During these challenging times it can be really hard to connect with friends and family. You are probably already chatting with your pals through some sort of platform, such as FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, Marco Polo, WhatsApp, or even through letters, but it doesn’t feel the same as being with people in person. While my suggestions will not replace hanging with your besties, it might make your connecting a little extra fun.
1. Play chess through a text
You may be thinking “And how do you suppose I go about that? Last I checked, I cannot reach through this phone.” Yes, I do know that technology does not work that way. You truly can play chess through a text!
To start, tell the person you want to play chess with about this awesome blog (faithfunandfridays.com) and tell them to check out this post to read the “How to” for themselves. Then, each of you set up you chess board. Agree on who will start and have that person make their first move, then send a picture of their move to the other person. The other person will then move a piece on their board the same way the first person moved their piece, make their own move, and send the first person a pic. Then the first person moves a piece on their board the same as the other person’s piece, make their on move, take a picture.........and so on and so forth until someone wins! Note: Don’t have a chessboard or your friend doesn’t? Try playing Checkers, Sorry, Connect 4, Candy Land, or even Monopoly with the same process.
Have you ever seen someone try to read someone else’s lips? Or have you tried to read someone else’s lips? It never turns out right. Unless someone is really good at reading lips or has asked for a million hints, the lip-reading-attempter (please comment below if you that’s a legitimate thing, lol) usually has a hard time telling what the other person is mouthing. Send your friends a video of you “saying” something without any sound and let them guess what you are trying to say. Be prepared to laugh!
3. Mystery Letters
Next time you write to your friends, try sending it in a baffling code. See if your friends are witty enough to crack your crazy code creation. Try writing in the following codes: Wingdings, Pig Latin, Cesar Cypher, and maybe your own made-up code!
I hope you have fun with these ideas. Comment below with creative ways you are connecting with your friends!