10 Fun Things To Do At Home While In Quarantine While Ordering ‘Safer At Home’ From Los Angeles
Here’s a list of fun things to do in the Los Angeles area during quarantine:
1. Discover the museums in your home:
Virtual tour of the Grammy Museum: The Grammy Museum now offers a fully digital experience on its website, which features new public artist programs, education and virtual exhibitions. “While our doors are closed, our mission is not,” said Michael Sticka, president of the Grammy Museum in downtown Los Angeles.
The Broad in your area: Even though the Broad Museum is temporarily closed, that doesn’t mean the art it houses can’t be appreciated. The museum has built up a collection of digital art experiences on its website which includes a look at Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Room, poetic works and a family workshop.
Through Google Arts and Culture, you can browse the collections of institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA), the National Gallery of Art in Washington, the Paul J. Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the National Gallery in London, and the Museum of the Acropolis in Athens.
2. Stuck in science at home:
Since the California Science Center closed on door-to-door orders, they’ve started posting daily activities broadcast live for your family to explore. Each week the museum will focus on a different theme designed to strengthen your child’s science knowledge.
If your dream is to be an astronaut, here’s a fun way to get a head start! NASA has a section on its website full of virtual tours of the International Space Station, the Hubble Space Telescope Mission Operations Center and other iconic NASA facilities.
Head to spaceplace.nasa.gov for more space ideas for kids from NASA.
3. Hear Celebrity Story Time:
Parents can enjoy a break from reading and family entertainment after home schooling hours. Some celebrities took to social media to read children’s books, poetry and adult literature during their forties.
Some of the biggest stars from Disney, ABC, ESPN, Lucasfilm, and other parts of the Walt Disney Company sit down to read children’s stories a daily story.
Good night with Dolly: Country legend Dolly parton reads to the children at bedtime every Thursday evening at 4 p.m. The books chosen by Parton are from her Imaginary library, which is also a program to donate books to children from birth until their first day of school.
LeVar Burton reads: The actor known for his role in “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “Reading Rainbow”, began to read on his twitter live. Burton reads to children Mondays at 9 a.m., young adults Wednesday at 3 p.m. and adults Friday at 6 p.m.
Save with Stories: Jennifer Garner and Amy Adams have teamed up with Save the Children and No Kid Hungry to provide a fun and educational story hour for kids trapped at home. Several celebrities took part in reading stories for the camera, including Jeff Goldblum, America Ferrera and Tracee Ellis Ross. The videos are published on the @savewithstories Instagram and Facebook pages.
4. Broadcast a comedy program:
As clubs and bars close to slow the spread of COVID-19, comedians are launching into the virtual landscape for your entertainment.
Quarantine of comedy: Some comedians use Instagram in a weekday nighttime showcase called Comedy Quarantine, which aims to support actors whose sets have been canceled because of the virus.
If that doesn’t solve your comedy craving, Paul Feig, the creator of “Freaks & Geeks” and director of “Bridesmaids,” “A Simple Favor” and “Last Christmas” hosted a daily cocktail party on his Instagram called Quarantine cocktail hour.
5. Watch the latest releases on Disney +
From Frozen 2 to Pixar’s Onward, there are hundreds of titles to keep you entertained. Don’t have a Disney + subscription? Sign up now for a one week free trial.
Walt Disney Animation Studios has created a brand new series of original animated content featuring Olaf from “Frozen” in 20 unique vignettes. Josh Gad returned to voice Olaf from his home and the series was created at home by Hyrum Osmond, Olaf’s supervising host from the first “Frozen” movie.
6. Free ABC7 Printable Activities for Kids to Do at Home
We’ve created printable activities for you and your kids to do around the house. There are coloring pages, a maze, word search and more! Simply download and print the sheets and let your creativity run wild!
7. National Geographic Home Activities
If you are looking for educational resources for your family, check out NatGeo @ Home’s guide to fun activities at home that promote independent learning.
National Geographic is encouraging families across the country organize neighborhood safaris with their communities. The concept is simple: children will make an “art safari” inspired by the wonders of the wild world, and families will hang up their creations so that neighbors can enjoy their “safari stop”. Engage other neighbors and embark on your very own socially distancing family safari!
NatGeo @ Home too has printable coloring pages and more inspiration.
Nature webcams and live broadcasts
If you can’t get around your neighborhood easily and safely, consider checking live cameras from the National Park Service showing the sights and sounds of parks across America. Explore.org also offers dozens of live animal cameras., and the popular Antelope Valley Poppy Preserve in Southern California can be seen this year via livestream.
Check if your favorite zoo also offers a similar live broadcast.
8. Virtual wine tastings
Across the Northern California wine country, wineries offer virtual tasting experiences where you can order a bottle of wine in advance and participate via the internet. Check out this New York Times roundup on participating vineyards.
9. Learn to draw Disney characters
Star animators from Disney Animation step in front of the camera to share sketch secrets of your favorite Disney characters.
10. Fun stuff from Disney parks
Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World may be temporarily closed, but you can still experience the magic of your favorite Disney theme park right from your home.
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Ride Viewpoint
It’s a little world ride point of view
#VoicesFromHome performance by EPCOT JAMMitors
Performance #VoicesFromHome by Dapper Dans
The Walt Disney Company is the parent company of this resort
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