Stuck at home?

Stuck at home?

Ways to stay busy while social distancing

  • Write in your journal or start a blog
  • Catch up on TV shows
  • Learn a new language
  • Read a book (or three)
  • Take a walk (fresh air is allowed)
  • Organize
  • Create a collage
  • Listen to music
  • Gather clothes to donate
  • Face-time family & friends
  • Take time to reflect
  • Donate to charity
  • Start a garden
  • Listen to podcasts
  • Fix things around the house that have been neglected
  • Make a photo album
  • Play with your pets
  • Learn calligraphy
  • Meditate, stretch, do yoga
  • Catch up on sleep

Things to do with kids at home

  • Use online school resources for educational purposes
  • Limit electronics. Implement studying, journaling, reading, etc
  • A puzzle
  • Make a bird feeder
  • Have a tea party
  • Make slime
  • Paint self-portraits
  • Learn some magic tricks
  • Play outside (flashlights, tents, etc)
  • Dance parties
  • Teach them to cook
  • Have a tea party
  • Play dress-up
  • Draw with sidewalk chalk
  • Write letters to family and friends
  • Play board games

Links and such for kids

  • They can watch the beluga whale webcam set up at the Georgia Aquarium
  • The Cincinnati Zoo is highlighting different animals on their live-stream each day at 3pm EDT
  • NASA astronauts read kids stories from space here
  • ABCMouse Learning Academy has many lessons and educational resources that kids can use
  • Music to Your Home is the spot for online music lessons
  • Teach them to bird watch. Use the Cornell Lab of Ornithology ( to identify what you see
  • Artist Jarrett J. Krosoczka hosts a “Draw Every Day with JJK” daily at 2 p.m. on YouTube
  • Hour Of Code has free 1-hour coding tutorials and activities for all ages, interests and skill levels
  • Try Cosmic Kids Yoga to get them moving
  • The Metropolitan Opera is streaming operas for free
  • Always wanted to see some of the USA’s National Parks? Check out a full list of the ones you can tour virtually here.
  • Check out the view from the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France here
  • Virtual roller coaster ride, anyone? TheCoasterViews has rides from Disney, Six Flags, Cedar Point and more. 
  • Virtual story time with Michelle Obama

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