28 minutes | Mar 15, 2020

3Milemom ideas for being quarantined with your family

I am trying to shift my perspective and thinking about this as a sabbath, instead of a snow day. It’s going to be a time to rest, without distractions of our own obligations. It’s a time for us to love the people best right within our own walls. It’s a time to slow, and find new rhythms, to try new things and things we haven’t had a time for. It’s a time to cook and experiment, and a time to be lazy, and watch movies and read books. And also a friendly reminder, mostly to myself, this is going to be a marathon, not a sprint… So let’s do this. Together. Thanks for listening! Quarantined activities  OutsideWalkRunDo speed work in your driveway! Try SprintsBikeClean up your yard, pull weeds, pick up sticks, rake your leavesChalk! Play hopscotch, chalk your driveway, your neighbors driveways with a fun messageFly a kitBubbles! Plant somethingPlay sports! Make a compost pile for gardens/plantsMake a bird feederBird watch, catalog the birds or animals you see every day Write Write and send letters  Keep a journal, prayer journal, gratitudeWrite a storeWrite a prequel/sequel about your favorite movie Books  Read books (Books I read in 2019)Virtual book clubRead books via facetime to othersListen to audio booksBook swapsWrite a book review, video it! Music  Make and share Playlists Listen to podcastsMake up dance videosFaceTime others and practice singing, or playing instruments song togetherWrite a songLearn something off YouTube – how to sing, play, read music Exercise  Run / Walk – doesn’t matter what shape you are in!Yoga Competitions – push ups, jumping jacks, planks, sit ups Cooking  Top chefBake offBake cookiesBake breadCook around the world Progressive dinner, each person make/pick one part of the mealPicnic in your home/yardFancy dinner where everyone dresses up Chocolate chip cookie contest, try a few different recipes and have test testers to make a votePretend cooking shows, record making somethingMake something you don’t normally have time to do  Games  Board gamesBoard games tournament, like a bracket stylePuzzlesBlocksSee what you can build or repurpose from recyclingMake your own pictionary, or charades, or “fishbowl” Make up your own scavenger huntEaster egg hunt (put puzzles pieces, or clues in them)Have a fashion show! Pick themes and find outfits in your own closets to dress up and give fun prizes or awards Art Paint rocks of encouragement and leave them around your neighborhoodPaint recycle goodsMake a comic strip/ flip booksMake a birdhouseDraw your back/front porchDraw your familyPrint your pictures and make a photo album, or scrapbookLook at old photos and tell the stories, memories together as a family Organize  PantryKitchenBasement/StorageClothes & ClosetsToys, books, games – see if you can do a book swap or a game swapMovies/DVDsPhotos
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