As we all struggle to #StayHome during the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s also a time to discover new things, stay active, help others and explore from our own couches. With the AZ Cities Stay-at-Home Survival Kit, we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide of activities for you to keep boredom at bay during your time at home. Whether you’re interested in science and sports, museums and music, or exercise and education, there are plenty of ideas to choose from. Take this time to learn something completely new, discover a skill, stay entertained, and above all, keep yourself healthy. Everything can be experienced without ever having to leave your own home.
Your Arizona cities and towns are continually providing resources to support you during this time. Please visit your city or town’s website or social media platforms to discover what they have to offer and share with us what you’re enjoying. #AZCitiesCare
Learn about how your local cities and towns are working through COVID-19 and take some time to recognize the services they provide.
Check out this video that showcases how Arizona cities and towns continue to provide services through the COVID-19 Pandemic.
#AZCitiesCare Coloring Pages
Let’s get creative with these coloring pages! Show our Arizona city and town frontline workers how appreciative you are of their continued work. Send your completed coloring pages to your local public safety facilities and city halls and get a copy to email@example.com for them to be showcased online and shared with our city frontline workers!
Motivation from your Municipalities
Many cities and towns are offering a variety of activities for individuals to participate in at home. From parks and recreation classes to virtual online storytimes, there are plenty of ways to stay motivated at home.
Here are just a few of the many cities and towns offering incredible activities during this time. Make sure to check your Arizona city or town to find resources they may be offering!
City of Casa Grande Online Storytime
City of Maricopa Library Storytime
City of Peoria Online Storytime
City of Payson Library Reading Challenge
Chandler Public Library Ancestry Access
Flagstaff Library Literacy and Learning Resources
Mesa Public Library Code Classes
Parks & Recreation
Sahuarita Parks & Recreation
Scottsdale Parks & Recreation
Tempe Plays at Home
Arts & Culture
Goodyear Virtual Live Concert Series
West Valley Arts Council Art Exhibit
Virtual Travel & Tours
Get out of the house, travel and explore somewhere new! From virtual museum and library tours to gorgeous glimpses of the country’s most popular National Parks, you can find yourself out in the world without ever leaving your home!
Museum & Library Tours
Art Institute of Chicago – Chicago
British Museum – London
The Frick Collection – New York City
Georgia O’Keefe Museum – Santa Fe
Detroit Institute of Arts – Detroit
Hermitage Museum – St. Petersburg
J. Paul Getty Museum – Los Angeles
The Louvre – Paris
Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York
Musée d’Orsay – Paris
Museu de Arte de São Paulo - São Paulo
Museum of Modern Art – New York City
National Gallery of Art – Washington, D.C.
National Museum – New Dehli
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art – Seoul
Rijksmuseum – Amsterdam
Tate Britain – London
Uffizi Gallery – Florence
Van Gogh Museum – Amsterdam
Whitney Museum of American Art – New York City
American Museum of Natural History – New York City
Field Museum – Chicago
Museum of the American Revolution – Philadelphia
Museum of African American History – Boston
National Museum of Anthropology – Mexico City
National Women’s History Museum – Virginia
Natural History Museum – London
Pergamon Museum – Amsterdam
Smithsonian – Washington, D.C.
Science, Exploration & Wildlife
The Exploratorium – San Francisco
The Franklin Institute – Philadelphia
Georgia Aquarium – Atlanta
Houston Zoo – Houston
Monterey Bay Aquarium – Monterey
Musical Instrument Museum – Phoenix
NASA Glenn Research Center – Ohio
NASA Space Center – Houston
NASA Langley Research Center – Virginia
National Museum of the United States Air Force – Ohio
San Diego Zoo – San Diego
Science History Institute – Philadelphia
Shedd Aquarium – Chicago
Smithsonian’s National Zoo – Washington, D.C.
Library Tours & Digital Archives
Bavarian State Library – Munich
Bibliotecha Alexandria – Egypt
British Library – London
California State Library – Sacramento
Digital Public Library of America
International Digital Children’s Library
Library of Congress – Washington, D.C.
