Mind, Body & Soul for all Ages – Updated 7th May 2020
Lockdown brings many challenges for everyone. We have pulled together some ideas of things to do and to listen to during this testing period. It is a mixture – local initiatives as well as national ideas. Please feel free to contact us if you have other local ideas that might help us all get through the challenges of home working, home schooling, loneliness in isolation and more …
For the Soul
St Johns and Dairsie United Church has launched a Digital Ministry page and they are also active on Facebook too with quotes, prayers, music and more.
Fit2YourCore – Eleanor is a local Personal Trainer and is also posting Exercises that can be done in the garden or home.
Wellness4U Fitness – another local Personal Trainer posts regularly about exercises that can be done.
Joe Wickes is running a daily session at 9am and there is lots of other choices too – Yoga with Adrienne, 7 Minute Daily Challenge and more.
Education, Fun and Crafts
Cupar YouthCafe are very active on Facebook – they are doing the Joe Wickes daily workout but also sharing lots of different ideas for teenagers as well as having Daily check-ins and different challenges.
Cupar YMCA are posting lots of ideas for puzzles and games – for old and young – on their Facebook page
McOyster Papercrafts – the shop is closed but follow them on Facebook to see their range of products or pop onto their website for a list of their different ranges. A great opportunity to get crafting and Adrian and his team are able to post craft sets out to you as well as give you fantastic advice too.
Lomond Art – also closed but they have an online shop for art materials. Painting is good for the soul too.
Mirrey Fine Art – Kirsten is putting out different line drawings for children to colour in or to learn how to draw – keep an eye on her Facebook page or Website for these.
Fife Libraries – they have launched an Online Virtual LibraYAY with regular online activities and videos.
For more Books and other crafts, you can visit the WH Smith website too or if you are able to go out & maintain social distancing, there are some crafts available in your local Poundstretcher store on Crossgate.
St Andrews University Public Engagement has launched a Facebook campaign of #AskMeAnything. Each week a different specialist subject is chosen and you can ask them questions to find out more and they will share answers to a selection of those questions.
Visit Eleanor Bowmer’s website to find free printable copies of some of her iconic prints for colouring-in fun.
Visitor Attractions – virtually
Whilst we are unable to visit places in person, help is at hand with Virtual Tours and Live Action from some of our best loved attractions. Here is a wee list of some in Scotland but check out what London Museums are doing too.
Games & Audiobooks
Comedian and children’s author David Walliams is releasing a free children’s audio book daily for the next 30 days. The audio book extracts will be released daily at 11am and will be selected from his ‘World’s Worst Children’ book series.
Venture into digital worlds instead of the real one and find some of the best lessons from Minecraft: Education Edition in a brand-new Education category.
These educational worlds can be played on your own, with your kids, parents or friends. Safe from the comfort of your home, you can tour the International Space Station or even explore the inside of a human eye.
All of these worlds are free to download through June 30, 2020.
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