Stuck at home? I got you, boo

Are you stuck at home for any of the following reasons?

  • Quarantine
  • Snowed in
  • illness
  • House arrest
  • House-poor
  • Nowhere to go
  • Lack of inspiration
  • Lack of motivation
  • Arachnophobia
  • Agoraphobia
  • Zombies
  • In hiding
  • Sheltering in place
  • Exhaustion
  • Depression

Feel better. Take care. There there. Take cover. Do the right thing. Aim for the head. Keep warm. Rest up. Hang in there. Save up. Breathe.

Whatever the reason for your confinement, dear heart, we’ve got you covered with this mega list of things to do while stuck at home.

🥹 Admire

The relentless optimism of the Museum of Joy

Admire artist Jeremy Miranda’s surreal oil landscapes

Get a little moonstruck with this gallery of The Moon in Art

Answer the age-old question, how does a pony put on a sweater?

Marvel at mini-food cheeseburgers omfg dogs


Find anything you could want to make at all recipes and Yummly

Search for recipes by ingredient at and Supercook

For food lust and inspo, check out Foodgawker


HitRecord: Collaborate with writers, musicians, artists (whatever your thing is) from all over the world

Create graphic designs with Canva, Stencil, and Design Bold

Edit photos online with pixlr and fotor

Remove backgrounds from photos with removebg

Play an instrument or sing? Check out MusOpen’s free sheet music (also offers free audio)

Explore color with Colordot, Material Design Palette, Coolors, Adobe’s Color Wheel, and Web Gradients

Have a Cricut? Jennifer Maker has a delightful library of free projects

Check out other great resources at

Send big files easily with

Use Focus Booster to help you break through distractions and stay on track

Free photos



Visual Hunt


Library of Congress (vintage prints)

More listed at Logobly

Free audio

Pond 5

Free Music Archive

Free Sound Effects

More listed at Logobly

Free stock videos




More listed at Logobly

Free graphics






Free fonts


Google Fonts

The League of Moveable Type (first, open-source font foundry)

Font Squirrel

Preview fonts with specific words

Choose font combos for your designs

For writers

🚴‍♀️ Exercise

Free workout videos at Fitness Blender and efit30

Tai Chi for Beginners

Yoga for Beginners

Krav Maga for Beginners

10 Minute Full Body Workout

20 Minute Full Body Workout

30 Minute Full Body Workout

Burn 600 Calories in 60 Minutes Workout

💪 Get Motivated

The Story of the Chinese Farmer by Alan Watts, you can also read it here

Challenge your mind with Jason Silva’s Shots of Awe

Take a gander at ZenPencil’s comics

Watch the ultimate motivational speech that every human should hear: Good by Jocko Willink

Check out Patreon’s Creator Mindset Map that captures the core feelings every creator experiences

🤣Laugh and Feel Good

I can’t get enough of the hilarious comics and observations over at The Oatmeal and Hyperbole and a Half

Time to Turn Up Mufasa!

Key & Peele’s Substitute Teacher Skit

One Man’s Tribute to a Timeless Love

The Sound Project’s Faith in Humanity Restored Channel

A Grandpa Sees Color for the First Time

Pharrell Williams – Happy

Re-visit the dance from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air with the Prince Himself

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (full movie)


Everyone already knows about Spotify, Pandora and Apple Music. The following services have some good tunes if you’re looking for a new way to listen to music:





Listen to radio stations from across the world with SHOUTcast

Cut out the background noise with noisili

Listen in to live police, fire, EMS, aviation and rail audio feeds with Broadcastify

Free domain audiobooks can be found at Librivox

Enjoy a free background noise radio with SoundDrown

Go anywhere in the world, during any time period with Radiooooo

Recommended Podcasts

S. Town

Stuff You Missed in History Class (really fascinating, quick hits of history)

Shots of Awe (good fodder for deep, soulful conversations)

NPR’s StoryCorps

🧠 Learn

Learn how to code with Codecademy interactively for free

Hear from some of the brightest, most innovative minds with TED

Learn a new language

Watch a time-lapse of the universe and be inspired

Try out PhEt’s Interactive Simulations and learn about molarity, Ohm’s Law and much more

This fabulous nerd created a comprehensive list of the internet’s simulations

Plumb the depths of the Deep Sea or explore our universe with Celestia and Stars

Free courses

Ted Ed


Open Culture Online Courses


Academic Earth

More listed at Lifehack

See, read and hear first-person accounts from different points throughout history with EyeWitness to History

Fast forward to the future by learning about some of the projects coming out of the Moonshot Factory

Become a Innovation Manager with the Board of Innovation’s Toolbox

🙋‍♂️💁‍♀️Interact with Others

Collaborate with your friends/teammates with Miro’s free white boarding platform

Send big files easily with


Borrow eBooks from Your Public Library Through the OverDrive/Libby App

Read Classics and Obscure Titles in the Open Library

Read Public Domain Books from the Smithsonian

Some highlights: Popular tech magazines from 1913, scrapbooks of early aeronautica

Project Gutenberg is a library of more than 60,000 free eBooks

Get in touch with your humanity with Humans of New York

Find your next favorite book at GoodReads

Go ahead and judge a book by its cover at Cover Spy

Wikipedia is a treasure trove of unusual articles

Slaughterhouse 90210 offers mini-shots of pop culture and literature




Not books, but uplifting blogs/projects which are “listening care packages for uncertain times”


The On Being Project


Electric Literature

Austin Kleon

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows


Guided Meditation for Centered Happiness

Rain sounds for sleep and study

Enjoy a free background noise radio with SoundDrown

“Marconi Union” by Weightless is scientifically proven to help you relax

Relax by drawing delicate digital mandalas

Take virtual walks or virtual train rides

Analyze your stress and find ways to alleviate it

Do Nothing for Two Minutes


Enjoy a little nostalgia with a plethora of old-school games like the Organ Trail and Donkey Kong in the Internet Archive’s Software Library and at Retro Games

Play all sorts of card games at or chess or Sudoku

Travel virtually with AirPano, Fullscreen 360

See what materials you can create with Little Alchemy 2

Tour the Museum of Endangered Sounds

GeoGuesser takes you random places in the world and asks you to guess where you are

Go through The Secret Door

virtual tours of some of America’s best national parks

Museum virtual tours, also here

Explore Google’s Street View Collections. Make sure you are using Google Chrome browser and get on a journey!


Check out what’s shaking in Sri Lanka with or see what nature is up to with‘s live nature cams

Watch Zoo and Aquarium Live Cams – Do not muss the 24-hour live view of giant pandas

My80sTV is just like watching tv in the 80s. Check out 90s and 70s too.

You can definitely lose a few hours watching the content at Great Big Story

Owned by Sony Pictures, Crackle actually has some decent free content available

Korean Dramas on Viki (don’t knock it until you try it!) with ads

Challenge your mind with Jason Silva’s Shots of Awe

Watch fantastic shorts and even feature-length videos at Vimeo

Rewatch your favorite clips and movie speeches with MovieClips’ channel on YouTube

Find where your favorite movie is available with Yidio






Internet Archive Movies


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