Things to do when you’re stuck at home: Indoor activities for the whole family

Turn isolation into a mini staycation with family fun and games you can enjoy at home.

1. Host a movie night

There ain’t no party like a Netflix party. Assemble in cyberspace for a digital movie night or boxset blowout, as you group chat with family and friends from afar.

2. Go big on backyard games

Giant Jenga, croquet, swing ball — now is the time to dust off, or top up on, those backyard family favorites.

3. Film a family talent show

Karaoke queens, dance-floor divas and aspiring actors assemble for your five minutes of fame. Film and share your show virtually with family and friends and get them to vote for their favorite act.

4. Send the children on a scavenger hunt

Hide clues, riddles and treats around the house then set the family off on an indoor quest with a prize for the family member who finishes first.

5. Grow an indoor garden

If you can’t get out, bring the outdoors in. Plant your favourite flowers to colour yourselves happy, or start a windowsill herb garden that not only looks good, but smells and tastes great too!