Weekend Activities You Don’t Have to Go Out For

PC: Levi Ventura

PC: Levi Ventura


When the weather gets bad and you don’t feel like braving the cold, it can help to have fun activities right where you are. These are a couple of indoor activities you won’t have to leave the dorm to experience.

Game Night:

Get some friends together and unleash your competitive side with UNO, Apples to Apples or even some Exploding Kittens. You’re sure to have a wide variety of games to try if everyone contributes, and even if not, a simple deck of cards and a quick internet search can give you ideas.

Try a New Recipe:

Baking up some sweet treats can be one of the best ways to spend a day indoors. AllRecipes.com can provide you with plenty of inspiration to make the perfect snack. You can try a mug cake recipe for one or make a large batch of cookies to share and brighten a friend’s day.

Self Care Night:

Take a night to treat yourself right and de-stress from the week. Order take-out from your favorite restaurant and just relax with your favorite music or tv series. Grab some face masks, paint your nails and just enjoy some time to yourself so you can be re-energized and refreshed to start the next week.

Learn Something New:

There’s never a bad time to learn a new skill. With sites like YouTube and highbrow.com, there are thousands of free tutorials and lessons right at your fingertips. You may not be able to master a new skill in one day, but you might just find a new passion that could last a lifetime.

Enjoy a New Book:

With textbook reading assigned nearly every day of the school week, leisure reading can easily be forgotten. A snowy day can be perfect for curling up with that book you bought, but never got the chance to read.

Also take advantage of the many digital books that are offered online! If you have a library account with Lincoln City Libraries, you can use Hoopladigital.com for free and access hundreds of ebooks, audio books and comics.

If you’d rather not make an account, you can also check out Gutenberg.com which offers over 58,000 free ebooks at no cost!

Amanda McCarter is a senior studying biomedical science.