50 Things to Do At Home with Your Family During the Coronavirus

Schools are closed, a state-wide stay-at-home order has been issued, and San Diego has temporarily closed all of its parks, beaches, and trails. These efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 mean that countless San Diego families are now at home together.

Make the most of your social distancing by keeping the family occupied – there’s no need to sit around bored! This is the perfect time to try something new, handle some projects you haven’t had the time for, or to simply enjoy some quality family time.


Get Active:

  • Start on a summer garden in the backyard.
  • Create an obstacle course with toys and games in the garage or spare room.
  • Handle some spring cleaning.
  • Play active games inside: Duck Duck Goose, Hide and Seek, indoor bowling, Simon Says, etc.
  • Build a playhouse out of spare cardboard boxes, permanent markers, and packing tape.
  • Try the movement & mindfulness videos by GoNoodle.
  • Set up an at-home treasure hunt.
  • Join the weekly Facebook Live dance party with hundreds of others and DJ Mel.
  • Play chores bingo – the kids get a square each time they complete a chore.
  • Stay up late and play flashlight tag after dark.
  • Try at-home yoga or other workouts – YouTube and FitnessBlender have plenty of free fitness videos.
  • Get some DIY home improvement projects done.
  • Play chores bingo – the kids get a square each time they complete a chore.


Focus on Education & Development:


Learn something new:

  • Learn a new language with apps like Babbel and Duolingo – they’re free!
  • Memorize a new vocabulary word every day. Try to use it as often as you can throughout the day.
  • Learn how to edit videos with iMovie or YouTube. Record your own music video!
  • Learn how to code for free with Codecademy.
  • Try your hand at origami.
  • Use YouTube tutorials to learn how to braid. Do everyone’s hair.


Other fun:

  • Pop up popcorn and hold a movie marathon.
  • Try the online Hogwarts Digital Escape Room.
  • Build a sheet tent in the living room and host a game night.
  • Send crafts or cards to elderly family members – you may not be able to visit them in person, but you can show that you’re still thinking about them!
  • Stay up late and stargaze. Learn about the constellations with Skyview Lite.
  • Make a sensory bin. Fill it with sand and bury items to find. Let the kids dig through and find treasures!
  • Put together a Jigsaw puzzle.
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  • Teach the dog a new trick.
  • Host an at-home paint night.
  • Listen to an astronaut read the kids a book from space with Storytime from Space.
  • Have your kids learn a new piece on their instruments and host an at-home concert. Other family members can tune in remotely over video chat.
  • Write letters to family members or teachers.
  • Decorate for Easter, create your own baskets, and host an egg hunt in the yard.
  • Enjoy bedtime stories with Olaf – Josh Gad, the voice actor for Olaf, is reading stories every day at 4 PM Pacific Time via Twitter Livestream – @JoshGad or #GadBookClub.
  • Have everyone decorate the cover of their own new journal and set aside quiet time every day to write in it.
  • Recreate your own house with Legos.
  • Meditate.

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