Self Isolation activity ideas Virtual reality to traditional craft

March 18, 2020 4 min read

Self isolation activities - things to do from virtual days out to creative activities... Free

Virtual free online visitor attractions

The British Museum

Van Gof Museum Amsterdam

Buckingham Palace

Shakespeare’s the Globe theatre

The National Museum

Vatican Museums of Rome

The  Lourvre  Museum Paris

Visit London virtual tour

London Houses of Parliament

Virtual Tower of London

Virtual look inside 10 Downing Street

Hampton Court Place

Twickenham Stadium

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Fancy a virtual holiday?

Taj Mahal India

Pyramids of Giza

Peru Machu Picchu,

Coliseum Rome Italy

One day in Jerusalem?

Eiffel Tower Paris France

Take a look at Lapland

New York Central Park

America’s Yosemite National Park

Disney Florida

Disney have put together a fun course for designing a theme park, give it a try 

The Sydney Opera House virtual experience

Why not try a virtual experience and write a postcard like you were there!

Some Zoos are offering virtual visits and lots of free online videos like SAN DIEGO zoo Or try Vancouver Aquarium

maybe make a poster about what you have learnt.

Craft websites

Start 2 help your mental wellbeing with 70 creative practical tasks being creative, using art, photography, writing, drawing, collage, textiles, animation, mindfulness self-help and fun however artistic you are

Free colouring sites likeJust Colour

Take part in a drawing challenge – Instagram has many different drawing challenges and useful  prompts. Use the time to try them out and inspire you.

Randomly pick a theme like animals, trees, flowers etc and do a 100 day challenge to use this theme in a creative way such as painting/drawing/writing keeping a record of your efforts. Consider sharing the theme with others so you can compare ideas and show what you have achieved.

Try some finger painting or paint with your feet.

Other ideas for activities or to relax

Have a picnic in the garden.

Sensory sites

Background noise Rain

Useful site mimics conversation and may help if feeling anxious or worried

Listen To some Audio books from Audible Amazon free during the Coronavirus

Quick Reads book list

Brain testers from Sharp Brains or Luminosity

Ted Ed offers insightful short education videos free

Let’s days in virtual days out and online demonstrations like cooking

Read a disability blog like from this website.

Watch a Classical concert

If you are a Harry Potter fan try an online Harry Potter class


Check outExplore and watch animals in there natural Habitat-what have you learned about them?

London online gaming festival

Look at the British Comedy Guide

write a review of some comedy-what did you think?

Stay at home virtual Choir

Formula 1 Virtual experience videos. Write about what you see as a Sports Reporter

Look for good news stories, happy or funny pictures or quotes not related to the the virus (Covid 19/coronavirus) Then share these like on social media or make a poster of your findings to show others. 

Update your free apps and try apps like Draw Something Classic that get you and your friends interacting and guessing drawings. 

Host an online virtual  party on Skype, messenger or Zoom

Watch a film

Keep a diary or use a creative writing websites look at the following

Literary Shed

Story Starter

Creative Writing Prompts

Play a  Quiz Like Kahoot! Online 

Use an advert, a photo, a magazine picture or headline as a writing prompt or try a activity like writing to your older or younger self. 
Use music lyrics or a music video to write a story.
Create origami 

write a letter to someone who are not currently with or an interview 

Make up a memory box or time capsule. Set up a photo booth and use different props.

Listen to a Podcast 
Attend a social distancing festival celebrating different types of art

Explore virtual NASSA learn about the stars and planets! 

Maybe do a poster about NASSA or a Planet

Revist a childhood game like a favourite board game with your family or a card game like UNO.

Learn to play and practice the card game solitaire that you find on most computers.

Learn to touch type or simple improve your typing and IT skills there are some good free websites for this

Watch National theatre online
Look through this website from improving your maths, English, life skills to reading disability blogs.

Learn and put into practice a life skill such as cleaning or cooking..


Mencap easy read visual recipes book

CookABILITY visual recipe videos United Response for people with learning disabilities on YouTube channel

The Cyrenians Good Food pictorial recipe book Programme is a social enterprise with a mission to bring good food and healthy lifestyles to people who are experiencing disadvantage, isolation, poverty, homelessness and social exclusion. They have produced a visual pectoral recipe book for easy follow recipe’s

The Accessible Chef


Do a NHS Fitness Studio exercise workout Or 

Mr Motivator

Try some NHS seated exercise
Do some gardening at home.

Try an online YouTube free Yoga class
Active in the community Bucks have a wide range of online exercise classes people can participate in

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