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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:

Create a Movie Theatre at Home

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.


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.

Create a Time Capsule

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

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

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

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

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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