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Lockdown occupation.

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midgey Thu 17-Dec-20 19:57:34

Following on from Kitty’s thread:
My son is in Switzerland, so not coming home for Christmas obviously. He is expecting to go into lockdown any moment so I thought I would find some silly things to occupy him! So far I have an air fix kit, a pack of cards and a rubric cube, any other ideas? He lives on his own.

ginny Thu 17-Dec-20 20:08:17

A jigsaw puzzle, small pieces but lots of them.

Jaxjacky Thu 17-Dec-20 20:14:30

Book on origami and paper

Blossoming Thu 17-Dec-20 20:21:41

Adult colouring books, word search books, tangram

Coolgran65 Thu 17-Dec-20 20:26:58

Cooking for one recipes.

Chewbacca Thu 17-Dec-20 20:48:00

A bottle of whisky.

HurdyGurdy Thu 17-Dec-20 20:57:44

A magic tricks set. Then he can amaze and entertain you when you are next together smile

Grannybags Thu 17-Dec-20 21:06:15

Chewbacca grin

midgey Thu 17-Dec-20 21:56:10

Thanks, some great suggestions.

Casdon Thu 17-Dec-20 21:58:19

Not sure if they are still in stock, but Aldi had some really cool three dimensional cityscape jigsaws in last week?

WOODMOUSE49 Fri 18-Dec-20 01:18:59

This site has some great little games.

Feelingmyage55 Fri 18-Dec-20 01:23:48

A penny whistle for adults.

vegansrock Fri 18-Dec-20 01:50:14

You can get adult Lego sets now . Or juggling balls?

GrandmasueUK Fri 18-Dec-20 02:48:36

My family (who live abroad) and I have been doing a virtual escape room at weekends. It's been great fun. There are lots of them online and some for one person as well as groups.

kwest Fri 18-Dec-20 10:50:11

Look up The Happy Puzzle Company. I think it's called that or something similar. Loads of brilliant things on there.

NotANana Fri 18-Dec-20 10:56:48

One of those Wentworth wooden puzzles perhaps, where no two pieces are the same.....

Chardy Fri 18-Dec-20 11:05:38

A set of tangram pieces with a selection shapes to make (with solutions or maybe not!). You can make them out of card (any size square, join with various mid-point with ruler, see picture), and find the puzzles to make online

Moggycuddler Fri 18-Dec-20 11:09:06

Does he read? A couple of good books, if you know his tastes? If not novels, a good funny trivia book?

moobox Fri 18-Dec-20 11:21:33

Chromatek watercolour brush pens. Last year I got my DS a set with a tutorial pad attached, but there are simple tutorials online to use them

Buttonjugs Fri 18-Dec-20 12:44:25

How old is your son? I have five adult sons who spend most of their free time watching films, tv and looking at their phone. I couldn’t imagine any of them doing puzzles or jigsaws.

Caro57 Fri 18-Dec-20 13:38:04


lizzypopbottle Fri 18-Dec-20 13:44:56

midgey See my thread entitled 'Had to laugh' (also here on chat) it will tell you your son's best indoor hobby based on his zodiac sign. I hope, for his neighbours' sake that he's not Aries! 😂😂😂

Lizbethann55 Fri 18-Dec-20 16:45:25

vegans rock Taking into account the fact that the word 'adult' is often used in a completely different context these days, I do wonder what an adult Lego set is like!😳😳😂😂

reelashosser Fri 18-Dec-20 17:31:40

Painting by numbers for adults is a great way of doing something absorbing while listening to the radio or music.

PattyFingers Sun 20-Dec-20 18:43:34

I would consider making a personalised origami hand game as you probably know a few good things to put inside that would amuse?! (Very light to post)