Things to do during Covid-19
We’ve put together a list of ideas and resources to help you stay active and keep learning during this time. There are also ideas to keep the family entertained.
Whale Arts has compiled a list of fun activities for children and young people including art and crafts, books and stories, and movement games.
Find out more on the Whale Arts website – www.whalearts.co.uk
Life Hacks has a list of 30 fun things to do at home for the whole family. Ideas include having a costume night, invent your own board game and film a cooking show.
Find out more here – www.lifehack.org
The Edinburgh Lockdown Economy supports local independent businesses in Edinburgh. It has a list of fun activities and learning for kids.
Learn more here – www.edinburghlockdowneconomy.com
Things to do at home
Travel and Leisure has listed 12 museums who are hosting online exhibitions. This includes the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City and the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Learn more here – www.travelandleisure.com
Psych Central has created a list of journaling prompts for self-reflection and self-discovery. Some of the prompts include ‘list 30 things that make you smile’ and ‘my favourite way to spend the day is..’. Learn more here – www.sychcentral.com
Visit Scotland has created an online resource of at home activities to help you experience all that Scotland has to offer. For example, you can visit museums and tourist attractions virtually, learn Scottish history and find delicious recipes to try at home. Learn more here – www.visitscotland.com
Keep learning if one of the five ways to wellbeing. Learning new things is a good way to meet new people and boost our self conﬁdence, which in turn improves our mental health and wellbeing.
Free courses / lectures
You can also check out our support with digital page for more help using technology
Useful pages on iThrive
Creative activities have been proven to boost your mental health and wellbeing. By exploring the arts, whether that be taking part in, watching or experiencing, you can become more aware of your own feelings, learn from others and make positive changes in your life.
Physical activity and exercise can really boost your mental health and wellbeing. Studies have shown that exercising is a helpful way to reduce depression, stress and anxiety – it can also be fun too!
Being in nature is a brilliant way to boost your mental health and wellbeing. Being in nature can involve going for a walk, taking up gardening at home or through a community project, or simply by sitting in a green space and enjoying your surroundings.