Stuck at Home? Get Lost in All the Fun Free Stuff

Stuck at Home? Get Lost in All the Fun Free Stuff

There’s more to social distancing than Netflix. Check it out:

Education & Entertainment

Use your time in isolation to learn everything you’ve always wanted to: Free Online Courses, Audio Books, eBooks, Movies, Coloring Books & More

10 university art classes you can take for free online

Free Coloring Books from World-Class Libraries & Museums: The Met, New York Public Library, Smithsonian & More

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems! free video series

You can now download over 300,000 books from the New York Public Library for free

Whittier Public Library offers thousands of streaming movies through the Kanopy platform, e-books, audiobooks, and magazines online, and local history documents and photos.

Over 450 manga volumes released online for free

‘Together At Home’: John Legend, top artists live streaming free concerts from homes

Moog and Korg make synth apps free to help musicians stuck at home

Metropolitan Opera to Offer Up ‘Nightly Met Opera Streams’

15 Broadway plays and musicals you can watch on stage from home

Center for Puppetry Arts to livestream performances for free 

12 famous museums offer virtual tours you can take on your couch

Cleveland Inner City Ballet to launch virtual online ballet instruction program

You can now binge-watch every single episode of The French Chef with Julia Child

Slate Magazine roundup: All the stuff people are releasing for free because of the coronavirus

Student & Parent Resources

Companies large and small are making resources free to students learning at home:

Coronavirus turned us into homeschoolers – NOW WHAT? Sue Patterson Coaching

Spectrum offering free access to broadband and Wi-Fi for students without access for 60 days

Education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings

Scholastic is offering free online courses so your kids can keep learning while schools are closed

STEM activities from NASA For students

Indigenous educators volunteer to teach short K-8 lessons online amid school closures

#OperationStorytime | Your favorite authors host story time online!

Over 30 virtual field trips with links, shared by Mrs. Fahrney

You can virtually tour a whole bunch of national parks from your couch

The Georgia Aquarium has live cams so you can go under the sea at home

50 plus easy indoor activities for kids from Hello, Wonderful

Lifestyle & Self-Care

Take care of yourself and your loved ones in a time of uncertainty:

Watch Alton Brown’s funny and informative handwashing tutorial — stop at 4:30 if you don’t like gross-out humor 🙂

People Magazine: Don’t self isolate alone: Animal shelter encourages fostering a pet during coronavirus pandemic

Talking to children about COVID-19 (coronavirus): A parent resource / Hable con sus hijos sobre el COVID-19 (coronavirus) Un recurso para padres

National Center for Transgender Equality: The coronavirus (COVID-19): what trans people need to know

Text HELLO to 741741 and speak anonymously with a crisis counselor at Crisis Text Line

WIRED Magazine: Covid-19 Fears Shouldn’t Trash Your Zero Waste Efforts

Uber Eats: Delivery fees waived for 100,000 North American restaurants

Bread shortage? This is the easiest kind of bread you can make

Victory garden time: The Old Farmer’s Almanac offers a free Planting Calendar for Places in California

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