ADULT BOREDOM BUSTERS
Keeping yourself busy and fighting off boredom can be tough. Here is a long list of things you can do during quarantine. We update daily so be sure to check the bottom of the page!
Free Life Skills
Learn something new! Believe it or not, there’s plenty you don’t know. Here’s a list of 50 how-to tips, plus links to free online tutorials, designed to teach you skills you can use during quarantine and after, too!.
Virtual Dinner Party
Entertaining doesn’t have to just be about gathering around the same table. Your friends and you can sit at separate tables in different cities and still have a party together—it just has to happen on the internet.
New York’s Metropolitan Opera launches “Nightly Met Opera Streams,” a free series of encore Live in HD presentations streamed on the company website during the coronavirus closure
The beauty of online workouts is that they can be accessed anytime and anywhere with enough space for a yoga mat and a solid Wi-Fi connection. There are a ton of options—many with free trial periods—so the key is finding one that brings a little joy into your day.
Movies on Demand
While society is self-isolating during the social distancing period, the film industry will be releasing numerous films ahead of their intended release dates that you can watch from the comfort of your home. Some of the films recently hit movie theaters while some have yet to hit theaters altogether.
Virtually staying in touch with friends and family can help in limiting feelings of loneliness and anxiety. From coffee catch-ups on Zoom to the new ‘group party’ option on Netflix, these are the get-togethers available online.
We’ve picked some of the best films in this regard, which are available to watch at home, dividing these comfort-viewing classics into 10 key categories. A blanket and a bucket of cookie dough ice cream are optional, but recommended.
Free Mini Courses
The Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award, known as iDEA, is an international programme that helps you develop and demonstrate your digital, enterprise and employability skills for for free.
One of the big ideas behind “The Science of Well-Being,” Yale’s most popular class of all time, is that true happiness doesn’t come from your circumstances or your achievements. It comes, professor Laurie Santos, PhD, told CNN, from simple daily practices like being grateful, living in the present moment, and connecting with others.
Theater, Dance & More
Performances are being live-streamed, archival material is being resurfaced and social media platforms like Instagram, YouTube and Facebook are serving as makeshift stages, concert halls and gallery spaces.
Travel from Home
Across the world, travel addicts are struggling with cancelled trips and no prospect of booking the next one for quite some time. Here are some nifty ways to experience travel without leaving home. Satisfy your desire to see the planet, all from the comfort of your couch! Be sure to check out our whole page on Tabletop Trips.
National Theatre is switching to its YouTube channel. From April 2, under the banner of National Theatre at Home, every Thursday (7pm GMT/2pm EST) will see a new National Theatre play released – free to watch for one week – along with bonus content including cast and creative Q&As and post-stream talks.
This site has tons of games you can play with friends. And if you’re looking for something else fun to try, you can now play Cards Against Humanity online with your mates.
Welcome to 2020.
Free Creative Apps
Being stuck at home with nothing to do but watch the world collapse around us is kind of a downer, but there are some upsides. One is that people are getting creative. Like, literally creative — making more music, writing and sharing videos. The other silver lining is that app-makers are offering big discounts and extended trials for some amazing apps.
Andrew Lloyd Weber
Andrew Lloyd Webber will be streaming his musicals for free online in a new series for West End and Broadway fans. Entitled “The Shows Must Go On”, the series will start with the 2000 adaptation of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat starring Donny Osmond, Maria Friedman, Richard Attenborough
and Joan Collins.
Culture from your Sofa
From DJ sets to virtually visiting the Vatican, arts editor Will Gompertz presents culture from your sofa – five free online activities to immerse yourself in when social distancing.
Great Craft Ideas
Singapore’s favorite craft store, Spotlight, has great ideas for DIY projects. You might even have the supplies you need at home. if you don’t, no worries. Spotlight delivers on orders of more than $100.
This link shows the entire earth covered in green dots which are local radio stations. Touch the green dot and play the local radio station. You can listen to any radio station in the world!
Since March, Billboard has been hosting Live At-Home concerts. Past performers include Hozier, Meghan Trainor and Kenny G. What’s more, all performers have chosen a non-profit organization to support during their livestreams. Besides the great music, it's super fun to see their homes.
The Globe Theatre is offering free streams of plays (including A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet). Each masterpiece will be available to watch for about two weeks before a new one is uploaded.
Take part in the #StayHome Smartphone Photo Contest organised by the Photographic Society of Singapore and Raffles Health Insurance. From now until 11 May, get creative and snap shots of your interpretation of “#StayHome”. Stand a chance to win health screenings packages and cash prizes.
Chef at Home
Michelin-star chef Massimo Bottura has transformed his home kitchen into a live cooking studio for Kitchen Quarantine. Viewers can join him on Instagram Live as he prepares mouth-watering meals for his family.
Stop Action Film
Stop motion is actually a really easy thing that everyone could integrate into their videos. Here, I start out with a broad overview of where you could start and then where you could end up. I also provide a really easy way that everyone can create great stop motion videos for cheap!
Digital Puzzles of Oz
Destination NSW has developed digital jigsaws featuring a collection of 18 beautiful landscapes in New South Wales. All puzzles are automatically set to 32 pieces – but if you’re a puzzle master (or you’d like something a little easier) you can change the number of pieces to suit your mood or skill.
Portuguese vineyard-owner and wine sommelier, Rafael de Lima. Easy-going and full of laughs, "Rafa" helps break down the pretentious jargon of the wine world and equip you the foundational knowledge that we need to make smart picks at the bottle shop. Come prepared with your chosen bottle of white & red so Rafa could help talk us through the science behind the flavour, notes and food-pairing.
Plato is the best chat app built around having fun. I am able to hang out with my friend group or make new friends while playing games and chatting at the same time and the best part is that it’s free. It also features private 1:1 messaging, group messaging, and lots of public chat rooms.
This Isolation Bingo is set to be like a ‘night out’ on your sofa. Win prizes and take part in the sassiest game of bingo to exist, as Hides graces your screen with her hilarious quips and enviable wig collection. The games are Friday and Sunday nights,
New York time during the month of May.
Solve a Murder
In Race to Mars, you can now take a virtual trip to the Red Planet for a trip that’s out of this world, although it’s not going to be without incident—for murder most foul has been committed, and you’re being called on to investigate!