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80 Fun Stay Home Ideas to Build Relationships with Family and Friends

80 Fun Stay Home Ideas to Build Relationships with Family and Friends

80 Fun Stay Home Ideas to Build Relationships with Family and Friends

The Bible encourages us to love one another, and what better time to draw nearer to the ones we love, then during this stay at home, shelter in place opportunity.

Hebrews 10:24-25

“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”

1 Thessalonians 5:11 

“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.”

80 Fun Stay Home Ideas to Build Relationships with Family and Friends

1. Binge watch your favorite TV series together.

 2. Have a Zoom Game Night with friends or family. Play Charades or Pictionary. Visit tech republic for fun virtual

game ideas.

3. Virtually visit an art museum together. For more info check out elite traveler

4. Bake or cook together. Cook at home with family or invite a friend to Zoom cook a favorite recipe. Start a virtual

cooking  club.

5. Join a virtual painting party with www.paintingparties.com

6. Build a fort and watch a movie in it. For clever fort ideas visit www.realsimple.com

7. Throw a virtual Tupperware party or other party, and include contests. Check out the new catalog and contact a

Tupperware representative at www.tupperware.com

8. Organize a family game night with classic games like Monopoly and Clue.

9. Have a weenie roast in the backyard and make s’mores.

10. Camp in the backyard.

11. If you have a backyard, play Frisbee, horseshoes, or Croquet.

12. Create an obstacle course of miniature golf. For course ideas visit www.pinterest.com.

13. Zoom exercise with friends and family.

14. Create a fitness challenge with friends.

15. Organize cupboards, closets, and drawers and even the refrigerator, together.

16. Find a new Podcast to listen to.

17. Go on a nature scavenger hunt. Visit Twin Dragonfly Ideas for more information.

18. Go for a long walk.

19. Walk to pick up breakfast, lunch, or dinner from a favorite restaurant

20. Create and decorate a notebook to use as a daily prayer journal.

21. Read daily devotions. Visit www.Our Daily Bread for Free Daily Devotionals.

22. Start writing to a pen pal. For pen pal ideas visit www.afarmgirlslife.com.

23. Sponsor a child or a family in need. Compassion International is my favorite choice.

24. Make a funny or “how to” video.

25. Clean and organize the garage.

26. Find and listen to a new audio book.

27. Plant a garden.

28. Collect bugs in a bug catcher.

29. Plan a future trip.

30. Do a puzzle.

31. Detail your car and wash a neighbors.

32. Clean the ledges and baseboards in your house.

33. Make a special treat for your neighbors.

34. Watch the sunset and stars.

35. Make sculptures out of clay, together. You can find a beginner’s guide at Artists and Illustrators.

36. Organize a taste test with different foods. You can find ideas and a taste test score sheet at Food and Fun!

37. Make candy or cereal necklaces.

38. Decorate the driveway with sidewalk chalk.

39. Go for a bike ride.

40. Start a virtual book club with friends. Check out Book Riot for discussion questions.

41. Have a backyard picnic.

42. Create at home science experiments. Visit Science Fun for creative ideas!

43. Start a blog.

44. Take an online class like Spanish or Psychology 101. Check out ITalki for classes.

45. Have a dinner date with your spouse in the car.

46. Create an outdoor obstacle course. Playtivities has some great ideas!

47. Find new hiking trails.

48. Have a formal family dinner party and get all dressed up.

49. Create your own table tennis. For more ideas visit Pinterest.

50. Run through the sprinklers.

80 Fun Stay Home Ideas to Build Relationships with Family and Friends

80  Fun Stay Home Ideas to Build Relationships with Family and Friends

51. Pull weeds and clean up the yard.

52. Visit an online aquarium or zoo such as the Bronx Zoo.

53. Karaoke with friends and family.

54. Take an online Love Languages or Spiritual Gifts test and share the outcomes with friends and family.

55. Call someone you have not talked to in a while.

56. Take an online Personality Quiz or IQ test and discuss your scores with friends and family.

57. Give at-home manicures and pedicures.

58. Donate clothes, shoes, toys, and household goods that you never really use.

59. Play tennis.

60. Listen to an audio of the Bible and discuss what you learned with those you love.

61. Color in a coloring book.

62. Take YouTube Dance Lessons.

63. Make Vision Boards together with magazine pictures or pictures printed off the internet.

64. Tell ghost stories by flashlight.

65. Have a paper airplane contest and see whose airplane goes the farthest. There are some fun designs at Fold N Fly.

66. Blow Bubbles.

67. Have an indoor scavenger hunt.

68. Play balloon volleyball. For Balloon Volleyball rules visit www.kidspot.com.

69. Make a craft, together. There are many ideas at www.HGTV.com

70. Create a scrapbook with your favorite pictures.

71. Have a backyard tea party. Martha Stewart has perfect tea party ideas.

72. Act out a Bible Story. The Sunday School Network has already prepared scripts!

73. Create paper bag puppets and create a puppet show.

74. Learn calligraphy or another skill like photography, together.

75. Learn about a new country, its traditions and foods. Cook one of their most popular dishes.

76. Drive by a friends house or a special family member and drop off a treat or special gift.

77. Write a list of 25 things you are thankful for and share your list.

78. Consider adopting a pet.

79. Create an emergency kit and a home fire escape route plan. Visit The Red Cross for kit ideas and The National Fire

       Protection Association to aide in you home escape plan.

80. Learn new stretches at www.self.com and yoga poses at www.prevention.com to improve flexibility. Before breakfast

morning, stretch and practice breathing exercises, together.

Can you think of any other activities that you can do to foster and develop our relationships with those you love? If so, please email us and share your ideas. We would love to add them to this list 80 Fun Stay Home Ideas to Build Relationships with Family and Friends.

Stay healthy and enjoy 80 Fun Stay Home Ideas to Build Relationships with Family and Friends!

Lisa (the Coffee & Bread Team)

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