With stay-at-home orders sweeping the nation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many families are finding themselves stuck inside right now. And unfortunately, that can often compound the fear and anxiety many of us are already feeling. But quarantine doesn't have to be a bad experience – in fact, it could bring us closer together. At 5 Little Monkeys, our mission is to help kids everywhere lead happier lives by getting healthier, more restful sleep, and today, we'd like to offer a few at-home activities that can help bring your family closer together during the quarantine.
Family Activities for Quarantine
If you're struggling to stay active and positive during the COVID quarantine, you're far from alone. Here are some ideas for fun family activities you can do easily in the house that will bring your closer as a family and help keep everyone sane:
- Get Creative: Creating things is one of the best antidotes to cabin fever. Schedule some family coloring time, write a story or play mad libs together, or break out the crafts kit to create some at-home masterpieces.
- Game Night: In a world of ever-increasing screen time, sitting down to some good old-fashioned board games can truly be a game-changer. Schedule a family game night and play some of your favorite board games, or if you're feeling adventurous, create your own game together and play it!
- Cook Together: The culinary arts can be just as creative and expressive as the visual arts, and cooking together can also be a fun way to bond. Giving the kids special assignments like mixing together ingredients is a great way to get everyone in on the fun!
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We hope these ideas help you find inspiration to plan some fun activities in the midst of lock-down, and regardless of how you choose to spend this time, we hope you and your family stay healthy and safe during these strange times. The quarantine may also be a good time to think about upgrading your child's mattress – and we can help with that. We offer one of the best mattresses for kids on the market, and with our 100 Night Rest Test, you can try it 100% risk-free. Order online and see the difference that healthy, restful sleep can make.