As the warmer weather returns, most everyone will get the familiar bout of cabin fever and feel the itch to get out and do more. While being social has become more difficult since the coronavirus pandemic began, there are still plenty of ways to safely have fun and enjoy new experiences. In this article, you'll find some super-fun socially distanced activities you can try this spring with family and friends.
Is there a topic you’ve always found fascinating and wanted to learn more about, yet never seemed to have the time? Seize the moment and sign up for a fun online course in whatever field of interest that intrigues you. Want to learn more about cooking gourmet meals? Enroll in an online class taught by a master chef! Think you might have the right stuff to make it as a writer? Take an online workshop. One of the great things about taking online classes is not just that you’ll be able to do it safely from the comfort of your home, but that you'll have the opportunity to invest in yourself and acquire new skills.
Safe socially distancing doesn’t mean you have to stay locked up in your house all day. And for anyone with children at home, getting outdoors to run around and breathe in the fresh air is a must. Sit the whole family down one evening, and come up with a list of fun outdoor activities you can all do together. You can try so many fun and affordable outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, rollerblading, picnicking, and bike riding.
The pandemic has slowed down life for many people, which presents the opportunity to do some of those things we'd always planned on doing but never got to do. If you’ve ever wanted to plant a cute garden in your backyard, make it happen this spring. Find the herbs, vegetables, and plants, and get the soil to plot a little garden. There's nothing like the simple joy and satisfaction of seeing your first tomato growing on the vine.
With all our photos saved on our phones or in the cloud, few people scrapbook these days. But there’s something special about having printed-out copies of memorable photos that you can stick in a book and keep forever. If you have the time this spring, try making a hobby out of scrapbooking. You can find little decorations to put around the pictures and write short captions explaining each photo and why it’s important to you. Even better, get a hold of some of your friends and start a virtual scrapbooking club. You can meet once a week, make your scrapbooks together, and sip a glass of wine or other favorite beverage while you do it.
For a while, it seemed like drive-in movies were becoming a thing of the past. Since the start of the lockdown, indoor movie theaters have remained closed, and we’ve seen a resurgence of drive-in movie theaters across the country. This spring, pile up the car with pillows and blankets, pack some snacks and your favorite drinks, and head to your local drive-in. It will be an unforgettable experience for the whole family!
We may not be able to go to concerts the way we used to, with hundreds or thousands of people all crammed into one big space for a night of energizing music and dancing, but we can go to drive-in concerts. If you are looking for something fun and new to do with your significant other for a date night, try going to a few drive-in concerts this spring. It also gives you the excuse to buy that new cute top or summer dress you’ve had your eye on for a while but couldn’t think of any reason to wear it.
These are a few fun socially distanced activities you can try this spring, and you can easily find plenty more. Come up with a list of things you’ve always wanted to do or new things you hadn’t even thought of trying before and add them to your springtime socially distanced bucket list.