Are you racking your brain for some fun activities to do at home with your partner, family or housemates? While many businesses are feeling the hit from the COVID-19 shutdown, here are some fun at-home activities you can do to support them during this tough time.
Catch a live cooking class for kids and adults
Keeping your kids entertained is no small feat right now. Based in Port Melbourne, Itsy Bitsy Chef has online live cooking classes for kids. Your kids will get live questions and help throughout, while following a step-by-step cooking class.
Not only is this a great way for them to have fun, they’ll also get helpful skills in the kitchen and make something delicious. Itsy Bitsy Chef’s online live cooking program is great for children aged four to 14 years. Or, join in for a virtual birthday party celebration with the whole family. Otherwise, if you’d love a cooking class sans kids, you can book a private online group class and do anything from cake decoration to homemade gnocchi.
Visit Itsy Bitsy Chef’s online shop to find out more about their hands-on culinary experience options.
Brekkie in bed with take-home pancake packs
Café brunches may be off the menu for now, but luckily there are some great cafes out there bringing the café experience to your home. Kick off your weekend on the right note with decadent take-home pancake packs with Stokers Fine Pancakes in South Melbourne.
Vacuum-sealed for freshness, this will be a big hit with the whole family or your other half. Catering to the sweet toothed, as well as offering some great savoury options, there’s something for everyone. Place your pick-up order if you’d like the full proceeds to go to Stokers Fine Pancakes. Or, get it delivered with DoorDash, who is reducing commission fees during this time.
Visit Stokers Fine Pancakes’ website for your take-home pancake pack.
Take a virtual Pilates class
During this time, keeping your physical and mental health in check is paramount. Home Pilates is a great way to inject some healthy movement into your day.
Pilates Local in St Kilda is offering virtual Pilates classes, seven days a week! Pilates sessions remain small and run for 45 to 60 minutes. Classes are $20 per person and have various sessions throughout the day and evening.
And before you think it, yep, it’s for all experience levels. Pilates Local’s virtual mat classes have everyone covered from total beginners to seasoned Pilates participants. Pregnancy and postnatal classes are also available – but first you should get medical clearance from your doctor or obstetrician and a virtual 1:1 with their pelvic floor physiotherapist.
Check out Pilates Local's virtual classes and timetable to get moving.
Have an outdoor picnic at home
If you’ve got a backyard, courtyard or balcony at home, get some fresh air and have an outdoor picnic! This one’s perfect for couples or housemates who want that away-from-home feeling, while staying safe.
Level up your cheese board skills with a selection of over 180 cheeses, crackers, pâtés, and wine (of course) from Milk the Cow in St Kilda. You can either pick-and-mix what you like or go for one of their sumptuous cheese hampers. If you live locally, you could even snatch free delivery.
Crank some tunes and enjoy some quality cheese and booze at home. See Milk the Cow’s online range.
Support those still open for business
Community support is key right now. If you’re looking for ideas to stay entertained, check out our Explore Port Phillip blog page for ideas and check the growing list of local traders open for business in Port Phillip so you can help them survive during this tough time.