Who doesn’t love freebies?! If you’re looking for something to do, here are some ideas that won’t cost you a penny:
If you want to do digital jigsaw puzzles:
There are six free ones here using images from the Smithsonian Library. They may be customized for any skill set, and you can download other images and create your own. Also check out Jigsaw Explorer for more puzzles.
If you want to color:
This Library of Congress site lets you print and color images from its collection: This link is Japanese woodblock prints. Go here for more family fun resources from the Library of Congress.
If you’re looking for a book:
Overdrive is a free app to check out ebooks and audiobooks for free You can use your own library card or register for a digital one. And here are a few recommendations from moi:
A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell: A biography of American Virginia Hall, who was one of the most important spies for Britain in Nazi-occupied France. Despite a prosthetic leg and her superiors’ sexist notions, she was incredibly successful laying the groundwork for the eventual liberation of France during World War II while evading the Nazis who were hunting her.
Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson: For mystery lovers, particularly Agatha Christie fans. A fast read.
Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner: A novel about sisterhood that spans 65 years.
If you want to visit a Philadelphia museum:
The Mutter Museum offers a virtual tour.
The Museum of the American Revolution has a virtual field trip with activities for kids.
If you want to play card games with far-flung friends and family members:
Trickster Cards: My friend plays Hearts and other card games with her family and friends on the weekends. She recommends this site.