GISH Play-at-Home Round 1 – Item 53 – COVID Hug

Since we can no longer give each other big, warm, cuddly hugs, it’s time we invent the official hug or hug routine of social distancing. Props, noises, physical impossibiliites… they are all welcome. Let’s see two people warmly “embracing” each other with “the new COVID hug” (obviously from a distance of at least 6 feet).

GISH Play-at-Home Round 1 – Item 47 – Unicorn Livestream

Rachel Miner brings all the unicorns to the yard. Let’s see the largest gathering of unicorns watching her panel! Take a photo of yourself, dressed as a unicorn (homemade costume is perfect if you don’t have a unicorn costume in your closet for some strange reason), watching her #FestivalAndBeyond Livestream to benefit Random Acts’ COVID Relief efforts. Bonus points: make a donation to Random Acts to help support COVID relief, and share the two photos side-by-side.

Watch the livestream here!
Donate here!

GISH Play-at-Home Round 1 – Item 46 – Child Cutting Hair

TIMELAPSE. I recently let my children take the reins on my personal grooming and I’ve never felt better about not being able to go outside among other people. They say misery loves company, so now it’s your turn: let the youngest person in your household that’s old enough to use scissors cut your hair and document the experience. (Don’t advise them. After all, they’re the expert.)

GISH Play-at-Home Round 1 – Item 41 – Quarantine Quitchen

Quarantine Quitchen: GISH Edition! Get a child under 6 to raid your pantry and select 3 ingredients, then let them teach you how to make a very special dish with those ingredients and some spices. YOU HAVE TO EAT IT. Post it and tag @AltonBrown and #GISHQuarantineQuitchen. Submit the video, not the post.

GISH Play-at-Home Round 1 – Item 35 – Delivery Box Mythical Creature

Some people believe big corporations are big bad monsters that gobble up little businesses, destroy our environment, and have way too much control over our buying habits. Others believe that their economic angels and that they help lower prices for consumers, provide more job opportunities, and stimulate economic prosperity. Clearly the individual that should resolve this dichotomy is… a child. With your child (or a child) as your lead designer, make a mythical creature out of all those boxes you have in your garage from big box stores and corporations that is either monster-like or fairy and angelic like – your child’s choice! – Inspired by Casey Elaine L.

GISH Play-at-Home Round 1 – Item 21 – Interview Beyond a Child’s Grasp

Interview a child under the age of 10 about something that you would think is wildly beyond their grasp (management theory, the Battle of 1812, how pulsars work, what a black hole is, etc.). Take them very seriously and take notes. This may be a video call.

GISH Play-at-Home Round 1 – Item 19 – Child Interview of Senior Citizen

Find a senior citizen (a relative or a stranger) living in a residential care facility for a child to interview via videoconference or telephone with at least 5 of the following questions, as well as any other questions the child wants to add. Then, the child must draw a picture based on the interview and share it with them. Send us a video showing the child interviewing the person and the drawing.


  • Where is your favorite place in the world that you have visited?
  • What is your favorite color?
  • What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
  • What is your favorite game or sport?
  • What are your kids’ names if you have any?
  • If you had one food to bring to a desert island, what would it be?
  • If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
  • If you could be any age right now, what would it be and why?
  • If you could tell the President one thing, what would it be?
  • When you were a kid, what job or type of chores did you want to have?
  • Tell me about a time someone did something kind for you: what was it? how did it make you feel?
  • What was it like living through a war compared to living through this pandemic?
  • Did you ever get in trouble as a kid, if so what did you do and what was the punishment?
  • What was the happiest time period in your life?
  • Who was your best friend when you were growing up? What would you do together?
  • What were some of your favorite hobbies -when you were younger and now?