Having fun with your friends doesn’t have to mean leaving your house. You can do plenty of things right at home that are just as exciting!
Assembling a jigsaw puzzle with friends is a great bonding activity. You can even have a competition to see who can finish the most in one sitting!
Make a Time Capsule
Creating a time capsule is one of the most special things you can do with your friends. A time capsule is a box or special container that holds present day items like pictures, newspapers, letters and more to be saved for future years.
Some great items to include in a time capsule are a current map of the world (since the boundaries might change), some of your favourite music, your old social media posts and photos and also any new trendy gadgets you have like fidget spinners or 3D pens.
If you and your friends have pets, adding a photo of them in the time capsule is also a good idea. You can even add a letter written to yourself and your friends in the future to show how much you have changed and what your dreams are at that time. This is sure to give your friends a laugh when they open up the time capsule in the future.
Puzzles are challenges that require mental energy and strategic thinking to solve. They can include everything from jigsaws to logic games, crosswords, and mechanical puzzles such as Rubik’s cubes. When someone is “puzzling over” something, they are struggling to understand or figure it out. For instance, new technology might continually confuse and puzzle older family members until they can understand how it works.
Some tips for solving puzzles include setting aside unique pieces, such as those with distinct letters or words, lines, images like windows and eyes, textures, and other standout features. It’s also important to find a quiet place where you can focus without interruption for the duration of the puzzle. It’s even been shown that working together on a puzzle improves teamwork. Many offices are beginning to include puzzles in their breakrooms as a way to build collaboration between coworkers. Download this ready-to-use 24-page Puzzles worksheet pack to use in the classroom or home environment.
Guessing games are a fun and engaging way to strengthen kids’ analytical thinking skills. They are an effective learning tool that can improve a child’s vocabulary, grammar and spelling. Kids can play these games with their friends, teachers and family members.
One of the most fun guessing games is Hangman, which helps children to develop their spelling competencies. It also encourages kids to use their intuition and their memory when trying to guess a word.
Another great guessing game is Guess Who, which requires kids to work in pairs. They need to draw names from a bag and then ask questions to their teammates to try and figure out who they are. This game is great for strengthening teamwork and interpersonal skills.
Other fun guessing games include Mystery Picture, where students must work in groups to guess which picture is being shown by the teacher. This is a great guessing game for elementary school students to practice their vocabulary and language arts skills.
Make a Video
One of the most exciting things to do with your friends is to create a video. It’s a great way to express your creativity and make a lasting impression on your audience. Before you begin shooting, it’s important to plan out a storyboard. It will help you visualize and plan your shots, allowing you to create an amazing video. Creating an idea map will also help you turn your ideas into a script for the video.
Another fun video to make is a cooking video. It’s an easy and fun way to bond with your friends at home. This type of video will usually require the use of copyrighted music, so be careful.
Color Each Other’s Hair
Staying home doesn’t have to be boring. Instead, make it exciting with a few creative and fun activities with your friends. These can help you appreciate what you have, and will show that you don’t need a big trip or night out to have fun.
To give your friend’s hair color a natural glow, try applying a face mask while they wait. This will also keep their skin safe from staining. If you want to be extra prepared, grab a Stain Guard Packette.
Creating excitement and hype about your plans is proven to magnify the experience. While eating at the buzziest restaurant or jetting off to a tropical destination can be amazing, it isn’t always feasible when you’re on a budget or trying to save up for something else. With a little planning, you can turn your everyday routine into an unforgettable adventure with the people who matter most to you.
If you’re looking for some real self-care and relaxation, a spa day is the way to go. Invite your friends to come wearing comfortable clothes and make sure they bring their robes, slippers and headbands (maybe even eye masks for extra pampering).
Set up stations for manis, pedis, facials and body scrubs. Decorate with soothing music, a scented candle and lots of fluffy hand towels to help your friends feel right at home.
For added luxury, offer a hot bath station complete with eucalyptus or lavender essential oil infused water for soaking hands and feet. Don’t forget to add a nourishing snack buffet and drinks station. Peppermint tea and chamomile are great choices to soothe the nerves while cucumber simple syrup helps to hydrate. And of course, no spa party is complete without a glass of champagne. Cheers!