Things to do While Stuck at Home
If you're working from home, you've got enough to do managing your new environment, if you need some tips and tricks for working from home, click here. If you're not working at home, but are stuck at home, you might be looking for something to do. Of course, we've got a full library of townhouse floor plans for you to search, but you might be looking for something slightly more entertaining.
Don't worry, we've got you covered!
We've rounded up a list of 100+ free or near free things you can do while self isolating. You can travel through the internet and visit some of the great museums ever including The Louvre, Guggenheim Museum, National Gallery of Art and the British Museum - just to name a few. If the outdoors are calling your name you can take a virtual tour of 5 amazing national parks including Bryce Canyon, The Hawaiian Volcanoes, and even Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska. There are zoos filled with Animal Cams, and just about every kind of free online class available. We've even found some cooking courses and yoga for you to try.
100+ Things to do Online While Stuck at Home
The Louvre (requires Flash)
The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks from Google. It includes digital tours of Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico, Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska.
Fitness & Exercise
Instructables – Choose from hundreds of great instructional videos and online course including everything you need to know about cooking. Bread baking, canning and preserving, the science behind cooking and even how to make pasta!
America’s Test Kitchen - $1 for three months
Arts & Crafts
Instructables – Classes include leather making, hand sewing, jewelry making, knitting, paper mache and even a class on how to start a handmade business.
Outschool – not free, but many of the courses are inexpensive.
Storyline Online - Storyline Online is another award-winning, interactive children’s literacy site that features famous actors like Kevin Costner, Betty White, James Earl Jones, Eva Longoria, and others reading children’s books alongside minor animation elements.
Storyberries – Free fairy tales, bedtime stories and poems for kids.
Oxford Owl - Discover expert advice, educational resources and free eBooks to support children's learning at primary school and at home, from Oxford University Press.
Open Library - Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.
ManyBooks - Great selection of modern and classic books waiting to be discovered. All free and available in most ereader formats.
Gutenberg - A library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education.
A Mighty Blaze – Due to travel restrictions many book tours have been postponed or cancelled, A Mighty Blaze was created to bring readers and authors together – a virtual book tour with new books released every Tuesday.
Wordpress – Start your own blog for free on Wordpress.com. Free hosting and themes as well as plenty of support for building your own blog.
Etsy – after spending weeks at home you may have produced enough crafts to open your own virtual store – you can do just that on Etsy.