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How To Stay Active While Safe At Home

How to Stay Active While Safe At Home

How to stay active while safe at home, and it’s extremely important to do so. You stop the spread by staying safely at home. how to stay active while safe at homeYou can also stay active while you’re safe at home. However, no more gym, Bridge or Mah Jong…I nearly forgot the golf too. All closed up for now. But you can stay active at home, by creating a home gym. 

You can also learn something new and exciting like a game of chess if you don’t already know it. 

You have to keep yourself active while you stay safe at home. 

My husband and I keep ourselves active while safe at home with the use of a floor pedal machine. And we’re lucky we can go out for coffee to our local bakery. We used to sit outside and everybody kept their distance. That has changed now and we can only buy a takeaway coffee. 

We also now do most grocery shopping locally to help keep our convenient supermarket open. And we appreciate it now more than ever. 

Those of us who have no health issues are allowed the freedom to be out and about as long as we follow the social distancing rules.

And we have no problem with that. Where we live we have a great big green space where we can walk every day. No crowds and everyone gives each other a wide berth.

But what to do indoors and keep ourselves occupied and entertained. There’s more than you think, and if you put your thinking cap on you’ll find plenty.

Things you didn’t have time to do before can now become a pleasure, a satisfying occupation. Not to mention the lovely feeling you get as you admire the results.


Me, personally I had to start in the bathroom, the most agonising and tedious job. Going through all the out of date makeup items, lovingly kept just in case. In case of what I now asked myself. There are new, nicer colours always coming on the market. Different, more exciting ways of using them too. Into the bin with old baggage because that’s really all it is. 

Next to be tackled is nearly as bad, the kitchen cupboards. Handy stuff collected that was never actually handy. So I’m now in the tossing out mood and I have to keep going at it while I’m on a roll so to speak. Because if I take a break I’ll put it all back.

Wardrobe decluttering wasn’t so terrible in my case.

Children Everywhere Around The World

Because children around the world are now being homeschooled. Little kids will be looking for things to distract them too. And not getting outside to play and interact with their friends will be increasingly hard for most kids.

However, there’s always The Lego Shop.  It caters for the young and not so young from 18 months on, to teen ages like 16. Here is a huge range of sets to choose from. You can see them all here. 

Duplo for the very youngest, 18 months…Amazon’s Choice:

LEGO DUPLO Classic Heart Box 10909 First Building Playset and Learning Toy for Toddlers, Great Preschooler’s Developmental Toy, New 2020 (80 Pieces)

Share the fun and learning with your toddler as they build cute colourful models and imagine their own creations with bright, easy-to-handle LEGO DUPLO bricks that spark creativity!
With this versatile playset, your preschooler can start building with the 15 easy-to-build models, then move on to free-building creativity and creating fun role-play scenarios
Includes 80 colourful, toddler-friendly bricks that can be built into 15 easy-to-make cute objects that toddlers will recognize from everyday life, including a house, ice cream, whale and flower

Classic-Creator-Creator Expert…Amazon does not have a favourite here but I certainly do and that is:

LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall 75954 Building Kit and Magic Castle Toy, Fantasy Creatures, Hermione Granger.

Expecto Patronum! The LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall is here. Complete with house banners, movable spiral staircase, potions room, treasure room, and magic items. A great addition to the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts collection for any boy or girl!
Hogwarts Great Hall includes 878 LEGO bricks and features 10 fantasy figures: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy, Susan Bones, Professor McGonagall, Hagrid, Albus Dumbledore and Nearly Headless Nick and Professor Quirrell
Kids will love to play out their magical fantasy adventures, explore the spiral staircase, and interact with items and accessories like magic wands, the Sorting Hat, and magical creatures like Basilisk, Fawkes, Scabbers, and Hedwig.

DC Batman

Disney Frozen…Amazon’s Choice:

Disney Frozen Anna & Kristoff Fashion Dolls 2 Pack, Outfits Featured In The Frozen 2 MovieAnna and Kristoff 2-Pack: this Frozen doll 2-Pack features the popular characters, Anna and Kristoff, in outfits inspired by Disney Frozen 2 movie
Beautiful Frozen 2 dress: dress the Anna doll in her enchanting cream-coloured dress with sparkly accents and a movie-inspired design Kristoff in the movie-inspired outfit, the Kristoff doll is wearing his classic frozen-inspired outfit with a removable tunic and moulded boots
Elegant updo: the Anna doll has red hair styled in a fancy updo
For kids 3 years old and up fans of the Disney Frozen movies will love these Anna and Kristoff dolls as a birthday gift or holiday present to imagine scenes of love and friendship.

Disney Princess…Amazon’s Choice:

Melissa & Doug Disney Princess Wooden Magnets

PRINCESS ADVENTURES: Everyone loves these magnetic characters! Twenty favourite Disney princesses and their friends in a compact wooden case are waiting to play.
IDEAL FOR HOME AND TRAVEL: Our Disney Princess Magnets for kids can be easily packed inside the included durable wooden storage case. This allows kids to bring their Disney character magnet set on the road!
DURABLE CONSTRUCTION: This Disney Princess Magnets set is made from high-quality materials and assembled with precision manufacturing standards, which ensures sturdy construction that holds up against frequent use.