National Library of Israel – Jerusalem
National Library of Scotland – Edinburgh
New York Public Library – New York City
Newburry Library – Chicago
Seattle Public Library - Seattle
World Digital Library
Alcatraz Island – San Francisco, CA
Blarney Castle – Cork, Ireland
Bolshoi Theatre – Moscow, Russia
Casa Batlló – Barcelona, Spain
Christ the Redeemer – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Colosseum – Rome, Italy
Eiffel Tower – Paris, France
Empire State Building – New York City, NY
Great Pyramid of Giza – El Giza, Egypt
Great Wall of China – Beijing, China
Hollywood Boulevard – Hollywood, CA
Kiyomizu-dera Temple – Kyoto, Japan
Leaning Tower of Pisa – Pisa, Italy
Machu Picchu – Peru
Palace of Versailles – Versailles, France
Paris National Opera – Paris, France
Pramnaban Temple – Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Stonehenge – Avebury, United Kingdom
Sydney Opera House – Sydney, Australia
Taj Mahal – Agra, India
Tikal – Guatemala
Tokyo Tower – Tokyo, Japan
Vatican – Rome, Italy
Wuzen Water Theatre – Tongxiang, China
National Park Expeditions
Acadia National Park – Maine
Bryce Canyon National Park – Utah
Carlsbad Caverns National Park – New Mexico
Dry Tortugas State Park – Florida
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park – Hawaii
Kenai Fjords National Park – Alaska
Yellowstone National Park – Idaho, Montana & Wyoming
Theme Park Visits
Disneyland Paris – Paris, France
Legoland – Carlsbad, California
Sea World – Orlando, Florida
Universal Orlando Resort – Orlando, Florida
Walt Disney World – Orlando, Florida
Arts & Entertainment
Now is the perfect time to watch ALL the movies, read ALL the books, and check off those “best-of” lists. We’ve compiled resources and top lists of things to watch, read, and do from the experts in each of the categories.
American Film Institute 100 Years, 100 Movies
British Film Institute Critics’ Top 100
IMDB 100 Greatest Musicals
D23 List of Disney Films
OSCAR Best Picture Award Winners
American Library Association Recommended Reading Lists
Modern Library 100 Best Novels
New York Times Best Sellers
Global Citizen – Together at Home Concert Series
Music City Bandwidth Virtual Concert Lineup
NPR Music Lists
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Spotify 1000 Best Songs
Grammy Museum at Home Performances
Major League Baseball TV has unlocked the 2018 and 2019 game archives. You can now watch both seasons online with free access.
NBA League Pass
Watch archived National Basketball Association games during this free preview period that lasts during this NBA hiatus.
The NCAA website offers full game replays and is currently replaying classic March Madness games for all those missing college basketball.
NFL Game Pass
The National Football League is offering free access to its GamePass to watch classic games and memorable football moments. The free access is available until May 31.
NHL Pause Binge
The National Hockey League is providing hockey content, with game replays, documentaries and press conference videos.
IGN 100 TV Shows
Rolling Stone 100 Greatest TV Shows of All Time
Get a free 7-day trial to this service that has nearly 300 productions streaming in its library.
Filmed on Stage
Updated daily, a listing of Broadway, musical and theatre productions streaming free online.
The Metropolitan Opera is streaming a nightly opera for fans. The recordings will be available for 20 hours each day.
IGN 100 Best Video Games
PlayStation Play at Home Initiative
PlayStation is offering a variety of free games for users to play at home.
Staying healthy during the Coronavirus pandemic is very important. Not only should you practice proper handwashing and eat healthy, but you should get up off the couch and get moving! Here are a few places to find a daily workout or exercise routine to stay active.
American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is offering free workout videos and a daily live workout for individuals to join.
The Body Coach
With more than 250 online workouts, the Body Coach offers free videos via YouTube for all levels.
Missing your in-person workout classes? Get unlimited access to video and audio workouts through ClassPass for free right now.
Get free yoga videos for all levels of difficulty through CorePower On Demand’s Keep Up Your Practice.
The at-home workout streaming service is offering a 60-day free trial during COVID-19. Classes range in difficulty level and types.
Olympic Athletes provide at-home workouts with the Olympics #StayHealthy, #StayStrong #StayActive campaign.
OrangeTheory at Home
Popular Orange Theory gym is offering daily classes online to keep you active.
Peloton is offering a 90-day free trail of their at-home workout app.
The popular gym is offering United We Move Home “work-ins,” which are daily workouts streamed via Facebook Live.
As Arizona springtime arrives, it’s the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather. Just remember to limit your time in public places and practice proper physical distancing and hygiene when you are venturing beyond your home.
