Bored at Home? Explore these fun activities and websites!
With the Covid-19 pandemic upon us, Americans and Canadians from coast to coast are facing the very real prospect of having to spend at a minimum, two weeks at home while keeping themselves and their children educated and entertained…
Luckily, being stuck at home doesn’t need to feel like a jail sentence: Gen’s Delights is happy to present a compiled list of fun activities and websites to explore during self-isolation :
Explore over 300 unique Museums, Exhibits, Points of Special Interest and Real-Time Journeys :
Numerous local and international artists have pulled together to present numerous FREE, live-streamed online concerts !
The National Arts Center have selected numerous Canadian artists to perform 45 to 60 minutes sets to livestream as part of their #CanadaPerforms series – enjoy a selection of dance, theatre, classical and popular music!
Elton John will be emcee for the upcoming “Fox Presents The iHeart Living Room Concert for America,” An hourlong special airing commercial-free this Sunday on Fox (9 ET/6 PT), as well as on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and the iHeartRadio app.
This unique remote concert will feature some of music’s biggest stars as they perform (while social distancing and staying home) from their own living rooms and cellphones!
Recently, publishers and audio entertainment companies have offered a deluge of free e-books and audiobooks for readers of all ages to enjoy on their platforms:
ManyBooks: Go to manybooks.net you can search by title, author or keyword.
Sonnet a Day: Patrick Stewart, star of “X-Men” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” has been reciting Shakespeare on his @SirPatStew Twitter account!
Never Stop Learning !
Educational links : The transition to at-home learning can be difficult…
Above is a guide to all of our PBS Kids programming to help make time in front of the television both fun and educational!
While Mountain Lake PBS prides itself on offering a gold mine of quality educational programs and resources for kids, these additional links below may also prove to be quite useful while school is out:
– GoNoodle® engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. https://www.gonoodle.com/
– As part of their #Wereheretogether program, the San Diego Zoo recently launched Free Online Education Programs on their main website. You can also enjoy Live Cam footage of several of their residents and enjoy archived footage of Bai Yun and Xiao Liwu the incredibly cute pandas. https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams
Do Arts and Crafts and Participate in a Social Movement project :
– The #wewillgetthroughthis / #cavabienaller rainbow art project has been taking the world and front windows by storm !
– Flash your lights ! This movement encourages all residents to turn their lights on and off repeatedly at 8:30 p.m. every night for one minute to show solidarity with each other and appreciation for healthcare workers.
Decorate Easter Eggs :
During these trying times it is important to remember that :