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Published by Nicole Kow | Apr 16, 2020 | | 2 MIN READ

Take a break with our list of pandemic-free content

While the tours and activities sector has been very quick to create and share content around the pandemic, it can get a little overwhelming. Here, you'll find a list of pandemic-free content, games and activities for you and your family to enjoy. 

Cool websites to check out:

  • Ling's cars - A personal and business car leasing company with really outrageous and fun branding.
  • I Miss The Office - This well-designed site brings back memories of when we used to work in offices... Remember those?

 

Videos and live streams:

  • Some Good New by John Krasinski - A YouTube channel started by actor John Kransinski from The Office where he shares some much needed good news. 
  • Massimo Bottura on Instagram - Master chef Massimo Bottura has posted regular Instagram videos teaching us how to make staple Italian dishes at home. 
  • Stream theatre shows for free - From ballets to plays to musicals to the Cirque du Soleil, there are a tonne of theatres organising free live streams for audiences around the world.  
  • Watch your favourite artists perform live - Check out live from home performances from Chris Martin, Death Cab For Cutie, Neil Young, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, John Legend and more.

 

Museums, zoos and the like:

  • Virtual tours of museums - Ever wondered what an empty Tate Modern would be like? Here's your chance to find out. 
  • The Shedd Aquarium on Twitter - The Shedd let its penguins explore the museum and they've brought us along for the ride. Yes, you've read this entire sentence correctly. 
  • Michelin Guide on Instagram - The Michelin Guide has started a #MichelinGuideAtHome series on Instagram where they share recipes from top restaurants around the world. 

 

Games and activities:

  • Houseparty App - Take video calls to the next level with different games like trivia, "Heads Up" and more.
  • Virtual Pub Quiz - This virtual pub quiz has become incredibly popular. Check out their Facebook page for links to new quizzes and weekly updates. 
  • Universal Paperclips - Make and sell paperclips to learn about supply, demand, and capitalism from this very very basic game. 
  • The McDonald's Videogame - Find out what it really takes to run a McDonald's from this free game. 

 

Fun things for children:

(I reached out to friends working in education to help me with this section.)

  • Children's Authors Read Aloud - This is a huge list of authors reading their children's books and running activities online. 
  • The Deep Sea - Explore the ocean and learn about all the creatures under the sea. This is a fun site to checkout with kids. 
  • The Smithsonian - The Smithsonian has published activities for kids and teenagers to learn about arts, culture, science and nature.
  • Innovative Development Directorate - I couldn't help myself but to include some educational resources vetted and used my education professionals around the world. 
  • 7 Podcasts for kids by the New York Times - If you'd like to have a break from the screen, here's a good selection of podcasts for your children.
  • Audible stories - Free stories till schools reopen
  • Storyline Online  - Get some of the world's most talented actresses to read to your children.
  • DK Find Out - A website filled with quizzes, fun facts and games. 
  • Imagination Soup - Check out this huge list of resources for parents to help their kids out with online learning at home. 
  • Read Brightly - Reading resources sorted by age. 

 

Multi-player boardgames that are now available online:

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Nicole Kow
Published by Nicole Kow
Having graduated from the UK, Nicole travelled around Europe before joining TrekkSoft's marketing team. She is now based in KL and regularly blogs about her travels at Next Train Out.

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