Ways to Stay Home, Stay Safe in your Neighbourhood

We had a Zoom meeting on Tuesday, April 21st, 2020 to share ideas on ways to keep healthy and busy while we stay home and stay safe.  There is lots of room for your ideas too, so send them to Arlene for addition to this page.

Key Ideas:

  • Stay social – find ways to connect with family and friends.
  • Stay active – get exercise every day
  • Get fresh air – Get outside and appreciate nature
  • Be creative – explore arts, crafts, baking, writing

Ideas that were generated:

  • More meal planning than usual – looking for interesting recipes and planning for the week.
  • Yoga exercises
  • Online video games where you play with friends and chat
  • Neighbourhood Bingo – see attached card – print and walk around your neighbourhood to complete your card.  Share cards with your neighbours if you are competitive.
  • Baking – you have time for bread now

A List of Suggestions and Links

Compiled by Arlene Zuckernick and Ernie Baatz

Social Activities

*Create a thank you poster to essential workers – health care, care givers, delivery and also to your helpful neighbours and put in window or on front door

*Send a thank you message to BC care providers  https://bccare.ca/tellthemyoucare

*A really friendly site with A number of activities posted. Use the search bar and menu to find ones of interest https://kudoz.ca

Comakedo  https://www.comakedo.ca/

This site is one you want to explore. Lots of good ideas!

*In small groups (2-4 sites)

  • Watch a video together online https://www.watch2gether.com/
  • Plan, Cook and enjoy a meal together at a distance or do a potluck
  • Create a Word or Graphic Story together
  • Create a costume together

Indoor Fitness and Fun

Outdoors Fitness and Fun

  • Go for a hike
  • Run/walk a track in your neighbourhood
  • Fly a kite –make your own just google make your own kite
  • Outdoor scavenger hunt
  • Picnic in a park
  • Start a small garden
  • Play Neighbourhood Bingo (cards available to download and print soon)

Other Activities


Arts and Crafts, Games, Reading, Learning etc

A Few Other Sites with Multiple Ideas and/or Links