12 More Ideas for Quarantine Fun

You may be stuck at home, but creativity knows no bounds.


Photo By Kelly Sikkema On Unsplash

Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

Play Ball

Junior sports fans feel cheated this year and they’re mopey. The Washington Nationals get it. So the team and its coaches have pulled together a bonanza of virtual resources to get little baseball lovers moving and learning. In the Coach’s Corner, kids can find drills to improve their pitching and hand-eye coordination (including wiffle ball with Trea Turner), while other parts of the site include activities to exercise their most important “muscles”—their brains. From baseball-related STEM classes—the aerodynamics of pitching, measuring strike zones, etc.—to reading resources and a Summer Slugger math and literacy program for fourth and fifth graders, there’s a whole lot kids can learn from their favorite team.


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Cirque du Soleil

Stream a Spectacle

The way they colorfully twist, bend and glide through the air, Cirque du Soleil performers  give viewers an out-of-this-world experience. If current circumstances have you yearning for such a distraction, you can now get it virtually though the newly announced CirqueConnect content hub, where you’ll find hour-long special performances, virtual reality and behind-the-scenes videos, plus content for kids, music, and even face-painting and fitness classes. Or, for a different kind of drama, Wolf Trap is streaming opera performances.


We Are All Made Of Stories

Document This Moment

Eventually, COVID-19 will be behind us. We will never forget it, and likely will no longer take all those little things—hugging, concerts, restaurants, play dates—for granted. If you find it therapeutic to put your current thoughts in writing, consider submitting a short essay to Arlington Magazine’s Covid Chronicles, an essay series celebrating local community voices. We want to know how you’re coping, what’s weighing on your mind and what’s bringing you joy.  In a similar vein, the Arlington Public Library is seeking a variety of artistic works for its Quaranize collection. Whether it’s an essay, poem, sketch, photograph or even recipe, send it in. There is no deadline.

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