Free and Fun Things To Do at Home

By Alyssa Laffitte on June 6, 2020

Spending an extended period of time at home can be relaxing. But after a while of doing the same things, you might get bored quickly. In this article, we’ll discuss free and fun activities to do at home.

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Do an art project

While you’re at home, it’s a good idea to do an art project. Even if you’re not crafty or artistic, it’s the perfect chance to develop your art skills. You could draw, sketch, paint, or even make a scrapbook. If you need some inspiration, you can do a quick search on Google or Pinterest for DIY art projects.

Binge-watch movies or a TV show

You can binge-watch movies or a TV show while you’re at home. I would recommend watching a movie series (for example, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Star Wars, or Harry Potter), since you can watch them one after the other. Similarly, you can watch a TV show and play episode after episode. Doing this will keep you busy for a long time. A Disney+, Netflix, or Hulu subscription will definitely come in handy. For this reason, it’s a good idea to binge-watch a movie series or a TV show.

Play games

Playing games with your housemates is a great way to pass the time at home. A card game (like Cards Against Humanity) or board game (like Monopoly) would work well for this. You could even play a party game on your phone (like Heads Up). If you want to play with friends who do not live with you, there are versions of some of these games that can be played online or through video chat. Playing games is a good way to pass time and bond with your housemates.

Do a puzzle

Another way to spend the time is to do puzzles. The more pieces, the better, since those will take more time to finish. If you want to spend time with your housemates, you can do a puzzle with them. If you would rather do it digitally, there are various puzzle apps you can download on your phone that will allow you to do a virtual puzzle.

Go on a theme park ride… virtually!

Just because you are at home doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a theme park ride. If you do a quick search on YouTube, you can find videos of many theme park rides. You can easily find videos of famous Disney World, Disneyland, and Universal Studios rides. This way, you can still experience a theme park ride from home!

Fill out printable coloring pages

Coloring is a fun way to pass the time at home, even if you’re an adult. You can download some free printable coloring pages online, print them out, and fill them in. There are even some “adult coloring pages” that are more intricate and take longer to fill in. If you have crayons or markers, you should definitely fill out some printable coloring pages.

Take a class

Spending lots of time at home is the perfect opportunity to pick up a new skill. Think about what skills you have wanted to learn, then search online for a free class or app on it. For example, if you want to learn a new language, search up free apps or classes that can teach you this new language. Nowadays, we have access to lots of information through the Internet. Take advantage of it and use your free time to learn something new!

Pick up a new hobby

Similarly, time at home is the perfect time to pick up a new hobby. Have you always wanted to start a particular hobby, but never had the chance? Now is the best time to start a blog, play sports, read, start a garden, or listen to music. The best part is you can do these things for free! Picking up a new hobby will help you pass the time at home.

Work out

Exercise is so important for our bodies, but we often forget to do it when we are busy. Now that you’re spending time at home, you should work out more often. You can run a few laps around the block, swim in your pool, play sports, or even follow along with a virtual workout class (there are many apps for this!). Working out at home is free and it’s good for you.

Do some cooking and baking

If you want to develop or expand your cooking and baking abilities, an extended period of time at home is the perfect time to do it. Get creative with the ingredients you have at home and make something delicious. It’s also a good idea to search online for recipes you can make. You might discover a new favorite dish!

Clean out your closet

It’s easy to neglect cleaning out your closet, but now that you have time, you should definitely do it. Go through all your clothes and decide which ones to keep and which ones to donate. You will be glad to have an organized closet where your clothes don’t get lost.

Doing these things will keep you entertained as you spend an extended period of time at home.

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