2020 has been a whirlwind of a year. From Covid-19 to Saharan dust clouds, it seems like there is always something new headed our way. Despite all of this, we can still enjoy our favorite holidays while staying safe. So, if you are looking for Labor Day activities to do with friends or family while social distancing, look no further!
Everyone loves a great barbecue! From homemade macaroni and cheese to hamburgers and sweet tea, a barbecue is always a holiday event to remember. So, grab your grill and your comfiest lawn chairs and let’s get to cooking! The key to hosting a barbecue while social distancing is open air and maintaining 6′ distances. Start by placing your chairs 6′ apart. To maximize social interaction, you can arrange the seats in a circular pattern so everyone can see each other. If you want to incorporate games into your event, games like Pictionary and Charades allow for fun without physical contact. To decrease contact further, you can pre-plate each portion while wearing gloves so there are not multiple hands in the food dishes.
Do you not want to leave the comfort of your home, but still crave social interaction? No problem! With great Apps like Zoom and HouseParty you can see friends and family face-to-face from the comfort of your living room on an electronic device like a smartphone or tablet. These application are fantastic for people who want to host a cocktail hour or dinner, play party games, watch a movie as a group, or just talk about the week without leaving their house. The choices are endless, and completely safe.
Arts & Crafts
Arts & Crafts can be enjoyed by people of all ages, which makes it the perfect activity for children and seniors alike. You can easily enjoy this activity indoors or outdoors, so don’t be scared to go outside and soak up the sunshine. For a super fun Labor Day twist, you can create a craft with a patriotic theme! Using gloves to handle crafting tools, if crafting with others, and by placing seats 6′ apart you can maintain social distance while letting your creative juices flow.
Get out and enjoy nature! Walking trails, lakes, and parks are often an ideal place to get away from crowds and you receive the benefit of fresh air and beautiful scenery. From fishing to hiking to bird watching, there are many things you can do outside while social distancing. So, put on your comfiest shoes and get on out there!
It is so much fun to watch a fireworks display over Labor Day weekend; however, these are often very packed events. The key to enjoying fireworks while staying safe is to find a spot where you can still view the show away from the crowds. You also benefit from not having to look over anyone’s head. If you are planning on being around crowds to view fireworks remember to wear your mask and bring along some hand sanitizer. Another option is to purchase some smaller poppers or sparklers to enjoy in your yard where you can avoid the crowds altogether.