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Boredom Busters

Boredom Busters

Rouse Life Enrichment Department

Thursday Mar 19th, 2020

We just wanted to share a list that has ideas of things to do while we are social distancing right now.  Originally this list was primarily for the Life Enrichment Department to utilize with residents.  However, it has a variety of fun ideas that you might want to try yourself or share with a friend  or relative who is experiencing feelings of isolation.

These are all free things that are able to be accessed online.  This list is geared for adults and seniors but some items may also be interesting for children.


ABC’s of Combating Isolation


Virtual Museum Visits


National Gallery of Art:



Low Impact Seated Exercises

Seated Exercises for Older Adults:

Easy Seated:

Low –Intensity Seated Cardio:

Chair Yoga:


Art Lessons

Abstract Landscape Painting Demo:

Simple Landscape from Dots:

Nature Scenery Drawing for Beginners:

How to Draw a Cat:

Knitting for Beginners:


Free Learning

Ted Talks:

Open Culture History Lessons:

Stanford History Lessons:

Harvard Extension School:

Yale Open Courses:



Yoga Journal Guided Meditation:

Healing Brain Sounds:

Bedtime Meditation:

Mindset of Gratitude/Morning Meditation:


Printable Puzzles

Crosswords, word search, number puzzles, logic puzzles, Sudoku, quizzes, word play, etc.


 Other Boredom Busting Ideas


….. and Finally Some Really Fun Looking Science Experiments!