The current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has many of us staying home from work and school as more and more states order lockdowns. What’s one to do with this much free time and nowhere to go? Several companies are offering freebies during coronavirus Stay at Homes, everything from limited free trials to completely free access. Here are some of the freebies to check out.
Fitness & Wellbeing
Gold’s Gym: As gyms across the country close, many are left without their daily dose of fitness. Gold’s Gym is offering two digital options to keep people on their fitness journey while staying safe. Their app offers over 600 audio and video workouts, all free until the end of May.
Peloton: Even if you don’t have one of Peloton’s fancy exercise bikes at home, you can still take advantage of their app. Their free 90-day trial offers a variety of workout classes, no bike necessary.
Nike Training Club: Nike’s fitness app offers countless workouts and fitness tips, both free and premium. Now, they are making all content free and accessible to all users, including premium content.
Headspace: As one of the most popular meditation apps, Headspace is offering free access to all K-12 school staff as well as health care professions. A collection of content called “Weathering the Storm” is also free to everyone.
Sling TV: Sling TV has completely free programming, including thousands of movies and shows for kids and families. Just go to their website and start streaming.
Live Concerts: From John Legend and Charlie Puth to Orchestras, you can watch musicians perform concerts over live streams from the comfort of your own home.
Spectrum Internet: Spectrum is providing two months of free internet service to households with Pre-K-12 or college students. You must be a new customer.
Amazon Prime Video: Have a little one at home that needs more entertainment than your working self can provide? Amazon has made over 40 children’s programming titles free to stream.
National Emergency Library: More than 1 million books are available, with all titles the Internet Archive’s other venture called Open Library. There is no waitlist for titles, so multiple users can access a single digital book copy at a time.
Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery: The Smithsonian is offering free digital online exhibitions and programs due to its current closure.
Trolls World Tour Custom Playlists: Your little ones can happily rejoice if they’re a Trolls fan. Pandora and Xfinity have partnered to create custom character mixtapes in honor of the new Trolls World Tour movie. Each mixtape features songs that capture each beloved character’s spirit and traits. Bop along to the music that is family-friendly and kid-approved with these exclusive playlists:
- Poppy’s Mixtape (pop music)
- Queen Barb’s Mixtape (rock)
- Tiny Diamond’s Mixtape (hip hop)
- Branch’s Mixtape (edgy pop)
DreamWorks Animation Activity Center: DreamWorks Animation is offering a free resource center full of DIY projects, puzzles, coloring sheets, recipes and games featuring fan-favorite characters from their movies and TV shows. Create your very own She-Ra’s magical sword or Troll-ify yourself with a Trolls headband.
Caribu: Kids itching for a playdate with friends? Caribu offers virtual options, just like a FaceTime call but with on-screen activities including drawing pictures, playing games and reading.
Crayola: Got a little artist at home? Crayola has plenty of free, printable coloring pages for your kids to enjoy.
Keep Kids SMART with Art: The Boca Raton Museum has created an online art series for kids and offers everything from art tutorials to online explorations of the museum’s exhibits. They also offer tips for parents to help their kids with at-home art projects.
Fender Play: Want to learn the guitar or ukelele? Fender Play is offering three months of free online classes to the first 100,000 users who create a Fender Play account.
Scholastic Learn at Home: This is a free digital learning hub designed to support virtual learning plans. They offer lessons targeted at students Pre-K-12, covering ELA, STEM, Science, Social Studies and Social-Emotional Learning.
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