STAY-HOME guide

5 things to do today: Make things from recycled household materials, play indoor sports games and more

Stay in and help fight Covid-19. The Straits Times recommends fun, uplifting things to do each day

Beauty influencer Sahur Saleim dishes out tips on presenting yourself before the camera.
PLAY: Stay-home hacks for kids PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM YOUTUBE

1. PLAY: Stay-home hacks for kids

Try your hand at these stay-home hacks for kids by The Straits Times, featuring three easy-to-make projects made of recycled household materials.

The projects include do-it-yourself dream catchers for your home and hand-print animal art.

All you need are some art supplies and kitchen items to get you started.

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2. EXERCISE: Top 15 indoor sports to play at home

Beauty influencer Sahur Saleim dishes out tips on presenting yourself before the camera.
PHOTO: DECATHLON

Sports and fitness retailer Decathlon has published a list of 15 sporting activities families can try at home during the current pandemic.

While readers have to tailor the listed activities according to their space constraints and equipment, the list suggests easy games like carom and darts that can be played between multiple opponents to beat the blues.

Info: Top 15 indoor sports

3. HOST: Look your best on the small screen

To look more professional during your video calls, interior designer Eric Chua recommends parking yourself in an area with a design element, such as a feature wall (far left) or curtains (left).
Beauty influencer Sahur Saleim dishes out tips on presenting yourself before the camera. PHOTO: COURTESY OF SAHUR SALEIM

Today is Labour Day. Take a break or organise an online party through video call with your friends to catch up and commemorate the occasion.

Don't forget to catch some of The Straits Times' top pointers on looking your best on the small screen. They will come in handy for your next online work meeting.

Info: Looking good on a tiny screen

4. LISTEN: To live readings of Shakespearean dramas

Beauty influencer Sahur Saleim dishes out tips on presenting yourself before the camera.
PHOTO: ROBERT MYLES

Enjoy a digital project by British classical actor and director Robert Myles that redefines Shakespearean performances. Professional actors and experienced amateurs are invited to sign up to do the reading through a video call, which is streamed live on Myles' YouTube channel.

The Show Must Go Online has already put on five weekly readings, including The Two Gentlemen Of Verona, The Taming Of The Shrew and Henry VI. The latest readings on offer include Titus Andronicus and Richard III.

Info: Robert Myles' YouTube channel

5. REFLECT: Singaporean workers hailed as 'best in the world'

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In 1984, Singaporeans were declared the best workers in the world in a study conducted by US company Business Environment Risk Information.

On this day in 1985, then-first deputy prime minister Goh Chok Tong cited the study in his May Day rally speech at the World Trade Centre auditorium.

In his speech, Mr Goh said he was optimistic that Singapore's economic weather would be generally sunny with occasional showers, if everyone made the effort to keep the economy growing. The hour-long rally ended with the National Trades Union Congress handing out umbrellas to the attendees.

Info: 1985 speech by then-DPM Goh Chok Tong

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 01, 2020, with the headline 5 things to do today: Make things from recycled household materials, play indoor sports games and more. Subscribe