This time can be challenging especially if you don’t have the access to many stores because of quarantine. We are out of the country and haven’t been to a store in over two months. What does that mean for us? That means we have to be creative to keep the children busy and happy. We still want to go to the beach and we won’t let not having beach toys stop us. Here are 3 tips you can use to make free beach toys at home.
First, if you recycle then this should be easy for you. Most children just want to play in the sand. Scoop and dump sand in some sort of container. This should be easy. You find an empty container you aren’t using or box to allow them to do so. The other tool you will need to make this happen is to create a scoop for the sand to dump it in the box. Use a plastic or paper cup for scooping the sand. If you don’t have either try a bottle with a large opening or a top of an old spray can.
Next, use the beach as your toy box. Make it a treasure hunt with your children by searching for unique looking rocks or seashells. This can be a real joy if you get involved as well. Make prints in the sand with your feet and try to keep them from getting washed away by the ocean.
Last, Be sure to take breaks out of the sun. The sun can be harsh on our skin if in the sun for more than twenty minutes or so at a time. Pick a spot under the shade to play a game without technology. If you the beach has enough chairs and shade you can play a round of musical chairs. To create a speaker effect if you want to play some music to relax, stick your phone inside of a cup. It will instantly give it a speaker effect.
For our latest beach experience check out my last video on Youtube. I hope you all have a great and safe Memorial Day. For pictures check out our Instagram.
Traveling the world and living the time of your life is a dream come true, but sometimes you may encounter some rough days or events, especially when the entire world is in quarantine due to the pandemic. This is something we’ve never experienced before during our travels or in our lifetime for that matter. We are checking in and asking how are you really doing? If you’re struggling it is absolutely normal and we are all getting through this together one day at a time. So the question is how do you navigate through this waiting period, successfully? I will discuss three ways to push through waiting in quarantine as a nomad.
1. Video call your friends and or family more often than usual.
This is a great time to communicate with your loved ones now more regularly than ever before. Family can heal some of the loneliness you’re experiencing. Call your family members through Face Time or What’s App via video. Use online therapy if you’re feeling imbalanced and need someone to talk to right away. It is affordable and can be executed right from your apartment. Use Google as a source to find therapy or an app called TalkSpace.
2. Do something you love.
Consistently do something you love while away on the road in isolation to build a sense of stability. For example, if you love to create art, this is the time to practice your skills. Always have something to physically keep your mind occupied when you began to feel a bit unstable from being in the house too long. Learn a new trade or read up on something you always wanted to know, but didn’t have the time.
3. Catch up on our content.
Although you have fun meeting new friends and expanding your social network, you can start to miss the long time friends and family you left behind to see the world. Everyone at some point feels homesick. Make us part of your to do list. Check out our older videos on Youtube on our journey living in a RV and abroad. Also, check out my latest ebook available now on Amazon (link available below). It is a perfect read and will get you through boredom until we are all able to get back to normal.
Please stay safe and remember to stay home as much as possible if you’re in the position to do so.