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The Great Indoors

Ideas and activities to inspire young minds at home

The Great Indoors

While we normally love the great outdoors, we’ve pulled together some inspired indoor activity ideas (if we do say so ourselves) to keep kids entertained while schools are closed due to coronavirus. Keep your kids learning new skills and having fun (and avoid hearing ‘I’m bored’ every 30 seconds) all in #TheGreatIndoors.

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I spy something that flies

Work as a team to identify the aircraft from their pictures. Can you get all 50?

Suitable for: 10-18s | Takes: 45 mins

I spy something that flies >
Dye another day

It’s time to roll the dyes as we experiment with some tie-riffic natural colours and fabrics.

Suitable for: 10-18s | Takes: 1h30

Dye another day >
How to be grateful

Especially when things are difficult, it’s easy to miss the things we could be grateful for.

Suitable for: everyone

How to be grateful >
Why play’s good for grown ups too

We all naturally know how to play but as adults, we forget. Rediscover how to play with this blog.

Suitable for: everyone

Why play’s good for grown ups too >
Find the words

Learn about keeping safe in your local community with a letter treasure hunt you can do indoors. 

Suitable for: 8-14s | Takes: 20 mins

Find the words >
Make a website

Create a website to showcase your group with both HTML and CSS code.

Suitable for: 10-18s | Takes: 1hr

Make a website >
Squeaky clean

Make a couple of objects sparkle with this squeaky cleaning challenge.

Suitable for: 8-10s | Takes: 30 mins

Squeaky clean >
Advice for coping with bereavement

We’ve put together some advice to help anyone who’s struggling to know what to do.

Suitable for: everyone

Advice for coping with bereavement >
Kindness rocks

Show how a kind message can make all the difference when helping someone.

Suitable for: 6-14s | Takes: 50 mins

Kindness rocks >
Digital leaf identifier

Use a simple computer programme to create something that’ll help identify different leaves.

Suitable for: 8-14s | Takes: 45 mins

Digital leaf identifier >
Best concert ever

Learn about different types of music before designing posters for the best concert ever.

Suitable for: 6-10s | Takes: 45 mins

Best concert ever >
Tips for coping with anxiety attacks

We hope that some of these top tips help you find some space and calm.

Suitable for: everyone

Tips for coping with anxiety attacks >
Book in a bag

Shop a story by selecting items and gathering them together in a homemade book bag.

Suitable for: 8-14s | Takes: 30 mins

Book in a bag >
Build a wellbeing box

Build a mood-boosting box full of positive messages and interesting items.

Suitable for: 6-18s | Takes: 4 hrs

Build a wellbeing box >
Self-health challenge

Track your behaviour across the week and see how many boxes you tick.

Suitable for: 10-14s | Takes: 20 mins

Self-health challenge >

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’re in. Anyone can be the person leading the game or activity, so why not let young people take charge? Instead of chatting in a real-life group, you could use the internet (safely) or talk to someone at home – we’ve heard that hamsters make pretty great listeners.

More activities to do at home

There are over 200 more activities for you to do with your little ones over the coming weeks. Check them out here.

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