100+ Fun and Educational Things To Do at Home

As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues to spread, we all are grappling with its impact on our local communities and the world. Public health experts advise self-quarantine and, if necessary to go out, to keep six-feet of physical distance from others to help slow down the spread of this disease. This is in an effort to flatten the curve of infection and lessen the impact on our health care systems.

If you are at home and looking for fun and educational activities, check out the below resources.

Use Real Stuff / Make Real Stuff

Exercise

Entertainment

Educational 

Animals 

Books

  • Watch a Live Author Talks from DC bookstore Politics & Prose

  • Read a book (get digital books from your local library via Overdrive or Kindle Unlimited on Amazon)

  • Join Plastic Pollution Coalition notable and author of BlueMind, Wallace J. Nichols nightly for the 7th Annual Blue Mind Online Book Club at 5pm PDT on Facebook Live.

  • Start your own virtual book club with your friends

  • Watch Storytime with Josh Gad

  • Learn about Storytime from Space

Give

  • Donate or online fundraise to support the work of an organization in your community.

  • Organize a program in your building or neighborhood where less at-risk people get groceries and run other urgent errands for their at-risk neighbors.

  • Shop local. Many local businesses are struggling, and you can support them by making purchases. Order delivery or takeout from a local restaurant, order books from your local bookstore, toy/games from the local toy store, pet food from your local pet store, and so on.

  • Spring cleaning! Start a box to donate to a local thrift store of clothes, toys/games, and other household items you no longer need.

Need more resources? Check out the below from the Break Free From Plastic movement:

Read the Coronavirus Resource Kit – A comprehensive kit featuring resources from disabled, queer, elderly, Asian, and Indigenous people.

Join our global Coalition.

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