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Virtual Activities to do for Fun + Learning and More

In today’s world, there is no end to virtual fun and learning. Come to think of it, we can lead virtual lives in virtual worlds as well. While I am not yet there, I do enjoy some virtual activities to do by myself and with others as well. So today, I explore some of those cool virtual activities with you (virtually of course!)

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Virtual Activities to do for Fun and Learning

I have listed some virtual activities we can do for both fun and learning below. Note that you could do them all either by yourself or with others online. It is a great way to connect with friends and family around the globe on a regular basis, and can help strengthen relationships when we might not be able to meet them as often in person.

Game Nights

Host a game night using

  • apps like Among Us with friends along with platforms like Discord for voice chat.
  • regular plain old board games where one person plays the host and gets out the actual physical board. Have everyone join in on Zoom or other video-call option where everyone could see the board on their screens and take turns throwing dice (or whatever needs to be done)
  • Pictionary and Charades are good options too. You could go the traditional route and draw cards from your own stacks/use an online random word generator/or use free/paid online games like Skribbl, Sketchful, and the like
  • plus so many other options.. like Tabletopia or Jackbox’s Party Pack
  • Complete jigsaw puzzles together

Trivia Nights

Test your knowledge with a virtual trivia night competing with friends in various categories.

  • You can use apps like Kahoot or Sporcle
  • Check out TriviaRoyale for fun multiplayer trivia games
  • is a fun way to catch up with friends while you all try to guess songs/artists in 20 seconds or less!

Watch Parties

Enjoy a movie night watching “The Avengers” or “Barbie” or any of the other gazillion movies and shows online. You can use options like

  • Teleparty (formerly Netflix Party) or Disney+ GroupWatch, Hulu WatchParty, Amazon Prime Watchparty, or others
  • Rave is another cool option which allows you to watch shows with one paid subscription across the watchers and has multiple streaming services within.
  • Similar to Rave, we have Scener. Here all the people joining in need to have subscriptions to the streaming service they pick.
  • While there are other options too, you can simply choose to go old school. Decide on a movie, get onto a video call (using Zoom or Google or just on a video call from your phone), and start watching it at the same time in your own homes.

All About Food

Share a meal and conversation over Zoom, cooking the same recipe together. Or you can sign up for online cooking classes together. Or you could each teach a recipe each week in your group of friends/family (for i am sure everyone has their specialty dish!).

For another twist, make it a virtual cooking competition!!

Workshops or Classes

Attend a live virtual yoga class with friends on platforms like Zoom or YouTube Organize group fitness challenges or join virtual fitness classes together for motivation and support. These could be anything ranging from aerobics to zumba.

It is Literary

Discuss your latest read over a video call with your virtual book club members.

Have poetry jams! Or join in on events like dVerse’s Open Link nights. Check out this post for more inspiration: Technology And Poetry: Twenty Terrific Ways to Integrate Them

Ramp up your language skills with learning apps like Duolingo or Babbel to practice a new language independently. And then practice those skills with friends using language exchange platforms like Tandem or HelloTalk, helping each other improve.

Musical Bonds

Play music together using apps like JamKazam, collaborating on songs and sharing your musical talents.

Karaoke Nights: Sing your heart out with friends using karaoke apps like Smule or Twitch Sings, taking turns performing your favorite songs and cheering each other on.

Escape Rooms

Work together to solve puzzles and escape virtual rooms with platforms like Escape Room Live or Enchambered.

Travel Adventures

Embark on a virtual tour of the Louvre or Machu Picchu, discovering world wonders from your living room Go on museum tours: Embark on virtual journeys through museums worldwide, immersing yourself in art and history at your leisure.

You can all login into Earthcam, which offers many live streaming cameras at worldwide zoos, sanctuaries, and wildlife preserves. Then there is Reef Tracks that shows you sea life around the Great Barrier Ref.

Art Parties

Get creative with friends, painting or drawing together via video call while following along with a Bob Ross tutorial. So you can all make happy mistakes together!! Or pick a random picture, use a random word for inspiration, and use that to create your pieces in the comfort of your homes while chatting online!

You can all get similar art sets, like this acrylic paint set, or this one. Maybe you could all instead choose to brighten up your neighborhoods with painted rocks.

Again, use apps and options like Pixilart,, or Piskel App, to create fun art with friends online (or by yourself)

Virtual Reality (VR) Experiences

There are many VR worlds and events that you can join in with friends and explore online. You can try to see if AI can get what you are drawing with Quick, Draw! It is fun!!

