Hang in there everyone. We got this! Don’t think of this time in seclusion as a loss but rather as a gain…in unexpected ways. I am impressed at folks I am seeing suddenly taking up carpentry and plumbing for example. Take advantage of the opportunity to do all the things you wanted to do…that can be done indoors and, when possible, with those others in your household. Towards that end, give some of these activities a try!
Even if you have never read any of the Harry Potter books or seen any of the eight Harry Potter movies, it’s still fun to let the Sorting Hat determine which Hogwart’s House you would get sorted into. Take the short fun quiz at the Wizarding World site and find out. While you are there explore what the site has to offer Harry Potter fans.
I say ‘learn how to play’ because that in itself is an activity. Then, playing is another activity. It’s an intense process to learn how to play Dungeons and Dragons. Playing is also fraught with challenges especially remotely with limited people because it is a game that works best with four or more players. Nonetheless, there is plenty of information online and it can involve a lot of time to learn and play so now is a great time to get involved with the Dungeons and Dragons community. Check out this YouTube video for everything you need to get started. You can find additional video resources from YouTube here and another here. For additional resources check out DND Wizards for information on the basic rules and the basic starter set. Then consider using Roll20 for your virtual tabletop. D&D is a big commitment, but there is no better time than now to look into making it!
I don’t have any links to add here because the place where volunteers are needed is in your local community. Maybe it’s sewing masks, working as a nurse, helping deliver groceries, or taking care of someone’s pet while they are unable to. Maybe it’s just making thank you cards with your kids or something as simple and necessary as wearing a mask when you go out and staying home as much as possible. Whatever it is that you have to offer, no doubt there is someplace in your community where that help is needed. Look on your local Facebook groups, check out Twitter, ask around on community centered email lists and message boards, and check with your local government. This research is an activity unto itself because it does take time to find out where you can help. It’s the least each of us can do.
Ventriloquism is an art form unto itself and recently there has been an uptick of interest. Watch these ventriloquists to see what the hubbub is all about. Read more about the art and history of ventriloquism at the World Encyclopedia of Puppetry Arts. For tips and advice on how to get started visit Brownie Locks and Boys Life and for a useful video check out Puppet Hut. For an interpreting read about how ventriloquism tricks the brain check out this article discussing ways these tricks make the performance more convincing.
Do you like Renoir? Matisse? Warhol? Try to translate your favorite artwork to a different style. Turn Picasso into a cartoon. Turn Andy Warhol into a photograph. Have fun with it! There is no end to the family fun you can have in translating your favorites and mail or email your translated masterpieces to those you love!
110-1. FUN ACTIVITIES
For more great activities check out the 110 ideas we posted yesterday! Read the full post here.
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