Planning to unplug from school during winter break? Hoping to take a break from grading and planning and maybe even forget about teaching altogether for a few days? We’ve got your back! We’ve gathered some of our favorite cozy Instagram and TikTok accounts that have nothing whatsoever to do with teaching and compiled them below. So grab your softest blanket, a mug of hot cocoa, and tuck in for some truly restful social media scrolling.
Snuggle up with some artists
I can almost feel my shoulder and neck muscles relaxing.
This artist helps me remember that sometimes a little colorful chaos can be beautiful.
These little landscapes are like mini-vacations for the eyes.
Timelapse + stop motion + 100 paper cutouts of #oliviarodrigo . No green screens allowed! @Olivia Rodrigo
The final product is hypnotizing!
Embrace your inner baker
Watching other people bake beautiful pastries is my love language.
Stop. Just stop. You had me at brown butter frosting.
No, I probably won’t be making any of this myself. But I can still look.
How about I watch YOU make this Raspberry Star Bread while I snuggle under this blanket and imagine how good it must smell while it bakes?
This baker’s photographs make me feel like I’ve wandered into a bakery in a fairytale.
Sigh with kinetic sand satisfaction
I hate to admit it, but my daughter was right. This is so so satisfying to watch.
This may be the closest I’ve ever come to understanding the appeal of ASMR.
Did anyone else love making sand art at fairs as a kid?
Cuddle up with some good boys and girls
That isn’t a real dog. It can’t be. It is? I can’t take it.
No one prepared me to live in real life Lion King 🦁
It’s probably a good thing I don’t own a golden retriever. I’m not sure I could ever stop adding puppies to the family.
The account you never knew you needed.
The video that started it all❤️ #repost
I think I could watch videos of big dogs cuddling with tiny kittens for the rest of time.
I mean, the puppy’s name is Maslow. It’s like I have to scroll through these pictures!
Giggle over some silly dad jokes
I almost lost it
His ability to say all these jokes with a completely straight face is part of the account’s appeal.
They’re so bad they’re good.
How can there be this many dad jokes?
OK, these aren’t dad jokes, but it is important to note that moms are freakin’ funny too!
Cozy up with delicious cooking
I never knew I wanted to run away and start a tablescape business until I found this account.
These recipes almost make me want to get off the couch and cook. Almost.
OK, I need someone to come over and make this for me immediately.
“Because you’re fancy.”
Breathe deeply with fellow book-lovers
I could look at little libraries for hours. Tell me I’m not alone in this.
It’s too cold to go outside, better stay in and read.
I need to take a road trip just to visit bookstores.
This site is a perfect “unplug from school” account. It just gets me.