If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed and struggling to keep up with the ever-growing list of cancellations, closures and news surrounding the novel coronavirus, we feel you. This virus is forcing many parents to work from home to both care for children who are home from school and prevent the spread of illness.
With more Americans working or schooling from home and practicing social distancing, it leaves some question of: What are we going to do with ourselves? Shea Homes has compiled some activities to keep your family active during the day and make the most of your time.
Grab that mixer and hit the kitchen to bake up some delicious cookies, cupcakes and more! Now is the perfect time to try out those recipes you haven’t had time to get to, and is a good way to bring the family together, and have a little distraction.
You can even try out some immune-boosting recipes to find that perfect balance of healthy and delicious as featured on the “Today” show.
Catch up on sleep
You read that right! Trying to get those recommended 8 hours of sleep can be difficult between work, school, kids and whatever else life throws at you. Being home allows you to take those guilt-free and much needed naps to get yourself feeling your best.
Get fresh air
Get outside and enjoy some spring sunshine.
It is important to keep a safe distance of 6 feet if you are walking with a buddy, but don’t let that stop you from getting your blood circulating and enjoying the outdoors. There is plenty of opportunity to walk or even take a hike.
Binge on favorite shows
Now is the perfect time to get caught up on your favorite shows.
From “The Voice,” to “Manifest” -- “This Is Us,” “New Amsterdam” and all of your favorite comedy Thursday shows, there are plenty of must-watch shows that are binge worthy.
Arts and crafts
This doesn’t have to be geared towards the kiddos. Stocking up on supplies for some DIY crafting is a great at-home plan! Creating a space to get creative and let your imagination flow can be a great way to keep busy.
Some spring cleaning is never a bad option! Get out that neglected to-do list and clean out the garage, closet, attic or whatever else needs a little refresh.
Head to a virtual museum
Many museums are not open to the public for an in-person visit, but why let that stop you from getting a good dose of culture and history when you can make a virtual visit?
Between the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, National Gallery of Art and the Guggenheim Museum are plenty of opportunities to see and experience the magic that museums have to offer.
Things to do don’t stop in the United States. You can explore museums overseas from London and Paris to Berlin and everything in between right from the comfort of your home. Google Arts & Culture offers plenty of places to explore.
Learn a new language
Hello, Hola, Salut, Guten Tag -- Whether your first language is English, Spanish, French or German there is never a bad time to pick up a new language. There are plenty of sites and apps such as Duolingo, Memrise, OpenCulture and Babble that offer online resources and tools to learn new languages for free.
Do home projects
There always seems to be something to do around the house. Kick those ideas and plans into gear with some time at home. Home projects can be anything from remodeling a bathroom, to building some new furniture. No matter what plans you have, now is the perfect time to get a jumpstart!