Boredom Busters: Free Activities

How To Make the Viral DIY Christmas Fragrance

If you want your house to smell like Christmas but you don’t want to break the bank, TikTok user @athomewithshannon shared this DIY method that will fill your home with the sweet scent of the holidays. All you need to make it is a pot full of water, cranberries, orange slices, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and rosemary.…

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How to Make The “Grey Stuff” from “Beauty and the Beast”

Beauty and the Beast fans, you can now make the “Grey Stuff” mentioned in the song “Be Our Guest” from “Beauty and the Beast” at home! The popular dish is sold at Disney parks and comes from the line in the song when Lumiere sings, “Try the Grey Stuff, it’s delicious / Don’t believe me?  Ask the dishes.” The…

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How to Make ‘Pizza Toast;’ TikTok’s Latest Viral Food Trend

Move over avocado toast, “pizza toast” is taking over TikTok. The trendy toast, reminiscient of French bread pizza, took off after Hailey Bieber shared her “quick” and “easy” recipe to TikTok in January, which has been viewed more than 6.1 million times. Slice a loaf of sourdough bread Butter each side Add truffle oil and toast on…

How to Play ‘Heardle,’ the New Wordle-Inspired Game for Music Fans

How to Play ‘Heardle,’ the New Wordle-Inspired Game for Music Fans

Move over Wordle, there’s a new game for music lovers called Heardle.  Instead of guessing words, you guess song titles based on small snippets. Just like the old game show, ‘Name That Tune,’ only the intro of the song will play and you have to guess the song’s title. Every incorrect or skipped guess unlocks…

How to Make TikTok’s Viral “Custard Toast”

How to Make TikTok’s Viral “Custard Toast”

Move over avocado, custard toast is taking over TikTok. @myhealthydish Finally tried the Viral Custard Toast and was a yummy breakfast #custardtoast #healthybreakfast ♬ We Don’t Talk About Bruno – Instrumental – Lin-Manuel Miranda The blend of bread, yogurt, egg, fruit and spices can be made a variety of ways depending on your flavor preferences.…

How to Make the ‘Marry Me Chicken’ Recipe on TikTok

How to Make the ‘Marry Me Chicken’ Recipe on TikTok

There’s a new recipe taking over FYP on TikTok and it’s called ‘Marry Me Chicken.’ The viral dish, which first began circulating on Pinterest, claims to make anyone who tries it want to say “I Do.” TikToker @themidnightsoaper shared a popular version of the recipe, which requires only one pot to make. Ingredients: A stick…

TikTok’s Best Tips for Winning Wordle {WATCH}

TikTok’s Best Tips for Winning Wordle {WATCH}

Wordle has taken over as our latest obsession. @taylorlorenz WordleTok?? #wordle #games #onlinegames #technology #news #gaming #crossword #crosswordpuzzles #nytimes #lovestory #news ♬ Quirky – Oleg Kirilkov The internet based word game works this way:  If you get a letter right, its square will turn green. If you get a letter right, but it’s in wrong…

Learn the Secret to Happiness in Free Online Course from Yale University

Learn the Secret to Happiness in Free Online Course from Yale University

A Yale University professor’s free online course on the science of living a happy life has seen enrollment spike by about 3,000% during the COVID-19 pandemic. Laurie Santos, a professor of psychology, started teaching her class, Psycology 157: Psychology and the Good Life, in March 2018, and the next semester she made the class available for free…

How To Make TikTok’s Trendy “Sheet Pan Pancakes” Recipe

How To Make TikTok’s Trendy “Sheet Pan Pancakes” Recipe

Making a large batch of pancakes for the family?  Instead of standing over a single burner or griddle making small batches, try this new TikTok trend: “sheet pan pancakes.” Prepare your pancake batter by following the directions on the box. Next, pour the mixture out into a large, aluminum-foil-lined sheet pan, add your preferred toppings (many…

How To Make The Salmon Rice Recipe Going Viral on TikTok [VIDEO]

How To Make The Salmon Rice Recipe Going Viral on TikTok [VIDEO]

The latest food trend that’s taking over TikTok is a recipe of leftovers. The ‘salmon rice’ was created by user Emily Mariko and it’s an Asian fusion-inspired plate of leftover cooked salmon and white rice. To make the dish, she placed an ice cube on top of the rice and wrapped a sheet of parchment…

Virginia Beach SPCA Offers Free Digital Experience For Children

Virginia Beach SPCA Offers Free Digital Experience For Children

The Virginia Beach SPCA is helping Hampton Roads children learn to be “animal heroes.” The new digital learning experiences teaches children how to keep their pets healthy along with information on how pets communicate with their body and vocal languages. Kids can use the arcade-style platform, which includes games, videos and quizzes, to earn a…

How to Make The ‘Creamy Lemonade’ Trending on TikTok

How to Make The ‘Creamy Lemonade’ Trending on TikTok

TikTok’s latest trend is putting a twist on a classic summertime favorite. “Creamy lemonade” has become a viral trend with hundreds of TikTok users putting their own spin on the refreshing drink. Hayzee Girl Designs shared a strawberry lemonade recipe using sweetened condensed milk which has garnered more than 5.2 million people since May 20.…

Virginia Beach Public Library Offers Free Coding Games for Kids

Virginia Beach Public Library Offers Free Coding Games for Kids

Looking for activities for the kids? Why not try some fun coding games? The Virginia Beach Public Library has put together a list of free coding activities for kids. These games and activities encourage concepts such as sequencing and pattern recognition, plus skills including problem-solving, collaboration, and persistence through these “unplugged” coding activities: Move It,…

Get Free Admission at National Parks on These Select Dates 2021

Get Free Admission at National Parks on These Select Dates 2021

The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) has announced free admission dates for 2021. U.S. Residents can visit over 100 national parks across 36 states, including Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, Rocky Mountain, Everglades, Denali, Zion, and more. For 2021, six fee-free dates have been announced: January 18: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. April 17:…

Hot Chocolate Bombs Are Exploding Online. Here’s How To Make Your Own {VIDEO}

Hot Chocolate Bombs Are Exploding Online. Here’s How To Make Your Own {VIDEO}

Hot Chocolate Bombs are exploding online. Perfect for fall and winter weather, the hot cocoa bomb is basically a bath bomb you can eat. Creators drop a hollow chocolate ball filled with marshmallows and hot cocoa mix into a mug of hot milk and a magical mug of hot chocolate with marshmallows appears. @charli_eliseYour 1st…

Take the Family Geocaching in Chesapeake to find Big Foot, a Northern Bear Cub and More

Take the Family Geocaching in Chesapeake to find Big Foot, a Northern Bear Cub and More

Looking for a fun activity to do with the kids this weekend? Try your hand at geocaching! Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. A cache always contains a logbook…

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