Sarah, a Year 12 Prefect at MLC knows that too much time spent at home mindlessly watching Netflix can make your holidays fly by – meaning you miss out on much-needed recharge time. To make sure you make the most of your quarantined holidays, she's shared 9 activities that can help you to slow down and make the most of your time.
At-Home Activities for the School Holidays
As we are smoothly transitioning to online learning and needing to stay home, some of us may find that we have a lot more free time on our hands. Here are a few tips for fun things you could do at home:
Who said you have to go to the gym to exercise? There are many no-equipment workouts that you can do at home - Join online fitness classes or find workout/yoga videos on YouTube.
MLC's Dance and Sport programs are regularly uploading helpful (and fun!) online workouts and dance tips.
During times like this, staying mentally healthy is important. Meditation decreases stress and anxiety, providing many health benefits. Check out apps like Headspace
and Smiling Mind
Headspace is now offering free support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to access
Bake or cook something special
This is a great way to impress your family members with amazing dishes and develop your cooking skills. If it doesn't turn out ideal at first, that's ok! Practice makes perfect - you're learning and improving!
Read some books
If you've read all the titles in your bookshelf at home, browse online and you're bound to find something interesting!
Did you know MLC's Library gives you free access to a range of free eBooks and audiobooks? To get started, visit the Wheeler's eBook & eAudiobook website
(for all students & staff) or the Bolinda website
(Years 9-12 & Staff) or download the apps and login with your student ID and password.
Join music lessons online, or self-learn. For the musicians out there, this the chance to practise!
This is the time to tidy up your study-space/room and create a comfortable learning space.
Watch the video below to learn how the Kon-Mari method could help you to declutter your home study space. Pro tip: You should probably keep those study notes even if they don't 'spark joy'...
Do puzzles, play games
Whether it's a traditional jigsaw or a book of Sudoku, puzzles are a great way to exercise your brain.
Start a craft project
Get creative! Use whatever is lying around to create something - the only limit is your imagination!
And don't forget - keep learning!
Especially for the higher year levels - Use this time to catch up on any incomplete school work, consolidate what you learnt, or even study ahead!
I hope you have an enjoyable time at home, and stay healthy!
- Sarah, Year 12 Prefect