Things to Do During Coronavirus Shutdown from Artists, Musicians, and More

things to do during the coronavirus shutdown

Things to do during coronavirus shutdown.

What a time we are living in! Yes, it’s scary and crazy but look at all the incredible offerings artists, curators, educators, and planners are making avaialable- many for free! So while we are being responsible and social distancing at home, let’s explore the world, the arts, remember that we are all in this together, and check out these things to do during the coronavirus shutdown!

If you know of other cool things please share them in the comments. Regarding the organization of this list, or lack thereof, I was planning to organize this list by type of offering, then I changed my mind. Poke through. Look at all of the offerings- you may find something you enjoy that you wouldn’t have thought of! 

Virtual Musem Tours

Love the museum and miss going? Love the museum but hate the crowds? Well, you are in luck! Click here for 12 virtual museum tours!

Color the Collections of Over 100 Museums- for Grown-Ups!

Over 100 museums invite you to “Color Their Collections” with Free Coloring Books for Grown-Ups! Click here.

Fun and Free Science for Kids (and their grown-ups)!

Open and Go Lessons that Inspire Kids to Love Science. Click here. 

Art and Drawing Lessons for Kids (and grown-ups, too!). 

Welcome to our family YouTube channel, Art For Kids Hub! We love doing art together and hope you follow along with us. Many of our lessons are perfect for any age, all you need is a few supplies! Click here.

Met Opera Free Streams

Met launches “Nightly Met Opera Streams,” a free series of encore Live in HD presentations streamed on the company website during the coronavirus closure. Click here. 

Learn to Type for Free

Here is a simple and free way to learn to type. Click here. 

History Crash Courses

Fun and digestable hisory lessons (and let me tell you these really are not just for kids!)

Tons of awesome courses in one awesome channel! Nicole Sweeney teaches you sociology, Carrie Anne Philbin teaches you computer science, Craig Benzine teaches film history, and Mike Rugnetta is teaching mythology! Check out the playlists for past courses in physics, philosophy, games, economics, U.S. government and politics, astronomy, anatomy & physiology, world history, biology, literature, ecology, chemistry, psychology, and U.S. history.

Click here for Crash Courses for older kids. 

Click here for Crash Courses for younger kids

Here’s a super helpful podcast with Roya Dedeaux, Marriage and Family Therapist, about how to parent during coronavirus. It’s also helpful for those who are not parents but are feeling afraid or discombubulated.Listen here:

Learn to Play Piano!

Here is an online resource to learn to play if you have a keyboard or piano. Click here. 

Scholastic Free Learn at Home Resources

Fun activities for kiddos while they are at home- free from Scholastic. Click here. 

Free Memberships for Kids to Online Subscription Sites

Kid Activities Blog has already done the work on this one so visit their site to see the resources- there are so many great ones! Click here. 

DIY Projects for Badges

Thousands of DIY projects with step-by-step videos. Marketing is geared toward kids but don’t let that stop you if you are a grown-up! Click here.

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems!

That’s right! Join Mo Willems daily to doodle! Click here.  

The Social Distancing Festival

“The Social Distancing Festival is an online artist’s community made to celebrate and showcase the work of the many artists around the world who have been affected by the need for social distancing that has come about due to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).” Click here. 

Richard Simmons Workout

Oh my gosh! When my friend Amanda posted this I broke into a huge smile! How fun! Click here. 

15 Broadway Shows and Musicals You Can Watch On Stage From Home

What an opportunity! Click here. 

Ride Disney Rides From your Couch!

Thanks to Romper . com for putting togehter a list of rides we can ride from home! Click here. 


Whether you like to play around with photos, use them for wallpaper, or marvel at them, NASA Has give us a real gift! Click here. 

Tour US Parks Virtually

Thrillist has a list of the parks as well as tips for how to use the site- thank you Thrillist! Click here. 

450 Free Ivy League Classes You Can Take from Home

Whatever your iterest, you can surely find something that occupies and fascinates you! Click here.

From boot camp to yoga, YMCA launches 60 free online classes for people stuck at home

Fun for anyone in the family who wants to move. Click here. 

A List of Virtual Concerts to Watch During the Coronavirus Shutdown

I really wasn’t sure how this was going to work. How could these musicians perform a live conert without a crowd? After watching the Dropkick Murphy’s on Tuesday though, let me tell you, they are doing it. Absolutely amazing! Click here for the list. 

If You’re Stuck Inside, Might As Well Enjoy This List of Animal Cams

Okay, this is awesome! Click here to feel an immediate sense of peace and joy by watching animals go on as though all is right in the world.

What other cool things to do during coronoavirus shutdown have you found? Will you share them in the comments? I’ll keep adding to this list as I find things, too. 


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