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COVID-19 Youth Activities
During COVID-19, it is important to stay active in order to maintain our mental wellbeing. Feel free to use these resources below that will supply youth with many activity ideas that they can do from home. Use the Stigma-Free COVID-19 Activity Generator to give youth ideas about what to do during their spare time. Scroll down to explore the top 10 activities, conversation cards for Real Talk about COVID-19, Stigma-Free tools, and quizzes to spark curiosity and instill knowledge about general mental health and details about COVID-19.
Stigma-Free COVID-19 Activity Generator
Wondering what to do today? Click below for an activity and part of your mission for the day is to complete that task!
Youth Activity Videos
There are many things you can do to stay busy to keep your mind and body occupied during times of “boredom”. Below you’ll find a list of 10 activities to either try out or get your mind thinking about other way to fight off boredom.
Further down you’ll also find sections of different activities with links to participate or apps to download.
Give these activities a whirl:
1) Pull out some play doh, clay or any other art medium and use your imagination to create a fun new world to play in for awhile!
During your COVID isolation, sculpt what you think the virus looks like – then SMASH it – it’ll feel good to squash that virus!
2) Family game night
Pull out some board games and plan a family game day/night! Have every family member choose a game to play and work your way through everyone’s choices.
3) Find a new card game
Do a little googling and find a new card game to teach your family. Be sure to take your time to fully understand the rules so you can easily teach the rest of your family how to play.
4) Draw or paint how you’re feeling.
- Sometimes getting creative and drawing or painting our emotions helps to release them and helps us feel better.
- Another option? Draw times when you felt happy and filled with joy. Remember the good times you’ve had and know you can get back to that place.
5) Spend time reading.
Sometimes we get too busy and our body needs a break. Find yourself a quiet, calm space – a space you feel relaxed – pick up one of your favorite books and spend an hour reading.
Spend a little time each day writing in a journal. Not only will this be a great way for you to express how you’re feeling, it’ll be a very interesting keepsake for you in years to come when this pandemic is over.
7) Create a list of activities you would like to do with your family.
- Grab a piece of paper and a pencil and start writing out all of the activities you can do during this isolation period.
- Once you have a list of things you would like to do, show your parents/guardian(s) and come up with a schedule.
- Cross each activity off when you’re done.
8) Create a family routine.
Sometimes when we don’t have a routine, life can seem a little wonky. Work with your family to create a routine that allows you to have fun, continue to learn and feel a little more regulated.
9) Make a comic strip.
- Start writing and drawing a comic strip for a new Superhero you create. Make it a series so you can continuously add to your Superhero’s journey!
- Share your comic strip with your family, friends and classmates and ask them to create their own comic strip to be shared.
10) Listen to music and create a new playlist.
- Take some time and find at least 20 songs that make you happy, make you dance and bring joy to your hear. Create a new playlist and add all of your songs to a “Finding Joy” playlist.
- Ask your family for song suggestions and make a playlist for your entire family.
BONUS: Make a COVID-19 Capsule!
- Follow this link and create your own capsule: Click Here
Stigma-Free Conversation Cards
Need a conversation booster with your friends or parents? Sometimes, it is hard to talk about COVID-19, so the Stigma-Free Society has designed some Conversation Cards for you to share with others. It is a great way to spark discussion around our current situation with COVID-19.
We even slipped in some cards that your parents can ask you, or if you prefer, you can simply hover over the card to get answers to various questions. Hope you spark some good conversations today! Why not? We have the time right, so why not chat about it?
Real Talk – Questions for Parent(s) to Ask Youth (Grades 4-7)
Discussion Questions for Youth to Ask Parent(s) (Grades 4-7)
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