So.. I thought it might be useful - given that we may all be spending plenty of time alone or in family groups for a while - to have a thread of things we can share (activities, things to do, etc) to pass the time and take our minds off.... [flaps hands wildly at the nearest window]. Either for ourselves of for the young 'uns.
This is NOT a thread to discuss the you-know-what directly. There are (apparently) plenty of threads on that topic already and there are a lot of us who, frankly, need a break and distraction from it.
So... share any ideas, freebies, things to do and try, journalling activities, creative writing or art exercises, challenges, solo RPG's, peaceful walking simulators...anything you think will help each other take even just a few hours out from the chaos and take their minds of things. If it's free, all the better - a lot of folks are going to be stretched thin money-wise over the coming months.
And, of course, post your results here in the thread where possible!
If you're not feeling up to something interactive and just want to lie down and relax for a bit, i've resurrected a thread i made a few years back where you can find or add more passive relaxing things (ASMR videos, music, background audio of rainfall, whatever works).
Drawing and Art
TTRPG's (solo or otherwise)
Print N' Play Board Games
Stories to Read / Have Read to you!
Oliver Jeffers narrating his own children's books online daily.
Get a custom voice message by Spiderman for your kids
Knitting / Cross-Stitch
Connor Sherlock's "Walking Simulator A Month Club" - free first volume.
Steam GDC Games Festival (until Mon 23rd)
Lord of the Rings Online and D&D online are both free (with all DLC) right now.
The "Games to Help You Stay Inside" Collection
Arts & Theatre
Saturday Morning Breakfast club webcomic - free books