Beating boredom

Don’t let inclement weather, a low-key weekend around the house or working with a tight budget stop you from creating unforgettable memories with your exchange student. Here is list of ideas to help your family beat boredom.

Here are some ideas:

Games to play
  • 20 questions
  • Charades
  • Card games
  • Puzzles
Learn something new
  • How to say five important words or phrases in your student’s language
  • How to bake bread from scratch
  • How to fold origami
Get out of the house
  • Go sight-seeing
  • Watch and photograph the sunset
  • Go stargazing
  • Volunteer in the community
Host an event
  • Host an international night. Invite friends over, cook foods from your student’s country and show pictures of important places and things they should do if they ever go there.
  • Have a movie night and everyone who attends brings an appetizer.
Ideate and create
  • Find and bake a new recipe
  • Paint, color or draw
  • Make s’mores
  • Make a collage of your exchange

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