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Interesting activities you can do with your family during the coronavirus lockdown

Readers Lounge By Derrick Oluoch

Being on a lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak means that we are not able to do things the way we are used to. The way we are living has changed and we don’t even know for long it will remain like that. As a result, people are keen to stay busy during this difficult time without leaving the house.

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Truth is, there are a number of ways to pass time while inside your home. This is the time to get creative, take up a new hobby or get down on all those jobs you never really had time for. However, this moment also offers a good opportunity to spend time and bond with our families.

Here are some interesting activities you can do as a family to enhance your bonding and how you relate with each other

Having a family book club

How about you find a good book that is suitable for the entire family and have members of the family read it individually or you can read it together. You can then share your experiences with the book as you analyze the book together.

Cooking as a family

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Just like eating, cooking together as a family ensures that you enjoy each other’s company. You can make meals together as a unit by assigning everyone small duties around the kitchen.

Playing games

There is no better way to ease the tension during this difficult time. You can engage in board games or team up for some video games. You can also challenge each other in some online games.

Other than games, you can also partake in activities such as playing dress up and have some good laughs.

Watching movies and TV shows

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To keep your minds busy, you can sit down as a family and enjoy a good family show. You can also have members of the family suggest movies and TV shows they have watched and would like to re-watch together with the whole family.

Spending time closely having a good time with people closest to you helps in nurturing healthier relationships. Members of the family are able to cultivate trust among themselves and find comfort from each other.

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