Welcome to The Great Indoors!
With COVID-19 back in community transmission, we thought we should share with you the greatest hits from our ideas bank. Lovingly picked, here are the top 12 ideas for parents looking for something to do with young people at home.
We are making these ideas free to anyone to use with their young people. Scouts Aotearoa has benefitted immensely from the support of our local communities. This is a small way for us to give back to our community.
Make someone’s daily outside adventure an exciting one with your creativity
Before glass, windows were commonly made of paper, cloth, animal hide, flattened pieces of animal horn, or thin slices of marble.
What winged friends can you find outside your house? Reminder, aeroplanes are in fact not birds.
The luckily extinct Haast eagle, was capable of killing human children and had a wingspan of 2-3 metres.
Every day we use amazing inventions to help make our lives easier, but have you ever taken the time to look a bit closer? Time to investigate!
The first electric toaster was invented in 1893.
We know the world is an interesting place - so let's take the opportunity to look at the biodiversity around us. Grab a note pad and pencil, and let's go on a bug hunt.
Wētā breathe through their knees.
Dipping your toes into the culinary world can be an exciting adventure, and is even more fun when you have a delicious meal to share with others as a result.
The word “dinner” comes from the Old French word “disnar”, which in fact means “breakfast”.
Stories are even more fun when written together, just don’t expect them to stick to a plan!
Bibliosmia is the enjoyment of the smell of old books.
The outdoor world is filled with many wonderful things - including plenty of art supplies!
The oldest leaves in the world are thought to be over 2,000 years old.
Just because something has finished with its original purpose, doesn’t mean it can’t be used for something else. Find some old clothes and let’s turn them into something new!
Any rug that is over 3.7m2 is considered a carpet.
Bring the boats inside! Your bathtub can be an ocean if you use your imagination.
The Standard Scout Cutter was designed specifically for Sea Scouts in New Zealand, and is what most Sea Scout groups across the country sail regularly.
There is a whole world beneath the surface of the earth we live on. Tunnels of boxes and blankets will lead us on a great adventure.
The study of caves is called speleology.
As we search for things within our house, we will often rediscover things we had lost, like forgotten treasure.
The most common thing people lose is the tv remote.
You can find some interesting things outside while on a walk, grab your camera and let's show people what you see.
The term “megapixel” was first used in 1984.
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