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With everybody stuck indoors due to the COVID-19 trauma, there’s no time like the present to present my list of rainy day activities for adults. I know that you are frustrated. We all are. And Lord willing, this time of difficulty and social distancing will pass soon.
But what do we do in the meantime? What kind of entertainment activities for adults can we do to give us alternatives to watching TV all day or scrolling mindlessly through Facebook? We need some indoor fun for adults. Am I right?
I have scrolled the internet to find 75 of the best rainy day activities for adults that I could find. I’ll be honest. I was pretty impressed at some of the virtual reality options that are available.
I realize that we don’t always want to be attached to our technology as the only option. And you won’t. But there’s some pretty cool ways to plug into what would normally be a fun, indoor activity. So without further ado, here you go…
75 of the best rainy day activities for adults
Clean your house and do some spring cleaning
Read a new book. I highly recommend Victory Over Affliction: 30 Days of Mindset Challenges to Motivate You, written by yours truly.
Journal about anything and everything
Start a side hustle. Here’s a great list of ideas
Start a blog
Study your Bible
Call your friends and family members
Write a letter
Put together a prayer journal and pray
Play video games
Discover some new podcasts
Clear away the clutter and donate it to charity
Make a DIY project
Bake a quarantine cake
Put together a bucket list
Start a gratitude journal
Learn some new recipes
Learn some magic tricks
Rainy day activities for adults that you can find online
Host virtual parties with Zoom
Learn to play the guitar – 3 months of free lessons through Fender
Learn sign language from YouTube videos
Learn to knit from YouTube videos
Try some new crafts. This is a great face mask tutorial that will give you an option if you cannot find face masks to purchase. While you’re at it, make some for friends and family or donate to those in need.
Learn how to arrange flowers After you check out that YouTube video, check out the other videos that Jennifer has. Full disclosure, I stumbled across her, but she’s fabulous!
Explore virtual museum tours
Take a virtual tour of national parks through Google Earth
Join a virtual choir – The Sofa Singers
Learn a new language with Duolingo online or through your app store
Search the internet for places you want to travel to
Play the Stuck at Home Scavenger Hunt, it’s a DIY scavenger hunt that you can do at home and play against the world
Stream a live digital yoga class available on YouTube
Go check out YouTube and find something new that you can learn
Tour The Metropolitan Museum of Art online
Start your Christmas shopping online
Video chat with friends, with Skype, Zoom or my personal favorite, Facebook Portal. If you’re interested in a Portal, just email me or Messenger me and I can send you a discount for 20% off. I would put the link here, but since it’s a Facebook product, I can only send you the referral link through Messenger. This is my new favorite product for keeping in touch with family.
Virtual cooking class with Nonna – a live 2 hour pasta tutorial presented by an 84 year old Italian grandmother
Watch live animal cams
Watch Broadway plays and musicals through online streaming
Indoor fun for adults – do something educational
Sign up for a happiness course, The Science of Well Being, I’m currently taking this one myself. This is through Coursera. With Coursera, you can take online courses created by leading universities and companies like Yale, Google, the University of Michigan, and much more. Here’s 50% off your first course.
Learn something new from Udemy
Join Masterclass and learn some interesting things from your favorite celebrities
More entertainment activities for adults for when you’re indoors
Download the TikTok app and lose yourself in some hilarious videos
Learn any one of the TikTok dances that are trending
Make beef jerky or dehydrate your other favorite foods
Support a local restaurant and order takeout
Rake your yard
Create and listen to a new playlist
Create a dream board of a vegetable or flower garden and prepare for summer
Have an indoor picnic
Make a time capsule
Clean out your refrigerator and freezer
Have scavenger hunts
Sing Karaoke – Have you ever checked out all that is free on Roku? This is just one of many things that’s available.
Do a puzzle
Create a vision board
Try out a new meal kit service. Here is a review of the Best meal kit food delivery services of 2020
Try out a new hairstyle
Rearrange your furniture
Clean out your closet
Go for a long walk with your dog
Put together or update your budget
Watch a movie marathon (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Fast & Furious, etc)
There you have it. I have just given you a really great list of entertainment activities for adults, for when you are stuck inside. I challenge you to pick something new to try when you are looking for things to do when you are stuck at home.
My guess is that by the time this period of social distancing is over, you will not only no longer be bored. But you will come away more cultured and talented. You will have picked up more fun hobbies. You will be more organized and connected and have learned new recipes. And a great byproduct is that you’ll have all your Christmas shopping done for the year.
Most of all, you will always have a great list of resources for rainy day activities for adults that you can share with people that you know and love.
So, what new entertainment activities for adults have you found on this list that you can’t wait to try? Be sure to leave them in the comments below.