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Isolation Station: Quarantine Activities

July 11, 2020 | Canada

With so many resources available online, it can be daunting to go through and identify quality content. We've curated some of our favourite picks to help you stay busy, learn, and explore during this time of isolation!​ 

Secondary

Mind

#CanadaTogether

A national initiative to inspire, educate and engage Canadians as we band together during these times.

 

360 Virtual Tours - Creatures and Sites

Amazing and awe-inspiring 360 degree views of some of the world's most beautiful creatures and sites!

 

360 Virtual Tours - Landmarks

Explore natural and manmade landmarks and phenomena in these 360 degree virtual tours!

 

Audible: Free for Kids of All Ages

Instantly stream hundreds of books and stories that will help your dreaming and learning.

 

CG Education's Online Classroom

Every week, new activities and resources will be shared to make learning from home, or teaching at a distance, easy and fun.

 

Daily NYT Writing Prompts

Practice your argumentative writing with a question of the day and daily writing prompts from the New York Times.

 

Digital Public Library of America

Find primary sources, ebooks, and online exhibitions on this free digital public library.

 

Duolingo

Learn a new language for free! Bite-size lessons and gamification make this a fun experience!

 

Free E-Books

Over 25,000 free e-books! Select a classic read, or something new to dive into.

 

Morning Calm: The Key to Managing Stress

Manage your stress and start your day with breathing exercises. Build some calm into your morning to help prepare you for the day.

 

New York Times Learning Centre

The New York Times learning centre has writing activities, photo analyses, lessons of the day, and more.

 

San Diego Zoo

Watch animals from the San Diego Zoo in live action!

 

Scribd 30-Day Trial

A 30-day free trial to thousands of books, audiobooks, and more.

 

Sudoku

Tons of printable Sudoku games to keep your brain challenged!

 

The Knowledge Society Resources

A curated resource site for students to continue learning and explore their curiosities while at home.

 

Top 100 Documentaries to Change the World

100 handpicked documentaries for quality, insight, and ability to inspire social change.

 

Youth Remote Learning

Free online courses for students to help promote intellectual curiosity!

Body

Meal Prep on a Budget

Cooking instructions for plant-based meals for less than $5/meal.

 

NHS Fitness Studio Exercise Videos

Choose a workout from a range of online exercise videos, which range from 10-45 minutes.

 

Cooking Classes

Always wanted to learn how to cook? Learn this soothing skill with free cooking classes available here.

Soul

CHAI Studio - Let's Create Art

Check out tutorials created by Ismaili artists from across Canada. Choose from watercolour painting, acrylic painting, mehndi patterns, stained glass designs, calligraphy, and more.

 

Colour Our Collections

Free colouring sheets and books from libraries, archives, and other institutions!

 

List of Live Virtual Concerts

An updated list of artists performing live virtual audio and video streams, from classical music to hip-hop.

 

Mountain Meditation

15 minutes of guided meditation to calm your senses and soothe your soul.

 

the (re)flect Podcast

A 7-minute podcast from the.Ismaili, featuring unique introspections.

 

The Breathing Space

Take 3 minutes out of your day for this mindfulness and breathing exercise. A great way to step off autopilot and slow down.

Connection

Squad for Web

A new digital app to get your friends together to video chat, screen share or watch videos together.

 

Netflix Party

Watch Netflix with your friends virtually, through this Google Chrome browser extension!

 

Game: Virtual Codenames

A virtual way to play the board game favourite Codenames from your own home!

 

Game: Settlers of Catan

Play the basic Settlers of Catan board game in multiplayer mode for free!

 

Card Games

An online card game platform to play your favourite card games with your friends.

Post-Secondary

Mind

#CanadaTogether

A national initiative to inspire, educate and engage Canadians as we band together during these times.

 

360 Virtual Tours - Creatures and Sites

Amazing and awe-inspiring 360 degree views of some of the world's most beautiful creatures and sites!

 

360 Virtual Tours - Landmarks

Explore natural and manmade landmarks and phenomena in these 360 degree virtual tours!

 

450 Ivy League Courses

Never stop learning! This collection of free online courses will help you learn a new skill or solidify existing strengths.

 

Daily NYT Writing Prompts

Practice your argumentative writing with a question of the day and daily writing prompts from the New York Times.

 

Digital Public Library of America

Find primary sources, ebooks, and online exhibitions on this free digital public library.

 

Duolingo

Learn a new language for free! Bite-size lessons and gamification make this a fun experience!

 

Free E-Books

Over 25,000 free e-books! Select a classic read, or something new to dive into.

 

Harvard Online Learning

Self-paced, free courses from computer programming to art & design to humanities and business.

 

Morning Calm: The Key to Managing Stress

Manage your stress and start your day with breathing exercises. Build some calm into your morning to help prepare you for the day.

 

New York Times Learning Centre

The New York Times learning centre has writing activities, photo analyses, lessons of the day, and more.

