Keeping busy while social distancing!

We are still trying very hard to social distance.

It’s been tough not surrounding ourselves with the many people we love, but also trying to find things to keep our girls occupied!

I’m gonna share some of the things we’ve enjoyed doing.


Painting, modeling clay, slime making, bracelet making! You name it, we’ve done it! We love doing crafts, it’s been something the whole family can enjoy. Our favorite has been the clay, though. The girls love making little sculptures, and painting them. I’ve already gotten a few new jewelry dishes. 😉

Lots of Reading

Who doesn’t love curling up with a good book? I know we have really enjoyed it. A lot of our summer reading is done outside in our hammocks. It’s our favorite spot to chill. My youngest (A) loves the Mercy Watson series, written by Kate DiCamillo. My oldest (C) loves The Never Girls series! I will read anything, but I’m a true die hard Twilight series fan. I know 🙈

Video Games

I know what you’re thinking, video games?! Really?! But we honestly enjoy playing so many video games as a family. Minecraft is one of our all time favorites. We also enjoy all of the Super Mario games: Mario Kart, Super Mario World, Mario Party, etc. I also started getting the girls into Animal Crossing, although that’s not a multi player so we don’t play it often.

Outside Play

Sprinklers and pools were a huge part of our summer fun! Riding bikes, scooters, roller blading, swinging on the tree swing, playing fetch with the pups! So much fun stuff to do outside, and the fun is honestly endless when you’re outside. We also have a wooded area on our property which is fun for nature hikes and scavenger hunts! In September all the mushrooms around the yard pop up, and it’s fun to go around and identify some of them.

It’s definitely been an interesting year for us all. Trying to find things for the whole family to enjoy can be challenging.

Hopefully this gave you some ideas if you needed them! ❤️


19 responses to “Keeping busy while social distancing!”

  1. Olivia Avatar

    Yess! These tips are so needed. I think it can be so hard to stay motivated and in a positive mind set when the world really isn’t back to normal yet. Thanks for sharing these!


    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Thank you for reading 💕

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  2. Brooke Avatar

    You have so many great ideas on your list. My kids are a little older, but we did a lot of these same things. We were out hiking, biking, and boating all summer and playing with our new puppy. There are always good things in life no matter what is going on. You just have to look for them.


    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      I love that! Outside play is my favorite! 💕


  3. Karen Avatar

    Some fab tips. It’s so difficult keeping occupied when you can’t get out and about to the usual places, so some great ideas here!


  4. askamna Avatar

    That’s a good list, I actually just bought a Switch when lockdown started and I was put on furlough. It really for me through 4 months being out of work! I’ve also been catching up on some reading but still haven’t gotten through as many books as I wanted (I have the time now! What am I doing?! Haha). I would add cooking/baking to the list that has also been a lifeline for me and really passes the time!


  5. MouthyMum Avatar

    This really is one of the hardest things. I never thought being in close proximity to others was so detrimental to every day life. It wasn’t, until I had a child. It’s crazy how humans work. Also hard to socially distance whilst trying to build an immune system. Some good ideas here xx


  6. kindkristine Avatar

    So important to get creative since we’ve been social distancing for so long now! We have loved playing Mario Party as a family lately and we have combined it with our outdoor time by bringing a projector outdoors and playing on the side of the house!


    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Nice! That is an awesome idea! 👏🏻❤️


  7. Sarah Avatar

    These are all great ways to spend time while also being able to social distance. Video games are great, for kids and adults, as they give us something entertaining and interactive to do. Reading is my favorite way to spend time, even before all of this happened I read a ton – though ironically I have read less than I normally would in the last few months.


    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      I’d have to agree about reading less. I still feel like I’m more busy even though I’m not! 😂


  8. The Queensights Avatar

    Glad you’ve got to do fun activities while we’re on a lockdown 🙂 What keeps me busy now is work and blogging so I guess that counts lol. Keep going! Stay safe x


    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Yes, blogging! It’s a great way to stay busy! Social interaction without face to face! 💕


  9. Tiffany Avatar

    Ok first of this is the CUTEST blog ever!! Love these ideas to keep busy, it can definitely be hard on all of us!


  10. Nkem Avatar

    Great ways to keep busy during social distancing. Hope you’re well.


  11. VitaminC-GreenTea Avatar

    These are great ideas. Staying entertained is so important for mental health

    Liked by 1 person

    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Thank you for reading! ❤️

      Liked by 1 person

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