Anyone can start feeling a little stir crazy during the COVID-19 isolation, but sometimes teens can feel it the most. Being stuck at home during one of the most liberating times of their life, unable to go out and see friends or get away from their parents, can be extremely frustrating for them. That’s why it’s important to turn the quarantine into something productive. Here are a few time-worthy activities you can do to help keep your teens busy while stuck indoors thanks to COVID-19.
Go Over the Rules of the Road
Most teens are itching to get their driver’s license and get out on the road. While the isolation means no driving tests any time soon, that doesn’t mean you can’t help them prepare so that they ace the test when all this is finally over. You can make an activity out of it, quizzing them on the rules of the road to ensure they know what they need to for the written test. If you have more than one teen living with you, a little bit of friendly competition can make this all the more engaging. Make sure they understand the importance of wearing the right footwear because not all shoes are safe to drive with.
Have a Cooking Lesson
Cooking can be a great way to not only bond with your teens while stuck in isolation, but it’s also a great stress reliever. Preparing ingredients, following a recipe, and following things through to completion will not only help take your family’s mind off of their current situation but can also provide a great sense of accomplishment in addition to a nice tasty meal. If your teens aren’t feeling the whole cooking idea, and it seems like they view it as more of a chore, you could alternatively get the same results through baking. With the isolation, odds are snacks aren’t as plentiful, so why not make your own? The best part is you can even cater the recipes around any dietary restrictions your family might have.
Work on Projects
While you’re isolated, why not work on projects with your teens? We’re not talking chores around the house or having your teens mulch the garden because you’ve been putting it off since last spring. The isolation can be a great time to work on projects that you’ve been meaning to get to but haven’t had the time. While you have plans you’ve wanted to accomplish, the same is probably true for your teens. A great way to bond is to go over what you each want to accomplish individually while stuck at home and help each other come up with a way to achieve those goals. It can be anything from finishing that personal art project to starting a blog or even learning a new skill.
While it is a difficult time for everyone, there are plenty of ways to make the best of a bad situation when it comes to COVID-19. By using this time to bond and help each other, it’ll make things more enjoyable and fulfilling in the long run.
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