Stuck at home? No problem! As we’re all hunkered down in our homes, we’re finding new ways to have fun and create memories with our families. Make the most of this time with activities to keep you and your kiddos entertained, relaxed and productive.
Learn a new language.
Download Duolingo, or a similar app, and teach yourself a new language. Whether you’ve got an interest in Spanish or Klingon, now’s a better time than ever to learn.
Anyone up for a paper airplane contest? Learn how to fold the perfect airplane, crane or whatever shape your heart desires.
Make a gratitude word cloud.
Stay positive by listing everything you’re grateful for. Your favorite food, the people you love — whatever it is, put it on your list. To make this activity even cooler, have your kids make their own word cloud and decorate them together.
Have a movie marathon.
Have a board game night.
Have the family get off their screens for a bit to play a board game together. Tried and true classics like Monopoly are always great, or you could try some fun family favorites like Bananagrams or Apples to Apples.
Read a book.
When was the last time you read a book? Comb through the New York Times Bestseller list and pick a good book to read. Even better, read a book with your kids.
Bake a cake.
Or, bake anything delicious! Your kids will love decorating cakes and cookies with you.
Plan an exercise routine.
Plan a workout that you and your family will have fun doing together. Exercise doesn’t have to be something to dread.
Finish a puzzle.
How many times have you started a puzzle, only to abandon it halfway through? Well, now you have time to start and finish that puzzle! No quitting allowed.
Write a letter.
If you can’t travel or visit with relatives or friends in person, write them a letter! Letters are often more personal and meaningful than a text or phone call. Your loved ones will cherish your letter forever.
On Jane, you’ll find tons of activities you and your kids will love. From games and toys, to lots of other fun finds, you’ll have a good time staying inside.