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Fun family activities and games to play in house quarantine

Activity guide for families in self-isolation and quarantine for coronavirus (COVID-19)


If, like the rest of the world, you're in quarantine or self-isolation at home with your family, it's time to make the most of the opportunity and have some fun!

Just mentioning being stuck in self-isolation indoors in your apartment or house could bring on thoughts of boredom and your whole family going stir-crazy. But we'd like to suggest that there are a stack of great ideas that you could initiate with your family to make some great memories together amidst the trying times.

Quick Inspiration

  • Play board games (have a tournament)
  • Movies and tv shows binging
  • Make a scavenger hunt
  • Do a puzzle together
  • Create your own board game
  • Play charades or pictionary
  • Keep the balloon up
  • Play hide and seek
  • Crafting activities
  • Make playdough
  • Build an obstacle course
  • Put on a play
  • Build forts and have a pillow fight
  • Dance parties
  • Make cards

Table Topics

These interesting conversation starters might help get your family talking to one another and discovering new things and aspects to each others' personalities.

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Scream Til You Drop!

This is a great one for when you have nothing else left to do but scream... so make a game out of it that will allow your kids and you to get all your screaming out in a fun and crazy way!

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Feet Pictionary

A unique and fun twist on the classic game of pictionary - try doing it with your feet instead!

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Messy Food Games

Youth Group Games has a massive collection of messy food games. Kids love a good food challenge and getting messy. Although maybe make sure you don't use up all the food you might have stockpiled to see you through the quarantine period.

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Ultimate Ninja

This is a really easy game to play and learn, and it's great to play with a small number of people. Perfect for teenagers rather than younger kids, Ultimate Ninja can be played indoors or outdoors and requires no extra equipment. Give it go!

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I Am Going To And I’m Bringing

A word play detective game that will get everyones' brains working hard to figure out the answer.

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Check out the other resources for COVID-19 lockdown: