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A Definitive List of Everything #HopeFromHome Celebs Told Us to Do While We Stay Home

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ICYMI - last week, on World Health Day, we participated in #HopeFromHome. It was the world's first multi-platform livestream fundraising event, and thanks to your support, it raised over $1.8M (and counting) to help fight the impacts of COVID-19. There were some incredible moments, and we put them all together for you here.

It was incredible to see the world come together to give back, so we wanted to give something back to you.

Throughout the show, celebrity supporters around the world chimed in with words of encouragement, stunning musical performances, and some very unique ways to pass the time at home.

As a thank you for donating (and if you haven’t yet, you can do so here), we’ve put together a definitive list of the top activities they shared for #HopefromHome.

From games and activities to musical performances and personal check-ins, we hope this list inspires you (and brings you joy) while you #StayHome.

Things to Do At Home

Guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

Can you beat Olivia Colman at the Hat Game?

If you’re not familiar with the hat game, consider it charades with a twist. All you need is paper, a pen, a hat (or any kind of container), and your family. To play, everyone (secretly) thinks of a famous person or character that at least two other players could guess. Players then write it on a piece of paper, fold it and put it into a hat. The group splits into two teams and take turns picking a piece of paper out of the hat and attempting to get their team to guess correctly. The team with the most correct guesses wins!

If you want to take things up a notch, consider adding in two more rounds, a la Olivia Colman’s family rules. The second round, you can only say one word. And in the last round, you can only act it out.

Check out Olivia explain the game below: 

Russell and Laura Brand’s kid-friendly liquid soap recipe

If you’re at home with kids, chances are there are never enough activities to keep them busy. But thanks to Russell and Laura, there’s another simple yet fun one to add to the list: making squishy soap! It’s basically play-doh that you can play with in water while it cleans your hands.

The recipe is simple and provides ample opportunities for kids to participate. Plus you are likely to have everything you need right in the kitchen.

(P.S. While the activity is great for kids, Russell and Laura’s instruction video is more geared for parents)

Get the how-to instructions below:

Learn how to tap dance with Beanie Feldstein

If you’re looking to pick up a new hobby (or learn some sweet dance moves), Beanie Feldstein and her mom Sharon took the time to teach us a simple tap routine. Grab some loud shoes, clear some space, and – if you're apartment-living – prepare to annoy your downstairs neighbors.

Thandie Newton and her daughter try the Apple Challenge

Can you half an apple with your bare hands? Thandie Newton’s daughter can! And if you’ve got some apples lying around at home, this is a fun one to try yourself.

Listen to the Music

If you’ve already listened through the entirety of Spotify, consider tuning in to these exclusive performances from #HopeFromHome.

Keira Knightley gives us her rendition of Yesterday, by The Beatles

Who knew Keira was so musically gifted?!

Has anybody seen Damian Lewis’ acoustic rendition of this famous song?

From his back porch, Damian Lewis serenades us with the classic song “Has Anybody Seen My Gal.”

James Righton wants you to "Stay" (at home)

British musician James Righton delivered an emotional performance of his track “Stay,” live from his living room.

Connecting from Home

Tune in with these celebs as they share updates from the #StayHome life.

Kim Wyatt shares the joys of staying at home with the kids

Pussycat Doll Kim Wyatt gets real about the challenges of staying at home with the family.

Domhnall Gleeson’s watch list

Actor Domhnall Gleeson has some must-watch movies for your time at home.

Live from the garden: it’s David Morrissey

Actor David Morrissey reports live from his garden, where he shares what’s getting planted next, and thanks to all those on the front lines.

You can still participate in #HopefromHome until May 1, so if you want to stream, start a fundraiser, and get your community involved, you can head here to get started.

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