Online Activities

AARP Online Games: dozens of free games to play at home.

Adobe Coloring Book: download free coloring pages created by top graphic artists, with a new theme each week.

Aerial America: the Smithsonian Channel’s epic series offers rare glimpses of our nation’s most treasured landmarks, all seen from breathtaking heights.

Art Is Where the Home Is: download artist created activity packs, featuring contributions from U.K. artists including Antony Gormley, Gillian Wearing, Idris Khan, Jeremy Deller, Mark Wallinger and more.

 Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Activities: virtual therapeutic programs, including as music, art, dance, yoga, and exercise, with new programs live each week via Facebook

Calligraphy: Learn the basics of modern calligraphy and hand lettering in this how-to video.

Chat with a Dinosaur: The Field Museum in Chicago invites you to chat online with Máximo the Titanosaur (Patagotitan mayorum) — literally, the biggest dinosaur that scientists have discovered to date.

Chimp Haven: online activities about apes from the Louisiana sanctuary for chimpanzees. 

Coloring Pages for Adults: hundreds of coloring pages to print out in a variety of themes and topics.

Crayola Coloring Pages: a wide selection of free coloring pages to print in a wide range of themes and complexity.

Crossword Puzzles: 40,000 free online crossword puzzles.

Howcast: Youtube channels with dozens of “how to” videos, from how to belly dance, read tarot, or juggle — or groom your pot-bellied pig — to how to master life skills. 

Large Print Crossword Puzzles and Word Searches: free PDFs of large print puzzles, with new puzzles each month. 

Learn Floral Arranging: Austin’s own The Floral Social teaches you fun and easy flower tips in these how-to videos. 

Learn to Scrapbook: Dozens of scrapbooking ideas and how-to videos from Live with Evi. 

Learn Yarn Pom Pom and Tassel Art: step-by-step tutorials and videos for creating playful accessories for yourself and your home. 

NPR Podcasts: explore the news, sports, arts, science, society, and more with National Public Radio. tune in to dozens of radio stations across the country.

Ride Rollercoasters: Experience point-of-view rides from TheCoasterViews aboard the top roller coasters from theme parks across the country.

Senior Planet: online courses, programs, and activities to help older adults learn new skills, save money, get in shape, and make new friends.

Solitaire: play online for free, with a choice of game options. 

Solitaire Paradise: Numerous solitaire games, card games, and puzzle games. All games are completely free to play and don't require any download.

Texas Quarantine Activity Book: get the free activity book and expansion pack created by Texas Humor. 

Wheel of Fortune:  play “America’s Game at home with free games online.

Word Searches:
Lovetts: free daily word searches and crosswords to play online.
USA Today – new puzzles and other games added each day. – thousands of word search puzzles and games to play online or print out.

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