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How To Spend Time WIth Family During COVID-19

Posted by Live Love Mom on April 29, 2020 at 11:15 AM

by: Stephanie McEndree


It can be hard being apart from your family during this pandemic. Here are some ways you can spend time together despite the coronavirus.


Video calls. Whether you use facebook, skype or even snapchat, you can video call with your family. People are starting to use Zoom so they can video chat with many people at the same time. Have an online family reunion and spend some time together.


Play games. There are apps linked to facebook that you can play together. You can also play games via video chat, such as bingo or battleship. You can play almost any game through video chat if you try hard enough, or are creative.


Activities. Do activities together online. You can go on video chat and watch the same youtube workout video and do the workouts together. You can try Zumba as well and laugh as you try to dance like the instructor. You can also learn a dance from TikTok together.


Phone calls. Pick up the phone and call your family! Especially with the older generation, they love having a phone call from their loved ones. If you're not sure what to talk about, you can always mention the weather and ask how they are doing and what they've been up to lately. A popular topic is how everyone is passing the time being cooped up.


Send them something. You can send a letter, a card, flowers or even a delivery meal to brighten up their day. If it's their birthday soon, mail them a small gift if you can afford it. It will let your family know you are thinking of them even during these hard times.


Got more ideas? Comment below!


Categories: Current Events, Life Advice, Family Time

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4 Comments

Reply Margaret
9:53 PM on July 27, 2020 
Weâ??ve been doing many video chats. Theyâ??re great at keeping everybody happy. Phone calls and emails too.
Reply Felicia Tucker
9:20 PM on July 28, 2020 
Video calls and phone calls have literally been our lifeline during the pandemic. These are all great tips but there is nothing like interaction with your family and loved ones. Thanks for sharing!
Reply Michelle
10:11 AM on July 30, 2020 
COVID actually gave me more time with my family, and I appreciate it! Itâ??s been hard being more stuck at home, but the time together has been special.
Reply Kristen
11:16 PM on July 30, 2020 
Great post! We have been FaceTiming so much at our house! Canâ??t wait until family can travel to visit us again!