Social distancing doesn't mean you'll be staying inside, doing chores and work all day. As long as you're not self-quarantining, you can still walk the dog or garden. For those who do have to stay inside, our staff has some suggestions for fun things to do to pass the time!
TAKE A TOUR
Did you know that you can travel the world from your couch? Google Arts & Culture can help you virtually explore more than 500 different museums and galleries from all over the world! These range from viewing galleries to actual tours through the halls of your favorite museums. here are some of our favorite to get you started:
- MoMA -- New York City, United States
- British Museum -- London, United Kingdom
- Mauritshuis -- Den Haag, Netherlands
Some aquariums and zoos are offering daily live-streams of your favorite exhibits. Take a breather and hang out with some sharks, penguins, or elephants.
Or maybe you're an avid theater goer? The Met is offering free opera streams! Grab a snack and catch a world-class performance from the comfort of your own home.
LEARN SOMETHING NEW
This non-profit organization has a mission:provide free, world-class education to everyone, anywhere. Their website can help you learn anything from history to computer programming.
Playing this puzzle game helps real-life scientists with their research! By finding the most effective ways to fold proteins, players are actually assisting in finding cures, treatments, or ways to prevent diseases from spreading.
If you have ever wanted to learn a new language, now's the perfect time. Duolingo currently offers courses in 23 languages, including Spanish, French, and Klingon.
FOR KIDDOS (OR YOUR INNER CHILD)
If you're in need of story-time, why not get Betty White or Kristen Bell to help you out? This website, with videos you can also find on Vimeo and YouTube, features celebrities reading your favorite children's books.
Need to shake the wiggles out? GoNoodle helps turn screen time into active time. They offer videos to get your little one dancing, stretching, jumping, and wiggling!
Make Something Yummy
Looking to make snack-time more interesting? Get your little chef to help make one of these 21 easy and delicious recipes.