These are the top 3 in-home outdoor activities that we came up with. We started with a list of outdoor activities that we like to do when we are on vacation. Then we thought about what gear was needed for each one. Next, we looked in closets and drawers to find props to help us feel like we were doing these outdoor activities inside. I trust you will enjoy the ideas.
This week’s blog post was inspired by Karen Mellott-Foshier Blog Wish You Were Here – Shelter in Place Spring Break Staycation Postcards. Check out her blog for humorous fun.
Outdoor Activities – A Day at the Beach
Sand resistance beach towel or blanket to spread out in your living room. – The sand resistance is important for a sandy beach. In this case, we had no sand in our living room.
Beach or lawn chair to relax in – or a couch
Sunglasses and hat – This helps protect yourself from the glare on the TV
Flip flops – Just because you need to feet covering when walking to the refrigerator
Drink of choice – Add a mini umbrella to make it authentic!
Refreshing snacks like fresh fruit – For when your family members decide to feed you grapes in your lounge chair
You must have sound effects, like waves crashing.
Outdoor Activities – Camping and a Campfire
Sleeping bag and pad spread out in your living room – You can always head to your bed if you feel the need
Lawnchair to relax in
Cooking stove – Never mind just use the microwave to warm up water otherwise this could be a fire hazard
Drink of choice – My favorite is hot cocoa – yum
Yummy snacks like smores – This is a must-have item
Live conditions on Lake Erie from Lake Erie Bluffs
Campfire video – This is great to create the crackling of the fire sounds
Outdoor Activities – Snorkeling
Snorkel and mask – I liked that I did not get any seawater in my snorkel while swimming
Wetsuit or rash shirt – Tip: I wore my wetsuit inside and got hot fast. Therefore you might just wear a swimsuit
Fins – These are important to get the full effect.
Top 3 Creative In-Home Outdoor Activities
Don’t forget to invite your friends. Set up a Facetime or Zoom meeting. What other outdoor activities can you emulate indoors?