U is for Unusual Activities #AtoZChallenge

Posted April 24, 2020 in Blog Fests & Hops, Family / 3 Comments

The Blogging from A-Z Challenge continues today. Every day throughout April (except Sundays) I’ll be posting a range of ideas and tips for keeping your family entertained at home. It will include arts and crafts, games, learning ideas and imaginative activities for all ages. I thought it would be particularly useful while we’re all self-isolating or socially distancing, though it can be used for any time of year.

Letter “U” is for Unusual Activities. “U” is always quite a tricky letter, and it took me a while to settle on a topic. I finally decided to compile a list of any unusual family activities I could think of that I haven’t already covered in previous posts. So if you’re bored and looking for something a little different to do with your spare time, try one of these fun activities.



  • Learn some magic tricks to impress your friends with. Vanishing Inc. Magic School has a free online course to teach you seven tricks and Kevin Quantum has lessons for kids on YouTube.
  • Get to know yourself better by taking a personality test. My favourites are the MBTI, enneagram test and the 5 Love Languages.
  • Have a go at family cosplay. You could dress up as your favourite book characters or try to recreate classic film scenes.
  • Harry Potter fans can try to complete this Hogwarts digital escape room or enrol in free online classes at Hogwarts is Here.
  • Find out what the Hubble telescope saw on your birthday. It has observed some truly beautiful cosmic phenomenon.
  • Try making a giant floor collage from household items, Art Attack style.
  • Challenge the grandparents to recreate your kid’s funny photos.
  • Ask the kids to write and film their own news and weather report.
  • Invent your own secret code and write messages to each other.
  • Take on the fun challenges set by Task Master for #hometasking.
  • True crime fans can have a go at solving these Unsolved Mysteries on Reddit.
Image description: magician’s kit, including playing cards, silver cups, dice, white gloves, top hat, white rope and magic wand. Image by annca from Pixabay
Over to You

Have you been doing any unusual activities during the lockdown? Please share your ideas in the comments!

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