What fun indoor or online games have you been enjoying since the pandemic started? Do you have a gamer husband or partner? Or, do you have gamer kids? Do you prefer board or card games instead? How about Rubik’s cube or Sudoku? I actually do. I can say that it was my husband who influenced our kids. They even talk and discuss strategies, updates, and characters of the online games they play together.
Last December, I decided to create Christmas tree ornaments made out of air dry clay. It was already late November when I decided to check out the little Christmas tree I have had in my shopping cart. This thrifty mom I did not order or added decorative balls and ornaments anymore, simply because I can actually craft them myself. The girls can create whatever design they like too.
With the world still grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic as we enter 2021, we are still forced to isolate as much as possible and avoid going out. As a result, our traditional methods of going out and enjoying family nights still aren’t available for the time being. That being said, there still are a plethora of indoor activities that you and your family can enjoy. These activities can be done regardless of whether you just closed on one of the Omaha houses for sale recently or have lived in the same family home for years. You don’t need much to pull these activities off, which is a huge part of their appeal.
So what exactly are these great indoor family activities? Let’s take a look.
Anyone can join the Oh My, Gulay! Grow Your Own Food Campaign Facebook group.
Since the pandemic started, a lot of people started discovering talents, skills and new hobbies they can nurture. Who would have thought that the Enhanced Community Quarantine had some good things to make us realize? Besides that, there were a lot too, especially the younger ones, who has more time creating posts and videos or just simply browsing in TikTok, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook. My daughter for example, found an acrylic painting challenge last April, she joined. And enjoyed. As for me, I accept group invitations gladly, especially those that spark interest in me.
Oh My, Gulay! Grow Your Own Food Campaign
In collaboration with Yumi’s Farm, the multi-talented artist, Ms. Kim Cabutiihan, created Oh My, Gulay! Grow Your Own Food Campaign. The group aims nothing but the best for every household’s dinner table. In the group’s page description, it was stated that:
“The movement hopes to encourage participants to get through their day seeing solutions, planting possibilities, and harvesting the best this life has to offer.”
Too beautiful not to share, right? Too beautiful not to invite my Facebook friends (who loves to plant and is into urban farming) to join the campaign and share their knowledge as well.
“Something magical, almost miraculous happens when you plant, nurture and grow your own food. A sense of wonder nourishes your soul seeing a plant grow from seed to flowers and to something you can actually eat. If everyone started growing their own food, we will not only be able to save money and rely less on imported food, we will also be able to help feed not just our own families but other families in need as well. If everyone started growing their own food, we will be more hopeful. Because one cannot plant and not hope.” ~ Admin Kim
Last Saturday, October 19, my girls attended the Hulma MNL Basic Air Dry Clay Funko Pop Inspired Workshop at the Papemelroti Artisan’s Workshop in its Main Branch in Roces Avenue.
Founded last February 2019, Hulma MNL was built by friends Marge and Czarina to help artists and aspiring ones discover and develop their skills. As they have mentioned in their Facebook page: “We exist to share the love of arts and crafts.”
Kea and I have not tried painting on T-shirts, ever. But this day had to come when we dared go for it. We have plain white and colored T-shirts I ordered and got on sale online. Kea was suppose to use them for a DIY iron on project, but it did not push through. We didn’t have a printer with pigment dye to achieve great results.
Painting on T-Shirts
This t-shirt painting activity is not new anymore. Many artists have already done this, but she haven’t. I have not, and I did not have the confidence too. My daughter inspired me to try it with her. Because of her encouragement, I did found an image in Pinterest that I could use as reference. A simple design that would be perfect for my younger daughter.
Succulent plants called my attention one time I was outside for an errand. A plant vendor near the church has lined up beautiful ones and sold them at an affordable price. I have friends that are into collecting succulent plants and I was informed that these plants doesn’t really need much watering. I know for a fact that unlike my Mom, I was not gifted with what they call a “green thumb”. Having that same thought, I told myself that Succulents may be the best for me then.
My Succulent Plants
To maintain its color, Jelly bean plants needs a sunny spot. But, it can be placed with other succulents as an indoor plant too.
The other different names by which Crassula Ovata is called are Chinese Jade, Jade Tree, Old Money Plant, Dollar Plant, Dollar Tree. A Jade plant needs direct sunlight for it to grow well, and a sunny position if placed on a window sill.