35 Fun things to do while Social distancing

35 Fun things to do while Social distancing

  1. Take turns with your friends to send a daily motivation message
  2. Start sending people “voice texts” rather then sms –  wildly underrated communication tool.
  3. Get creative with your regular friend group check-ins. eg. share a photo of yourself and what your doing, a photo of what you cooking for dinner, ask everyone to post a group memory
  4. Walk past your friends house ring the bell and say hello through the intercom or through the fence.
  5. Beep the horn as you drive past
  6. Do a weekly DIY challenge with other creative friends where you choose a theme and then make a project or craft using only the supplies you have on hand. Great one for the kids to get involved in too.
  7. Or do an art challenge where everyone creates a drawing or painting inspired by the same topic and then shows it off. (The topic can be silly and the art definitely does not need to be good.)
  8. Start a recipe club where everyone has to utilise the same ingredient (zucchini, beans) or cooks the same recipe and then shares photos and/or eats together.
  9. Host bingo with all your family via Cisco WebX – Its free!
  10. Chat and play simple party games remotely using Houseparty.
  11. Video chat with a friend while your cooking
  12. Start Self-Care Sundays with a close friend—sit in the park a good 2 m away. Bring your own snacks and wine or work out at a distance (bring all your own equipment)
  13. Challenge a friend or family member to a dance contest; record a video of yourself doing a dance, then send it to them to replicate and send video back to you.
  14. Start a group blog that everyone can contribute to
  15. Or host your own trivia night for like-minded nerdy pals.
  16. Arrange a knitting circle.
  17. Make a TikTok account if you haven’t already (you can keep it private!), and ask your friends to do so as well—it’s a really fun and easy way to have some laughs
  18. Get your friend group to start sending weekly short email “newsletters” to each other. (Keep it simple/doable with a format like “Things I read, watched, listened to, ate, laughed about, photographed, and loved” and bulleted lists.)
  19. Use Netflixparty to watch movies or shows together.
  20. Set up a remote lunch with coworkers, aka eat your WFH lunch together and chat like you would have in the office.
  21. Host a long-distance dinner party; each participant should cook their fanciest quarantine meal, set the table (with a laptop across from their spot), dress up, light candles, pour a glass of wine, etc.
  22. Make theme days a part of your group chat/hangouts. Now is a great time to start participating in Wig Wednesdays.
  23. Start a book club.
  24. FaceTime with a friend while you do a workout session together.
  25. Start “planning” the big group trip you’ve been meaning to take for years. .
  26. Utilize software Dropbox, or Google Drive to share photos and videos within a friend/ friend group.
  27. Come up with a great Iso playlist that you can play once its safe to all get together
  28. Set up a standing 20 minute coffee break with a friend every other day at a certain time
  29. Host your own dance party with friends by video chat.
  30. Write real physical letters to friends and drop them in their letter box, or drop off homemade goodies.
  31. Set aside time each day to make a couple 20-minute phone calls.
  32. Make a family photobook with all your digital photos, have your family members log in and add to it.
  33. If staying in touch with family is feeling overwhelming, start sending a weekly email—sort of like those end-of-year Christmas card letters—instead.
  34. Send people whatever postcards or greeting cards you have lying around. (It doesn’t matter if they are seasonally inappropriate!!!)
  35. And if you’re feeling sentimental, do the 36 questions that lead to love  with someone you care about.
  • April 14, 2020