Published: March 17, 2020

Many of us may be spending more time at home over spring break this year. Here are some activities and ideas to plan your break around.

person walking outsidePlan a virtual TV or movie marathon with friends 

Is there a new series or movie you’ve been meaning to watch? Coordinate a marathon to watch with your friends via Netflix Party, a Google Chrome browser extension that allows you to simultaneously stream Netflix with friends. It has a chat window and play/pause functionality for everyone in the group so you stay synced! You can also use FaceTime or Google Hangouts.

Get outside

Spring is just around the corner, and getting some vitamin D and physical activity outdoors can be great for our mental health. If you’re in Boulder, you can easily bike or take a walk along the Boulder Creek Path, hike some Chautauqua Park trails or check out these eight beautiful hiking spots in and around Boulder County.

Check out a new podcast or book

Ask friends or family for recommendations for new podcasts or books to check out over spring break. Most libraries have the option to borrow and download ebooks.

Spend time on your hobbies

Dedicate time over break to a favorite hobby, such as drawing, writing, photography or programming.

Learn something new

Is there a hobby or skill you’ve always wanted to learn? Browse free tutorials on YouTube or videos on LinkedIn Learning.

Listen to a guided meditation

Take a break and reduce stress with deep breathing or meditation. Check out free apps such as Breathe2Relax and Stop, Breathe, and Think.

Play games

Check out crossword puzzles, Sudoku, word searches or other engaging games. Popular free apps include Wordscapes, Words With Friends and Wheel of Fortune—challenge your friends!

Go on virtual tours of museums

Google Arts & Culture has teamed up with museums all over the world to offer virtual tours of their collections. Start browsing from the comfort of your couch!

Take free yoga classes online

Yoga offers many benefits, including stress-relief and low-impact exercise. Whether you’re a beginner or have been practicing yoga for a while, there are free online classes for everyone.

Practice self-care

During uncertain times, it’s important to maintain social connections and look after our mental health. Check out three self-care tips for this week.