Spark Welcome to Weekends by Sarah Breinig

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  • Have a game night

It might be rough being stuck inside right now, but you can make it fun by hosting a game night. You are staying at home with family, so play some board games together. You can always play classics like Monopoly or Clue, or mix it up with some different games like Telestration (to learn to play watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5Pm1LgWGZ4) or charades (go here, http://www.getcharadesideas.com/resources/a-list-of-120-easy-and-hard-charades-ideas/, for prompts).

  • Host an online game of Mafia

You might not be able to see your friends, but thanks to 21st century technology you can still hang out and play some games with them. Thanks to https://mafia.gg/ you can now play the game Mafia with friends no matter where in the world they are. Just make an account and set up a game to host, pick a time all of you and your friends can play, and then enjoy the game. There are discussion channels within the game or use an app like discord to set up a voice chat with all the players to make it feel like you are all in the same room.

  • Movie night

Use all that time at home before classes start up to watch all those movies you’ve been wanting to see. Gather with your family and spend some time together watching a movie or set up a time with friends and watch a movie all together from your respective homes with the Netflix Party feature.

  • Call a friend- not text

No one ever calls people anymore. Show your friends some intentionality by giving them a call and talking. It’ll serve as a nice change of pace during your social isolation.

  • Eat some waffles

Wednesday (March 25) is International Waffle Day. This day is based on Våffeldagen, a Swedish holiday that celebrates the start of Spring in many European countries. Spice up your time at home with some different types of homemade waffles like bacon waffles, funfetti waffles, or blood orange waffle doughnuts. For these and more recipes, go to https://www.brit.co/sweet-savory-waffle-recipes/.