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35 Useful Things to do When You’re Stuck at Home

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35 Useful Things to do When You’re Stuck at Home

Did you think that we would ever see the likes of anything like this in our lifetimes? I know that a lot of us are scared and concerned for our health, well-being, job security and more. Maybe you are now having the dual responsibility of homeschooling your children for the first time. To help with the monotony and nerves of current events we have created 35 Useful Things to do When You’re Stuck at Home.

Now You’re Cooking

The French Chef, Julia Child is live-streaming now. Learn tips and tricks from one of the best!

Delish is offering free digital cooking classes for kids and parents everyday of the week.

Take free online courses with Milk Street Cooking School.   

Make a complete meal together as a household – young and old alike. We made Italian Focaccia Bread together.

35 Useful Things to do When You're Stuck at Home

Go online to learn new recipes and techniques.

Go through your recipe box and discuss favorite dishes that grandma or great-grandma made. Bake something and share the recipe memory. Jenn and I have loads of family recipes HERE. We even made one of them into a recipe tea towel from my mom’s recipe in her handwriting.

35 Useful Things to do When You're Stuck at Home

  • Finish/start a project that you have been putting off
  • Create your spring decor
  • Board Games
  • Card Games
  • Puzzles

All in the Family35 Useful Things to do When You're Stuck at Home

Now is the perfect time to look through old family photos. Maybe someone in the house has never seen a photograph of grandpa as a little boy. Kids get a kick hearing all about what you did as a child too. Maybe display a few of them in the house and rotate them out with different photos. 

You can easily create a frame or make a photo holder.

DIY Picture Frame - Great Gift Idea. 35 Useful Things to do When You're Stuck at Home

Genealogy is also a great topic. Discuss what countries family members originated from. You could look at a globe or map of  the countries and cities and add pins or sticky notes.

Handwriting is a lost art. Why not write a heartfelt letter to a family member or friend. You may also want to write letter to a local nursing home – they currently cannot have visitors.

Did you make That?

Learn a new craft.

DMC has waived the their fee to offer 1,00’s of  FREE patterns for cross stitch, embroidery, crafts, crochet and knitting.

We find crafting and DIY projects to be therapeutic. You can try these easy ideas: Easter Bunny Treat Bags – you can even use plain bags and color or paint them.

35 Useful Things to do When You're Stuck at Home

Painted and Aged Terracotta Pots

How to Age Terracotta Pots with Paint. 35 Useful Things to do When You're Stuck at Home

Decoupage something – like this decoupage tray.How to Decoupage with Paper Napkins and Make a Tray Look Fabulous. #2beesinapod #diy #easycraft #decoupage #tray #traydecor #traydecorideas #diyhomedecorideas. 35 Useful Things to do When You're Stuck at Home

Finds loads of other DIY’s and Crafts HERE.

Outside

Detail your vehicle(s). You can do this alone or get the whole family involved. Clean out trash, consoles, glove compartments and more. Clean and vacuum the interior. If it’s warm enough outside, wash and wax your car. A great activity and it keeps you moving!

car wash. 35 Useful Things to do When You're Stuck at Home

Everything’s coming up roses! Spring has sprung in our area. Leaves are starting to bud and flowers are starting to emerge on plants and trees. Cut a few sprigs and bring them inside the house. Display them where they can be seen to keep your mood upbeat. Peonies, lavender, forsythia, red buds and more are available. What’s in your area?

35 Useful Things to do When You're Stuck at Home

  • Pull weeds.
  • Get your flower beds ready for planting. 
  • Transfer overgrown plants into new pots.

Concerts

Garth Brooks will perform “Live from Studio G,” tonight, Monday, March 23 at 7:00 p.m. ET.

35 Useful Things to do When You're Stuck at Home

Billboard is starting to livestream concerts, with upcoming concerts from artists including Luke Bryan and Josh Groban.

If you are signed-on with Instagram or Facebook, there are free concerts live-streaming too.

Sing-a-long to your favorite tunes. Like Buddy the Elf said, “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” It doesn’t have to be Christmas to spread cheer! It doesn’t matter if you can carry a tune or not. Just ask my family LOL

Let’s Dance

Have a dance party! Whether you’re alone or with your immediate household – turn-up the volume of your favorite tunes and go wild. At our house this is practically an everyday occurance 😂It’s fun, energizing and a great way to keep moving.

If you’re aspiring to take the stage yourself, Dancio is offering two free weeks of its master dance classes, taught by principal dancers from New York City Ballet, Martha Graham, and other leading companies. Debbie Allen has also been offering live free classes for adults and for kids.

Theater

You can now have 7-day free access to over 300 Broadway Productions. You can stay in your jammies and watch from the comfort of your own sofa. Here’s how you do it!

Met Opera on Demand

You have 7 day free access to over 700 Met Opera performances.

Wildlife and Pets

35 Useful Things to do When You're Stuck at Home

Penguins, gorillas, otters and more! These wildlife webcams capture your faves in their habitat.

35 Useful Things to do When You're Stuck at Home

Here you can view lots of puppies being groomed and getting cute makeovers. Visit Shu and Tree ‘s YouTube channel.

35 Useful Things to do When You're Stuck at Home

Fitness and Health

10 Online Fitness Classes you can Join From Your Living Room

Free Yoga Classes with Adrienne. 

It is our sincerest hope that you found 35 Useful Things to do When You’re Stuck at Home helpful and resourceful.

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3 Comments

  1. Chris Brock says:

    Hi Vicki! Just wanted to thank you for sharing some great ideas and classes with us. Always on top of things💜
    Hoping you and John and Jenn are safe and doing fine.
    Enjoy your spring time 💜
    Love Chris Brock

  2. Mark Coster says:

    Useful AND fun ideas indeed! Lots of time to look for mementos and tell stories to our kids. That should serve as a nice break from all the screen time, activity plays, and online/practical learnings. Thanks for sharing these!

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