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Study Ranks Most Popular Hobbies During Coronavirus Stay-At-Home

Study Ranks Most Popular Hobbies During Coronavirus Stay-At-Home

During these days of the Coronavirus stay-at-home period, families are turning to different pastimes to occupy themselves. Some activities are current standbys, but others are forays into new territory. It’s a great time to read those books that have gone unread, to teach your child to knit or draw, or to start an herb garden.

The website Nerd Bear — which “covers all aspects of nerd culture from comic book movies and TV to gaming and tech” — conducted worldwide research into “the most popular hobbies and pastimes during the Coronavirus outbreak.”

It might be interesting to compare notes: Is your family spending its time similarly? Are the ideas on this list of popular activities good ideas to pursue with your children? Go ahead … start your new stay-at-home “To-Do List” now.

The most popular hobbies in order are:

  1. Watching TV Shows and Movies
  2. Reading
  3. Working Out
  4. Arts and Crafts
  5. Board Games
  6. DIY
  7. Yoga
  8. Baking
  9. Gardening
  10. Video Games
  11. Meditation
  12. Audiobooks and Podcasts
  13. Writing
  14. Learning a Language
  15. Learning an Instrument


About The Author

Kara Bachman

Kara Bachman is a Managing Editor for Parents & Kids. She's also a book editor, former newspaper reporter, and is author of the humor essay collection, "Kissing the Crisis," which deals with the zanier aspects of parenting, relationships and turning 40. She's read her work on NPR radio and over 1,500 items have appeared in dozens of literary and commercial publications, including The Writer, The Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop, the New Orleans Times-Picayune and, Dogster, Mississippi Magazine, American Fitness and many more. She's a New Orleans native, but lived for over a dozen years on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, including during 2005 when her house was flooded by Hurricane Katrina. She's a mom to two teenagers.

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