Here’s A Stuck At Home “Project” List Filled With Ideas

A child manoeuvring through an indoor obstacle course

By Dr. Jamie Richards of the Life By Design Centre in Blenheim –

Do you have a lot of free time and not quite sure what to fill it with? There’s only so much binge watching you can do…

Here’s some ideas to create your own stuck at home project list.


  • Make your favourite meal
  • Make your favourite dessert
  • Donate old clothes that have been sitting in your closet
  • Organize your Tupperware drawer
  • Paint an accent wall
  • Dust behind and under the couches/furniture
  • Paint a picture for decoration
  • Take a hot bath
  • Rearrange the furniture (redecorate)
  • Have pajama day with your favourite movies
  • Have a themed dress up dinner (favourite movie characters, Halloween
    costumes etc)
  • Make a fort
  • Scrapbook
  • Indoor obstacle course
  • Play the floor is lava
  • Make soup
  • Have an ice cream Sunday bar
  • Do brain teasers/puzzles
  • Board game night
  • Plan your garden
  • Plant seedlings
  • Have an indoor picnic
  • Film a cooking show
  • Make holiday cards
  • Have karaoke night
  • Make jewellery
  • Host an English tea party
  • Take a free online course
  • Catch up on your podcasts
  • Learn a new language
  • Colour in a colouring book
  • Clean out your kids playroom and donate unused toys to charity
  • Connect with an old friend via phone or online
  • Write a business plan that you’ve been putting off
  • Write out a gratitude list
  • Have a mani/pedi night
  • Make slushies
  • Go camping indoors and set up the tent inside
  • Make play dough or slime
  • Let your kids raid your closet and put on a fashion show
  • Write letters and send them to your family/friends
  • Tie-dye some old clothes
  • Make your own granola bars


  • Rake the leaves
  • Clean your garden shed
  • Re-stain/paint your outdoor chairs (if wood)
  • Paint your front door
  • Power wash your siding
  • Wash your car inside and out
  • Weed the garden
  • Mulch the garden
  • Plant a veggie garden
  • Plant a flower garden
  • Take photo’s of your existing gardens/landscape/home
  • Make a mud hole (dirt and water- fun for little kids)
  • Draw with chalk on the driveway/sidewalk
  • Play with Hula hoops
  • Have an outdoor picnic
  • Go on a scavenger hunt
  • Build a laundry line to dry clothes on
  • Make a bird feeder
  • Collect bugs
  • Play Frisbee
  • Practice your golf swing
  • Play hopscotch with chalk
  • Jump rope
  • Do an outdoor workout
  • Go for a walk on a trail
  • Play I SPY
  • Paint garden pots
  • Paint rocks
  • Fly a kite
  • Make a compost bin
  • Build a chicken coop
  • Read a book outside
  • Do yoga outside
  • Walk around barefoot
  • Have a campfire
  • BBQ dinner and eat outside

You may have your own “to-do” list that needs attention but sometimes it’s fun to go
completely off course and do something unexpected.

What activities have you added to your stuck at home project list?

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