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Virtual Entertainment and Wellness While Physically Distancing

Updated: Mar 27, 2020


I have compiled a list of resources that friends, colleagues and clients have recommended in these unprecedented times. Just because we're physically distanced doesn't mean we need to be social disconnected! Please feel free to message me with any new ideas, or to ask for updates or changes to any of the information included on this page.


These are not all vetted. Please use your discretion, and consider notifying Maureen if links are broken or content is removed. Most have links, but a few will require a quick Google. Thanks for your patience at this time as I clean this up.


PERFORMING ARTS/VIRTUAL GROUP HANGS


BroadwayHD has a 7 day trial to stream Broadway Hits for free.


Met Opera: https://www.metopera.org/


Sing with others in the metro at your front step at 7pm:

https://www.kare11.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/minnesotans-stand-on-balconies-and-porches-to-sing/89-90b9f74c-122c-42d5-9a5c-699e84a2729d?fbclid=IwAR0jkceiWoCAGqFdNoSYxz3LQjotXuPTZJG6liDXjKBsAN2CQsTQ_LvIlJ4


Stay at Home Fest (online music festival and event calendar):

https://www.stayathomefest.com/?fbclid=IwAR2j6gEeOXlBEl40HX3sVonZwWG7bxjkAmmBSXGY79spUyuxpZCW2ZWnpzE


Flattern The Curve Social Events page on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/flatten.the.curve/permalink/654067761826988/


Concert full of incredible musicians:

https://www.tennessean.com/story/entertainment/music/2020/03/18/willie-nelson-luck-reunion-margo-price-nathaniel-rateliff-free-live-stream-concert/2863294001/?fbclid=IwAR1QP5hGe3-pn9C2p_g7VJtxYFJsgDUFAO2_vOBLZOyGroYGzbb5To0FCuM


RELAXATION


Square-breathing technique, Free with code “IAMHEALTHYIAMSAFE”.

http://roottocrownhealing.com/store/p49/squarebreathing.html


Tapping tutorial (helpful for grounding into the body and calming the nervous system):

https://youtu.be/pAclBdj20ZU


Meditations:

https://m.kp.org/health-wellness/podcasts?fbclid=IwAR0rHU5rHwLw_Obje8ClzRgmv8wibbWoeg2w5B4LIpntMmP5cQLOtHJzE58


Calm App: Many good offerings, including resources for reducing self-harming practices


Headspace App: expanded free offerings


Relax Melodies App: Relaxing sounds, ASMR, meditations, guided imagery for sleep, etc.


ASMR Affirmation Meditations on YouTube (TONS out there. If you find one in particular that you love, send them my way!)


MOVEMENT


Yoga: https://glo.com/fromourhearts

https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene


COLORING


Free coloring books (though paying this person a bit would be super cool right now, considering this act of generosity).

https://gumroad.com/theonicole?fbclid=IwAR08-aUuyLgvxHucgj1obflxXJJGjjAqImfas3aupT3AmcDVtY4pY8o0T-I


Mo Willems teaches kids (and adults) to draw:

https://youtu.be/K5guOVOuVMs


LIVE STREAMED ZOOS, AQUARIUMS, NATIONAL PARKS, MUSEUMS AND MONUMENTS


Local Eagle Cam: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/features/webcams/eaglecam/index.html


Famous Museums with Virtual Tours:

https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social-share-article&utm_content=20200313&fbclid=IwAR2Y4GV8ULg5AGst4N9SWw55FWwtjgnfI-dqsCeH-9vJYaie9Vdj5By1lHs


Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Stream

www.montereybayaquarium.org


Shedd Aquarium

www.sheddaquarium.org


33 Virtual National Park Tours

https://totallythebomb.com/heres-33-national-park-tours-you-can-take-virtually-from-the-comfort-of-your-home?fbclid=IwAR2igU8mSMXBzS4h2AYAXag2lN0G7TSUgk0Z5D-l2NcT2emDYA3zis8LEb0


EDUCATION


Full List of Kid’s Activiites:

https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/


Free education subscriptions for kids:

https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/135609/list-of-education-companies-offering-free-subscriptions/


Coursera’s Free Courses

www.coursera.org


Kids Books Read Out Loud:

https://www.youtube.com/user/bookwormofedwards?fbclid=IwAR0RoRktyRSEu_ivaPbj-VCSJ85AU2bTbL7VP4TmGKnoJ_1ClHFb6oXb6_s&app=desktop#menu


Scholastic coursework for kids

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/coronavirus.html


kiddle.co is a safe visual search engine for kids


freckle.com has educational resources for students


GoNoodle.com has educational resources for kids


HELP THE CAUSE


Free sewing patterns to make masks for hospital staff

https://freesewing.org/blog/facemask-frenzy/?fbclid=IwAR2vSBr1wMr12ofYPEptCsjR0dxgP8v0Via9cpuBU7ONx_K7rGH0HEiHTwE

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