10 COVID-Friendly Things To Do This Family Day Long Weekend
By: Guest writers, entrepreneurs, and Rogers ambassadors The GG Sisters
Hi! We’re the GG sisters — moms, business owners, DIY-ers, and content creators — and we’re are here to spruce up your Family Day weekend with some fun and safe at-home activities for you and your family.
- Indoor S’mores Creation Station
Give each family member a plate with graham crackers and marshmallows. Set up mini bowls of sprinkles, chocolate chips, hazelnut spread, or any other candy you and your kids love. Have them add their favourite toppings to the graham crackers and marshmallows and voila, you have an Indoor S’mores Creation Station. Place it on a baking sheet and in the oven for 15 minutes at 375C or till marshmallows are baked to your liking.
- Create Ice Mandalas
Use a deep round bowl and fill it with some small outdoor nature finds like leaves, twigs, pinecones, etc. Add twine and fill the bowl with water, and let it freeze completely. Once frozen, pull your mandala out of the bowl and hang it outside from a tree branch.
- Outdoor Winter Scavenger Hunt
Encourage going outside and getting fresh air by creating a list of things for kids to find on their nature walk. Here are some examples:
- Boot prints
- Snow shovel
- Snow covered fence
- Animal tracks
- Create Your Own Cotton Candy Hot Cocoa Bombs
All you need is cotton candy, hot cocoa mix, and mini marshmallows. Grab a piece of cotton candy and form into a mini bowl. Fill the cotton candy with the hot cocoa mix and mini marshmallows, add another piece of cotton candy on top, and form it into a ball by rolling it lightly, like you would a meatball. Drop it in a mug and add hot water or milk and enjoy.
- Virtual Pizza Party
Host a virtual family pizza party. Everyone gets to make their own personalized pizza making the dough from scratch and adding their favourite toppings. It’s not the same as being together, but it’s a way to connect and have a meal together as a family.
- 80’s Themed Family Movie Night
Fill a jar with 80’s family movie title suggestions. One person gets to dip into the jar to choose the movie, and everyone can work together to create a meal and snack table based on the movie theme. Don’t forget to dress up in theme too! We have Rogers Ignite TV, so we can visit the 80s anytime we want. All you have to do is say, “John Hughes” into your Ignite remote and all our fave 80s movies will pop up!
- Family Spa Day
Facials, Lemon Water, Spa Music, Candles, Meditation, and Colouring are a great way to practice some family self-care. Use your family room as your spa, dim the lights, and play some relaxing spa music. You can make our favourite own edible chocolate facial masks with this simple recipe:
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ cup of honey
¼ cup of vanilla yogurt
Mix until it turns into a liquid mask. Apply to face and let sit for 5-10 minutes.
- Board Game Night
What’s more fun than competing against your kids and spouse in a board game? We all have plenty lying around the house and its such a great way to get the whole family together.
- 1000 Piece Puzzle
We did a 1000-piece puzzle over the holidays and it kept us busy for hours. The best part was the feeling of accomplishment once we completed it. It is a great family bonding experience.
- Anything that brings you joy and puts a smile on the faces of your family members.
Number 10 is so important to us, especially in times like these. At the end of the day, all that matters is what brings you happiness during these difficult times. The little things mean so much more now more than ever.
Wishing you a family day weekend that is filled with memories, good food, and smiles all around.
Laura & Josie
The GG Sisters