Ideas and activities to inspire young minds at home.

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.

With plenty of activities to choose from, you can view them all on The Scouts website here, but here’s some of our favourites:

Fairly baked bananas

Find out about fairly traded products, then make some tasty chocolate bananas.

Suitable for: 6-10s | Takes: 45 mins 

Fairly baked bananas >

It’s a-sprout time

Watch a plant as it grows, making sure it has what it needs to thrive.

Suitable for: 6-10s | Takes: 20 mins

It’s a-sprout time >

Be a blackout poet

Anyone can be a poet (even if they don’t know it). Set your inner poet free!

Suitable for: 10-14s | Takes: 30 mins

Be a blackout poet >

Design a Den

It is a well known fact that Scouts are expert Den Builders! But this time you’ll have to use items in the home.

Suitable for: 6-10s | Takes: 1 hr 

Design a den >

Pinhole pictures

Make your own version of a pinhole camera. Can you still take the perfect shot?

Suitable for: 8-14s | Takes: 1 hr

Pinhole pictures >

Weave Goodbye to Waste

Make natty mats and reuse refuse, learning the art of weaving along the way.

Suitable for: 10-18s | Takes: 1 hr

Weave goodbye to waste >

Make sure you share any activities you do with your leaders and they’ll make sure you get the badges for them! In fact, theres lots of different badge activities you can do at home – so take a look at them following the link below an tell your leader what you get up to!