Save your Sanity

Look after Yourself and Mind your Mind

Self-isolation won’t last forever but being confined to your home does have the potential to cause boredom and stress.

As well as finding innovative ways to socialise with family and friends, it is also important that you maintain some physical exercise as well as keep the mind active.

You might like to consider the following (some may have fees associated with them) -

  1. Keep in touch creatively with family and friends by telephone, email or social media.  Maybe you can chat over a virtual dinner with Facetime …
  2. Start a wish jar for all of the things that you wish you could have done while in self-isolation.  You'll then have lots of activities for when you emerge on the other side.
  3. Chalk art inspirational words and pictures on your footpath for all to enjoy.
  4. Put a teddy in your front window for those enjoying a walk to discover
  5. You could start planting a vegie patch – getting down in the dirt is good for the soul (and your wallet)! Check out this planting guide for Tassie from Peter Cundall:
  6. Visit museums.
  7. The Louvre, based in Paris, offering virtual tour online for free-
  8. The San Diego Zoo has a live webcam for animals-
  9. Melbourne Zoo also has live webcams
  10. Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover-
  11. The British Museum virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies-
  12. Geography with National Geographic-
  13. Live video of the National Zoo and Smithsonian Learning Lab-
  14. This NASA initiative covers a wide range of topics including weather, climate, atmosphere, water, energy, plants, and animals-
  15. Think Design explores careers in fashion design, graphic design, interior design, book design, product design, film and theatre, architecture, animation, and environmental design-
  16. Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts-
  17. Maths as a fun part of your daily family routine-
  18. Music is for everyone-
  19. Listen to astronauts read stories from space-
  20. Maths games galore -
  21. Science experiments that you can do at home -
  22. Grammar- Work on the 8 parts of speech-
  23. Scratch teaches students all about coding-
  24. A wonderfully detailed way to get kids engaged in the world of art-
  25. Short videos about numbers -
  26. Let’s kids play instruments online. Instruments include the guitar, piano, pan flute, drums, and bongos-
  27. A large selection of fun songs to help teach preschool students-
  28. Coding for 4-10-year-olds-
  29. For budding Marine Biologists- take a deep dive into ocean life.
  30. Science podcasts to listen to with your kids-
  31. ABC- Educational resources-!/home
  32. Kids News-
  33. The Big List of Children’s Books
  34. Tips to support children’s development 0-3
  35. Have a house party via a group video chat app
  36. Khan Academy - educational -
  37. The zone of regulation application ( is designed to foster self-regulation skills in a fun and exciting ways
  38. Little writer tracing app - - is fun and so easy to use that your kids will think letter tracing is a game
  39. ABC kids podcasts -
  40. P.E with Joe – type in P.E with Joe into Youtube
  41. Consider exercise DVDs, dancing, floor exercises, yoga, walking around the backyard or using home exercise equipment.
  42. At home workouts for adults -
  43. PE for kids and adults -
  44. Learn a new language -
  45. Free lessons on many topics i.e. videography, business, art, cooking, coding, self-improvement -
  46. Art for kids -
  47. MommyPoppins – Coronavirus guide for parents
  48. Family Guide Boredom Busters -
  49. 50 Best Indoor Activities -
  50. Family Games Night -
  51. Kentish House at Sheffield is providing a holiday pack for families containing colouring, crosswords, games and cooking - contact Cassandra 6491 2322 or 0447 325 343
  52. Not enough, check out this giant list of ideas for being home with kids
  53. Emerging minds includes a curated selection of resources to assist parents and carers to support their children during CVID-19 -
  54. Aha! Parenting has some relevant blogs and parenting tools at -

  56. Full daily lesson plans at
  57. Stay home, stay connected, and support local creators without ever stepping foot outside via Eventbrite -
If you are worried or upset, call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636.