Activities for All Ages

1. Learning for Fun

Teens and Adults

Open Culture
Free cultural and educational media with links to thousands of online courses, lectures, art sources, and more.

Ted Talks
Find talks about every topic you can imagine

Free Online Ivy League Courses
Free online courses from Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, and Yale.

Fender Free Guitar Lessons
3 Months of free online lessons

Dive right in and take courses that teach you everything from HTML & CSS, JavaScript and SQL to Bash/Shell, Python, Ruby and C++

Wonderfest, the San Francisco Bay Area Beacon of Science, has several video presentations on a vast array of science topics

Berkeley Conversations: Covid-19 (Live)
This online video series features UC Berkeley faculty from a wide range of disciplines - from epidemiology to economics to computing and data - sharing what they know and what they are learning about COVID-19.

2. Kids

PBS Learning Media
Online videos and lessons for all grade levels and subjects

Climate Change Quiz
Celebrate Earth Day by taking a quiz and brushing up on the latest information on Climate Change and other environmental topics.

View animated educational videos available in English or Spanish. BrainPop Jr. is available for ages 5-9. BrainPop is currently offering free family subscriptions.

iPad Apps for Students with Disabilities 
Free apps for learners with dyslexia, autism, visual impairment, writing challenges, and more.

BBC Bitesize Dance Mat Typing 
Play 4 levels for a fun way to learn touch typing

Chrome Music Lab  
Chrome Music Lab is a website that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments.

3. Make Things

Super Cook
You have some ingredients, they’ll find some recipes.

Cooking with Kids
Recipes and ideas for children and families to make healthy food choices through hands-on learning.

Felt with Love
Lots of free sewing patterns and tips to learn to sew

Quarantine Art Club
Illustrator Carson Ellis leads daily art classes for adults and kids. Every day will have a different drawing prompt.

Distance Learning Drama Activities
Make a puppet show, write a monologue, create costumes! Tons of resources for the Drama Enthusiast.

Castle in the Air Art Classes
Temporarily free calligraphy and painting classes from "Studio for the Imagination"

4. Exercise at Home

FitPass app
A free 90-day trial offering live and on-demand classes for cardio and core workouts, pilates, Zumba and more.

Nike Training Club
Nike Training Club's Premium service is free for the duration of quarantine with on-demand class style workouts, programs, fitness tips

Getting Active at Home
Quick tips from Kaiser Permanente on exercising at home

Yoga With Adriene
Free Yoga Videos

5. Get Involved!

Complete your 2020 Census!

Help Libraries and Museums Transcribe Old Documents

Make Protective Face Masks For Health Care Providers

California Volunteers
Every Californian can safely help their community during these difficult times. Here are some ways you can make a difference.

6. Explore

Maps to Get Lost In
Let your mind wander while exploring unique maps

Virtual Museum Tours -Explore museums around the world from home.
Experience museum exhibits from around the world

Google Arts & Culture
Explore content from over 2000 museums and archives

Explore Live Animal Cameras
Watch live video feeds of different animals from zoos, aquariums, national parks

Cornell Lab Bird Cams
Offers a virtual window into the natural world of birds

7. Games

Cards Against Humanity: Family Edition
Free print & play, just like Cards Against Humanity, but it’s written for kids and adults to play together.

Make a copy of the Google Sheet and play online with friends

25 Best Board Game Apps to Play Right Now

Online Jigsaw Puzzles
Provides a variety of online family friendly puzzles for different ability levels.

Sharp Brains
Brain teasers for teens and adults.


8. Quizzes/Trivia

Mental Floss
Mental Floss provides fun quizzes and trivia on all sorts of topics

AARP's Brain Games
Keep sharp with a wide variety of fun and engaging brain games, memory training and other content