 

School of Becoming Webinars

Webinars on how to help cope with this time of uncertainty and change.

 

Scribd 30-Day Trial

A 30-day free trial to thousands of books, audiobooks, and more.

 

Sudoku

Tons of printable Sudoku games to keep your brain challenged!

 

The Knowledge Society Resources

A curated resource site for students to continue learning and explore their curiosities while at home.

 

Top 100 Documentaries to Change the World

100 handpicked documentaries for quality, insight, and ability to inspire social change.

Body

Meal Prep on a Budget

Cooking instructions for plant-based meals for less than $5/meal.

 

NHS Fitness Studio Exercise Videos

Choose a workout from a range of online exercise videos, which range from 10-45 minutes.

 

Cooking Classes

Always wanted to learn how to cook? Learn this soothing skill with free cooking classes available here.

 

Must-Try 15 Minute Dinner Meals

Quick and easy plant-based dinner meals.

 

10 Tips for Planning Meals on a Budget

On a budget? Check out these tips for delicious meals, while keeping an eye on your wallet.

Soul

CHAI Studio - Let's Create Art

Check out tutorials created by Ismaili artists from across Canada. Choose from watercolour painting, acrylic painting, mehndi patterns, stained glass designs, calligraphy, and more.

 

Colour Our Collections

Free colouring sheets and books from libraries, archives, and other institutions!

 

Islam Through Its Scriptures

Learn about the Quran, the central sacred text of Islam, through an exploration of the rich diversity of roles and interpretations in Muslim societies.

 

List of Live Virtual Concerts

An updated list of artists performing live virtual audio and video streams, from classical music to hip-hop.

 

Mountain Meditation

15 minutes of guided meditation to calm your senses and soothe your soul.

 

the (re)flect Podcast

A 7-minute podcast from the.Ismaili, featuring unique introspections.

 

The Breathing Space

Take 3 minutes out of your day for this mindfulness and breathing exercise. A great way to step off autopilot and slow down.

 

The Essential Quarantine Cookbook

With a focus on simplicity and comfort, this cookbook is an essential guide to creating some easy meal options while staying home.

Connection

Squad for Web

A new digital app to get your friends together to video chat, screen share or watch videos together.

 

Netflix Party

Watch Netflix with your friends virtually, through this Google Chrome browser extension!

 

Game: Virtual Codenames

A virtual way to play the board game favourite Codenames from your own home!

 

Game: Settlers of Catan

Play the basic Settlers of Catan board game in multiplayer mode for free!

 

Card Games

An online card game platform to play your favourite card games with your friends.

Young Adults

Mind

#CanadaTogether

A national initiative to inspire, educate and engage Canadians as we band together during these times.

 

360 Virtual Tours - Creatures and Sites

Amazing and awe-inspiring 360 degree views of some of the world's most beautiful creatures and sites!

 

360 Virtual Tours - Landmarks

Explore natural and manmade landmarks and phenomena in these 360 degree virtual tours!

 

450 Ivy League Courses

Never stop learning! This collection of free online courses will help you learn a new skill or solidify existing strengths.

 

Digital Public Library of America

Find primary sources, ebooks, and online exhibitions on this free digital public library.

 

Duolingo

Learn a new language for free! Bite-size lessons and gamification make this a fun experience!

 

Free E-Books

Over 25,000 free e-books! Select a classic read, or something new to dive into.

 

Harvard Online Learning

Self-paced, free courses from computer programming to art & design to humanities and business.

 

Morning Calm: The Key to Managing Stress

Manage your stress and start your day with breathing exercises. Build some calm into your morning to help prepare you for the day.

 

School of Becoming Webinars

Webinars on how to help cope with this time of uncertainty and change.

 

Scribd 30-Day Trial

A 30-day free trial to thousands of books, audiobooks, and more.

 

Sudoku

Tons of printable Sudoku games to keep your brain challenged!

 

Top 100 Documentaries to Change the World

100 handpicked documentaries for quality, insight, and ability to inspire social change.

Body

Meal Prep on a Budget

Cooking instructions for plant-based meals for less than $5/meal.

 

NHS Fitness Studio Exercise Videos

Choose a workout from a range of online exercise videos, which range from 10-45 minutes.

 

Cooking Classes

Always wanted to learn how to cook? Learn this soothing skill with free cooking classes available here.

 

Must-Try 15 Minute Dinner Meals

Quick and easy plant-based dinner meals.

 

10 Tips for Planning Meals on a Budget

On a budget? Check out these tips for delicious meals, while keeping an eye on your wallet.

Soul

CHAI Studio - Let's Create Art

Check out tutorials created by Ismaili artists from across Canada. Choose from watercolour painting, acrylic painting, mehndi patterns, stained glass designs, calligraphy, and more.

 

Colour Our Collections

Free colouring sheets and books from libraries, archives, and other institutions!

