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Explore the effect of habitat loss in this fast-paced game.
Can you crack the hackers’ code to save technology, and use your own code to communicate with others on the mission?
Hands up, hands down
Create a handful of information about yourself, then decide which things to share to feel connected, safe, and happy.
Use these handy prompts to kick-start a conversation about the skills needed, and rules required, for your chosen martial art.
Heart and sole
Choose a favourite piece of writing, talk about it with others, then keep it with you to share with the world.
Hello with the flow
Spend a few minutes meeting others, and chatting about the topic you’re given. How well do you know each other?
Explore the art and traditions of henna by creating a decorated henna hand.
Blindfolded treasure hunters need their friends’ help to make it through an obstacle course and claim the prize.
How do you see the world?
Try to draw your partner’s thoughts and learn about how people with sensory differences see the world.
National Autistic Society
How does your garden grow?
Create a model garden home for a creature, then host your own garden show.
I spy with my camera eye
Discover your inner spy while practising digital wizardry and skills of disguise.
Create a custom map using Google Earth and the programming language KML. Which locations will you share?
International info investigators
Turn into a reporter and find out about someone’s international Scout experience.
It takes two
Team up and confound the group by correctly guessing their chosen card… without seeing it!
It’s a-sprout time
Watch a plant as it grows, making sure it has what it needs to thrive.
It’s knot you, it’s me!
Knots can be more than they seem. Discover the art of macramé and how different knots make different patterns.
Jump your number
Memorise your telephone number by jumping the digits on a giant grid.
Stick thoughtful messages on one another’s backs to pass them a compliment – but they mustn’t know who it’s from!
Kitchen risk bingo
Learn how to be safe and clean in the kitchen with this fast and fun bingo game.
Combine some common household items with an LED and a battery to make lovely, light-up greetings cards.
The Institution of Engineering and Technology
Choose a game and add it to the hat to find out when you’ll put your leadership skills to the test.
Look at leaves in a different way and use them to make an animal collage.
All great tree spotters deserve a crown. Create your own with fallen leaves to become part of the royal family tree.
Leave the teams up to Scratch
Take the hassle out of choosing teams by making a programme to do it for you.