Things to do during quarantine

Kaylie Dziegielewski

The quarantine can be fun

Being stuck inside all day every day is not an ideal situation for anyone. However, there is no reason you can’t make quarantine fun. There are also several ways to do this. Whether you want to get up and move around, be entertained, spend time with your family, or even just binge watch Netflix on the couch all day. There are so many good things that can come out of this that you maybe have never thought about.

Netflix Recommendations

There are thousands of titles on Netflix and it can be hard to choose the perfect one for a family movie night or to just watch by yourself when you’re bored. To make it easier for everyone, Netflix has a top 10 most popular in the U.S. today list. These are some movies and tv shows that have been on the list recently (

“Love Is Blind,” is a reality TV show about single people who enter ‘dating pods.’ They talk to each other until they find their soulmate, and the person they will marry over the course of a couple weeks.

“The Last Thing He Wanted,” is a movie about a “reporter who becomes entangled in the story she’s trying to break when she helps her ailing father broker an arms deal in Central America.” This movie is rated R so it is probably not something to watch with the whole family.

“To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You,” is the sequel to “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.” This teen romance features Lara Jean Covey and how she deals with having a boyfriend while an old crush comes back into her life.

The last movie on the list is, “Locke and Key,” this follows the story of young siblings, “after their dad’s murder, three siblings move with their mom to his ancesteral estate, where they discover magical keys that unlock powers– and secrets.”

All of these shows and movies are great in their own ways, so hopefully these few suggestions are good picks for when you’re bored during quarantine.

Activities with your family

Everything is more fun with company. If you have no good board games lying around to give a try, try playing a card game. You could play games like Uno, Snap, or Go Fish. If you’re looking for something nice to do for lunch, have a picnic. Quarantine may be stopping you from going outside in public places, although some parks are still open, who says you need to go somewhere public? Set up a nice meal in your own backyard. Another thing you could do at home is have a movie night. You could watch some of the movies or shows recommended or you could find your own. Maybe cook a new meal or even make a delicious snack for your family movie or game night. There are so many ideas you could come up with to do with your family, but the important thing is to just spend time together. Whatever happens, this time at home can always be a positive thing if that’s what you decide to make it.

Other activities

If your family is busy or just doesn’t really want to do any of those things, no worries, there are always more activities you can come up with on your own. If you want to get up and get active, try exercising, maybe go for a run or a walk. There are all sorts of new things to try, like planting a garden since it’s springtime, cooking something new, or even creating some art, maybe send your friends some letters in the mail. You could organize your things or change up the layout of your room, play video games, or just take a nap. If you really think about it, there are endless possibilities, and you might even pick up a new favorite hobby!

Every day is a chance to learn new things and come up with new ideas. The most important thing is to give yourself time to relax and do something you would enjoy. These times are unprecedented, however, they do not have to be bad. This may turn out to be the best thing for you, to take some time for yourself and not worry and stress about life.