10. What new hobby can you start now that you have more time at home?
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What better time than quarantine to start a new hobby? Both kids and parents can use this time to do something they’ve always wanted to do. Ask your kids what they would like to try and be as supportive as possible in fostering that interest.
Here are a few hobby ideas to consider for your family:
- Spray paint art
- Sewing (Design fun face masks!)
- Learning an instrument (Online tutorials abound!)
- Wood carving
- Cooking (Think MasterChef Junior!)
11. What are some things about our family that you’ve learned during quarantine—both good and bad?
Families are learning quite a bit about each other during this stay-at-home order. Lots of different personality quirks and emotions are rising to the surface—some good and some bad. Have a heart-to-heart conversation with your kiddos about the things they’ve learned, not only about themselves, but about each other.
Try to keep the conversation positive and encouraging to prevent feelings from getting hurt. Make a list of ways your family can work on the negative things and support each other in becoming healthier and happier together.
This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 1 Thessalonians 5:11
12. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
This conversation starter can really help you make the most of quarantine with your kids. Not only can you brainstorm about your dream vacation, you can research that part of the world and learn lots of fun facts about it. Consider adding printable activity sheets to the mix, and learn something new as you travel the world from your own home!
While this season of quarantine won’t last forever, there are still plenty of stay-at-home days ahead. So why not make the most of them by incorporating meaningful questions to get your kids thinking and growing? You might find that your conversations lead to a better understanding of how your kids think, feel, and process everything that’s going on around them.
Jennifer Waddle considers herself a Kansas girl, married to a Colorado hunk, with a heart to encourage women everywhere. She is the author of several books, including Prayer WORRIER: Turning Every Worry into Powerful Prayer, and is a regular contributor for LifeWay, Crosswalk, Abide, and Christians Care International. Jennifer’s online ministry is EncouragementMama.com where you can find her books and sign up for her weekly post, Discouragement Doesn’t Win. She resides with her family near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains—her favorite place on earth.
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