Are you already finding yourself bored at home? Are you struggling to find resources to entertain your children? Free resources have been popping up on the Internet from free lunches to educational tools. Learn how you can access 200 books about modern art from the Guggenheim, design a theme park, or send a greeting card for free, compliments of the businesses listed below.
Beginning Monday, March 20, Burger King is giving away two free kids meals with any purchase made through its app for take-out or drive-thru orders. The offer is valid through April 6 and can be redeemed once daily.
Chipotle will deliver orders of $10 or more for free from March 15 through March 31 within its delivery areas and with participating stores only. The waiver is only applicable when you order at chipotle.com or on the Chipotle app.
Starbucks announced that they are offering frontline responders a free tall brewed or iced coffee at Starbucks. Frontline responders include: police officers, firefighters, paramedics, doctors, nurses, hospital staff and researchers can get a free beverage in stores until May 3, the company said.
The Mindful Movement
offers a variety of medications for stress reduction, healing and sleep. If you only have 10 minutes to relax or if you need an hour long meditation to facilitate sleep, this is an invaluable resource. Join their Facebook page for updates. https://themindfulmovement.com/
FreePrints is giving customers a free card to tell a loved one you are thinking about them. “We know that social distancing can be hard—and lonely. It’s times like these that give us all the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. And we believe we should all be doing our share.”
“So we came up with the idea to give each of our FreePrints customers a free card to tell a loved one that you’re thinking of them. Just download our Ink Cards® app from FreePrints. Then select any classic card and personalize it. We’ll deliver it to your recipient absolutely free. You don’t even need to take out your credit card.”
To get your free classic card + free delivery, just tap this link from your mobile device, and we’ll automatically apply the zero-charge to your first order.
News-O-Matic is a resource for safe, age-appropriate global news. “We want to help minimize educational disruption and keep young readers informed about their world.” Schools and students have free access to News-O-Matic now through June 30.
If you are a teacher or school leader, fill out this form to create your account and receive free access for your class to News-O-Matic. Once you’ve created your account, you will be able to create your class and set logins/passwords for your students. You can then share these logins with your students using existing communication channels such as email.
On March 26, General Assembly is offering a free Intro to Coding class. The livestream will focus on HTML and CSS. Sign up here.
The Guggenheim Museum just released more than 200 books about modern art. You can read them online or download them in PDF or ePub formats, free of charge at https://archive.org/details/guggenheimmuseum
Khan Academy/Walt Disney Imagineering
A free online program, Imagineering in a Box is designed to pull back the curtain to show you how artists, designers and engineers work together to create theme parks. Go behind the scenes with Disney Imagineers and complete project-based exercises to design a theme park of your very own. https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/hass-storytelling/imagineering-in-a-box
Bringing NASA Into the Classroom
Turn the wonder of watching a spacecraft land on Mars into real-world engagement in STEM. Teachable Moments harness the latest space missions and discoveries from NASA to answer the age-old question, “When are we ever going to use this?” Explore more to find out how we’re helping educators inspire the space explorers of the future. There are a range of activities and lessons that are suitable for grades K-12. https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/edu/teachable-moments/
NASA’s Kennedy Space Center
NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is another source of free online content. Educators share daily Facebook Live videos that pair with hands-on activities (instructions are available as free downloads) using materials that can be found at home. Topics include rocketry 101, tours of Space Shuttle Atlantis and the Astronaut Training Experience, and living in space and on Mars.
Scholastic Learn at Home
Day by day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing. Daily lessons that combine videos, stories and prompts for drawing and writing activities. Grade levels include pre-K and kindergarten, grades 1 and 2, grades 3 to 5, and grades 6 and up. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
With schools, offices, and other public spaces closing across the country, we want to help you stay entertained and engaged in the natural world. So we are making our website free to all visitors through the end of June. We have also made the current digital editions of our magazines free to the public for the next few months. https://rangerrick.org/stuck-indoors/
Free online courses from Ivy League universities including Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, and Yale. https://www.classcentral.com/collection/ivy-league-moocs
If your children are effected by school closings, Outschool.com is offering $50 in free classes. Classes may be taught by certified teachers, artists, scientists, or other adults with an expertise or interest to share. Please note, you can also teach with Outschool.
U-Haul is offering 30 days of free self-storage to anyone with a college ID to aid college students who were forced to move out of dorms and head back to their hometown to start online classes. The offer is based on availability at your local U-Haul owned and operated facility.