#StayHomeChallenge: Viral Internet Challenges To Keep You Entertained


As we move into level 3 lockdown, you may be excited to get back out and about in the city. Even so, we will still need to maintain physical distancing and limit our time spent in public places for the time being. To help you stay entertained at home for the foreseeable future, we have scoured the web to find the best viral internet challenges doing the rounds at the moment. Here are our top picks for you to recreate at home.

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Dalgona Coffee Challenge

Coffee trends come and go, but this one seems likely to be around for awhile as we’re all becoming our own baristas at home. Try your hand at making dalgona coffee while in lockdown – it’s a deliciously frothy coffee made using instant coffee, water and sugar. With a sweet honeycomb flavour, this may just become your go-to morning elixir. And if you’re looking for more awesome coffee-inspired recipes to recreate at home, check this out.

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Here’s a delicious dalgona drink no matter your flavour or what you have in the cupboard! 😍😱👇⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ NESCAFÉ Classic Dalgona ☕️⁠ ⁠ Serves 16⁠ ⁠ INGREDIENTS⁠ ⁠ 4 tbsp NESTLÉ NESCAFÉ Classic⁠ 4 tbsp sugar⁠ 4 tbsp hot water⁠ 8 cups low fat milk ⁠ ⁠ METHOD⁠ ⁠ 1. Combine the sugar and NESTLÉ NESCAFÉ Classic instant coffee in a bowl and add 4 tablespoons hot water. Mix to dissolve the coffee and sugar. ⁠ ⁠ 2. Using an electric mixer, whip until the mixture is thick and creamy and holds a stiff peak. ⁠ ⁠ 3. Half-fill a tumbler glass with ice and fill the glass three-quarters with the milk.⁠ ⁠ 4. Spoon over the coffee dalgona mousse and ENJOY!⁠ ⁠ NESQUIK Strawberry Dalgona 🍓⁠ ⁠ Serves 8⁠ ⁠ INGREDIENTS⁠ ⁠ 4 tbsp NESTLÉ NESQUIK Strawberry Flavoured⁠ 4 tbsp cream⁠ 4 cups low fat milk ⁠ ⁠ METHOD⁠ ⁠ 1. Using an electric mixer, whip the cream with the NESTLÉ NESQUIK Strawberry Flavoured until it makes stiff peaks and is a mousse-like consistency. ⁠ ⁠ 2. Half-fill a tumbler glass with ice and fill the glass three-quarters with the milk.⁠ ⁠ 3. Spoon over the strawberry dalgona mousse and ENJOY!⁠ ⁠ Milo Dalgona 🍫⁠ ⁠ Serves 8⁠ ⁠ INGREDIENTS⁠ ⁠ 4 tbsp NESTLÉ Milo ⁠ 4 tbsp cream⁠ 4 cups low fat milk ⁠ Extra Milo to garnish⁠ ⁠ METHOD⁠ ⁠ 1. Using an electric mixer, whip the cream with the NESTLÉ Milo until it until it makes stiff peaks and is a mousse-like consistency. ⁠ ⁠ 2. Half-fill a tumbler glass with ice and fill the glass three-quarters with the milk.⁠ ⁠ 3. Spoon over the Milo dalgona mousse, sprinkle over Milo powder and ENJOY!⁠ ⁠ PLANNING TO TRY THIS?⁣⁣⁣⁠ ⁣⁣⁣⁠ If yes, remember to a) post a pic b) TAG US (not just to mention us – as these easily get lost in the notification stream) and c) hashtag #foodiesofsa⁣⁣⁣ ⁠ ⁠ Top tip 💡 Save the video so that you can find it easily later or share it with your friends who might like to see it too! ⁠ ⁣⁣⁠ The @foodiesofsa team⁣⁣⁣⁠ ⁣⁣⁣⁠ 🇿🇦⁣⁣⁣⁠ ⁠ 💛

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Draw Something Challenge

Lockdown has inspired people around the world to get more creative. If you haven’t done something creative in lockdown yet, get out your drawing pencils and join the #DrawSomethingChallenge. Whether it’s a doodle or an intricate sketch, the point is to up your drawing skills and take your mind off of the global pandemic going on outside. For example, Harry Potter fans have been drawing up a storm since lockdown began, posting their sketches daily and engaging in online conversation about their favourite characters. If your artistic skills leave much to be desired, enroll in an online art course to brush up on your art history knowledge and technique.

Safe Hands

Aside from social distancing, frequently washing your hands for 20 seconds or longer is one of the best preventative measures against contracting COVID-19. As such, videos teaching people the correct way to wash their hands are dominating social media platforms. From the hand washing dance challenge in Vietnam, to an array of celebrities doing their part to educate the world about good hygiene, hand washing is the viral trick of the moment. Why not create your own #SafeHands video to share with family and friends?

Toilet Roll Footie

Sporting events have been cancelled world over and while avid fans are disappointed, most understand the need to promote social distancing to flatten the curve and hopefully eradicate COVID-19. In response, many football fans have taken to the web to showcase their own fine foot skills using toilet paper rolls, plastic cups and other household items. The aim of the game is to see how long you can keep the makeshift ball off the floor, how many toe taps you can do in 20 seconds or how many cups you can dunk into a trash bin in a minute. Join in on the fun when isolation boredom starts to kick in (no pun intended).

At-Home Workouts

Missing your daily gym workout? No sweat. There are tons of ways to incorporate exercise into your daily routine at home, whether you stream an at-home HIIT video or practice some calming yoga out in your garden. You can also make chores a whole lot more exciting by turning your cleaning routine into a workout challenge. You won’t need any extra equipment for these kinds of exercises either, as the idea is to use your own body weight and strength to build and tone muscle.

Get The Pets Involved

Now’s the perfect time to adorn your pets with extra love and spoils, especially since we can’t show much physical affection to our human loved ones at the moment. Cuddling your pet has been proven to reduce anxiety and is a great way to keep calm while under quarantine. You can also get your pets involved in making fun videos. Looking for inspiration? Check out HamStarz on TikTok for pure unadulterated cuteness and sound advice on ways to prevent spreading COVID-19, or follow Doug The Pug on Instagram for daily content.

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“‪I’ve got the quarantine blues‬” -Doug

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What’s In Your Fridge?

Being under lockdown is the perfect excuse to work on your cooking skills. Now is also a time when no one will really judge you for posting daily pictures of your food. Join the #What’sInYourFridge challenge with chef David Higgs and his crew of food experts to come up with delicious meals using whatever it is you have left in store. Alternatively, you can join our very own challenge at Joburg.co.za by using the very last of your pantry staples to make one of three tasty dishes. Don’t know your toaster from your waffle iron? Join Yuppiechef’s online cooking school tutorials presented by some of SA’s most well-known celebrity chefs, including Sarah Graham and Pete Goffe-Wood.

Quarantine Book Club

Minister of Sport and Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa has reached out to South Africans, encouraging them to join the #QuarantineBookClub challenge. All you have to do is post a picture of the book you are reading while under lockdown with the hashtag #QuarantineBookClub. The purpose of this challenge is to get people reading for entertainment, inspiration and knowledge during this difficult period. You may want to start your own online book club with friends too until you are able to meet up for coffee and a quick chat again. Not sure where to begin? Check out our list of new book releases to get stuck into this winter.

Please stay home, stay safe and keep positive! 

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