25 weatherproof boredom busters to keep your Group occupied


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If January continues to live up to its rainy reputation, then you may be needing a few sleet and snow day activities to get you and your Scouts through the drizzle this month. Fear not, here are 25 weatherproof boredom busters to keep your young people entertained. 


1. Build a rain gauge and record the results 

2. Host an indoor snowball fight

3. Make story stones, and share your tales by torchlight

4. Build your own percussion band, using these DIY singing straws

5. Create your own stopanimation movie, using a smartphone and some props


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6. Make paper ice creams and pretend it's still Summer

7. Construct a cityscape within a shoebox

8. Serve up some rainbow toast and tea to brighten the room 

9. Camp indoors! Your young people could even build a blanket fort to hide in

10. Make your own thermometers and measure the chill together


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11. Play a game of human hungry hippos

12. Worries begone! Make your own stress balls and thinking putty

13. Have an edible raft sailing competition 

14. Fly a paper helicopter together, and learn about how it works

15. Clear some space and play a classic game of jungle crossing




16. Make a human knot and work together to untangle it 

17. Spark joy and sharpen attention spans with the simple mindfulness exercises! They're perfect if you're learning about mental wellbeing for A Million Hands, too

18. Wrap up warm and go for a refreshing winter walk

19. Try your hand at making some rain art

20. January blues? Relax with this story yoga activity


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21. Create your own upliftingly scented soaps

22. Make creatures from thin air, with these inventive shadow puppets

23. Got access to a fridge at your meeting place? Grow your own crystals in a cup!

24. Arrange to do some winter volunteering to help the communtity 

25.  Build a fruit salad solar system, and learn about the wonders of the Universe!


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