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Indoor Activities and Virtual Experiences to Take Part in at Home

If you’re struggling to figure out how to keep occupied indoors during the Coronavirus: Type COVID-19 outbreak, you’re not alone.

April 21, 2020 | HF Healthy Living Team

Though staying home is necessary right now to help stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), many of us have found ourselves and our families antsy, bored, and even anxious while cooped up indoors. Read on for some fun things you can do at home—from board games to gardening to science experiments, these activities will keep you entertained while we wait for indoor living restrictions to be lifted.

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Indoor Activities for Adults and Children

Whether you’re trying to find educational stimulation for your kids or are alone in a tiny apartment dreaming about traveling, take a look at the list below for ideas to keep you entertained, engaged, and happy, no matter how long you’re stuck inside.

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Virtual Experiences

There are still plenty of ways to explore the five boroughs of NYC while social distancing. Here are some online resources from museums, galleries, comedy clubs, theaters, and other venues, so you can experience the best of NYC virtually.

Of course, we can’t physically travel right now, but we can go sightseeing around the world thanks to Google! You can virtually visit anywhere—and without a passport.

Counteract your cabin fever and get outside without leaving your couch. Why not virtually visit a National Park or bring the whole family along to experience the magic of Disney—from home?

Have a bucket list of places you want to travel to—maybe an UNESCO World Heritage site? Check them all out virtually and take note of the ones you like best for future travel.

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Being Armed with the Right Activities is Key

The idea of not being able to go outside is difficult and may be stressful, but for now, try to take comfort in exploring virtual activities or spending precious time with your family playing games, enjoying baking or crafts, and other things that can turn an indoor day into a memorable one.

 

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“100+ Fun Things to Do at Home Right Now, From Virtual Tours to Animals Cams and More,” Travel + Leisure. Accessed April 21, 2020.
https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/fun-things-to-do-at-home-during-coronavirus-quarantine

“55+ Creative Things to Do When You’re Bored to Pass the Time,” Good Housekeeping. March 19, 2020.
https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/a26872864/what-to-do-when-bored/

“50 Indoor Activities for Kids on a Rainy Day,” Mommy Poppins. Accessed April 19, 2020.
https://mommypoppins.com/newyorkcitykids/25-exercise-games-indoor-activities-for-kids

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