Too Many Stay-at-Home Hours in the Day?

Too Many Stay-at-Home Hours in the Day?

Updated: April 22, 2020

3 Home Activities to Keep Your Family Busy

While we’re waiting on Governor Murphy to reveal the broad blueprint he’ll use to reopen the Garden State, many of us are searching for ways to fend off anxiety or overcome the boredom. If you’ve already binged all-the-Netflix, scrubbed the baseboards (twice) and purged your basement junk, what’s left?

Here are three activities to fill the lockdown hours AND keep you from going stir-crazier. For now, at least.

Digitally Preserve Kids’ Artwork

If piles of children’s schoolwork and art have taken over your basement, counters and kitchen table, spend some shelter-at-home hours archiving the memories. Keepy, an archival app that stores photos of your kids and their keepsakes, frees you to recycle the hard copies and reclaim your storage—without the guilt. The app is available in free and paid versions, depending on your required storage. Start today and get the kids involved by having them choose the projects they’d like to save. Then, photograph them with their masterpieces, save the images to an album and share the albums with family and friends.

Explore US National Parks & Historical Sites

If COVID-19 shutdowns have derailed your summer plans, you don’t have to leave home to visit U.S. parks and historical sites. Just plug in your headphones and escape your living room on a virtual tour of Mesa Verde, the Hawaiian volcanoes or the Dry Tortugas’ coral reef. Other tour options include Abraham Lincoln’s home, Ford’s theater, Alcatraz Island and Teddy Roosevelt’s renowned art collection.

Become a LEGO Engineer

Adults and kids of all ages are expanding their imaginations with LEGO and DUPLO blocks. Combat cabin fever by visiting LEGO’s #LetsBuildTogether page. Participate in daily build challenges, LEGO lessons and more. For a new take on block building, try these fun activities:

  • Create LEGO board games and challenge your family to a game night.
  • Build a simple or complex block maze and test it out with a small ball or marble.
  • Build something functional, like a phone stand, nightstand lamp, jewelry stand, bookends or set of coasters.
  • Create your favorite cityscape using LEGO blocks. For inspiration, visit Pixabay’s free stock image site and browse 80,000+ city images.

Got Ideas? Share With Us!

We’d love to know what family activities and learning adventures you’ve embarked on while sheltering at home. Share your photos on Facebook and tag us @MaglioElectricLLC! And remember, we’re an essential business—so we’re here for you as household repairs and emergencies arise. Call 908.735.6218 to request electrical service or report an electrical emergency. For your convenience, you can also connect with us online.


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