Weekend Activities to Keep You Busy

Mom and daughter in a blanket fort

Weekend Activities to Keep You Busy

Although the long weekend will look different this year, it doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun. Check out these cool activity ideas to help you keep busy, while making memories.

Build a Blanket Fort

As a kid you probably remember collecting all the blankets you had in your house, then draping them over chairs and couches until you created a space that was uniquely your own. Why not try and build one with your kids this weekend or even make one with your partner for a cozy date night? Here are some links to help get you started:

How to Make a Blanket Fort from WikiHow
How to Make the Coziest Blanket Fort Ever Video from BuzzFeed Nifty
How to Make a Blanket Fort out of Ikea Furniture

Create a Movie Theatre at Home

Light up LED star and popcorn

If you’re a big movie buff, one of the biggest things you have probably missed since physical distancing started is going to the movies. But who says you can’t bring this experience home? Pick your favourite movie and then use free printables (see links below) to transform your home into a movie theatre.

Family Movie Night Printables from Passion for Savings
Move Night Printables from Brendid

Gardening

Flowers in a teapot outside

Even if you have a small space, try out your green thumb with a gardening project. Here’s 25 DIY garden projects from The Spruce to get you started. You can even get the kids involved in making this mini garden.

Experience Fireworks

Virtual Fireworks Snapd Hub

A tradition for many on the Victoria Day long weekend is going to see fireworks. Even though physical distancing restrictions have caused many towns to have to cancel their events, Snapd Hub is offering virtual fireworks on Victoria Day. You can also submit pictures of how you’re thriving at home for the opportunity to be featured in the fireworks pre-show.

Create a Time Capsule

Alarm clock on teal and salmon background

Despite the fact that these have been difficult times, it may be neat to look back years down the road to see what you did during the pandemic. Long Creations has created this great printable time capsule for kids to capture their memories. Proud Happy Mama has also provided 15 time capsule ideas to do with your family.

Travel the World from Your Couch

Woman sitting on couch

Have your travel plans been cancelled because of COVID-19? Having difficulty keeping the kids occupied? Luckily for you, there are tons of museums, monuments, zoos, space stations and other interesting locations that are providing free virtual tours and live cams so you can travel the world all from the comfort of your own home. Check out our article for a list of various tours available.

Organize Your Books By Colour

Books organized by colour in an office

There’s something very soothing about an organized space. Why not try and arrange your books by colour? Along with adding to your décor, perhaps you’ll also find a book you never knew you had.

Play Games

Someone holding UNO Cards

Break out your favourite board games or host a virtual games night with friends. Here is also a list of 10 kid-friendly card games that you might remember from your childhood.

Do a Craft or DIY

Scrapbook on the floor with a pug

If you search on Google or Pinterest you will find thousands of craft and DIY ideas. To get you started here are hand lettering practice sheets and wall art décor made with permanent markers.

Hopefully these ideas will serve as thought starters for you as you begin to create your plans for the weekend. If you need crisis support this weekend, please reach out to 310-COPE. Stay safe and stay well!

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