Activity videos

Follow along with these activities at home

Watch, learn and have fun!

We’ve brought some of our programme activities to life for you to try at home. You can use these videos in your unit meetings or explore them with friends and family. New videos added each month!

If you’re a Guide and working towards your programme awards, you can use these activities towards theme award hours. Just make a note of the activity name and your unit leader can record them for you.

You’re welcome to have a go at any of the how to activities, but only activities from your section can count towards your theme award hours.

Bionic body parts

Learn how to build your own bionic hand and see how we can use machines to mimic human movement.

What you need:

  • Card
  • A pen
  • Scissors
  • 3 paper straws
  • Sticky tape
  • 3 lengths of 40cm string

Plastic planting

Become an ecologist and create your own ecosystem in a bottle biosphere. Learn all about how everything on our earth is connected to sustain life.

What you need:

  • Two 2l plastic bottles
  • Scissors
  • Nail
  • String
  • Potting soil
  • Sticky tack
  • Hammer
  • Clothes peg
  • Water
  • Duct tape
  • Seeds

Wild wax

Have you ever designed your own candle? Find out how to using a variety of natural items to turn a plain candle into a bespoke home accessory.

What you need:

  • Natural items you have collected
  • A plain pillar candle
  • White tissue paper – or the same colour as the candle
  • Scissors
  • Wax crayons
  • Baking paper
  • Hair dryer
  • Newspaper to cover surfaces

Prepare to be amazed!

Magicians don’t often reveal their secrets, but you’ll find them here! This video will teach you how to amaze your friends and family with a little bit of magic.

What you need:

  • Envelope
  • Scissors
  • Paper 
  • Pen
  • Ruler
  • Tape

Solar simulation

It’s getting hot in here! Discover how the Sun works by creating a scientific eruption, you’re going to make your very own lava lamp!

What you need:

  • A plastic bottle (at least 0.5 litres)
  • Water
  • Food colouring
  • Vegetable oil
  • 4 antacid tablets
  • A teaspoon
  • A torch
  • A funnel (optional)

Ask an adult to find the resources for this activity and do not drink the liquid or any of the ingredients.