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Shut-In: Political Party Speeches

This has to be my personal favourite activity so far. Everyone joined in with such gusto (even Thomas), it was hilarious! Earlier on in the day I had randomly chosen eight words from the dictionary. I did this by opening to a page and with shut eyes pointing to a place on the page. I…

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Shut-In: Karaoke Edition

Karaoke was up next. In a fairly musical family, I am the dud. I can't sing a note...or at least I can, but it is rarely the right one at the right time. This was the activity I was looking forward to the least. I suddenly began to understand how Thomas felt each time I…

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Shut-In: Black Bag Fashion Show

Yes. you read that correctly. The goal was to pair off and create fashion garments and a rhetoric to go alongside them. The fashion garments could only be made from black bags and tape and we had just twenty minutes to make them: The boys went first (they won't allow me to put any photos…

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Shut-In: ‘Who am I?’ History Edition

This was a surprisingly simple yet fun idea, especially when everyone gets involved. I had made Thomas his bribery coffee, so he needed to keep up his end of the bargain...and he did! Yay! The premise of this game is that each individual either dressed up or acted the part of a famous character in…

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Shut-In: The ‘No Talent’ Talent Show

When I came up with the idea of putting on a talent show, I really did mean a place to show case individual talent. But our family never does seem able to do things properly, and it very rapidly became a 'no talent' talent show especially to our teens 🙂 There was much talk and…

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Lock-In: How to Cope with Living in Each Other’s Pockets Day In and Day Out

I got an email from our local church outlining the activities they have planned (all virtual of course) for the youth over the next week. It began: Dear Claire, I hope you've managed the first couple of days of home-schooling.... Yes, we are managing quite sufficiently. Have been for the past 18+ years! It seems…

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