With the recent outbreak of the deadly coronavirus pandemic, people around the world are forced to sit inside their homes. Schools, Colleges are shut down and people are working from the comfort of their home. Even though students are studying and adults are working, being homebound is giving them a lot of free time. And having nothing to do is slowly starting to get super boring. However, the silver lining in this situation is that people are getting more time to spend with their families. Hence, here is a list of the best things to do during lockdown to have fun with your family-
Showcase your acting skills
This classic, fun game never gets old. One person acts out a clue given to him/her while the others guess. The clues can be names of movies or songs. This could be a far better alternative to watching TV after dinner. Playing Charades will surely be a lot more fun than TV shows and Movies, and will also help in strengthening family bonding.
Take a trip down memory lane
Revisit old memories with pictures and videos that you and your family members have been stocking up over the years. Each picture, every video has a unique and interesting story behind it. This period of lockdown seems like the perfect time to sit down with your family and relish, remember all those stories. This is the reason why we click pictures and capture videos in the first place, isn’t it?
Kill time with a deck of Cards
In today’s testing times where people are locked down in their houses with very little work to do, having a deck of cards can be one of the most pleasing things. Playing cards is a great source of fun, irrespective of whether you are playing with your friends or family. There are various card games like Bluff, Rummy, etc that the whole family can play together. Hence, with a deck of cards in the house, hours of entertainment and fun is surely on the ‘cards’.
Enhance your vocabulary with Scrabble
What better than playing a game while also improving your vocabulary? Scrabble is a fun word-building game where points are scored based on the letters and number of words. It is the perfect choice to help you deal with boredom can be played by everyone from kids to elders.
Get in touch with your artistic side
Bring out the artist in you by indulging in a game of pictionary. This game is a bit similar to charades but here you don't have to act out the clue. Instead, you explain it in a pictorial form. Clues can be anything from movie names to people, places, etc. This game is definitely a stress-buster and it also accounts for a lot of fun and entertainment.
Brush up your Carrom skills
This is one of the most favorite games of Indians. Many of us have grown up spending the summer vacations playing carrom with our cousins or even with our parents. So, this is the perfect time to revisit those memories while also having some fun with your family. Besides, who wouldn’t want to brush up their carrom skills, now that they’ve got ample time?
Relive and Rejoice the fun of Board Games
Most of the 90’s kids have a special cupboard or shelf that is stashed with a variety of board games that haven’t been touched for several years. Now is the perfect time to wipe the dust off them and start playing with your family. Most of us have grown up playing Monopoly, Scotland Yard, Life, etc with our friends and family. Now is the perfect time to have the same fun, feel the same joy while rolling a dice and handling fake currency notes.
Challenge your brain!
Indulging in a game of chess every day during this period of lockdown can be more than just a source of entertainment. Our brain is accustomed to being challenged. Playing Chess helps in challenging our brain and also helps us to increase our cognitive skills. So, play a game of chess with your siblings or even with your parents every day, and keep challenging your brain.
Hence, even after being locked down in your houses, you could still enjoy and have fun with these amazing activities. Games like Chess as well as other board games can turn out to be great sources of entertainment while also challenging your brain a bit. Whereas, Charades and Pictionary can help you have loads of fun while also discovering the creative sides of your family members. Thus, these are the best things to do during lockdown that can help you turn this period of isolation into a family-bonding time.