Lego Friends…Amazon’s Choice:

LEGO Friends Doggy Day Care 41691 Building Kit; Birthday Gift for Kids, Comes with 2 Mini-Dolls and 2 Toy Dog Figures, New 2021 (221 Pieces)

Give kids who love baby animal toys will have hours of creative fun with the LEGO Friends Doggy Day Care animal playset, where they can pretend to look after puppies while the dogs’ owners are at work.
Includes LEGO Friends Emma and Roxy mini-dolls, a dog figure and a new puppy figure. Also comes with a grooming area, cash register, separate bathing pool and agility tunnel
This gift for kids is brimming with scenarios for creative play. They can imagine grooming the dogs, playing with them in the garden, scrubbing them in the pool or selling dog snacks to customers.

Harry Potter…Best Seller:

The best seller in the Harry Potter book section is as you’d imagine:

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Book 1 of 7: Harry Potter

Hidden Side…Amazon’s Choice:

Introduce youngsters to the exciting world of LEGO Hidden Side: A unique play experience that combines the open creative play of LEGO building toys for kids with an augmented reality app
A great kids’ birthday gift or Christmas gift, the Graveyard Mystery playset lets kids build their very own haunted graveyard toy with a twisting statue, grave that opens and haunted toy tree for hours of creative play.

Ideas-Juniors does not have an Amazon’s Choice but it does have a number of Best Sellers:

  • Scribble Stones
      by Diane Alber
  • Designing Data-Intensive Applications
  • Awesome Science Experiments for Kids

        Plus Teacher’s pick:

  • The Wednesday Wars
    by Gary D. Schmidt

Jurassic World…no Amazon’s Choice here, not even for Jurassic World  Videos where you’ll also have enough to choose from.

The Lego Movie


Minecraft…Best Seller:

Build, create, and explore in Minecraft for PC and Mac! Have ridiculous amounts of fun!
Play alone or with friends. Minecraft for PC/Mac supports online multiplayer and solo play.
Take advantage of limitless supplies and create anything you can imagine in Creative Mode.
Mine, craft, and go on exciting adventures in Survival Mode. Journey into the depths and take on the Ender Dragon, if you dare!
Also features horses, rabbits, chickens, zombies, pigs with saddles, boats, minecarts, TNT, zombies, Redstone, villagers, iron golems, potions, maps, books, pickaxes, carrots, and lots, lots more. Honestly, there’s a ludicrous amount of cool things to mess about with. You should give it a go!

Minifigures… And here’s Amazon’s Choice of Minifigures of the Simpsons, you either love or hate! 

Ninjago…Amazon’s Choice:

Tournament of Elements Legacy building set features a highly detailed and interactive temple for kids to practice ninja skills and stage amazing battles.
Ninja toy playset is packed with 7 Minifigures: ninjas Jay, Kai and Lloyd Legacy, master of elements Bolobo, Gravis and Jacob and the evil Eyezor from season 4 of the TV series
The ninja temple features a battle platform to stage exciting duels, a rotating weapon platform and spinning weapon to practice ninja skills, and a collection of jade blades to award as prizes
Includes a golden Lloyd Legacy collectable Minifigure with a small stand to celebrate the 10th anniversary of NINJAGO toys
Look out for more special collectable golden Minifigures in other NINJAGO sets. 

Overwatch and Speed Champions…Amazon’s Choice:

This spectacular toy playset featuring a brilliantly detailed Ferrari F8 Tributo is an ideal gift for those with a passion for building LEGO replica model cars and using them to stage their own races
Includes a building kit of a Ferrari F8 Tributo model and 1 collectable Ferrari racing driver Minifigure
The first-ever opportunity to build a car toy replica of the super-fast Ferrari F8 Tributo, which kids can display home or use to have exciting races with their friends!
This LEGO Speed Champions Ferrari model car kit offers endless build-and-play racing fun and makes an action-packed holiday, birthday or any day gift for kid ages 8+ who love Ferraris, model cars, racecars and racing toys.
The Ferrari F8 Tributo measures 1” (4cm) high, 5” (15cm) long and 3” (8cm) wide: all 2020 LEGO Speed Champions are 25% bigger, meaning the toy model cars reflect the real-life versions better than ever before!

Moms, Dads, Grandparents and anyone else who wants to join in the fun, it’s all there. Lego was, and always will be a classic entertainer for us all.  

This year also you have a golden opportunity to experience a new type of existence. And if you’d like to radically change your life, escape the rat race and achieve the prosperity you desire and deserve, then you’ve got to have a look at this.  

Personally, I can hardly wait.


 Kay Collier, EzineArticles Basic PLUS Author

And after all your hard work you’d probably like to relax for 4 minutes. I recommend you sit and listen to this beautiful duet sung without affectation by a father and his 15 year old daughter. Their own lyrics are so meaningful for us all today. While it might bring tears to your eyes, it will soothe like you wouldn’t believe.  Well that’s what it’s meant to do, also to give us all a sense of hope in these tragic times.                   



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