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Stress Relief Activities: Overview

Stress relief activities to allow the mind to relax and refresh

Stress Relief Activities

Please enjoy these pages of stress relief activities.  The first page is filled with simple games, puzzles and pleasant distractions to allow you a quick five minute brain break.  The second page offers different methods to help you physically address stress then get back to your studies.

Finish the Story

Not sure how the story of this semester is going to end?  Here's a chance to write your own ending.  Click the below link to complete the opening line and write your own short story.  The story will be posted at this site.  

The opening line is: Brockport was having its usual quiet spring semester when suddenly …

The story needs to be 200 words (approximately), not vulgar and, yes, dragons and other mythical beasts are allowed.  We're not judging, just enjoying.

Coloring Pictures

Coloring pages for adults

     from vintage to Bollywood to swear words

      from Art Deco to Woodcut Designs

     Advanced coloring pages:  for those who find true relaxation in coloring

Hanging with Friends

Take a break to connect with a friend.  These online games allow you to interact with a friend, the best brain break.

Playing Cards

     Pick a game then invite a friend; assorted card games & checkers

PSYCH! game app

     Choose from a variety of fun categories in which each player makes up fake answers to real trivia questions.  Can you choose the outrageous real answer among your friends’ fakes?

     Get it on the App Store or Google Play.

Plato game app

     This app is a library of classic multiplayer games. Invite your friends and play similar versions of games such as Werewolf, Draw Together, UNO, Scrabble, Battleship, Poker, and even Pool!

     Get it on the App Store or Google Play.

Netflix Party

     Netflix Party is a new way to watch Netflix with your friends online.  Netflix Party synchronizes video playback and adds group chat to your favorite Netflix shows.


Below is an assortment of puzzles to entertain you as you refresh your mind.  

Hidden pictures: find the items hidden within the picture

Mazes: online mazes with fun themes

New York Times Sudoku: Levels easy - difficult

Jigsaw puzzles: a wide variety of topics and low puzzle piece counts for a quick distraction


Card games: six types of solitaire, 21, and Blackjack

Baseball Games: a variety of light hearted baseball themed games

Backgammon: easy - difficult levels

Sports: online games based on a variety of sports, from basketball to bowling

Entertaining Animals

And, of course, relaxation calls for a brief admiration of our animal friends

Photo gallery of Working From Home with Pets

Romping goat kids in pajamas

Sassy talking Huskie

School work done at home as demonstrated by a dog