Activity videos

Try something new with these at-home activities

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 Ranger 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.

Legend of 1,000 cranes

Discover a Japanese tradition by folding origami cranes and find out how they’ve helped to inspire people all over the world.

What you need:

  • Bright coloured paper at least 7.5 by 7.5cm


Palm oil protest 

How much palm oil do you use? Probably more than you think. Find out more about how to the use of palm oil is affecting our planet.

What you need:

  • A3 card and pens
  • Or a computer

Ups and downs

Toy trends are changing all the time. Some toys fizzle out and are forgotten, but some have lasted centuries. Have a go at making the ever-popular yo-yo.

What you need:

  • 2 bottle lids (the same size)
  • Thread or string (measuring from shoulders to the floor)
  • A metal nut
  • Super glue
  • Scissors


Discover a traditional Asian folk game and create your own Jianzi in your virtual unit meeting and at home. Get sporty and see how long you can keep your Jianzi up in the air

What you need:

  • Paper straw
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard
  • Feathers
  • Compass and pencil
  • Pen
  • Masking tape
  • Two 2p coins
  • Glue

Hiero biscuits

Do you think you could send a message entirely in emojis? Explore how ancient Egyptians did this thousands of years ago using hieroglyphics!

What you need:

  • A plate
  • A biscuit
  • A writing icing pen
  • Pictures of hieroglyphics
  • Water icing or fondant (optional)