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Three Holiday Activities to Try at Home

During this unprecedented time, we’ve all been staying indoors, making our own fun and trying to stay busy. But how do you spend all the excess time? Whether you’re living on your own, with a spouse, or with a larger family, it can be tough to decide what to do – especially if you’re used to having a full house during this time of the year.

If you’re running low on ideas for activities to do at home, don’t worry. Try one of these three activities this holiday season.

FIND YOUR INNER CHEF

For most, staying at home means cooking more – and for many people this year, cooking has become their newfound passion. From baking hearty bread to devising all-new vegan dishes, at-home chefs around the nation are embracing this delicious hobby.

Perhaps, like them, you’ve taken to spending more time in the kitchen – but have you considered how cooking can still be a social activity even while we remain socially distanced? You can take your usual Zoom, Skype or FaceTime calls to a new level by making them a time to (virtually) gather around a meal.

To do this, send your desired dinner party a recipe they can make at home, with simple ingredients and easy instructions. Have everyone meet at an agreed upon time, then cook together! It’s a great way to catch up and gives the entire group something to bond over.

THROW YOUR OWN MOVIE NIGHT

The holiday season is a truly magical time for movies. No matter whether you’re a fan of “A Christmas Story”, “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” or “It’s a Wonderful Life” (or all three), each of us has a favorite childhood memory of movie night with their loved ones.

But how do you watch movies together when circumstances keep you apart? Enter Teleparty. This online service allows you to create a chat room for friends and family while you stream media from Netflix, Hulu, Disney or HBO. It even synchronizes your stream, so nobody is too far ahead or behind.

START A SEASONAL CRAFT PROJECT

Want a good fix when you feel stir crazy? Try building something with your own two hands to get out some of your excess energy. Seasonal ideas are everywhere, including the old Christmastime standbys – making a gingerbread house, decorating a tree or designing your own outdoor light show.

If you’re looking for something new to try, we’ve got just the thing. Sign up here for an online craft class to learn how to make your own Christmas wreath craft. You’ll need just a few supplies – like a wire wreath frame and patterned or plain fabric – but when you’re done, you’ll have a lovely DIY Christmas decoration.

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