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Unique activities to do from home!

Unique activities to do from home!

Author: Craig/Friday, March 20, 2020/Categories: Special

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As we all adjust to being home more, we are bound to find ourselves bingeing the same show for the 15th time and hearing our kids complaining about how they have nothing to do.

If you’re looking for something a little different to fill your new-found time with, look no further! We have compiled some of the coolest things that you can do right from your living room.


Some of us may be looking forward to catching up on all the shows we miss throughout the week, and you can do that with EXP On-Demand or the Hulu app! But when you get tired of those shows and are looking for something new, check out some of the following:

The NBCUniversal division is releasing films that are currently in theaters to be available for rent on EXP On-Demand! The films being released include The Hunt, The Invisible Man, and Emma.

Every day, more and more musicians are releasing live streams and virtual concerts for everyone to watch. Billboard has done a great job of keeping the ever-growing list updated with links to where you can watch.

If you are a lover of Hallmark Christmas movies, then you’re in luck! From Friday, March 20th to Sunday, March 22nd, you can tune in to the Hallmark Channel Special Marathon, We Need A Little Christmas. The marathon will include all your favorite “Countdown to Christmas” movies for you to cozy-up to at home.



Say you’re more into music than tv – we’ve got you covered too!

Music Choice is always available! With Music Choice, you can listen to commercial-free music, plus watch videos and exclusive artist interviews FREE on your TV or mobile app. There are 100+ themed channels for any mood, tons of content, and a safe space for your kids with user profiles, plus music from Kidz Bop and Radio Disney! 

If you’re looking for more local artists, check out Press Room Recordings, Music Talks, and Dirty Dog Live on the Armstrong Neighborhood Channel YouTube page! Here, you can listen to live sets from local musicians, as well as interviews with the bands.



If you’re over watching movies and shows and are looking for a way to move around a little more, check out the Armstrong Neighborhood Channel YouTube page for some at-home workouts!

If you’re looking for a little yoga to get yourself centered, check out Om Sweet Om or Breath of Life. We also have a wonderful show called Simple Living that showcases fitness focused on our senior citizens, but that anyone can do!

If you can’t find what you’re looking for from our Local Programmers, there are free at-home workout videos on YouTube that you can stream straight to your TV through the EXP YouTube app! With the abundance of options there, you’re bound to find the perfect workout to get you moving and grooving!


Are you the creative type or someone who has always dreamed of being more creative if only you had time? Now is the perfect opportunity to use some this extra time to learn something new or hone a skill you already have.

If you’re looking for a fun afternoon project for you and your kids, or you’re looking to work on your brush strokes, you can paint your own masterpieces at home! Brush Tips, from Armstrong Neighborhood Channel, will walk you through a painting step by step.

Maybe you’ve always wanted to spend more time in the kitchen, learning to cook or bake. With shows like Chelsea Bakes and From Market to Table from Armstrong Neighborhood Channel, you can spend some of your extra time learning how to make savory dinners and sweet desserts in your own home!



With travel being discouraged around the globe and heavily visited attractions closing to support social distancing, we are sure some of you have had to cancel much anticipated trips. While we know you’re probably disappointed, more and more places of interest are offering virtual tours and online activities! 

If you’re looking to tour a museum, there are a vast number that have online tours available! The Senator John Heinz History Center offers History at Home that includes virtual exhibits, videos, podcasts, and online collections to look through. Also, the Smithsonian has a self-guided tour of the National Museum of Natural History in New York. Search the web for even more options like the Musée du Louvre!

Zoos and aquariums are also virtually opening their doors so you and your family can visit from home! The Cincinnati Zoo is doing a live tour of animal exhibits weekdays at 3pm and the Pittsburgh Zoo is offering virtual tours of some of their exhibits, as well as fun learning materials for kids! Boston’s New England Aquarium is offering Facebook Live-access to feedings, behind the scenes looks, and more!


With all these options and more, we hope you can find something that piques your interest!


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