Home? Bored? Check out this list of ideas to keep your family happy…

I, like everyone else, cannot wait for the ghastly COVID 19 (Corona Virus) to be GONE! And, like many people, I have chosen to self-quarantine. But, let’s face it- one day in the house is fine. Two or three days is not optimal. But a week, two or three? Now I have issues! I figure I am not alone manifesting a fear of the” boredom factor”. Surely there are parents who are trying to rack their brains to come up with enough activities to keep their kids busy!?! As an educator, parent and individual who bores very easily, I decided to help others by searching online sites for activities that could be fun while we wait out this “CORONA- geddon”.

Below you will find my list and I would LOVE if you add a link(s) at the bottom or an idea on how to stay busy during these challenging times. (Remember, this is a family blog – so play “nice” with your suggestions.)

1. 12 Famous Museums that have VIRTUAL tours

Or check out these 500 Museums and Galleries


San Diego:  https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams
Houston:  https://www.houstonzoo.org/explore/webcams/
National Zoo:  https://nationalzoo.si.edu/webcams
ZOO CAMERAS AROUND THE WORLD: https://zoocamerasaroundtheworld.com/list-of-zoos-with-webcams/

3. Love to cook and want to learn? Here you go…

TASTY – for kids and parents https://tasty.co
Cooking Channelhttps://www.cookingchanneltv.com/videos/players/full-episodes-player
Cook with Kids: https://www.foodnetwork.com/fn-dish/recipes/2015/11/diy-baked-potato-bar

4. This channel is a HOW TO video channel for people who love to exert their creative juices: https://createtv.com

5.  Travel without leaving home:

Travel with Angel (who I know and is so awesome!) https://angelstravellounge.com/about/
Rick Steveshttps://www.ricksteves.com
Virtual Travel: Balloon Ride: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KT0rn03-tU
New Mexico Balloon Rallyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGAMTlI6XxY

6. Looking for excellent videos to watch: TEDx / Ted Talks are amazing:


I love Brene Brown – check her outhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCvmsMzlF7ohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psN1DORYYV0https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Evwgu369Jw

7. Family time:
Make a piñata: https://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Piñata
Real crafts for real good gifts: https://www.sixcleversisters.com/12-diy-gifts-that-your-family-and-friends-will-love-to-get/
A little plug for learning sign language:  LouiseSattler.com or  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF8KwJbRq_K05m6fezHv9_g
And be sure to check out signed stories on YouTube for fun:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrg6w933BuOQrL7xTtRphmw/videos

8. Entertainment/ Concerts
S. Korea orchestra: https://qz.com/1817876/korea-offers-free-concerts-online-during-coronavirus/
Peabody school of music: https://www.classicfm.com/music-news/videos/student-orchestra-impromptu-concert-coronavirus/
In fact, a lot of events were cancelled so people posted their “dress rehearsals’, etc. Here: https://twitter.com/hashtag/heyjenlookatme?src=hashtag_click

9. Just for fun:

The SCOTT QUINTUPLETS/ FAMILY  is some of the most fun video watching I do all day;  Take a break and watch their whole Quint journey here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKMT-NFpYshJT9v-Fd6tmrw

Photo: Scott Family

Other ideas!

10: Jigsaw puzzles – Amazon has a huge selection including some that used RETRO photos and memorabilia. I love the ones by WHITE MOUNTAIN best – such as the classic books puzzle below!

But wait… there is more…

11. Lego building for kids and grown-ups! Ideas can be found here from LEGO and on this website .

12: Lastly, SCRAPBOOK and PHOTO ALBUMS. NOW is the time to organize your photos, create family scrapbooks and enjoy reminiscing! Need ideas? Simply jump over to Pinterest.com for TONS of examples and DIY projects. Also, keep in mind that Snapfish and Shutterfly are both offering HUGE discounts for photo projects.


Tag you are it! Your turn to suggest how to keep busy when you are “stuck at home”.

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