Now is the perfect time to tackle that project or learn how to create something new. From DIY home improvement projects to how-to craft videos, use these resources to exercise your creative side!
Get ideas and instructions for home improvements and projects from the DIY Network.
In addition to binge watching your favorite reality TV home shows, HGTV is a great resource for project ideas and tutorials on home improvement ideas.
Home Depot Digital Workshops
Home Depot has more than 2,000 home improvement tutorials online to access and gather ideas for your next home project.
KID Museum offers a variety of art project tutorials and creative activities for the little ones!
A database with projects for all makers, interested in everything from science and technology to arts and crafts.
Make creativity happen with Michael’s craft store online tutorial videos.
Think. Play. Create.
The New Children’s Museum online creative resources offers arts and crafts for children, from coloring pages to art tutorials to educational projects.
Arizona’s the Place to Be
Some of our very own local organizations are bringing the at-home resources and activities to you! Check out some of our Arizona-specific activities to keep you busy during this time.
This website includes a directory of Arizona photographs, highlighting many of the beautiful natural landmarks in our state!
Arizona Broadway Theatre
Through HyRev, a West Valley Youth Performance troupe, Arizona Broadway Theatre is offering low-cost theater classes for kids through Zoom! Children can also join their Saturday Storytimes online.
Arizona Department of Transportation
ADOT has created #ADOTKids, providing some virtual activities for kids, from educational videos about road work to coloring pages and fun quizzes!
Arizona Drone Videos
Take a sky-high view of our beautiful state with these drone videos that fly over some of our most breathtaking landscapes.
Arizona Memory Project
The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records online database of historical photos that display Arizona’s cultural history.
Arizona Science Center
The Arizona Science Center has put together an online resource with activities, demonstrations and learning opportunities for students, families and educators. They also do daily Facebook LIVE videos with science lessons and demonstrations of experiments!
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Museum educators and scientists provide daily programming from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, with lessons and activities related to the desert and its wildlife.
Arizona Theatre Company
Arizona Theatre Company’s Digital Backstage highlights interviews with actors, looks into rehearsals, offers educational content and provides entertainment for fans of theater.
Children’s Museum of Phoenix
The Children’s Museum of Phoenix is offering arts and crafts tutorials and daily activities for children on their social media accounts.
Desert Botanical Garden
The Desert Botanical Gardens offers activities for children, information about desert wildlife and plants and provides videos of the garden’s exhibits.
Take a look at this beautiful northern Arizona city through web cams, color in some of the city’s famous landmarks, and participate in activities virtually that make you feel as if you’re spending time up north in Downtown Flagstaff.
Frank Lloyd Wright 3D Laboratory
Learn more about Arizona’s famed architect and virtually tour Scottsdale’s Taliesin West.
Grand Canyon National Park
Virtually explore one of the world’s seven wonders with online tours of Arizona’s Grand Canyon.
View Phoenix Herberger Theater’s art collection through an online exhibit.
Flagstaff’s premier observatory provides online educational classes for students and does weekly videos about space exploration.
View live feeds from the aquarium’s animal exhibits straight from your couch.
Phoenix Art Museum
Discover Phoenix’s Art Museum online. Digital artwork and museum displays are available for viewing. Check out their social media platforms for daily updates and activities!
The Phoenix Symphony is doing a live broadcast of their performances every Monday evening. Check out their website to find your local radio station broadcast.
Phoenix Zoo Digital Safari
Visit the zoo from home! Watch videos with zookeepers, view daily photo updates of animals and learn about all the creatures living at the Phoenix Zoo.
This digital library provides a variety of resources and books for those interested in learning about Arizona-related topics.
Reid Park Zoo
Bringing the Zoo to You, Tucson’s Reid Park Zoo is offering the online zoo classroom, animal videos and livestream of exhibits. Check out the newest baby elephant born just this month and submit your choice for her name!
Roosevelt Row First Friday
Take a virtual visit to Phoenix Roosevelt Row’s First Friday event!
Now is the perfect time to learn a new skill, learn more about yourself and learn something fun. From personality tests to tutorial videos, language resources and online classes, take this time at home to grow a bit more!
Learn About Yourself
Build a family tree and track your family history through this online archive records.
Dig through your family’s past by reading through genealogy articles and online records.
Discover your Meyers-Briggs personality type.
Mensa International Workout
Wonder what your IQ is? Try the Mensa workout!
