Summer Activities

Welcome to the Summer Holiday Challenges

Sun, Sea and Sand -

1 ) Send in your Sunflower photos. We’ll be announcing the competition winners at the first Zoom on Monday 14th September.

We’re looking for the tallest plant, brightest yellow flower, largest diameter flower, one with most seeds. There must be something in your photo to indicate how your sunflower meets the criteria, eg a photo of you standing beside it.

We are also looking for the best Sunflower still life (drawing or painting)

2 ) Create a seascape, using only natural materials or display a shell collection.

3 ) Build a Sandcastle - if you’re not lucky enough to be at the beach for Bank Holiday, there is a fake sand recipe on website.

4 ) Feel the world between your toes - Sea, sand, grass or mud!! Maybe write a haiku on how it feels..

5 ) Make an origami fish - see below.

6 ) Make a mosaic of a sea creature.

7 ) Enter Archer Arrow Competition - download from the Archer WeTransfer link - Archer's Arrow book

or contact us for your free copy.

Don’t forget to keep up your diary of your Acts of Kindness inspired by the attachments from the Red Cross - this week there are some back to school activities - https://www.redcross.org.uk/get-involved/teaching-resources/summer-of-kindness-calendar.

Week 6 - Rainbows

1 ) Create a rainbow work of art, using only natural materials

2 ) Make a rainbow cake, biscuits or salad - inspiration below

3 ) Make a kaleidoscope - instructions below

4 ) Make a rainbow with a prism - search ‘how to make a simple rainbow’

5 ) Write a ‘rainbow’ poem

6 ) Complete the activity rainbow - part of the Great Indoors badge

7 ) Don’t forget to keep up your diary of your Acts of Kindness inspired by the attachments from the Red Cross.

Week 5 - Water /Ice...

1 ) Build a Water Filter - try out different materials to see which works best - see example below.

2 ) make a garden with a pond on a plate - see examples below. (You could even create a small pond in your garden if parents agree!)

3 ) Build a Lego Boat, send a short film to prove that it is waterproof and will float.

4 ) on Thursday, visit the Virtual Bird Fair and learn how Beavers are being reintroduced in Britain.

https://virtual.birdfair.org.uk/index.php/workshop-birdfair-future-of-beavers-in-britain-thursday-20th-august-4-5pm/

5 ) Make some Ice Lollies to keep cool - https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/sunshine-lollies / https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/watermelon-lollies

or try making your own Ice Cream - https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/instant-vanilla-ice-cream

6 ) Don’t forget to keep up your diary of your Acts of Kindness inspired by the attachments from the Red Cross.

The Archer's Arrows - A message from Elizabeth – 1 st Finchley ASL

Some of you may have seen an article in The Archer newspaper about a book The Archer's Arrows commissioned by a resident-led community organisation in East Finchley Grange Big Local (GBL).

GBL's events such as its Fun Palace are always a big hit with the N2 residents, but this year due to Covid19 a different way of engaging and inspiring the community had to be found. The Archer's Arrows is packed with exciting activities to complete for all ages, themed around East Finchley's special places, heroes and villains! And there is a chance to win a prize too, so make sure you get hold of a free activity pack available at the following locations:

Tuesday 18 August, 2-4ppm at Thomas More

Thursday 20 August, 2pm-4pm at the Oak Lane Open Space (aka the Teletubbies Park)

Friday 21 August from 2pm-4pm at the Market Place Playground

Follow GBL on social media next week: Instagram @grangebiglocal, Facebook Grange Big Local group and www.grangebiglocal.org for more information and to download an electronic version, if preferred.

If you have any problems with obtaining your copy, please let Marian or me know and we’ll do our best to help.'

Week 4 – National Allotment Week

1) Grow some fruit, salad, or vegetables – try mustard & cress, herbs, tomato pips, carrot tops, apple seed or even an avocado seed! (https://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/grow-plants/how-to-grow-avocados/#:~:text=Keep%20in%20a%20warm%20place,in%20a%20warm%2C%20dark%20place. )

2) Try making lemonade or iced tea.

3) Create a picture from pressed or pounded flowers & leaves -

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/how-to-press-flowers.html

https://gardentherapy.ca/flower-pounding/

4) Design and build a Bug or Bee Hotel – search for 'easy simple bug hotel' for inspiration.

5) Write a fan letter to your favourite vegetable, a lemon limerick, or a sonnet to a sweetcorn…

6) Create a display of origami flowers – examples below

7) Don’t forget to keep up your diary of your Acts of Kindness inspired by the attachments from the Red Cross – there is a special Royal Mint ‘design a coin’ competition this week. (apologies, I forgot the attachment last week)

We'd love to see photos of your creations /challenges, but as ever these ideas are voluntary and meant to be fun for you and your parents!!

Have a great Week!

PS Have a look at the Gardening / Farming badge if you would like any related ideas

Week 3 - Flight & Flying

1) Design a plane that you would like to fly in

2) Create Fruit Insects – see photo on the website

3) Take part in the Big Butterfly Count – take 15 minutes to count the butterflies and moths in your garden / favourite outside space – then add your findings here – https://bigbutterflycount.butterfly-conservation.org/ or take part in the Lego Challenge from Wild Days (in conjunction with Earth Watch UK) – see attachment & https://www.wild-days.org/ for more details.

4) Create a Sky Mobile – using feathers, twigs, leaves and origami birds or butterflies – origami templates on website

5) Create a ‘blue sky’ collage – using only shades of blue from magazine pictures

6) Make & Fly a Kite - examples on website

7) Don’t forget to keep up your diary of your Acts of Kindness inspired by the attachments from the Red Cross

Week 2

  1. Make an edible campsite – inspirational images below.

  2. Create a 3D Tent from paper or card (origami perhaps?)

  3. Make a memory stick, whilst out and about find a suitable sized stick, then whenever you see or do anything you find interesting and want to remember, use string tie an item into onto your stick (or collect to attach when back home.) eg use fallen leaves, nice flower, feathers

  4. Thursday is International Friendship Day - make a card for a friend and post it to them

  5. Make a ‘Pet rock’ & give it a place to live - or create a mascot for your favourite team / group

  6. Saturday 1st August is International Scarf Day - this marks the Anniversary of the First Scout Camp on Brownsea Island in 1907. Take a selfie whilst wearing your Scarf – prizes for the most interesting photos...

  7. Don’t forget to keep up your diary of your Acts of Kindness inspired by the attachments from the Red Cross –

Lego Summer challenge.pdf

Week 1

This week’s challenges are all about Books, so the first Challenge is to join the Local Library Reading Scheme - https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/ & set the number of books you plan to read over the Summer - there are quizzes and other fun things to do, as well as book reviews / suggestions of exciting books to read.

2) Keep a diary of your Acts of Kindness inspired by the attachments from the Red Cross

3) Decorate biscuits or a cake with a design from your favourite book

4) Write a poem, haiku, or sonnet – perhaps inspired by the wildlife you have seen.

5) Make your own little book – there will be examples & templates on our website - https://www.1stfinchleyscout.org/

6) Read outside – in the park, in a garden chair or even up a tree!