Stuck at Home Doesn’t Have to Mean Bored at Home – Daily Update (April 4)

Below are this weekend’s additions to “Stuck at Home Doesn’t Have to Mean Bored at Home.

Enjoy . . .

Home Not Alone (with Kids)

If you’re in need of some more ideas for entertaining kids, have a look at “COVID-19: Games and activities using typical household items.”

Really out of ideas? How about a homemade teddy bear?

The Society of Health and Physical Educators (aka “SHAPE America”) has a few ideas for kids: Towel Fitness & Challenges Balloon Challenges and Activities

Aquariums, Zoos, and Museums

The National Zoo is live streaming lions.

The Oklahoma City Zoo is live streaming its red panda family (until May 1).

The Edinburgh Zoo is live streaming penguins.

The Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary has a very cool virtual dive with sea lions, which lets you control the view. 

Board and Other Games (without the Board or Boredom)

According to the New Jersey Stage, “Silver Creek Entertainment offers free access to games during covid-19 outbreak.” 


JamBase has a Couch Tour Alert with a terrific calendar of live music streams.

In addition, Billboard has a post, “Here Are All the Live Streams & Virtual Concerts to Watch During Coronavirus Crisis (Updating)

Broadway Shows

The New York Post reported that “Andrew Lloyd Webber will stream legendary Broadway shows free online,” and he did here.


The Society of Health and Physical Educators offers the “Paper Plate Tabata.

Well, not new, but she’s such a good friend…

    • The Fix Personal Training. This is the personal training website of a very close friend and colleague, Paula Astl, who is probably in the best shape of anyone I’ve ever known. And she’ll train you outside at a safe 6+ foot distance!

Movies / Videos

Fstoppers posted what purports to be “Footage From Victorian England Enhanced to 4K and 60 fps.” If it’s legitimate (which it appears to be), it’s really cool – and there are a whole bunch more, including, “A Trip Through Paris, France in late 1890s / Un voyage à travers Paris, 1890.”

Random / Other Lists

If you’re stuck apart from someone you’re dating, HuffPost offers, “15 Date Ideas In The Age Of Social Distancing.”

While it may be a little late for this information, the places I have been ordering food and supplies from are the following:

      • InstaCart for food and pharmacy.
      • Whole Foods for food – though it is frequently very difficult to get a delivery time.
      • Staples for office and cleaning supplies.


For another brief diversion, another of my all-time favorite YouTube videos …

But, if that’s not enough for you, this is the video “songified.”