Free Fun, Education and Entertainment

Fun for All Ages, from the Safety of Your Home!

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Looks like it might be a while before this “Corona Craziness” is over. This list is for those of you who are sheltering in place, under quarantine or just wanting to spend time at home. These resources are FREE (with the exception of my books — as an author, I had to mention these — hope you’ll take a moment to check them out). I’ll be adding to the list on our website as I find new information, so feel free to check back there []. And of course, you are welcome to share this link!

If you know of an event or link that isn’t included, please let me know, so it can be added to this list. You may comment below, or email me at You are also welcome to follow my Facebook page where I post daily tips and freebies —


Of course, I had to include my books here. No need to even go to the mailbox — a number of these are ebooks. Thanks for supporting local authors! You can see all my books on Amazon —

The Fussy Librarian


Story Time for kids. Astronauts read to kids from space!

Storytime — Betty White reads “Harry the Dirty Dog” — adults and kids alike will enjoy this —

Time Magazine for Kids —


Adults — Sites for free online education —

Adults — online colleges and degree programs —

Kids and Adults — a list of free online classes —

Kids and Adults — Brave Wilderness. A great selection of adventure and animal stories. A favorite of a home-schooling mom (thanks to Amy for the tip) —

Kids — Scholastic is offering free daily classes fro grades Pre-K to 6 and up. No sign up required.

Kids — List of companies offering free education classes —


Yeast Starter — NO yeast needed!

Bread recipes! 20 easy recipes for breads and rolls —

Bread Recipes — NO yeast needed

Make your own spreadable butter

Pantry Staple Recipes

Wartime Meals from 1943! — Your grandmother probably used this during WWII.


Art Fun:

100 Craft Projects with just 10 different supplies! —

Mail someone a life-sized HUG!

Make homemade cards and send them to your local nursing home to cheer up residents who are in isolation — Here’s one nursing home in Texas that would love to get your homemade cards and pictures. Check to see if there are homes in your area that would also like some cards.

Coloring pages for kids (and adults!) Disney! 1000+ pages —

Coloring pages — Tucson, AZ!

Crayola Fun! 52 creative ideas —

Doodling with Mo Willems!

Drawing Tutorial

Drawing How to Draw — Animals, people, choose your favorite!

Grow Vegetables from scraps! —

Grow Your Own Food from Seeds

Knit & Crochet — many patterns to choose from —

Make your own Sundial!


Bob Ross! Paint along with Every episode —

Easter Chick fork painting. Looks like fun! —

Easter Rabbit painting using toilet paper rolls. Why not use this easy craft to make cards for fellow shut-ins? —

No Mess Cling Film Art — says this is for toddlers, but I kinda want to try it!

Paint Sip Fun is offering virtual classes —

Rock your neighborhood! Paint rocks with inspirational sayings and leave them around the neighborhood for people to find —

Simple Painting Tutorial

Step-by-step tutorials. Unleash your creativity! Lots to choose from.

WOW Art — watch an artist paint and see if you can recreate her pieces. LOTS of videos — click “videos” to see the full list. Very relaxing just to watch, and fascinating to see the finished picture!

Sewing Patterns, Face Masks:

Choosing the best material for face masks

Prevent Your Glasses from fogging up

Face masks, reusable with filter pocket. favorite of nurses. No elastic needed. I used 1/2″ double-sided satin ribbon for the ties.

Face Masks — A selection of different patterns.

Face Masks, no-sew

Face Masks, No Sew from socks

Face Masks for Kids

Face Masks, video tutorial —

Face Masks with filter pocket

Sewing Patterns, Misc

Bias Tape — fast way to make your own —

Paper towel, reusable

Scrub Pants

Surgical Scrub Cap


Aquarium Cams — Monterey Bay

Arts and Culture — SO many to choose from! —

Botanical Garden Tour

Disneyland! Virtual Rides!

Dracula’s Castle

Eagle Cam!

Field Trips! Go on a field trip from home!

Field Trips — even More!

Field Trips galore! Over 30 locations to choose from! Thanks to super scout, Skylar, for sending us this link!

Football! NFL Game Pass Free until 5/31/2020 —

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin Home tour —

Livestream ANIMALS! Animals galore! Choose your favorite or follow them all —

Northern Lights Cam — Amazing!

Virtual Tours — a whole list of aquariums, museums, and zoos —

Winchester House — tour this infamous architectural marvel —

Zoo Cam — Cheetah Cubs!

Zoo Cam! Phoenix

Zoo Cam! San Diego

Movies and Videos:

Excercise with The Body Coach

Facebook Watch

Modern Marvels — Lots of episodes to choose from, and so many fascinating stories!

Movie Streaming Services

Museums — A list to choose from

Podcast — Josh Gad reads children’s books —

Show & Tell from Atlas Obscura —


How about a remote get-together? This article lists some of the most popular video software for PC —

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoyed the list and found some new sources of entertainment. If you liked this article, please let me know by giving me a thumbs up. Until next time ~ stay healthy!

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