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Fun To-Dos While Social Distancing

You can’t go clothes shopping. You can eat in a restaurant. You can’t go to any sporting events. By this point in the social distancing movement, you’re probably sitting there, clicking through Netflix once again, wondering, “OK, but what can I do?”

Gwyneth Paltrow suggests learning to play an instrument or writing a book during your time of self-isolation, but she’s also Gwyneth Paltrow and has a questionable relationship with reality.

If you don’t have the time, patience or money to spend on a new instrument to be delivered to your home like Paltrow, don’t worry. There are still a few options of things you can do in Huntsville that don’t require you to risk your health or the health of those around you. 

Here are some ideas: 

  1. Do an easy craft at home. Here are instructions on how to paint your front door to celebrate Easter. 
  2. Organize a drive-thru scavenger or bear hunt.
  3. Go on a virtual tour of a famous museum. 
  4. Order takeout or delivery from a small business. There are safe ways to disinfect the food containers once you receive your order. 
  5. Participate in the Great Huntsville Easter Egg Hunt, which is still happening, just with a social-distancing twist. 
  6. Listen to local life music online. The Fret Shop and Purple 19 both have live streaming sessions from Huntsville musicians.
  7. Take a scenic drive. Here’s a list of the best places to catch a great view in Huntsville. 
  8. Get fit! Huntsville gyms are hosting online classes to keep you active during the day. Check out Burn Collective, Art In Motion Dance Academy and 305 Fitness.

Do you have ideas how to keep everyone in your household happy, healthy and sane? Tell us in the comments. 

About the author


Jessie Harbin

Jessie lives in Meridianville with her husband, baby and four dogs. She thrives on chaos, and loves finding good news stories where you least expect them.

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