Things for everyone to do to pass the time at home

ByPHILADELPHIA (WPVI) via WPVI logo
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

When you're stuck at home alone or with the kids due to the spread of coronavirus and have nothing to do, don't despair! We have some ideas to pass the time. Check back daily for new ideas.

Virtual Races:

PSPCA and MLAR's Good Dog Jog 5K Run/2K Walk

Virtual fundraiser benefiting PSPCA's Emergency Relief Fund

April 4 - April 18, 2020

Culture:

Club Quarantine

Live-streaming concerts with high profile guests that have Joe Biden, Michele Obama, and JLO. It's being dubbed the biggest virtual dance party in the world.

Virtual Quizzo

Virtual Quizzo fundraiser for local bartenders, servers and staff in Fishtown by Bottle Bar East. Scheduled for Wednesdays at 8pm.

Arts/Performing Arts:

MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art In New York City is offering free online course and specializations.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is offering access to their full length performances. Check their website for more info on showings!

New York Philharmonic

New York Philharmonic is streaming performances online with NY Phil Plays On.

National Theater

National Theater in Washington D.C. is showing a play every Thursday Night beginning April 2nd on their YouTube page.

The 2020 Garden State Film Festival

You can see an incredible selection of +240 innovative films through an unprecedented four-day (Mar 26-29), live-stream event on your computer, tablet, or mobile phone. Get your 4-day pass.

NJ Symphony

Listen to previously broadcast NJSO concerts on demand!

Queen

Brian May, from Queen, teaches you how to play Bohemian Rhapsody, and other tunes via his Instagram page.

@brianmayforreal

TV / Film:

Philly movies, TV Shows you should watch while you're inside

Whether it's an old school favorites like "Rocky" or "Trading Places" or more recent hits like "The Goldbergs" or the "Creed" franchise, there's a little Philly on the big screen for everyone.

Virtual Classes:

Photography

Nikon is offering a whole gambit of free online photography classes running until April 30th.

Dance with the Rockettes

The Rockettes are creating a dance classes to be featured on Instagram Live @TheRockettes

Phoenix Arts

Virtual dance classes from Phoenix Arts in Blue Bell, PA are for all ages, offering a variety of classes like ballet and hip hop. Check their Facebook for the schedule.

Virtual Tours/Livestreams:

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

Take a walk through the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden and enjoy the tropical flowers and plans on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Philly Zoo at 2

Get an insider's look at the Zoo during Philly Zoo at 2 Facebook Live series and virtually meet and interact with our amazing animals and dedicated staff every weekday at 2:00 p.m.

Smithsonian's National Zoo

Visit nationalzoo.si.edu to watch the Zoo's giant pandas, elephants, lions and more!

The Franklin Institute

EarthCam and The Franklin Institute have teamed up to deliver live streaming webcam views from the heart of Philadelphia, PA.

National Aquarium

Check out the Nation Aquarium's exhibit livestreams. Families can still experience the Aquarium from home!

Blacktip Reef Sharks | Blue Blubber Jellies | Pacific Coral Reef

Experience the Museum of the American Revolution from Home

Though the museum is closed this month, you can still explore the Museum virtually! Take a Virtual Museum Tour by clicking here.

San Diego Zoo

Let the zoo come to you! Check out live video streams featuring pandas, koalas, elephants, tigers and other animals for your at home entertainment.

Stay on the Move:

Family Friendly Disney-Inspired Workouts

We're all about getting our kids together for some Disney-fueled fun. Disney's exciting series Get Moving With Disney Family features creative Disney workouts and is the perfect way to break a sweat without leaving the comfort of your own home!

Get the workouts.

Arts and Crafts:

Grab your scissors, grab your glue! Find fun Disney-inspired art and craft ideas for kids of all ages-including holiday and seasonal crafts, decorations, and more.

Disney DIYs for Toddlers

We may be stuck inside, but luckily, we have oodles of Disney DIYs to keep the whole family busy all day long!

Frozen 2 Snow Globe Craft

Create memories with your family with this easy Frozen 2-inspired snow globe craft.

Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs Easter Eggs

These eggs only require a few basic materials and you can enjoy them for years to come! Learn how here.

Stop Motion Kids Camp

Designer Trisha Zemp has made her stop-motion kids camp free to those that share and tag her IG post announcing the free service.

Draw everyday with JJK

Children's book author & illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka offers daily, 20-minute drawing episodes on his YouTube channel.

FamilyFun Craft Camp

6 weeks of creative projects guaranteed to keep the kids busy, happy, and off-screen!

Download the e-book which has all the instructions for 18 projects.

Toy Story 4 Coloring Pages

Toy Story-themed printable activities, coloring pages, and recipes too. Grab them here.

Printable Workbook

This guide will guarantee a magical school break!

Reading:

Audible Stories

Releasing hundreds of books for children and teens to listen to for free via stories.audible.com or app.

Read Alongs:

Story Time with Adam Joseph

Join Adam Joseph and his kiddos LIVE, weekdays at 9:30am on his Facebook for a different story book picked by either Jacob or Hannah each day. Missed it? No worries, you can still watch a replay.

Storytime with Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers will be reading his one of his popular books every day on Instagram Live at 2pm.

Mac Barnett's Book Club

Children's book author Mac Barnett is reading one of his books everyday at 9am on his Instagram story.

Food and Snacks:

FoodNetwork

Snacks kids can make from the FoodNetwork.

foodnetwork.com

Online Printables:

Kids Activities from Adventure Aquarium

Everyday, Adventure Aquarium is offering a new activity for kids! You'll find word searches, coloring pages and more!

GreatSchools

Printable worksheets for kids.

www.greatschools.org

For educational and homeschool resources, click here.