Editor’s note: Given the current situation, we’re doing our best to make sure the events on this list are still going on as planned. If you plan on attending any of these events, please check with the host/venue before you go to verify it’s still taking place.

Who knew we would see a day when we could all be superheroes just by staying indoors? We’re being asked to stay home, work at home, and school at home- and that’s a lot. We know you can get bored and down right stir-crazy so we’re here with tips and tricks to have fun on the cheap while social distancing!

Free and cheap activities to do indoors this weekend include VIDGO, Online Stand Up Comedy, Mark Fisher Fitness, and more.

Here is our weekend edition of Free and Cheap Things to Do in DFW:


VIDGO (free 7-day trial)

If you’re not binge watching with friends, did you even see the show? This live streaming service brings social distancing binge watching to a whole new level! They have a built in chat feature so you can watch with your friends, no matter how far! They have hundreds of channels including Investigation Discovery, HGTV, ESPN, FX, Fox, The Hallmark Channel, and more. For a limited time, you can get in on the action with $10 off! There is no commitment, no contract, and no hidden fees. Try it FREE now!


Online Stand Up Comedy

Mixer Stream is bringing stand up to your living room! This showcase features veteran comics plus the best up and coming acts from major networks and productions. Michael Wirtz is a stand up comic, motivational speaker, voice actor, and the funniest host around! Tickets to the show are $15 but for a limited time, you can stream for just $7.50.

Mark Fisher Fitness

Mark Fisher is a personal fitness trainer who makes working out fun! Find these online workouts by My Broadway Body and get down with Yoga, HIIT, and more. Workouts are regularly $99 for a one-year membership but for a limited time, you can get fit and have fun for just $69!


The Nasher From Home

The Nasher Sculpture Center is closed to the public but now you can go online and tour virtually! Sign up for their newsletter and you’ll be the first to know about their new upcoming social distancing programming. In the meantime, check out their online articles, exhibits, video highlights, and art activities.

Shaving Cream Spelling

For kids who are learning their letters and numbers, bust out the shaving cream for some good, clean fun! Any kind of shaving cream will work. Just spray it onto a table or baking pan and recite words, letters, or numbers for the kids to practice drawing! Best of all, when you clean it all up, your home will smell amazing.

YMCA On Demand

The YMCA is a go-to for socializing, learning, and working out. For now, you can check out their free, on demand videos for kids! These free workout classes include yoga, soccer skills, Tai Chi, and more. Bonus- they have free videos for adults, too!

Project Explorer

This online guide explores the natural world through the eyes of storytellers. A picture is worth a thousand words but interviews are priceless! See videos, photos, experiments, and more. All activities are free online and they have activities for kids of all ages.

Create Your Own Tongue Twister

Start by practicing common tongue twisters to practice your diction, then move on to writing your own! See who can come up with the shortest, the longest, the silliest, and the most serious! Take turns practicing and see how flexible your words can get!


How did we do? If you know of more free or cheap things to do while everyone is stuck at home, tell us! Leave a comment below with thoughts and ideas: