Stuck in the house and do not know what to do when you are not viewing class on-line or studying? Check out some of the below activities that you can do from home or wherever you are with your computer or phone.
Social distancing does not have to equate to being anti-social. Here are some ideas to keep you engaged with your peers.
- Virtual Meet-Ups - Remember you don't need to eat or study alone. You can utilize Zoom, Google hang outs, FaceTime, Slack, etc.
- Host a Netflix Party – Netflix is offering a new feature that allows groups to watch movies together that includes a group chat to share personal commentaries
- Develp a virtual book club
- Create a collaborative playlist with your friends or jam out to Rita Wilson’s Quarantunes
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems! Join Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence at Home for a live daily doodle lesson at 11:00am MST. Videos will be available after live on the Kennedy Center YouTube channel.
Join the McHarper Manor weekdays on Facebook for a daily art project tutorial. Art projects will range from watercolor paintings to chalk art to canvas painting and will take place live at 11:00am MST. Videos will be available after the live class on the McHarper Manor Facebook page.
Missing group fitness classes or going to the gym? Check out the Planet Fitness Facebook page for live-streamed daily workouts several times a day.
Is Yoga more your thing? Check out CorePower Yoga to keep up your practice from the comfort of your living room.
- For an introduction to mindfulness meditation that you can practice on your own, visit UCLA Health for downloadable guided meditations in both English and Spanish.
Experience the best museums from NYC to France to Seoul in the comfort of your own home. Check out these sites to go on virtual tours of different museums and specific exhibits.
Check out some cool places around the world from National Parks to National Landmarks.
Go on a virtual field trip to Ellis Island
Take a live look at Colonial Williamsburg
Tour England through this 360 video
Talk a walk on the Great Wall of China
Check out the view from Pompeii through Google Maps
Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover
Lions, tigers and bears, oh my! Just want a cute and cuddly distraction? Check out several different animal live cam options from watching silly sea otters and curious elephants or just mellow out to the hypnotic drifting jellyfish.
Virtual Volunteer Opportunities is a type of volunteerism that allows you to share your time and talents as members through service away from any physical site of an organization or project. Description and below list adapted from APO Nationals and the APO Gamma Chapter at Cornell University.
Be My Eyes: Be of service to those who are visually impaired through FaceTime
- Charity Miles: Earn money for the charity of your choice by walking
- School in the Cloud: provide guidance and inspiration for children abroad
- Free rice: Answer questions to donate rice to people in need
- Crisis Text Line: Become a Crisis Text Mental Health Volunteer
- Missing Maps: Help missing maps with doctors without borders
- Librivox: Record audio books for books and materials created prior to 1923
- Cyclone Center:Help researchers study cyclones
- Free Minds Book Club: Leave poetry feedback for youth incarcerated as adults who are participating in book and writing clubs
- Click here for many more virtual service opportunities!
As you adjust to the remote learning experiences, you consider taking study breaks and inserting down-times in your schedules. Here are some ideas for remote entertainment available to them.
- Journaling /Photo Journaling - Journaling is a great outlet and useful opportunity to capture all the emotions and changes that are happening.
- Live streams and virtual concerts – Many artists and musicians are moving their concerts online. Billboard magazine has an updated list of upcoming events. Also consider visiting Stageit a website that offers live-stream shows from less-known artist.
- Tiny desk concerts – Check out an intimate music performance such as NPR Tiny Desk series or the Toronto Star Newsroom Concert Series.
- Discover (and get hooked on) a new podcast – Take this time to explore and listen to new and interesting podcasts. Podcasts come in all size and flavors. Here are podcasts for art, podcasts for general social and culture, and for catching up on the latest in science.
- Print off a free printable coloring page from the “Color Our Collections” campaign with coloring sheets from over 100 museums and libraries from around the world or choose from over 1,500 coloring pages with Just Color.