December 30, 2010
Small Mexican God’s Eyes can make beautiful Christmas tree decorations.
Why not try making this yummy snowman cake?
A team based Father Christmas Running Game
Other Christmas games can be downloaded from: http://ideas4kids.org/activities/?query=Christmas+party+games
December 7, 2010
The rainbows had a meeting themed around the Surin Elephant Parade in Thailand. Here are two of the activities we did…
One of the suggested activities in the Orient Express Challenge is making a Krakow Christmas Crib. For those who don’t have the time or inclination to make a 3D version, here is a 2D picture and a picture to colour…
December 1, 2010
At the beginning of November my brownie meeting had a Mexican Day of the Dead theme. Here are links to some of the activities we did:
These and other Halloween activities can be found here: Halloween.
Nothing to do with the Day of the Dead but I’ve also uploaded instructions for colouring rice.
October 27, 2010
Between Guiding centenary events, pack holidays, and my first brownie camp I’ve not had a chance to upload anything new to ideas4kids for a while. The good news is that I have piles of things waiting to be typed up as soon as I get a bit of a break, including several wide games. But in the meantime…
The Orient Express Challenge was designed by guiders on ‘Guiding Beyond Boundaries‘. It’s based around the destination cities of the Venice-Simplon Orient Express; Krakow (Poland), Prague (the Czech Republic), Istanbul (Turkey), Budapest (Hungary), Vienna (Austria), Rome and Venice (Italy), London (UK), and Paris (France).
I’ve put together a colour booklet explaining the challenge and had badges made up. (They are pretty honestly – the photo doesn’t show them off to their best. The gold is a metallic thread and sparkles really nicely in the light.) Visit ideas4kids to download the booklet. Over the next few months lots of craft templates, games and information sheets will be added to help support the challenge. An order form for badges will also appear in due course. If you need badges before then, just contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll sort something out for you.
May 22, 2010
This term my brownies have had a visit from a brownie from South Africa and we have sent our mascot off to visit a unit in Australia. We have therefore been making SWAPS for our guiding friends.
Rainbow, brownie and guide dolls
For details of how to make all our SWAPS visit:
In six time the brownies also had the choice of making these cheerful looking paper flowers.
March 30, 2010
March 27, 2010
March 25, 2010
Fancy making an egg cosy ready for Easter? Click on the links for detailed instructions and templates.
A simple sewing project for beginners.
A more complex project, still using simple stitches.
And in honour of our Australian friends, a cut and stick Easter Bilby card