21 fun things to do at home while social distancing

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Camping trips, outings with friends and big family get togethers are some of the typical things we won’t get to enjoy in the Easter break this year, due to COVID-19. But that doesn’t mean the school holidays can’t still be really fun and meaningful.

To inspire you in the quiet moments, we’ve compiled a list of 21 interesting and exciting things you might like to do during your Easter holidays:

  1. Tour 10 of the world’s best museums and art galleries, including the Vatican Museum online
  2. Listen to a new podcast
  3. Immerse in dance – the Australian Ballet has hand-picked a selection of its most beloved and inspiring ballets, available on its streaming platform Ballet TV
  4. Rearrange and clean your bedroom for a fresh perspective
  5. Meet a wild animal – Taronga’s wildlife is coming to us through Taronga TV
  6. We are living history right now – keep a daily journal about your personal experience of the global pandemic, so that you can remember and share the details with your children and grandchildren one day 
  7. Get gardening – grow vegetables and herbs to become more self-sustainable or flowers to bring beauty to your day
  8. Cook a meal for your family and help with household cleaning
  9. Bring Hogwarts to you through the Harry Potter at Home Hub
  10. Take the dog for a walk, go for a run or visit a park, as long as you can keep your distance from others
  11. Keep in touch with your friends via social media, phone and video calls
  12. Experience an immersive environment of light and sound in the spirit of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room—The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away. This is the most popular exhibit at The Broad contemporary art gallery in LA
  13. Take a free online cooking course by one of the world’s top chefs, including Australia’s Maggie Beer (the daily classes air on Maggie’s Instagram and Facebook accounts)
  14. Write a letter for a grandparent or older person you know who is currently in isolation and pop it in the post
  15. One World Together at Home  – settle in with your family for this global special on 18 April. Curated by Lady Gaga, the special celebrates and supports healthcare workers
  16. Have a video game tournament with your family
  17. Get crafting
  18. Create a new music playlist
  19. Teach a family member to do something you love
  20. Try a YouTube drawing tutorial
  21. Learn something – choose from 450 Ivy League university courses now available for free online. The gamification course looks amazing.

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