If there is anyone who can inspire us to occupy the children during the lockdown, it is the Boy Scouts.
While the association may be best known for hosting outdoor activities, they’ve come up with over 100 stay-at-home activities to keep kids entertained over the next few weeks.
the listing, aimed at helping kids learn new skills and have fun – while helping parents avoid hearing the dreaded “I’m bored” every 30 seconds – features everything from creating collages to animals with leaves to making miniature catapults from lollipop sticks (if you can tolerate that one).
Listing the activities on their webpage, the Scouts say, “We know the social and economic impact of Covid-19 on young people will be significant.
These activities are free, of course! – but if you like what you see and want young people to learn, stay connected and help others during this time, consider making a donation.
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“These activities were originally designed for groups meeting face to face, so you may have to think on your feet to make them work in the (very unique) situation we find yourself in.”
Some of the other activities include making a book in a bag – selecting items and equipment that best represent the story or characters and putting them together in a homemade book bag.
There are also funny fruity monster heads and cheer up the wildlife in your garden with homemade wildflower seed bombs.
See the full list of scouts here.
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