 

Islam Through Its Scriptures

Learn about the Quran, the central sacred text of Islam, through an exploration of the rich diversity of roles and interpretations in Muslim societies.

 

List of Live Virtual Concerts

An updated list of artists performing live virtual audio and video streams, from classical music to hip-hop.

 

Mountain Meditation

15 minutes of guided meditation to calm your senses and soothe your soul.

 

Online Music Exercises

A list of music education games to have fun while learning more about music!

 

the (re)flect Podcast

A 7-minute podcast from the.Ismaili, featuring unique introspections.

 

The Breathing Space

Take 3 minutes out of your day for this mindfulness and breathing exercise. A great way to step off autopilot and slow down.

 

The Essential Quarantine Cookbook

With a focus on simplicity and comfort, this cookbook is an essential guide to creating some easy meal options while staying home.

Connection

Squad for Web

A new digital app to get your friends together to video chat, screen share or watch videos together.

 

Netflix Party

Watch Netflix with your friends virtually, through this Google Chrome browser extension!

 

Game: Virtual Codenames

A virtual way to play the board game favourite Codenames from your own home!

 

Game: Settlers of Catan

Play the basic Settlers of Catan board game in multiplayer mode for free!

 

Card Games

An online card game platform to play your favourite card games with your friends.

Young Families

Mind

360 Virtual Tours - Creatures and Sites

Amazing and awe-inspiring 360 degree views of some of the world's most beautiful creatures and sites!

 

360 Virtual Tours - Landmarks

Explore natural and manmade landmarks and phenomena in these 360 degree virtual tours!

 

Astronomy Mini Courses

Free online astronomy mini-courses for ages 8-12 with a variety of subjects and guests!

 

Audible: Free for Kids of All Ages

Instantly stream hundreds of books and stories that will help your dreaming and learning.

 

CG Education's Online Classroom

Every week, new activities and resources will be shared to make learning from home, or teaching at a distance, easy and fun.

 

Daily Online Illustration

A new lunch doodle every day, where kids are guided through drawing activities!

 

Digital Public Library of America

Find primary sources, ebooks, and online exhibitions on this free digital public library.

 

Free E-Books

Over 25,000 free e-books! Select a classic read, or something new to dive into.

 

Games and Learning

Hand-picked resources that are easy to use and fun for kids!

 

Imagineering in a Box

Check out how theme parks are created in this interactive Imagineering course, which focuses on science, technology, engineering and math!

 

Kids' Activities from Edmonton Public School Board

Fun and engaging indoor and outdoor activities from grades K-12 to do with your children!

 

NASA Kids Club

A place to play games, do activities, and learn and explore about NASA.

 

San Diego Zoo

Watch animals from the San Diego Zoo in live action!

 

Scholastic Learn-At-Home Resources

Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing!

 

Scribd 30-Day Trial

A 30-day free trial to thousands of books, audiobooks, and more.

 

The Kids Are in Charge

A kid-driven pop-up school (grades 4-5).

 

The Knowledge Society Resources

A curated resource site for students to continue learning and explore their curiosities while at home.

 

Youth Remote Learning

Free online courses for students to help promote intellectual curiosity!

Body

Meal Prep on a Budget

Cooking instructions for plant-based meals for less than $5/meal.

 

Must-Try 15 Minute Dinner Meals

Quick and easy plant-based dinner meals.

 

10 Tips for Planning Meals on a Budget

On a budget? Check out these tips for delicious meals, while keeping an eye on your wallet.

 

Free Daily Kids' Workouts

Join daily 30-minute kid-friendly workouts designed to get kids moving inside the house!

 

Cosmic Yoga

Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed specifically for kids aged 3+.

Soul

CHAI Studio - Let's Create Art

Check out tutorials created by Ismaili artists from across Canada. Choose from watercolour painting, acrylic painting, mehndi patterns, stained glass designs, calligraphy, and more.

 

Cincinnati Zoo Live Stream

Each day, a new animal is highlighted, along with an activity to do at home!

 

Colour Our Collections

Free colouring sheets and books from libraries, archives, and other institutions!

 

Cooking Classes

Always wanted to learn how to cook? Learn this soothing skill with free cooking classes available here.

 

Kindness.org

Fun resources for children to learn and practice kindness!

 

Online Music Exercises

A list of music education games to have fun while learning more about music!

 

the (re)flect Podcast

A 7-minute podcast from the.Ismaili, featuring unique introspections.

 

Vancouver Aquarium Live Feed

Live cameras from several exhibits at the Vancouver Aquarium!

Connection

Virtual Field Trips to Take with Kids

 

Check out museums, zoos, aquariums and world landmarks from your living room!

 

Game: Settlers of Catan

Play the basic Settlers of Catan board game in multiplayer mode for free!

 

Card Games

An online card game platform to play your favourite card games with your friends.