Fun Things To Do At Home

Remaining at home is a great way to protect you and your family.  It’s also important to the community to help "flatten the curve" and take burden off of our health care system.

Although remaining inside is what we are supposed to do, it can be taxing on the mind.  We’ve compiled a few cool resources that will hopefully help with the boredom of daily life at home.

Cabarrus Health Alliance Activities and Information

LIVE! Cooking with Chef Mark

Cabarrus Health Alliance offers a Facebook Live cooking class with Chef Mark Allision every Wednesday at 10:00am.  Recipies and videos are posted to our cooking class webpage here. 

Cabarrus Health Alliance YouTube Channel

Great exercise and cooking videos are available to watch! Our Cooking LIVE! with Chef Mark videos are also available on YouTube.

Triple P Parent Resources

Triple P is the flexible, practical way to develop skills, strategies and confidence to handle any parenting situation. It’s backed by decades of research. And it’s already helped more than 4 million children and their parents. Visit the website to get your free access code to online Triple P parent resources.

Fun Activities to do with Children (Or kids at heart)


Make a cardboard fort Put those empty Amazon boxes out in the garage to good use!
Set up a treasure hunt Treasure hunts are pretty easy and depending on how many items there are, could last a while. Hide anywhere from 10 to 20 items around the house or outside to keep kids occupied for a few hours.
Bake together Cookies, cakes, brownies. Anything! Baking is a great lesson in measuring, ingredients, and of course, making delicious goodies.
FaceTime family members FaceTime is another meaningful way to connect with family and friends while practicing “social distancing.” Use it to check in on family members and to socialize, even if over the phone.
Make your own play dough Need a recipe? Check out this one from I Heart Naptime. All you need are quart-sized bags, all-purpose flour, salt, cream of tartar, water, veggie or coconut oil, and food coloring.
Play cards Rummy, War, Go Fish, Solitatire, Uno, Old Maid… Any game you can think of!
Play charades No talking. Just you and your fam acting something out. It’s a classic boredom-saver.
Have a picnic outsideStay at home does not mean stay indoors!  Take meals outside for fresh air.

Live Webcams

Old Faithful and the Upper Geyser Basin Live-stream (Yellowstone National Park)

This webcam provides a streaming view of Old Faithful Geyser and other happenings around the Upper Geyser Basin—one of the most unique and dynamic places on earth with about 500 active geysers.

Seaview Sunrise Resort Cam (Thailand)

This live HD cam streaming shows you a stretch of the wonderful Haad Rin Beach on the island of Ko Phangan, Surat Thani, Thailand.  The webcam is set at the Seaview Sunrise Resort, from where you can watch this idyllic seaside location.

Banzai Pipeline (Hawaii)

Live views of Banzai Pipeline or Pipe, on Oahu island, perhaps the most impressive and feared surfing spot in Hawaii, USA. Due to the reef break, off Ehukai Beach Park, huge, hollow waves are formed, being the perfect invitation for tube riding and great photos.

Blue Spring State Park (Florida)

If you enjoy watching aquatic life look no further! This underwater live camera allows you a pleasant time admiring many species of fish in Blue Spring State Park, in the U.S. state of Florida. The fish here include the Florida Spotted Gar, the Tarpon, the Catfish, the Flagfish, the Leas killifish and many more! Blue Spring is the largest spring on St. John’s River and a well-known designated Manatee Refuge.  

Eagle Nest

How do you like eagles? On this live stream webcam of a bird watching site in North Fort Myers (U.S. state of Florida), you can watch eagles up close in their cosy nest!

Tembe Elephant Park (South Africa)

Welcome to the Tembe Elephant Park, in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, in South Africa. The moving live webcam will show you the animals around the park, home to the “Big 5” with Lion, Leopard, Black and White Rhino, Buffalo and Elephant, more than 340 bird species and other animals. Tembe Park is a 300 square kilometre reserve, home to the largest elephants in Africa. It is situated between Zululand and Mozambique.

International Space Station

With planet Earth as the backdrop, this NASA HDEV (High Definition Earth Viewing) webcam shows you live space views from the International Space Station.

Whales Pass Cam (British Columbia, Canada)

This live camera offers you a whale watching experience near Parson Island (BC), in Canada, as Blackney Pass and Johnstone Strait are two of the most common travel routes for orcas in the summer and fall months. This area is particularly interesting for OrcaLab, a research centre, on Hanson Island, dedicated to studying and monitoring whales not only on the surface, but also underwater.

Northern Lights (Alaska)

Fairbanks, a city with over 32,000 inhabitants in the U.S. state of Alaska, is the ideal place to spot the Aurora Borealis, often referred to as Northern Lights. We are hoping for dark nights over there so we can watch the phenomenon on this high-definition webcam, which includes local time in Fairbanks.

Take A Virtual Trip!

Explore National Parks of the United States

Visit all National Parks on Google Earth!  Have a virtual vacation in your own living room!

San Diego Zoo

The most visited zoo in the country is known for its open-air, cageless natural habitats and is famous for being one of the few zoos in the country that spearheaded conservation efforts of giant pandas. Even though pandas are no longer in the United States, the San Diego Zoo has set up live streams of its habitats for anyone to view the koalas, baboons and penguins that call the zoo home.

Sistine Chapel (Italy)

Visit Italy.  Visitors can tour the interior artworks of the chapel, including its renowned ceiling and “The Last Judgment,” by the Renaissance-era painter Michelangelo. 

The Great Wall of China

As China’s most famous attraction, the Great Wall of China is an essential stop on all tours in China. Commonly considered a wonder of the world, the Great Wall boasts a history of over 2,000 years and stretches more than 3,000 miles across several provinces of northern China, making it one of the most impressive ancient structures on the planet.

National Aquarium 

There’s nothing like experiencing the National Aquarium firsthand—but our live cams are the next best thing! Tune into the Blacktip Reef, Jellies Invasion and Pacific Coral Reef livestreams and enjoy a piece of the Aquarium from home.

Georgia Aquarium Web Cams

Experience the beluga whale, sea lion, and ocean voyage webcams!

Visit a Museum

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

The Smithsonian is offering virtual tours that let visitors take a self-guided, room-by-room trip through the museum’s slate of exhibits. The current exhibits include the Butterfly Pavilion and the David H. Koch Hall of Fossils, and visitors can even journey through past exhibits, on topics including the last American dinosaurs, the universe, and DNA and genomics.

The Louvre (France)

Welcome to France! Visitors to the Louvre can check out virtual tours of the Egyptian antiquities collection, remains of the Louvre’s moat and the Galerie d’Apollon  

African American History and Culture (Washington, D.C.)

Welcome to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture

View A Performance

New York’s Metropolitan Opera

New York’s Metropolitan Opera is running "Nightly Met Opera Streams;" filmed performances from its "Live in HD" series. The operas begin at 7:30 p.m. EST and will remain online for 20 hours.

Living Room Concerts (Broadway)

Broadway World has partnered with some incredible singers to launch a series of daily Living Room Concerts — performances direct to you from the living rooms of Broadway performers! The concerts have already included Carolee Carmello from “Hello, Dolly!” and Andrew Barth Feldman from “Dear Evan Hansen.”

Virtual Science Field Trips

NASA Glenn Research Center

Get an inside look at NASA Glenn Research Center’s facilities in Cleveland, Ohio.