Fun things to do at home (Kids & Adults)

There are lots of things you can do from home and lots of new resources popping up every day. I'll do my best to keep this list up to date and let me know if you think I've missed anything.

30 Day Free Trial with Crave

Crave offers a 30 day free trial - watch classic HBO and Showtime series plus hit series like Westworld, the Handmaid’s Tale, Star Trek: Discovery and more.

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Learn more - All the Live Streams & Virtual Concerts to Watch During Coronavirus Crisis (Updating)

Check out a live stream or virtual concert by some of your favorite artists.

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Take a Royal Virtual Tour

Tour Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse from the comfort of your home.

Buckingham Palace
Windsor Castle
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Austin City Limits Opened Their Archives

Austin City Limits (ACL) is allowing free streaming of over 35 episodes. ACL offers a wide variety of music’s best from every genre.

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Catch up on G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero on YouTube

Hasbro released every episode of 80's animated series "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" on YouTube. Relive some of your childhood or share it with your kids.

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Stream Previous NHL/NBA Games and Related Content Free

Starting Friday and through April 30, the NHL and Sportsnet have decided to make full replays of all 2019-20 NHL regular-season games already played available to stream on demand.

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NBA and Turner Sports are providing all fans with a free preview of NBA League Pass, until April 22.  This will provide you with access to full length and condensed replays of all games from the 2019-20 season, as well as an expansive archive of classic games and content.

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Learn Guitar with Brian May (Lead Guitarist - Queen)

Brian May is teaching people how to play guitar by broadcasting daily lessons in a series dubbed ‘MicroConcerto’ on Instagram. Check out his instagram on the link below.

Brian May's Instagram.

One Month Free to CBS All Access

Get one month free of CBS All Access and watch live TV, News and commercial free shows like Star Trek: Picard.

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City of Kingston - Together at Home

Have an idea for making the most of social distancing, or tips to self-isolate, yet stay connected, with your community? Share stories and ideas here on Get Involved Kingston. Even as we distance ourselves physically, let’s do our best to stay connected.

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Success By 6 - Online and Home Activities

Just because group activities aren’t offered doesn’t mean you can’t continue to have fun and learn! Check here for ideas on how to engage with your kids and keep them active through online and home activities.

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Take a Virtual Ride at Home on the Coasters and Attractions of Canada's Wonderland

You can take a virtual ride on 16 coasters, 11 thrill rides and seven family rides with Canada's Wonderland's first-person ‘point-of-view’ (POV) videos on Youtube.

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Take a free online course on most anything
- Choose from many options including free courses and university degrees at a breakthrough price. Learn at your own pace, 100% online.

Udemy - 100,000 online courses, explore a variety of fresh topics.

QueensX - Free online courses from Queen's University

Harvard Free Online Learning - Free Online course from Harvard University

Open Access to Pearson Canada K-12 Resources at Home

Pearson Canada is providing the opportunity to continue the learning experience at home. Through the links below, you can access the same high quality, trusted Canadian K-12 resources at no cost.

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The Metropolitan Opera Nightly Opera Stream

Each day, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series is being made available for free streaming on the Met website, with each performance available for a period of 23 hours, from 7:30 p.m. EDT until 6:30 p.m. the following day. The schedule will include outstanding complete performances from the past 14 years of cinema transmissions, starring all of opera’s greatest singers.

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Scholastic Learn at Home

Scholastic has curated a free digital learning hub designed to support virtual learning plans: Scholastic Learn At Home allows open access to daily learning journeys divided into four grade spans—Pre-K–K, Grades 1–2, Grades 3–5, and Grades 6–9+, covering ELA, STEM, Science, Social Studies, and Social-Emotional Learning.

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Workout for Free

Peloton App - free for 90 Days

Golds Gym (Gold's Amp) - FREE access until May 31, 2020 with code FIT60.

Planet Fitness Canada - FREE Facebook Live at-home workouts for anyone and everyone. Celebrity guests, 20 minute or less, No equipment needed!

Down Dog - Making all of their apps - Down Dog, Yoga for Beginners, HIIT, Barre, and 7 Minute Workout - completely free until April 1st.

Core Power Yoga on Demand - Free courses to help you keep up your practice.

Space - For kids

Become a Junior Astronaut with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), join the NASA Kids' Club and check out the European Space Agency (ESA) Kids.

CSA Junior Astronauts
NASA Kids' Club
esa Kids

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Please use this as a resource to help you through the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic in the Kingston, Ontario area.