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15 activities to engage in while at home

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Staying home may not ignite any excitement in your minds as yet, but we have some fun activities that you can engage in. Turn this stay-at-home period into a fruitful one by taking up these interesting activities that will keep you busy and test your creativity as well.

1. Try a new recipe

Try your skills in the kitchen with a new recipe for any dish you may be craving to eat at the restaurant.

2. Start a garden

Plants are good friends, and now is the time to have many at home itself. Start a garden at the terrace, balcony, backyard or anywhere there’s space.

3. Play a board game

Since the time we all went digital, board games have become a thing of the past. Relive the childhood days and play some board games with your family.

4. Make homemade greeting cards

Holiday season will soon come, be prepared for it much in advance! Make greeting cards for your loved ones to tell them how much they are adored.

5. Knit or crochet a scarf

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Our grandmothers and mothers did it but we might not have gotten a chance to learn simple arts like knitting. Pick up those yarns and knit or crochet something for yourself.

6.Create a scrapbook

This could take you back to school! Collect all your pictures from the previous trips and create a scrapbook out of them.

7. Make video greetings for friends

Reach out to your friends who are also staying home and send them video greetings. This way you will all remain connected as well as see each other doing well.

8. Listen to a podcast

Podcasts are an interesting way of reaching out to the masses. Pick your genre and go ahead with one. There are several travel podcasts as well to listen to.

9. Bake a batch of cookies

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Because bakers’ gonna bake! And cookies are an evergreen love. Bake a batch for the time you want to sit and binge watch TV series.

10. Start a journal

If you have had this thought always, but never got the time, make some now. Sit with a fresh mind and make a fresh start.

11. Try a new craft

Scroll through your art leftovers and create something colourful- a painting, a pen-holder or follow any DIY video available online.

12. Play cards

Find your deck of cards and play them with your family along with some snacks to accompany. Make it interesting by including activities like dancing, singing or even cash prizes for winners.

13. Take an online class

From learning languages to any new skill, everything is available online. Decide what interests you and polish your skill with online lessons.

14. Binge watch a TV series

That urge of binge watching your favourite TV series can now be fulfilled.

15. Gaze at the stars

You don’t get to do this very often and now is the right time. With minimum pollution and clearer skies, the stars will seem even closer.