Here are ideas for activities you can at home that require very few supplies and that will make time at home more fun!
Story in Pictures
- Think of a story you enjoy hearing or telling. It can be a true story, a traditional story, or a story you invent.
- Think of six important scenes in the story, including the beginning and the end.
- Fold a piece of paper into six squares. Draw the six important scenes in the boxes.
- Spend a day listening to the things that you hear people around you say. Write down the words, phrases or sentences you overhear.
- Create a poem by putting the words, phrases or sentences together in any order you like.
- Gather positive messages about life and happiness from books you have read, adolescents or adults in the community. Add your own creative ideas for positive messages.
- Write each message on a small piece of paper and put them into a jar.
- Each morning pull one quote from the jar and read it to yourself or others.
- Find old magazines and newspapers, plastic bags of different colors, or scraps of fabric.
- Cut them into small squares, around 1cm/1cm.
- Make a picture by gluing squares onto a piece of paper.
Imagine a Better Place
- Choose a place in your community.
- Imagine what would make it a better place for adolescents.
- Draw a picture to show your vision.
Imagine an Invention
- Think of a problem that you face every day. It can be a big problem or a small problem.
- Imagine an invention that would make the problem better or solve it.
- Draw a diagram of the invention you imagined. Write an explanation so other people can understand how it would work.
Bird's Eye and Bug's Eye
- Imagine what a place in your community looks like through the eyes of a bird flying above or sitting high in a tree. Draw a picture of what it would see.
- Imagine the same place from the point of view of an ant or a beetle standing on the ground. Draw a picture of what it would see.
- Find pebbles, scraps of paper or plastic, glue, and large rectangular pieces of paper or newspaper.
- Glue pebbles, scraps or paper or plastic around the border of the large rectangular pieces of paper. Let it dry.
- Cut out the centre of the paper and use it as a picture frame.