Having Fun at Home
Here are ideas for activities you can at home that require very few supplies and that will make 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.