Fun Online Activities To Do With Friends While Social Distancing

One of the hardest things about social distancing is being stuck in your hometown and not being able to see your friends from high school. Luckily, we live during a time where technology has the ability to connect us with anyone from around the world. With the internet on our side, my friends and I have gotten creative with ways that we can see each other. These are the ways that we have had fun while social distancing.

1. Virtual Yoga

Getting up and doing some form of exercise to move your body has been something I’ve really been prioritizing. Although I can’t commit to a full workout each morning, my friends and I have managed to do a 20 minute yoga session. There are a bunch of YouTube videos with yoga for every type of occasion. We just set up a FaceTime call and press play at the same time. It’s been wonderful and it gives me a little sense of our old trips to the Ray.

2. Animal Crossing New Horizons

The new Animal Crossing video game released on March 20th and it could not have come at a more perfect time. It’s been a wonderful and unique way to connect with my friends. We have had a blast visiting each other’s islands and hanging out “outside”. I recognize that not everyone can invest in this game or the console, but it has been a really fun way to spend time with my friends.

3. Netflix Party 

This is the best discovery I have made while social distancing. The days of FaceTiming and having to countdown to push play at the same time to watch a movie together are over. This Chrome extension takes care of all that for you. You just have to send your friends the link and it shares your screen so that you can watch a movie together hassle-free. Watching shows and movies together is an entertaining and easy way to spend time together.

– Haedy Gorostieta