by Katie Beth Osborne, 6th grade
“Mom! I’m booooooored!” Ever said these words on day when you’re stuck at home? We’ve all had those days where we’re cooped up inside. Besides heading straight to your phone, iPad, or Playstation, there are all sorts of other things that you can do or learn. Sometimes the simplest ideas are the most entertaining! I’ve made a list of my top 14 super easy activities that DO NOT involve a screen (and two bonuses that do).
›› Build a blanket fort.
›› Do a puzzle.
›› Read a book.
›› Take a nap.
›› Do a LEGO set.
›› Play with a pet (or a neighbor’s if you don’t have one).
›› Practice an instrument.
›› Color in a coloring book.
›› Do a craft.
›› Draw a picture.
›› Play a board game.
›› Play with a sibling (or a neighbor if you don’t have one).
›› Get creative with mom or dad in the kitchen.
›› Dance in the rain and jump in puddles.
Bonus: Sing karaoke (at the top of your lungs, of course!)
Bonus: Watch a movie (OK, this involves a screen, but it’s not like you’re staring at your phone!)