We still have some time before we know how well our social distancing is working but Houston On The Cheap has you covered! We’re bringing you all the best deals, discounts, and free things to do from the comfort of your own home.
Here is our list of Free and Cheap Things to Do in Houston This Week:
Disney+ is elevating family movie night by releasing Onward months in advance! Stream this Pixar movie online, along with hundreds of other favorites for free, like Frozen 2, the Star Wars series, Toy Story, classic Disney films from the vault, Marvel movies, and more! Right now, Disney+ is offering a free trial for one week. After that, you’ll pay just $6.99 a month if you decide to keep it. Or, you can skip the free trial and pay just $12.99 for Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+.
Like Netflix, you can stream Disney+ on just about any device, including TVs, phones, tablets, and computers, and you can create profiles for every body in your family so each person can watch what they want. There’s content for all ages to enjoy, so you’ll never run out of something fun and exciting to watch during this downtime.
You’ve watched all the shows, read all the books, live for his stand up. You’re a Seinfeld wizard and it’s time to show off your knowledge! This single-player game is live, via Zoom. You’ll face off- and make friends- with the other players as you write down your answers to the questions and hold them up for all to see. Also, there are fun prizes for this event as well. Prizes will range from Amazon gift cards, free access to future events, and lots more other great stuff for winners. Tickets to the game are normally $15.99 but for a limited time, you can use our link and play for just $10.99!
If you do nothing else during a quarantine, you can de-stress with live, online comedy! Keep it light hearted with this mix of seasoned veterans and up-and-coming acts. Michael Wirtz is your host every Saturday evening at 8 pm. Sign up online for half price when you use our link! Regularly priced at $15, now you can see the show for just $7.50.
Check out this limited-time offer from Curiosity Stream for all of your documentary-loving needs! Stay inside and stay curious with The Story of Europe, Ancient Earth, Global Food, and more. You can get unlimited streaming HD shows with offline viewing options. Regularly priced, this subscription service will run you $20 per year but for a limited time, get it for just$12! Sign up for a monthly subscription for just $2.99 and cancel any time! Look for all the details and sign up here.
Host a Neighborhood Workout
Turn up the beat and call your neighbors outside! Maybe start a neighborhood Group Me. Just get everyone together- from a distance- and get moving! If you’re worried about not being a fitness professional, just make it a dance-off. You can also start a singing competition, scream fest, or salute to first responders.
Located in Washington, D.C., this national treasure has gone virtual! Browse and learn about dozens of pieces from their collections online. You can also install the Google Arts & Culture App on your phone for special features.
Teach Essential Skills
Teachers, coaches, and therapists nationwide will tell you that kids these days lack basic skills to care for themselves. Kids learn by doing. An excellent way of teaching kids real-world skills, while also learning valuable technology skills, is to have them take responsibility for the grocery list. Kids can help plan a weekly menu, create a grocery list, find and add products to your online grocery cart, and place an order! Make sure the kids understand how to stick to the budget- and check to make sure they’re only purchasing approved items.
Every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 am, you can get a free Zumba class to keep children fit and active! The Kakani Fitness Channel is a live streaming site for adults and children. The adult classes are $5 each; kids are free.
The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is playing their part with live streaming, at home performances. They’re uploading audio and video a few times a week on their Youtube Channel.
You’ve probably heard of this phrase before but you may not know it’s an actual app. Headspace is a free meditation app designed to help bring meditation and mindfulness to all. They have a special meditation called “Weathering the Storm” to deal with especially stressful situations like COVID.
Give Up Storytime
If you’re a parent or caregiver, your caregiving time has likely doubled. You’re exhausted from trying to keep the kids busy, entertained, and educated. Take a little more time for yourself and give up storytime to Audible. Right now, there are a ton of free children’s stories and books available for streaming. The voice acting is great for kids. Audio books and podcasts are always great for grown ups, too!
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