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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

Books

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.

Fitness

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)

www.getepic.com

www.virginiatrekkers.com

www.sheppardsoftware.com

www.youtube.com/user/MrBettsClass

www.prodigygame.com

www.zearn.org

www.solpass.org

www.reflexmath.com

quizizz.com

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.

DIY.org – 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

TED Ed

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

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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November 22, 2019

Stress Free Party Planning Tips

Blog: This conversation is sponsored by Dawn and Cascade at Sam’s Club. Opinions are my own.Social posts: #ad

I love entertaining at home. Some may think I’m crazy, but I do enjoy planning for a party. Preparing the menu, thinking of games to play, and planning the entertainment for my guests excites me. I think it’s because growing up, my mom always had guests at home whether they are relatives, church friends, book club members or work friends. She even encourages us to invite friends over for our birthday parties or even for a simple pajama party. It’s nothing extravagant but the thing that made those parties special is that no matter how simple it is, she made sure it’s well planned and memorable for all of us.

Being a mom now, I want my kids to experience what I experienced growing up. I want them to have the joy of having lots of memories with us, with family and with friends, that’s why I’m known not to pass on hosting a party. I want our home to be filled with laughter and fond memories of a good company of people we love. But I do understand why hosting a party can be a scary task for some. Without proper planning, it can be a daunting task filled with stress.

That is why we are sharing our party tips because we want you to not only throw the perfect party but to enjoy throwing it. The holiday season is almost in full swing, so take this opportunity to invite friends and family over and create those memories that will last a lifetime.

Stress-Free Party Planning Tips

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November 10, 2019

Great Ideas for Christmas Stocking Presents

Ideas for Christmas Stocking Presents

It’s holiday season once again and that means it’s time to prepare Christmas stocking presents for our family and friends. I love filling my loved ones stockings with fun and useful small gifts that I know they will love that’s why I made a list. I hope you’ll like my great ideas for stocking stuffers that are awesome and affordable.

Ideas for Christmas Stocking Presents

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