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Awesome At-Home Activities

ByEssex

May 08, 2020

Downtime at home can be restorative and rejuvenating, but there are times when it can also be just plain boring. To combat potential boredom, here is a list of in-home resources and activities that are sure to keep you entertained for hours.

1. Get Fit

Staying home and staying fit do not have to be mutually exclusive. Here are a few resources to stay in shape at home:

Orange Theory Fitness

Currently offering free, daily 30-minute workouts that can be done from the comfort of your own home with no equipment needed. Instructors will find everyday items you have lying around the house for residents to use in lieu of weights.

Nike

Currently offering free streaming workout videos, training programs, and expert tips from trainers through the NTC/Nike App through the App Store. Workouts can be done with or without equipment and range in length from 5-59 minutes.

CorePower Yoga

Currently offering free online access to a collection of classes available weekly with classes ranging from 22-59 minutes.

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2. Kick Back

Amazon Kindle

Currently offering free access to over one million books for two months if redeemed before 11:59 pm (PST) on 6/30/2020.

Sling TV

Currently offering free streaming for new customers for 14 days with no credit card needed to sign up.

Disney Storytime

Currently offering over 20 free storytime videos of members of the Disney family reading their favorite stories from the comfort of their own homes.

Sirius XM

From now until May 15, 2020, stream SiriusXM for free on your phone, online, and other devices. You can access the offering either through the link above or the Sirius app.

3. Stay Connected

Netflix Party

Install the Netflix Party Chrome extension from the Chrome Web Store or Netflix Party website, and you are on your way to creating Netflix Parties to watch your favorite Netflix movies and shows with friends and family.

Marco Polo

A "video walkie talkie," a video chat app that lets you send quick messages back and forth with your friends. Download for free through the App Store on your Android or iOS device.

Houseparty

Houseparty is a social networking service that enables group video chatting through mobile and desktop apps. Users receive a notification when friends are online and available to group video chat. You can download for free through the App Store on your Android or iOS device.

Virtual Bingo

Host a free virtual bingo game with friends and family via the web application Bingo Maker. The free virtual game can last for up to 30 minutes and allows you to play one game. You’ll be able to play another free game once the countdown is done.

Words With Friends

There are lots of options for gaming with friends from afar, but one of our favorites is the Words With Friends Facebook app, which lets you play the oh-so-popular Words With Friends game directly with your Facebook friends through the Facebook Messenger app. This one is always free, with optional in-app purchases.

Virtual reality can take you on a tour to museums or theme partks anywhere in the world

4. Visit Virtually

Disneyworld Virtual

Virtually experience Walt Disney World attractions, shows, hotels, monorails, trains, boats, park areas, and more within an interactive 360º video environment. Virtual Disney World offers a completely immersive experience like never before. Relive the attractions and places you love anytime, anywhere! Virtual Disney World 360º videos are best experienced with a VR headset or a smartphone and a virtual headset such as Google.

Vatican Online Museum Tour

Virtually experience the Vatican and more within an interactive 360º video environment.

Louvre Online Museum Tour

Virtually experience the Louvre and more within an interactive 360º video environment.

We hope these resources and activities help you pass the time by staying fit, staying connected, and maybe even expanding your horizons. Stay home, stay safe, and be well!

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