Stay-At-Home Activities & Resources
Updated 11/29/21 at 8:44 AM
This page is specifically designed to offer resources and activities while at home. This page is updated every Monday. The resources on this page are also available on the CLR Facebook page.
NOTE: If you have an activity, article, class, etc. that you think other CLR members would enjoy, please send items or links to Allison Den Braven at A.Denbraven@RockValleyCollege.edu. We want this page to reflect items that interest our members and would be happy to share your ideas with ALL of the CLR members!
Art & Crafts
- Arts & Crafts - Join Astar from Astar's Place and choose from over 100 different crafting tutorials! From making your own chalk to making fridge magnets to making a mini chandelier, there are tons of great crafting options for you to try!
Health & Wellness
- How Diseases Move - From outbreaks of measles in the U.S. and cholera in Haiti to patterns of lead poisoning near gold mines in Nigeria, medical geographers play an important role in tracking disease in the landscape. Find out the types of strategies used to help them achieve the highest level of health in people in this short video by Crash Course.
- Historical Fashion - Fusing biography, art and the history of fashion, Amber Butchart from Absolute History explores the lives of historical figures through the clothes they wore. In this episode, Amber and the team attempt to recreate the clothes worn in one of the most studied and most complex paintings in the history of European art - the Arnolfini portrait by Jan van Eyck.
- Movie Monday - This week, we are featuring the 1981 film, On Golden Pond, starring Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, Doug McKeon and more! Norman is a curmudgeon with an estranged relationship with his daughter Chelsea. At Golden Pond, he and his wife nevertheless agree to care for Billy, the son of Chelsea's new boyfriend, and a most unexpected relationship blooms. One of the 1980's most honored and cherished films winning three Oscars, it is a timeless film.
NOTE: Films shared for Movie Monday will have limited advertisements to watch.
Science & Nature
- Chemistry of Cookies - Baking cookies is not magic, it's science! Join Stephanie Warren from TED-Ed as she explains the basic chemistry of baking cookies. She'll explain how the dough spreads out, at what temperature we can kill salmonella, and why that intoxicating smell indicates that the cookies are ready for eating!
- Reduce Stress - How can we reduce our stress during the most joyous time of the year? The boys from ASAP Science provide seven tips to reduce stress in this short video on YouTube.
Special Interests & Hobbies
- AARP Smart Driver Course Online - Refreshing your driving skills could reduce your auto insurance costs! This online course could save you money on your car insurance, it is affordable, and it teaches you strategies to keep you safe behind the wheel.
- How Things are Made - Learn how some of your favorite products are made. Some things included are ceramic fireplaces, croissants, pocket knives, wigs, canned tomatoes, bowling balls, artificial eyes, peanut butter, and much more.
- Jenny's Mini Cooking Show - Jenny from Jenny's Mini Cooking Show, creates a miniature-sized chocolate cake in this short video. Everything in the video was built by Jenny including the kitchen itself and the tools. The oven, cooking plates and faucet actually work and all of the food is real! It is truly incredible.
- TED Talks - A nonprofit organization dedicated to spreading ideas in the form of short, powerful talks. Their mission is to welcome people from all over the world that seek a deeper understanding of the world.