7 Activities to Do at Home this Week
We’ve rounded up a list of seven different activities you can try each day of the week.
Looking for ideas to keep you and your family entertained or backyard activities to get you moving?
ASP - America's Swimming Pool Company has put together a list of our 7 top recommendations you can try while staying at home.
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2. Pool Exercises for Strength Building
Use the waters resistance to build strength and power. Pool water exercises are a great way to give you a total body workout without putting stress on your joints.
- Start with a 3-minute warm up
- Circuit 1: 10 – 15 reps of each exercise
- Repeat circuit 3 times
- Rest for 1 minute
- Circuit 2: 10-15 reps of each exercise
- Repeat circuit 3 times
- End with a 3-minute cool down.
3. Outdoor Yoga
Improve your mental health and well-being with outdoor yoga. You can invite your kids or furry friends to join, too! Here is an 20-min yoga practice to help you feel good: https://youtu.be/1-AJwAjoWR0
4. Pool Games
There are so many fun activities to do in your pool. Here is a list of our favorite pool games you and your family can try today.
Practice your basketball skills in the pool with a basketball hoop that is designed for use in your swimming pool.
Have two players sit on a large float and give each player one pool noodle. Let the players joust with the noodles until one player is knocked off the float. The player who remains on the float is the winner.
Show off your best dance moves in the water to your favorite songs. Use pool lights, water effects, speakers, and other waterproof objects to blow away the competition.
5. Backyard Scavenger Hunt
What kid (and adult) does not love a good scavenger hunt? We put together a printable list of objects that can easily be found in your own backyard, park, or hiking trail.
6. S’mores Recipes
Get your fit pit ready and experiment with different s’mores recipes. We have included a list of creative s’mores combinations you can try at home:
- Chocolate graham cracker + strawberry slice + Nutella + marshmallow
- Graham cracker + chocolate with salted caramel + crisp bacon + marshmallow
- Chocolate graham cracker + mint chocolate + marshmallow
7. Virtual Happy Hour
Missing your time with friends? Create virtual happy hour! Enjoy your favorite drink while spending quality time with friends, virtually. Use social media or group texting to schedule and invite friends to the video call.
Get creative with your virtual time by trying some of the ideas below:
- Make it a game night.
- Choose a theme and get dressed up.
- Play a private concert.
- Make a signature cocktail together.