By Elizabeth Dubos
Has COVID-19 botched your summer plans? Does summer seem dismal because your favorite summer activities have been canceled? I think everyone has at least one traditional summer activity that they will miss; traditional summer activities like outdoor concerts, firework displays, and vacations have been temporarily put on hold for everyone’s safety. It’s alright to grieve these losses because we enjoy looking forward to them every year. However, we don’t have to let COVID-19 overtake our entire summer. How about we make adjustments to our summer activities, so we’re not completely missing out on summer fun? Here is a list of indoor and outdoor activities, where you can practice pandemic safety techniques, while still having fun throughout the summer.
1. Make your own ice cream. You can experiment with different recipes, flavors, or mix-ins.
2. Have a summer movie marathon. The marathon can be filled with summer movies like JAWS (1975), Dirty Dancing (1987), The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005), I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), Point Break (1991), or The Goonies (1985).
3. Read summer themed books.
4. Go on a virtual field trip to a zoo, aquarium, museum, planetarium, or a national park.
5. Master a new hobby like sewing, scrapbooking, painting, calligraphy, or yoga.
6. Discover new crafts from Pinterest.
7. Catch up on crossword, word search, or sudoku puzzles.
8. Perform a science experiment.
9. Facetime your friends or family and have an indoor dance party.
10. Build a LEGO set. You can find numerous LEGO themed pieces such as architecture, Disney, Harry Potter, or Minecraft on their website https://www.lego.com/en-us
1. Build a firepit and make s’mores.
2. Start a garden. You can grow your own fruits, vegetables, or flowers.
3. Create sidewalk or driveway chalk art.
4. Have a picnic in your backyard.
5. Set up the camping gear in your backyard and go stargazing.
6. Turn your backyard into a mini waterpark with sprinklers, water guns, and slip n’ slides.
7. Have a BBQ and grill your favorite recipes.
8. Sit outside and stargaze. Maybe you could learn about constellations.
Edited by: Emily Stewart