Five Activities to Do At Home During the Extended Break

By Nashitha Azeez, Videographer

With the risk of the coronavirus, it looks like we’re going to be out of school for quite some time, and the option of traveling to other places is severely limited. However, you don’t always need to travel to have fun. Here are five fun activities you could do to pass the time.

Have a Little Puppet Show

Come up with a fun and creative story. Then take a cardboard box and cut off the lid. With old clothes or unnecessary cloth, cut out two curtains and tape them to both ends of the box. With cardboard, paper, tape, and color pencils or markers, make props to go inside your cardboard box. Your props will vary based on the story you’re trying to tell. For your puppets, you could make them with socks and googly eyes, popsicle sticks and paper, or you could stitch felt together to make finger puppets. It all depends on what you want to do. Develop your story, write a script, and present it to an audience. You could perform it live in front of your family, or record scenes and turn it into a movie.

Read a Book

If you want to do something that takes less effort, sit down and read a book. With the break, you get plenty of time that you otherwise wouldn’t get because of the plethora of assignments school gives us. Lie down on your bed or couch and dive deep into the adventures that you can’t go on because of the coronavirus.

Catch Up On Your Favorite TV Show or Watch a Movie

With a ton of time to relax and enjoy, catch up on your favorite TV shows or watch a movie on Netflix, and not feel the guilt of watching it because you’re not constrained on time and have assignments to do.

Make Art

Over the break, let your creative juices flow, and create art. You could paint on a canvas, make a mural on your wall, or just draw a bunch of sketches in a sketchbook. You could also follow along with a Bob Ross tutorial.

Invent Your Own Recipe

Have you ever wanted to be like one of the chefs on TV shows like “Chopped” and “Master Chef”? Why don’t you try your own hand in the kitchen? Mix and match all the different ingredients in your house and take notes on what works and what doesn’t. You could make desserts, main dishes, or even a weird potion-like drink.