Coronavirus: Things to do while you’re stuck inside the house

Coronavirus Even more fun things to do while social distancing

As COVID-19 social distancing and stay-at-home order continues in Pennsylvania, some of us may be going stir crazy, not able to go and do the things we’re used to.

We’ve put together a list for you of things you can do while you’re stuck inside:

Make your way around town with famous movies shot in Pittsburgh

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If you want to visit the city of Pittsburgh without leaving your house, you are in luck.

There have been plenty of movies shot in and around the Steel City, so grab your popcorn and get comfortable because we have a movie list that is ready to take you all around town!

Missing Kennywood’s Potato Patch fries? Now you can make them at home

There’s a lot of reasons why we go to Kennywood Park in the summer: the Phantom’s Revenge, the Thunderbolt and of course, the Potato Patch. So while everyone is encouraged to stay at home until the threat passes, the park released a video of Patchy the Potato on its Twitter account.

Kelly Strayhorn Theater offering online programming

The Kelly Strayhorn Theater in East Liberty isn’t letting the pandemic dim its lights, shifting its focus to a digital setup.

Executive Director Joseph Hall and his team launched the KST Global Stream, a new series of online programming for people to enjoy from the comfort of their homes while practicing social distancing.

The digital presentations include KST’s spring 2020 program, artist talks, conversations with arts leaders and new artistic commissions.

Pittsburgh theater adapts to still offer entertainment

Write special message to your favorite Pittsburgh Penguin

Do your little Pens fans miss their favorite Penguins players? Kids from all over are writing letters to their favorite Pittsburgh Penguins as a part of the Pens Foundation’s “Pens Pals.”

For a shot at being featured, post your picture on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using #penspals and Pens Foundation will share their favorites.

Celebrate Earth Day’s 50th anniversary virtually

Pittsburgh Earth Day is going digital this year for Earth Day’s 50th anniversary! Virtual activities started on Wednesday and will continue through Earth Day on April 22.

Local classroom coordinator brings interactive learning to children across the country

Trying to find normalcy during this time can be difficult -- especially for those with young kids.

With schools and learning centers being shut down, a classroom coordinator at the Allie Alligator Learning Center took matters into her own hands by opening up lessons for children all over the world through Miss Macee’s Morning Meeting on Facebook Live.

Miss Macee's Morning Meetings

Get your workout done with these home gym essentials

Some people are trying to figure out how to get their workout in without hitting the public gyms. Before the outbreak, Shape and Self had compiled lists of essential equipment needed for a home gym setup.

FILE PHOTO: A kettlebell is one economical piece of gym equipment that you could get for a home gym.
FILE PHOTO: A kettlebell is one economical piece of gym equipment that you could get for a home gym. (Thamrongpat Theerathammakorn / E/Getty Images/EyeEm)

Bring on the learning: 10 must-see virtual tours

You can experience museums from all over the world, right from your fingertips -- and we’ve created a list of some to help pass your time at home.

Fun things to do while social distancing

Now is the time to relax, but when you’ve been cooped up for weeks and still can’t hit the malls or movie theaters, how can you spend your time?

There are a lot of options out there.

How to make fabric masks during COVID-19 pandemic

Many people may now be looking for ways to make their own personal protective equipment or to make PPE for those working the front lines. There are many designs to make, from no-sew options to ones that need some needle and thread.

How to keep your kids’ skills up when schools are closed

Many families are now trying to balance working from home while still providing an education for their kids. And while there are thousands, if not millions, of families who are used to homeschooling, not everyone is prepared for this new way of learning.

Tips from an auto detailer for cleaning and disinfecting your car

As a global pandemic is shuttering schools, businesses and major sports leagues, people stuck at home are looking to clean and disinfect everything they come into contact with.

Cranberry Township launches ‘cooped up’ program to help keep kids entertained

With school being out for the rest of the year, and weather that doesn’t exactly look or feel like spring, Cranberry Township has put together a program that could help kids stay busy.

Cooped Up Cranberry offers activities and programs five days a week from the Library, Parks and Recreation and Engineering staffs, according to a release.

Coronavirus - More fun things to do while social distancing