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
Redwood Forest River Crescent City, California, USA
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?
52 thoughts on “Top 3 Creative In-Home Outdoor Activities”
Sooooo much fun. Definitely made me chuckle. I love the underwater video idea. Please keep making us all smile. We can all get through this.
I love that you are taking these ideas to the next level! Way to be creative.
HaHa these are certainly creative! I can picture the wet suit inside…very warm. The bonfire idea sounds great! It is a little cold still here for that.
It was very hot in the wetsuit, but the photo was fun.
Fun! When you can’t travel, make travel come to you!
I’d love to be at a beach snorkeling about now lol
Yes, we all.
Love these ideas! Too funny!
Glad you enjoyed.
We have been having fun with camp outs in our living room. Our boys love it and beg us to do it every night!
That is great that you are doing campouts.
Cool outdoor activities to do whilst staying at home
Love these ideas! I’m going to adopt the beach theme for one of our upcoming weekly hockey mom happy hours.
Great, that would be fun.
I bet these activities would make for some fun photos!
Yes, lots of fun.
I love these! So fun and a great adventure at home.
Glad you enjoyed them.
Love all of these ideas, especially the campfire and s’mores.
Smores are great.
What a cute idea. I got a chuckle out of some of your comments. My kids love playing make-believe. I think my 3-year-old daughter would really get into this, and my older kids would humor her and play along.
Playing make-believe is fun.
I need to get out our photos from snorkeling in Mexico and put on our gear to look at the photos while I have the Bonair Underwater Coral on the computer. It will really bring us back to our trip.
That would be fun.
Great ideas! I’d love to create a little beach day from home!
These look like fun ideas! Very creative!
Wonderful ideas! I’m doing group fitness class with friends and I may add a beach backdrop so it would feel like we are outdoors
That would be awesome!
What great ideas! I am trying to spend more time outside.
Sounds like a plan! We will have to try!
Nice! I live by the beach so I do it a little different but these are great for those who aren’t too close!
That is great that you are by a beach.
Doesn’t hurt to be creative right now. Glad to see you guys are having some home fun and sharing!
Great ideas to keep the outdoor wanderlust alive!
Great ideas. They all made me smile.
Glad you smiled. We did a lot of laughting.
Very creative ideas – kudos to you!
I gotta admit…I can’t pretend to be on a vacation in my living room. I’ve tried several tips I’ve now seen for in living room quarantine. I wish I could.
We have been building a lot of couch cushion tents lately. And don’t forget the s’mores roasting over the fireplace. Thanks for these great ideas!
I love these creative in home outdoor activities. Thanks for sharing!
You are welcome.
How creative! My imagination doesnt seem to work this way. I bet our daughter would enjoy this!