Visual DNA Personality Test
Based on the OCEAN BIG 5 Personality Model.
Visual DNA Success Quiz
Based on the Schwartz Values Model.
Hogwarts Sorting Hat
Curious about which house you’d be placed in at Hogwarts? The Pottermore Sorting Hat quiz will let you determine if you’re a Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Slytherin or Ravenclaw.
Learn A Skill
Learn a new language with this free app that includes fun activities and tutorials.
This app provides cooking tutorials and step-by-step classes from your favorite Food Network Stars. A free 60-day trial is currently available.
An online database of how-to videos with instructions on all kinds of activities from cooking and sewing to 3D printing and crafting. Videos available for children, too!
This online learning community includes videos with instructions on a variety of topics, from photography and art to science and technology.
Discover Something New
Disney Imagineering School
Learn all about the process of creating, designing and building the rides and attractions at Disney!
Harvard University offers a variety of online courses free for audit.
Learn about wildlife and the world around us, while exploring virtually with scientists and journalists.
From history and science to personal growth, TEDTalks are free video talks provided by experts in many fields.
If you find yourself suddenly homeschooling your child, here are some great resources to help them continue their learning journey while at home!
This website provides interactive and animated lessons, quizzes and fun activities so children can continue learning.
Online classes taught by expert instructors for children ages 0-6. Sit down with your child and watch storytimes, lessons and interactive activities together to help early child development.
This website provides access to online textbooks and resources for learners, ages Kindergarten through 12th Grade.
Free printable worksheets for students in preschool through high school, which coordinate with lessons in various subjects.
Online resources with content created by experts in a variety of fields. Tutorials are available for students of all ages.
Ever wondered who invented pizza? Or if animals can laugh? These free online lessons for students in kindergarten through fifth grade answer fun questions and provide educational resources on a variety of science-related topics.
PBS Learning Media
PBS has created prek-12 resources for students. Their website includes a video library with lessons and learning that aligns with each grades’ standards. There are also interactive learning activities, lesson plans and more.
Scholastic Learn At Home
Scholastic offers daily activities for learners in preschool through ninth grade.
Skype a Scientist
Always wanted to chat with a scientist or ask a science-related question of an expert? Skype a Scientist has more than 2,000 scientists in a variety of fields of study who are ready and willing to have a conversation and teach you. Sign up with your question or topic of discussion and schedule a meeting!
Offering free access for families during COVID-19. This website is a resource with lessons for students of all ages.
As part of staying home, many individuals will also find themselves working from home for the first time. Here are some resources to help with the transition into your home office.
Get free access to Google’s work tools, including Docs, Sheets, Slides and Forms. Use the suite for free to create documents, share spreadsheets and create presentations.
Get a free month trial of LinkedIn Learning with your LinkedIn account. Courses range from time management and personal work skills to technology explanations and classes on skills specific to your career path.
An app that blocks out your distractions so that you can intentionally focus on your work at hand.
Free project management website to create to-do lists, project timelines and collaborate with coworkers on assignments.
Virtual Zoom Backgrounds
Kick up your virtual meetings with this database of great backgrounds for your Zoom Meetings!
Lend a Hand
If you’re looking for ways to help others during this time, there are several resources provided. Whether you want to make some kind of contribution, get out to make a donation, or support your local economy, there are many ways you can make a difference in our state right now.
State of Arizona’s COVID-19 resource page, providing information about services and resources available to individuals during this time, as well as information to those looking to provide help.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations have taken place and there is a severe blood shortage. Healthy individuals are needed to donate now to help patients counting on lifesaving blood. Sign up for a blood donation today at an organization near you.
American Red Cross
Create & Deliver Cards to Senior Living & Assisted Care Facilities
Support Your Healthcare Workers
• Face Mask Information & Tutorial
• Share Messages of Appreciation
• Donate Necessary Items
Healthcare Providers Seeking Donations:
• Banner Health Foundation
• Honor Health
Spending time at home in front of electronic devices provides the perfect moment to take your Census! It only takes 10 minutes to contribute your responses. The Census provides funds to help our cities and towns prepare to meet the needs of residents, including transportation and emergency readiness needs.
Complete your Census Online!
Provided are some important resources to help you and your loved ones navigate COVID-19.
Arizona Department of Health Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
League of Arizona Cities & Towns COVID-19 Information
World Health Organization