29 of the Coziest Instagram & TikTok Accounts to Help You Completely Unplug From School

The coziest, cuddliest Instagram and TikTok accounts to help you hibernate in style!

Selection of cozy Instagram posts

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

1. @lizmclarke_art


Fun little 🌊 Dutch Pour! #fyp #foryou #art #painting #acrylicpouring #dutchpour

♬ Beggin’ – Måneskin

I can almost feel my shoulder and neck muscles relaxing.

2. @blackstockpaint

Instagram image of @blackstockpaint artwork

This artist helps me remember that sometimes a little colorful chaos can be beautiful.

3. @vivigonzalezart


Instagram photo of art created by @vivigonzalezart

These little landscapes are like mini-vacations for the eyes.

4. @rudy_willingham


Timelapse + stop motion + 100 paper cutouts of #oliviarodrigo . No green screens allowed! @Olivia Rodrigo

♬ good 4 u – Olivia Rodrigo

The final product is hypnotizing!

Embrace your inner baker

5. @boybawarchi


A chocolate lava cake 🍫🍰 #baking #foodie #chocolate #lavacake

♬ State Lines – Novo Amor

Watching other people bake beautiful pastries is my love language.

6. @chelsweets


Frosting but make it ✨fancy✨ #brownbutter #frosting #chelsweets

♬ Do It To It – ACRAZE

Stop. Just stop. You had me at brown butter frosting.

7. @thecakeblog

Image of s'mores with heartshaped marshmallows from @thecakeblog on Instagram as an example of an account to follow when you want to unplug from teaching

No, I probably won’t be making any of this myself. But I can still look.

8. @stylesweetdaily

Image of coffee cake from the Instagram account of @stylesweetdaily

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?

9. @twiggstudios

Instagram picture of a cake with a snow globe from @twiggstudios for showing teachers how to unplug over winter break

This baker’s photographs make me feel like I’ve wandered into a bakery in a fairytale.

Sigh with kinetic sand satisfaction

10. @kinetic_sand_relax


I hate to admit it, but my daughter was right. This is so so satisfying to watch.

11. @sand.tagious


Lego Drop & Squish #asmr #satisfying #fyp

♬ original sound – SandTagious

This may be the closest I’ve ever come to understanding the appeal of ASMR.

12. @sandwoah

Instagram image of kinetic sand from @sandwoah as an example of an account to follow when you want to unplug from teaching

Did anyone else love making sand art at fairs as a kid?

Cuddle up with some good boys and girls

13. @jiffpom

Instagram screenshot from @jiffpom

That isn’t a real dog. It can’t be. It is? I can’t take it.

14. @tuckerbudzyn


No one prepared me to live in real life Lion King 🦁

♬ original sound – tuckerbudzyn

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.

15. @pugdashians

Instagram image from the account of @pugdashians for teachers who want to unplug over winter break

The account you never knew you needed.

16. @goodgirlnadja


The video that started it all❤️ #repost

♬ original sound – Good Girl Nadja

I think I could watch videos of big dogs cuddling with tiny kittens for the rest of time.

17. @maslowthekeeshond

Instagram post from @maslowthekeeshond

I mean, the puppy’s name is Maslow. It’s like I have to scroll through these pictures!

Giggle over some silly dad jokes

18. @fitdadceo


I almost lost it

♬ everyone using this sound – zup

His ability to say all these jokes with a completely straight face is part of the account’s appeal.

19. @dadsaysjokes

Instagram post from @dadsaysjokes for teachers who want to unplug

They’re so bad they’re good.

20. @epicdadjokes

Instagram post from @epicdadjokes as an example of an account to follow when you want to unplug from teaching

How can there be this many dad jokes?

21. @d_prend40


Answer @subanimoktan #wifelifevibes #marriagecomedy #marriedmybestfriend #marriedlifebelike #starbucksorders

♬ original sound – Darryl Prendergast

OK, these aren’t dad jokes, but it is important to note that moms are freakin’ funny too!

Cozy up with delicious cooking

22. @_foodstories_

Instagram post of a fall tablescape

I never knew I wanted to run away and start a tablescape business until I found this account.

23. @acozykitchen

Instagram post of a charcuterie

These recipes almost make me want to get off the couch and cook. Almost.

24. @halfbakedharvest

Instagram post of homemade rigatoni pasta

OK, I need someone to come over and make this for me immediately.

25. @cookingwithshereen


My HIGHLY requested, Bruschetta. #summerrecipes #smiling #bruschetta #cookingwithshereen

♬ Sunny Day – Ted Fresco

“Because you’re fancy.”

Breathe deeply with fellow book-lovers

26. @littlefreelibrary

Instagram post of a little free library as an example of an account to follow when you want to unplug from teaching

I could look at little libraries for hours. Tell me I’m not alone in this.

27. @prettybookplaces

Instagram post of a book store in the snow

It’s too cold to go outside, better stay in and read.

28. @americanbooksellers

Instagram post of a arched doorway in a bookstore

I need to take a road trip just to visit bookstores.

29. @bookriot

Instagram post of a stack of books in a cozy living room

This site is a perfect “unplug from school” account. It just gets me.

Which accounts are you going to cozy up to as you unplug from school? Got any other cozy account to share with fellow teachers? Come share in our WeAreTeachers Helpline Facebook Group!

29 of the Coziest Instagram & TikTok Accounts to Help You Completely Unplug From School