Resources: adults, children & youth

Self-Care Activities during COVID-19

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is stressful for individuals and communities. This is why, taking care of your mental health is even more important than ever! Bellow is a list of activities to help you nurture your self.




Resilience in Challenging times free videos:

Science of Well-Being course offered through Yale:

Meditation App:

Free CBT based tools:

87 ways to decompress:

Plant Courses:

Free intro to Master Gardener Class:

Free Permaculture course:


Free online courses:

Learn to code: and

Free financial literacy course that comes with a certificate at the end:

Arts & Culture

Museum Tours:

Free Library ebooks:

Audible is offering free books to read right now:

The Social Distancing Festival

Adobe Cloud free for two months- video editing, illustrator, etc

National Film Board- over 200 indigenous centred films for free viewing:,title&year=1917..2020

Daily drawing:

Free online Canadian musician concerts:

Online choir sing along:

Online Broadway musicals:

Noon daily drawing together

Online Pictionary with friends
Instagram Drag Queen streamed shows
The quarantine sessions- music streaming
Met Opera:

Virtual hip hop classes every monday
Baza Dance studio free classes:
 Free Yoga online till April 15th
Yoga free online classes
Fitness Blender is a YouTube channel with hundreds of free workouts of all types

At home free body workouts:

Free at home yoga classes and workouts:

Free online dance party/workout:
Instagram dance parties: @mkik808


Online Resources for Children at Home; Created by the Integrated Practice Program (IPP) March 2020

Mind and Body:

  • Yoga/relaxation/mindfulness/dance for kids

  • Mindfulness for teens

  • 15 Mindfulness and Relaxation Apps for kids with Anxiety

  • Born to move – energetic dance

  • Oxygen Yoga for Kids:

Facebook: follow “Oxygen Everywhere”

Instagram: follow “oxygenyogaandfitness”

Pop Up Live Events

  • Peter H. Reynolds, author of ‘The Dot’ (and many more) will read aloud at 12:00 noon (Eastern time?) each day on Facebook. He’s also given teachers permission to read his books aloud on social media platforms while they are teaching their students from a distance.
  • Jarret J. Krosoczka, author of the “Lunch Lady” graphic novel series and the National Book Award finalist “Hey, Kiddo,” is hosting daily drawing webcasts on YouTube at 2 p.m. EDT for all ages.
  • Narwhal and Jelly: Doing a FB live on March 18 (1 pm local time) and March 20 (4 pm local time) – graphic novels on the adventures of a narwhal and his friend with author Ben Clanton.
  • Daily Science and Math Lessons from The Science Mom and Dad on FB Live: a daily show from 10 to noon central time, featuring science and math lessons, crafts and games. Hosted by Science Mom and Math Dad, this two hour livestream is a wonderful way to put some fun learning into your quarantine. For ages 7-12.
  • Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems – Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together. Viewers can see each weekday’s new video at noon local time.
  • Mac Barnett, The author of The Mustache, Oh No, and various Jack books will be reading books every day at 2:00pm (central) on Instagram.
  • Author Tara Lazar will read a book daily LIVE at 11 am central time, plus also will talk about writing tips and other fun stuff. Here’s the channel:
  • The Language Sprout Facebook page is offering a unique opportunity for families everywhere. Each day they will be offering FREE story times, activities, and games in Spanish, French, Mandarin, English, Portuguese for kids 0 – 103!
  • Khan Academy: Having daily (weekdays) 9 am PST/12 EST live streams on Facebook and YouTube for students, parents, and teachers navigating school closures. Created by experts, Khan Academy’s library of trusted, standards-aligned practice and lessons covers math K-12 through early college, grammar, science, history, AP®, SAT®, and more. It’s all free for learners and teachers.
  • Valerie Tutson is a gifted story teller who is doing a Facebook Live story every day at 10:30 a.m. CST. Reader comment: “We just watched and we all LOVED it. it was interactive and glorious.”
  • “Virtual Preschool” Daily circle time lessons, song, game, and story… all are welcome! Weekdays (live video) at 11:00 AM EDT at Play to Learn Preschool, event link
  • Free art lessons on the Make Paducah Facebook page each weekday for the next two weeks. These will be family oriented for a range of ages and utilize supplies typically found in your home.
  • Some libraries are offer free story time. Please view your local library website

Virtual Tours

  • The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. Enjoy the tour!
  • This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs.
  • Virtual tours and online exhibits of some of the most famous museums around the world.
  • Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip.
  • This iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies.

Educational Games and Activities

  • Sensory Activities and Experiments

On Facebook, follow “TheDadLab”


  • Online education program for toddler through high school

  • Digital learning content for preschool through high school 

  • Phonics skills and math activities for Kindergarten to grade 3.

  • Online history classes for all ages preteen through adults

  • Mystery Science – free science lessons for students in Kindergarten to 5th

  • Scholastic learn at home program; an activity portal of free daily courses for kids

  • 7,000 videos free videos in math, natural science, social science and humanities subjects areas

Creative Indoor Activities


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