable face mask. Any scrap of cloth and two hair elastics can become a fashionable and fun face mask with just a little effort.
Weep softly in the bathroom. This free and fun activity can be done any time, pandemic or otherwise!