On an aside, you could work on personal coding projects or tackle coding challenges on platforms like LeetCode or HackerRank.

Happy Hours

Unwind with friends after work, enjoying cocktails or wine, and conversation over a Google Meet or Microsoft Teams call. Or catch up over coffee via FaceTime or Skype, sipping your favorite brews, in your favorite mugs, be it a Gilmore Girl themed mug (this one is cool too), or a large insulated one to last your whole chats about life and all that! Check out this cool cold brew coffee maker to use for this catchup session.

More Fun Ideas

You could also have spa nights together. If you had wanted to go on one with close friends or family members, maybe you could send gift baskets to them with the ingredients for a spa night, and then set up a time which works for all of you to indulge in the luxury of your own homes!! Or you could all simply splurge on things you want for a spa night and log on to a video call while you apply face masks on yourself while treating your feet to a relaxing soak.

Have a dance party online where you all pick favorite dance songs beforehand and then rock to it. Or simply, simply log on to a video call, and just chat!!

Veritable Volume(s)

Vulture Verses

Vulture Verses: Love Poems for the Unloved by Diane Lang and illustrated by Lauren Gallegos (Poetry | 4 – 7 years, and up)

Description: Through lively, witty rhymes and warm, friendly illustrations, Vulture Verses helps children appreciate and befriend even the scariest critters.

Viewpoint: Very cool way to learn the value and virtues of the usually villainized

Verses and Vocals and Venerations Too

First, Verses

NaPoWriMo’s Day 25 Prompt is to write a poem based on the “Proust Questionnaire,” a set of questions drawn from Victorian-era parlor games, and adapted by modern interviewers. You could choose to answer the whole questionnaire, and then write a poem based on your answers, answer just a few, or just write a poem that’s based on the questions. You could even write a poem in the form of an entirely new Proust Questionnaire.

dverse’s optional prompt for OLN is this: write a poem about the painting below or about the title of the art work, The False Mirror, or both.  The painting is by Rene Magritte, 1928 in Paris, France.

Reflected Visions of Parenthood
“What do I fear the most?” I ask myself,
Peering into the mirror of my mind.
Did I guide them right? I often ponder,
Hoping I didn’t fail them in some way.
Yes, I nagged, scolded, perhaps too much?
But amidst it all, I trust I did some good.
For they are what I consider my greatest achievement,
And if you inquire about my deepest loves,
They stand foremost, without a doubt.
So I seek this: when I am reborn,
May I find a place in my children’s homes,
To witness their joys, their triumphs, and even their poems!

~ Vidya Tiru @ LadyInReadWrites

Vocals and Venerations

The ‘V’ names – Veena meaning a lute like Indian classical musical instrument and Vinod meaning pleasure.

Vande Mataram from Anand Math (1952) (this version/tune is different from other renditions of this song which is India’s national song)

From an old classic to a modern dance number 7 decades later, next up is Vele from Student of the Year (2012)

And Now, the End of this Very Virtual Post!

Dear reader, do let me know if you have read any of the books listed today? Which book would you pick first? Will you attempt a poem today? What about the songs? Did you have a listen? And which Indian name appealed to you? Do share any book recommendations, poetry you loved or wrote, and of course, all and any thoughts on this post.

I am linking up to A-ZBlogchatterUBCNaPoWriMo

And you can find all my A-Z posts (this year and previous years’ as well) here:

A to Z Challenge Posts

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5 thoughts on “Virtual Activities to do for Fun + Learning and More

  1. Hi, I particularly enjoyed reading your article today. The reason is that when I get together with friends sometimes for a games afternoon or games night, it can be a struggle to think of exactly what games to play. Your options for online were really helpful, thank you. It’s also something I think that can be played together with friends who live remotely in different parts of the world, by screen sharing via online videoconference. Possibilities endless! Many thanks, alice 🙂

  2. Love the closing lines of your poem. I can’t stop looking at that black pupil. As far as virtual recreation goes, I don’t want any more reasons to be online that I already am. I like a good board game!

  3. Up to a point you may be able to guide your children, but after a while they have to guide themselves… that is the only measure of a job well done.

  4. Vidya, I hear you. I’m sure your children are wonderful, having been blessed by a mother who obviously cherishes them. We do the best we can and count on the grace of the universe for the rest.

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