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Fun At-Home Social Distancing Ideas For The Family!

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grow and evolve, millions of Americans have spent much more time at home. However, after cleaning the house for the 4th time, spending time inside tends to get a little stale. If you’re on the brink of boredom overdose, hold on—Heartwood Builders is here to save you with some fun tips! 

Social distancing doesn’t have to be a drag. In our latest blog, we offer up some creative ideas for you and your family to stay healthy and happy! 

Karaoke Night

Okay, so this one may not be your neighbor’s favorite idea, but it’s a great one for bringing the family together. Maybe you want to settle who’s the best singer once and for all, or just want an excuse to sing your heart out outside of the shower. Whatever the reason, karaoke night is a staple for friends and family to have fun. 

Don’t have a mic or great speakers? Don’t worry—there are plenty of free apps that you can download to enjoy karaoke from your phone or tablet. 

Break Out The Board/Card Games 

Got some board games packed away in a closet? Well now’s the perfect time to bust them out! Our daily lives are full of technology that makes us move faster and faster, but every now and again it’s nice to slow it down. 

Stumped on what games to play? How about Monopoly, the world’s best real estate game? Maybe Hungry Hungry Hippos, Scrabble, Clue, Uno, or any of these other great games to get you started! 

Family Cooking Time! 

One of the easiest ways to bring the easiest ways to fill your home with giggles and good vibes is to cook as a family. Have some recipes you’ve had tucked away for the future? Bust them out now and see if they are as delicious as they seem. Family cooking time is also a great way to teach the basics of cooking to kids without all the pressure if it turns out not-so-great.

You could make a routine of family cooking time as well. Who knows, you may have a new family tradition once life goes back to normal. Does your family have a competitive side? Make it a cooking competition and see who can make the tastiest dishes! 

Stumped on what to cook? Here are some ideas to get you started! 

Have A Paint-Off

Maybe you don’t think you’d win that cook-off. That’s fine because you could show off your skills with paint instead of a pan. Painting is great for all ages and can be an excellent way to express yourself and cultivate creativity. 

The beauty of painting is that there are so many works of art to choose from. Make your best Van Gogh impression with oil or channel Georgia O’Keeffe for your watercolor painting. The sky is the limit (unless you can paint a good galaxy)! 

For children, try to mix up what is actually being painted. Rocks, walls, and pottery pots are staples for little kids to paint. You could commission a “World’s Best Parent” mug too, but be sure to give the artist their proper thanks! 

Catch Up On Movies And Shows

What better time than to catch up on all the shows and movies you’ve been putting off than now! With streaming apps like Disney+, Netflix, Hulu, Crunchyroll, and more, you have no excuse not to watch all the best shows and movies available. 

One great idea is to watch a whole movie series in one go. Maybe start the Shrek franchise from the very beginning, or if you’re brave you can start the Marvel Universe from the first Iron Man movie. Get some good food and comfy blankets and enjoy a lazy movie day! 

Find Your Zen With Yoga

On the opposite end of the spectrum, you could get up and get moving as a family with some yoga. Yoga has a whole range of physical benefits, but it’s got emotional and mental benefits too. 

For many, yoga allows them to feel connected with their body and find their physical and mental center. Doing yoga in a group has its own unique benefits that you can share with your family. 

Yoga not your thing? Then explore any number of exercises, like HIIT, jogging, or other activities to stay healthy. 

Craft Some Cardboard Creations

Last but not least on our list is fun with cardboard! Yes, that’s right, cardboard. Specifically with cardboard creations like chairs, tables, shoes, and more! 

Cardboard normally sits in landfills or in closets, but you can take your unused cardboard and turn it into an engineering project for your kids. Make a lawn chair to sunbathe outside on, or make a giant fort to defend from imaginary monsters. Just make sure you make it fun! 

Find Ways to Have Fun In Your Heartwood Builders Home! 

If you’re looking for a home to try out all of these great ideas, then you’re in luck! For years, Heartwood Builders has been Seattle’s premier home builder and we’d love to build your dream home next. Contact us today to get started on your new home!

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