So many people are home from work these days and they are not used to having so much free time. Boredom is rampant! If you are looking for some fun things to do that don't require going out, I have some great suggestions!
Learn Some New Solitaire Card Games - If there are two of you, see which can go through their deck first! Click below for a video of easy instructions on how to place each.
Learn a Useful Life Skill - There are so many to choose from! You can also teach your children useful skills like how to do laundry, cook a simple meal or vacuum and dust.
Try Making Something from Scratch You Never Made Before - Could be anything from bread to hand sanitizer
Make Organizers from Cardboard Boxes - This is a really fun project and it givea you great results if your drawers or cabinets need organizing. You can make organizers of any size or shape you want. Make one to fit in places you could never buy one for! If you are short on boxes (especially small ones) you can rob your cabinet of cereal boxes, Mac and Cheese boxes, etc. Just put the contents in a plastic bag, label it (very important) and put it back in the cabinet, and voila, you have a box to use! You can leave them plain or you can decoupage them to make them pretty! If you don't know how to decoupage or you need some Mod Podge like sealant, learn here:
Get Creative and Decorate Your Jeans - There are many ways to do this, with lace, beads, gems, even bleach, paint or sharpies. Here are some videos with some innovative ideas!
Try playing an MMORPG -That is a Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game. There are many free ones that are lots of fun! These are not your regular video games. They can be a competitive as you want them to be. If competition and fighting and killing monsters is not your thing, there are many other things you can do. Make a character, choose a profession or two and spend time getting better at that, or if you like traveling, there are continents of interesting lands you can explore. You can play totally alone, or you can make friends, join a guild and have fun with people from all over the world. Some characters have pets that travel with them and help them fight, others have healing powers to keep themselves and their allies alive, while some others are best at fighting one on one with other players. You can do and be whatever you like in this imaginary world.
If you are thinking: I am too old for "kids" games, you could not be more mistaken. AARP recently did a study that showed an increasing number of people over 50 are playing MMO type games on the computer. Read the article HERE. Personally, I have played an MMORPG for the last 14 years and I still love it! My husband and I play together and it is such fun, even more when you can't go out, like in bad weather or when you are not supposed to be leaving your house! I play World of Warcraft, which is not free (you can play 20 levels for free, after that it costs about $15 a month) however, there are many other games that are totally free to play. Find a list of them below. If you see one you like, click on it, download the game, make a character and go in and explore. Tons of fun, totally free and the whole family can play together!
Lord of the Rings Online
Star Wars: The Old Republic
Guild Wars 2
League of Legends
World of Tanks
World of Warships