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Things to do When the Electricity Goes

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So our electricity went last week and I really wasn’t prepared for it so I’m posting about things to do when the electricity goes! I had 2 kids at home and only one tiny candle, no torch and even my phone battery was about to die. I don’t own a wireless charger but it is on my list things to buy, along with a decent torch.

Even though it seemed we were doomed at first, it actually ended up being good fun in the end! Once I managed to find the candle, I was able to root out some Christmas string lights I had stored in a cupboard and we made our own fun. Here are some fun things to do when the electricity goes –

Read stories or tell ghost stories. The dim lighting makes it ideal for sitting around in a circle or huddled up on the couch. There are no distractions so it is a great time to read to the kids or if you are on your own, just read a book. Maybe not a horror story if you are easily scared!

Play board games. A pretty obvious one, most of us will be familiar with playing board games by candlelight when the electricity goes. An old classic. Perfect way to pass the time.

Write a bucket list. Everyone write down things they would like to do that year or over a lifetime. It can be fun to imagine doing all the things we dream of. Writing them down and talking about them makes them one step closer to happening! This can be fun to do with the kids too, a great family activity. 

Monopoly board game

Sing songs or play music together/both. A great excuse for a sing-song and some bonding. If you are lucky enough to play an instrument or have someone there who is musical it can be a great way to spend an evening.

Play “Who AM I?”, the game which involves writing down a famous persons name on a piece of paper and using sticky tape to attach it to the person next to you’s forehead. Without seeing the name on the piece of paper, each person takes it in turns to ask questions about the famous person (but only yes or no answers). Then they must guess who they are each turn. One question and one guess per go.

Play Charades. A classic and fun game where you choose a famous movie, person, or similar and then act it out in silence. The audience but then guess while being timed by a stop watch, in teams. A fun party game for all ages.

Toast marshmallows on candles or the fire. Yum, who doesn’t love toasted marshmallows? It will feel like being at a camp fire at home in the darkness.

toasted marshmallow

Play cards. Loads of different card games to choose from and if you can’t remember them, theres always Snap! Most people have a deck of cards lying around the house somewhere.

Write a letter. Handwritten letters are so personal and really are becoming a thing of the past, since email and texting are easier these days. I would love to receive a letter from a friend or loved one.

Paint, draw or colour in. I recently got into colouring in and find it very therapeutic. The kids love it too! I have an adult colouring book so everyone can enjoy it. Painting is something I miss dearly.

Make crafts. Check out my recent posts on crafts for some inspiration. Most can be achieved with things lying around the house so a bit of imagination goes a long way. All ages can get involved.

Create a list of goals. It could be life goals, work projects, home renovations, travel, ambitions or any goal related subjects. A great way to motivate yourself into doing the things you aspire to.

Scrapbooking. Find old magazines and photos and make a scrapbook of memories, designs, ideas and anything that inspires you. 

Make vision boards. Get some cardboard and make a vision board of all the things you desire for your life, such as a dream home, sports car, holidays, etc. See this post for more inspiration.

scrap book

Do some pampering such as a face mask, foot spa, hair mask or similar. Sit back and enjoy the benefits of peace and serenity with no digital distractions.

Do some exercise or housework. No electricity needed (once you have enough light) and you should pass an hour or so, making your time constructive and satisfying.

Have a nap. If you are lucky enough to have the means, then snooze away! By the time you wake up, chances are the electricity will be back.

So those are my top things to do when the electricity goes at home. It can be a great time to spend as a family, couple or indeed alone. Sometimes we need a break from all the technology and distractions around us. It helps appreciate the little things and spend more time being present.

Save this list for when the electricity goes and make sure to have some candles and a torch whatever you do!

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