Here at Stir Crazy Family we provide fun things to do while you are stuck at home. We aim for activities that are good for groups of any size (or even alone!). We look for activities that take some time and have multiple parts or options. Each day we post five additional activities added to our list that reflect a broad range of content areas loosely based on five subjects: stem, health, arts, writing & literature, and culture & history. Enjoy!

95. PUT TOGETHER A JIGSAW PUZZLE

Simple jigsaw puzzles are great. It’s the ones with 500+ pieces that get the better of us. There is no better time than now to take on the challenge. If you don’t have a jigsaw puzzle at home, there is no shortage of places to buy them online. Try out some beautiful puzzles, some funny puzzles, some unusual puzzles (ignore the annoying add on top and scroll down on the page). Get the entire family involved. Consider some of these puzzle tips and strategies. If you ever wondered which starting strategy works best, here is some explanation. While you work on the puzzles remember these 10 Stages of Jigsaw Puzzling! If you don’t have a puzzle in your house and don’t want to buy one, try this online puzzle site!

94. TAKE THE GETTY MUSEUM CHALLENGE

I promise a friend of mine who forwarded this idea to me that I will work on this one myself with my kids! “We challenge you to recreate a work of art with objects (and people) in your home.

  1. Choose your favorite artwork
  2. Find three things lying around your house⠀
  3. Recreate the artwork with those items and share with us.” (@GettyMuseum)

93. ENVISION THE FUTURE

Folks have been asking recently when will things return to normal. Mario Cuomo already notified the country that there will be no return to normal but there will be a new normal. The future starts in the present because that’s where it gets conceptualized. Walt Disney World’s Carousal of Progress was Walt Disney’s attempt at predicting the future in 1975 (last updated in 1993) and you can check it out here by going on a virtual ride. Now is YOUR chance to predict the future. This is a great project to engage in over dinner. Casually start asking about what will be changed long term because of the current situation. Consider what will the future look like as a result. Then, after dinner, take out the paper, pen, and other art materials. Have everyone write down their ideas. Draw some pictures of what things would look like in 50 years, 100 years, and so forth. These would be great to include in a time capsule btw. While you are working on this project discuss the history of inventions we take for granted to sneak some history into the conversation.

92. CUT, STRAIGHTEN, OR CURL YOUR HAIR

I never have had much time to straighten my curly hair, let alone do that for my kids. Now’s a great opportunity. While you are doing it make sure to take advantage of the quality time with your family members when they literally can’t walk out of the room. Here are some conversation starters. My kids cut my husband’s hair last week. I dyed my hair and my son’s this week. Next week we’ll straighten our hair! It’s something fun to test out if you haven’t before. If you have straightened or curled your hair before then you know the money you are saving note going to the salon!

91. FIND A PLACE TO VOLUNTEER

Check out VolunteerMatch.com to find a way to volunteer. Our communities are in need and you can go there anytime to find ways to help. Even if you can’t volunteer now, check out some options for the future. Or organize your own volunteer activity by using these online tools and tips. There are also local organizations that you can check out as well that help you figure out how to volunteer like NewYorkCares.

90-1. FUN ACTIVITIES

For more great activities check out the ninety ideas we posted yesterday! Read the full post here.

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