With the closure of our favourite cultural spaces and beloved watering holes, we have only our own belongings and minds to entertain ourselves.
When we’re left to our own devices, our creative juices start flowing. That innocent, boundless imagination and curiosity we were gifted with as kids has the potential to be unleashed again. The silliest, simplest things can bring about the greatest joy.
These puppets, for example, put on a wholly entertaining, appropriately themed performance:
A musically-gifted family from Kent recorded their own rendition of One Day More:
This couple created an art gallery for their gerbils:
And when the Getty Museum put out a challenge to its followers to recreate a work of art with objects (and people) in their homes, they were inundated with creative responses:
We challenge you to recreate a work of art with objects (and people) in your home.
🥇 Choose your favorite artwork
🥈 Find three things lying around your house⠀
🥉 Recreate the artwork with those items
And share with us. pic.twitter.com/9BNq35HY2V
— Getty (@GettyMuseum) March 25, 2020
Here are a few ideas to entertain yourself at home:
- Have a stuffed animal perform your favourite musical number
- Recreate a scene from your favourite TV show with nothing but inanimate objects
- Dress up for a dinner party and prepare (or indulge in) an extravagant meal
- If you have an animal companion, create an (appropriately-sized) obstacle course for them to play in
If you’re looking for other ways to pass the time and connect with others, take a look at our Programming Calendar to see upcoming CSI events and rituals. You can also see what CSI members are hosting in our Events Calendar!