101 Things to Do (With or Without The Kids) When You Feel Stuck At Home

Finding Hope Regardless of What We See & Hear

At the beginning of 2020, we declared the core theme for The Hope Table Sisterhood would be ‘friendship’. The problem is most of us can’t even see or visit our friends right now! With countries slowly clamping into lockdown, kids being sent home from school, people being told to self-isolate and advised get to grips with social-distancing for the foreseeable future, we might not have the joy of entertaining one another in-person for a while.

Do you know anyone that sees the idea of being ‘stuck at home’ as doom and gloom? Well, I do!

But what if we changed our mindset by instead making the most of this precious time we have at home, in a world that usually operates at a breakneck pace? Isn’t there enough doom and gloom in the world right now without looking at being at home as being in prison? As women of God, despite what we see with our eyes, in our hearts, we can dig down, find hope and share it with those around us! For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but one of power, love, and sound judgment. 2 Timothy 1:7

 

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Friendship Can Start at Home

Many of us look at friendship building as something that happens with those outside of the family home. But what about using this time to build our friendship with our kids, our partners and ourselves. Maybe this is an opportunity to kick start your spiritual life and rekindle that friendship with God too.

Maybe you’ve been given time off, or you’re working from home, or your office or school is in complete shutdown. Whatever the reason, it’s bought us time, to do things we don’t always have time to do during the usual rat race!

Now my darling husband and I are very different, he can quickly get bored if his routine gets thrown off course -I can easily say that weeks at home wouldn’t be a comfortable bag for him! I, on the other hand, NEVER get bored! Being a creative, mum, wife, blogger and business owner with a housework list as long as a broomstick, I don’t do boredom!

So, I’ve thrown together a list of ideas to get us going. Things we can do alone or jointly! First, there’s a list for you and then one for you and the kiddos. Enjoy and make sure you share with another soul feeling ‘stuck’ at home 🙂 #BeBlessed

 

1. Pray and meditate on the word

2. Have a romantic day or evening at home with your hubby – 

3. Do a Bible study, there or plenty online or create your own!

4. Declutter your social media – follow new inspiring accounts and unfollow those that drain you! 

5. Write about what you’d like your legacy to be 

6. Clear out your handbags girl!

7. Rest and relax – Build time into the day for yourself – even if it’s just 30 mins 

8. Create a gratitude list or gratitude journal 

9. Start a new Netflix series  

10. Put together a basket of goodies for someone you know is on their own in self isolation! 

11. Draft your dream business idea 

12. Start a new Bible reading challenge  

13. Give yourself a manicure or pedicure  

14. Start Bible Journaling – use a journaling Bible or download one!

15. Start an online course (or finish the one you’ve already started) 

16. Create a prayer list or start a prayer journal 

17. Organise kitchen cupboards, bathroom cupboards, basement and attic  

18. Write letters to loved ones 

19. Order in a takeaway that you’ve never tried before 

20. Do an online workout – there are loads of great homeworks outs on YouTube

21. Start writing a novel 

22. Create a bucket list of things you’d like to do before you are ***enter age*** 

23. Download a new podcast or start your own podcast

24. Groom your pet 

25. Create a new morning and bedtime routine  

26. Clean your car 

27. Update your diary and calendar with important dates and birthday 

28. Massage hubby’s feet, back or wherever he likes. Then swap!

29. Re-organise your living space  

30. Write a sermon 

31. Make a list of goals for 2020 and beyond 

32. Upgrade your website & opt-in offer & revamp your pins (for bloggers) 

33. Sort through the photographs on your phone and laptop – Print, file or delete! 

34. Start an online business 

35. Skype or whatsapp video call someone you haven’t spoken to for a while 

36. Write your business plan 

37. Listen to old records or a music genre you’ve never listen to before 

38. Watch your wedding video or go through your wedding photographs

39. Make a collage  

40. Write your own movie script 

41. Make a home video 

42. Shop online 

43. Upcycle some furniture! Dig out that chalk paint girl! 

44. Start a journal or scrapbook   

45. Call close family members

46. Sort through and declutter your wardrobe and give away your surplus away 

47. Dance around the house or try learning dance routine on YouTube – Let out the Ciara in you girl!

48. Paint the house 

49. Update the garden 

50. Paint a picture   

51. Declutter and tidy up your email inbox – File, delete, reply or unsubscribe!

52. Learn calligraphy 

53. Catch up with the laundry 

54. Clean the oven or the whole kitchen 

55. Pamper yourself 

56. Defrost the freezer and clean the fridge 

57. Download an audio book 

58. Watch a sermon series, conference or concert online

59. Try a new recipe or do a recipe swap with a friend

60. Write a wish list 

61. Start a blog 

62. Learn to sew or crochet

63. Start planting and growing your own veggies

64. Call your bae (if you live apart) 

65. Call, email, text and video message friends 

66. Host an online prayer meeting

67. Draw

68. Read a novel

69. Learn a new language

70. Go live on social media and chat to some people 

 

Things to do when Coronavirus leaves you feeling stuck at home

Things to do with the kiddos

71. Bake bread

72. Bake Cookies

73. Start a scrapbook or journal

74. Help them to declutter their toy box and wardrobe. They can then donate surplus to a children’s hospital or charity

75. Create a homemade puzzle – Draw and colour a pic on paper, cut it up and then get someone else to put it back together again

76. Create a family tree

77. Have a Disney movie marathon

78. Build a fort or a castle

79. Make Origami

80. Play marbles

81. Create a comic strip or flip book

82. Make paper airplanes and have a race

83. Paint a picture

84. Teach them a new language

85. Decorate an old t-shirt – Jazz it up!

86. Create and obstacle course

87. Learn to juggle

88. Write a family play or get the kids to write their own play and perform it for the family with props and costumes

89. Teach the kids to cook a new meal or ask the kids to create their own recipe

90. Write letters for loved ones

91. Make a home video

92. Catch up on homework

93. Do a homeschooling session

94. Work with the kids to develop a daily schedule for prayer time, Bible time, studies and play each day

95. Do gardening

96. Find an arts and crafts activity on Pinterest

97. Do a science experiment – (Maybe make hand sanitizer?)

98. Choreograph a dance routine

99. Write stories

100. Make Ice lollies

101. Teach the kids how to do a new hairstyle – there’s always YouTube!

102. Have a scavenger hunt

103. Play charades

104. Play board a board game

105. Tidy their bedroom

106. Teach them how to Bible journal

107. Video call friends and family they haven’t spoken to for a while

108. Teach them  to sew, knit or crochet

109. Work out together

100. Make an instrument out of household stuff and put a concert on

111. Get them to research a charity they’d love to support

112. Have a family quiz

Things to do when Coronavirus leaves you feeling stuck at home

Whatever we do or don’t do, let’s make the most of those around us and use technology to connect with those that may not have anyone around them. No one loves to be in such an unsure scenario, but let’s make the most of the time we have been afforded. Let’s pray for those on the frontline that can’t be home with family right now, those  who are unwell and for better days to come. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift – that’s why it’s called the present.

Let us know in the comments what you’ve been up to!

 

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Scriptures of The Day

Proverbs 17:22 – A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones

Proverbs 12:25 Anxiety weighs down the heart of a man, but a good word cheers it up.

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; I do not give it to you as the world does. Do not let your hearts be distressed or lacking in courage.

James 1:2-4 Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. But endurance must do its complete work, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing.

 

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Things to do at home with the kids

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