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Free Online Activities While You Stay at Home During COVID-19

Staying at home is very important during this time of COVID-19 pandemic to help slow down the spread of the virus and flatten the curve. With everyone in the family at home for sure, it will only take a few days or hours until someone is bored and doesn’t know what to do. Luckily there are quite a lot of free online activities or free websites that everyone can use during this time to entertain and to be productive by learning something new.

Keep the family busy at home. We have a list of free websites for the whole family as you stay at home during COVID-19.
Keep the family busy at home. We have a list of free websites for the whole family as you stay at home during COVID-19.

List of Free Online Activities While You Stay at Home

For Entertainment

Amazon Prime includes access to their Prime video and music collection. If you don’t have Amazon Prime, you can start with a 30-day Free trial.

Netflix – Get Free one-month trial.

Hulu – Free One-month trial.

Sling TV – Free 14-day trial

Disney Plus – One week trial

HBO Now – 7 days free

AT&T TV Now – One week free

Redbox – Free Live TV


Get Free Kindle reading app and check out their list of Free Kindle ebooks. You can also get 30-day Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited.

Audible – If you love audiobooks, you can get Free 30-day trial.

Story Weaver – Storybooks in different languages.


Chloe Ting on Youtube

Popsugar Fitness

Yoga with Adriene

Free educational websites for kids.
Free educational websites for kids

Educational Sites

For Pre-schoolers (3-4 years old)

123 Homeschool for ME – Free printable worksheets from preschool to 8th Grade

British Council – Free online games, stories and activities for young children

For Elementary (Grades 1-5) (5-10 years old)

Code It – Fun coding lessons for kids

Duo Lingo – For learning a new language

For Middle School (Grade 6-8) (11-13 years old)

Adventure Academy – 1st month free

Sandbox – Uses OK Go’s music videos to inspire students to explore various STEAM concepts. Integrates art, science and math. – Motivates kids to learn new skills. With free trial.

Google CS First – Free computer science curriculum.

Nanowrimo – Free fun creative writing lessons.

For High School (Grade 9-12) (14-18 years old)

Library of Congress

Smithsonian Education


For College and Advanced Learning

Coursera – Some courses are free.

Udemy – They offer select free courses

Future Learn

Canvas Network – Course catalog for teachers

Remember staying at home and social distancing are the best thing that we can do for ourselves and our community during this pandemic. Stay safe and healthy.

If you know of other free things to access now, please comment below.

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Corned Beef – Do you buy Point Cut or Flat Cut?

Corned Beef: Point Cut or Flat Cut?

Choosing Corned Beef Cuts

My mother-in-law was visiting this weekend and I decided to make our St. Patrick’s day feast a bit early. She is Irish and I thought it would be fun to have the traditional Corned Beef, potatoes, carrots and cabbage while she was here. While shopping for the corned beef it became apparent that I had not done my research. There are two cuts of corned beef;  point and flat cut. The point cut is cheaper. Not knowing what to get, I purchased both! We needed two anyways with the crowd we had.

I made the point cut in the crockpot. I just added the seasoning packet and let it cook all day. About half way through cooking, I added the cabbage. The flat cut was placed in a roaster pan with potato chunks, carrots, the seasoning packet and water. I roasted it at 300 degrees for 6 hours.

The taste test

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March 3, 2020

How to Save Money Gardening

How to Save Money Gardening

How to save money gardening

There are many ways in which gardening can save you money. There’s the obvious mark up that many grocery stores carry because they brick-and-mortar businesses with their own price points they have to meet before profit. So when you buy your produce from them you’re also paying their rent, electricity, and employees. There is also the markup from the manufacturer who’s had to package and market their product as well. Even bananas that don’t require packaging have their own ad campaign. All of that adds into the cost that you pay when purchasing your produce at the store.Continue reading

February 16, 2020

Why is Mardi Gras Celebrated?

Mardi Gras as most probably know is French for Fat Tuesday and is the last day of a period of celebration known as Carnival.

Why is Mardi Gras Celebrated?

Mardi Gras – Boobs? Beads? Babies?

When you think about Mardi Gras, what pops into your mind first? I may be the exception to the rule but I think about partying in New Orleans and all the beads and of course once I think about the beads my mind flashes (pun intended) to the method by which some are likely to use to earn some beads. I am talking about flashing your boobs, of course. Well, I am here to set the record straight and tell you what Mardi Gras is really all about. It is not the boobs or the beads…surprised? But it does involve a baby. I will get to that I promise but first why is mardi gras celebrated?Continue reading

Stay At Home Date Ideas

stay at home dates

Stay at Home Date Ideas

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and it’s important to keep the romance alive in your relationship. There’s no need to spend so much, all you need are some creative ideas and your genuine love for each other to make the day or night special and memorable. I have some easy stay at home date night ideas that won’t burn a hole in your wallet but for sure will give you and your loved one a special time together.

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How to Lose Weight by Drinking More Water

Tips on how to lose weight by drinking more water.

Does Drinking Water to Lose Weight Works?

Last year when I gave up soda and sugary beverages, I started the Drinking Water to Lose Weight method. Many people have asked over that time how I did it and what was my secret. There isn’t any secret  it is simply understanding how Drinking Water to Lose Weight. It doesn’t require money, fancy equipment, or a lot of time just simple changes in what you are doing. Keep reading below for  simple tips and take advantage of our FREE Printable to help you keep track of the water you drink.

How to lose weight with water
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