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Creative Things to Do at Home | Activities to Keep You Busy

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As we spend more time at home with our kids, families, pets or perhaps alone, we know it’s going to be different! We’ve got you covered with this list of virtual field trips, arts & crafts, online language courses, and in-home workouts so you can keep yourself, your kids and your family active and entertained. Keep it moving and keep it fun, Austin!

Creative Things to Do at Home with Your Family

    • Finally read the book that has been collecting dust on your shelf
    • Get crafty and learn a new skill with Blueprint, where you have unlimited access to family-friendly projects, classes, and more
    • Learn a new language with Duolingo
    • Play board games with friends and family
    • Try an at-home workout with Pop Sugar, XHIT Daily, Aaptiv, Cosmic Kids Yoga and Nourish Move
    • Start cooking with Raddish, a cooking club for kids
    • Complete a puzzle
    • Try a new recipe you haven’t had time to get to
    • Get science and art projects delivered to your door with Kiwi Co
    • Receive unlimited access to an expanding library of resources that cover 800+ skills for kids Preschool-5th grade with
    • Paint your own pottery with Pottery-To-Go at The Art Garage
    • Enjoy nature and go on a hike around Austin
    • Rock out with DJ Mel’s Living Room Dance Party
    • Livestream virtual concerts by your favorite local artists
    • View art collections with virtual museum exhibits
    • Watch some of the world’s best operas from the comfort of your own couch
    • Take a virtual field trip with your kids
    • Video chat your long-distance family members and friends
    • Clean out your closet and donate clothes you haven’t worn in at least 1 year
    • Organize the junk in your drawers and cabinets around the house
    • Research your family tree
    • Take a walk in a park you haven’t been to before
    • Buy a young plant and tend to it over the next few weeks
    • Meditate each day for 10 minutes
    • Detail your car
    • Make lists of all the museums, sporting events and concerts you want to visit when they finally reopen
    • Learn a new style of dance on YouTube

Need help explaining to your kids what COVID-19 is? Check out BrainPop’s kid-friendly video that explains what the virus is, and why we are taking precautions.

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