Activities

Some unusual online resources…

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Continuing Education

Games and More

http://stayingsharp.aarp.org a free online source of articles, games and recipes.

Free games from gog.com – “Stay at home and play some games“.

Kahoot! – play educational games on your computer or smartphone.

Entertainment

From Playbill – 15 Broadway Plays and Musicals You Can Watch On Stage From Home.

Broadway HD offers a free 7 day trial to “Stream Your Favorite Broadway Hits! Anytime, Anywhere!”. It’s only $8.99 per month thereafter.

Hoopla Digital provides library patrons the ability to download or stream a range of free digital media content. Included categories are audio-books, movies, music, comics, eBooks, television, people, categories, publishers and series. Check with your local library to see if the service is available.

Turrner Classic Movies – Monthly Schedule

Kanopy – streams thousands of movies for free through your local library affiliation.

For the Grandkids

Amazon Global Audiobooks are now open for free: Audible Stories is available for children who are temporarily unable to go to school around the world. Listen to all audiobooks for free, with content ranging from preschool to classic literature, no download of apps, no login required, no ads, with languages like English/German/French/Italian/Japanese. (from Raj V.)

Free nature online Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.

Free science online Field Museum at Home.

Watch zoo animals online. Note, some are closed down because the zoos are closed but this site did lead me to the Underwater Live Cam from Shedd Aquarium.

Misc.

From Chabad.org (A Jewish religious organization): 10 Things You Can Do for People in Quarantine

Museum Pass

Dan Diedech, Illinois State Representative, 59th District, has a free museum pass for four he can share with constituents. Call 847-478-9909, Mon.-Fri., 9 AM to 4:30 PM to make arrangements.

Dan Diedech Museum Pass Locations

Virtual Tours

Virtual School Activities – A collection of sites to live webcams, virtual tours/trips, and other miscellaneous fun academic sites.

Demotivateur offers free online virtual visit to 17 museums in Europe. NOTE: The Demotivateur site is in French, so make sure you have a Google translate app installed on your browser.

Disclaimer

We are trying to share information with you and can not vouch for authenticity. Caveat emptor is Latin for “Let the buyer beware”.

Updated 8/1/21