Activity videos

Follow along at home with these activity videos

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 Rainbow 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.

The big blue whale

Relaxing is important because it helps us feel calmer, improves our concentration and positive thinking. Practice two ways to relax; breathing and stretching while listening to Bertie and Olive’s adventure.

In the workshop

Have a go at trying to run your own workshop and choose the right tools to get the items working again.

What you need:

  • Screwdrivers of different sizes
  • Different size batteries
  • 2 or 3 electronic items (try to pick items where a screwdriver is needed)

A warm welcome

What could you do to make a new person feel welcome on their first day at Rainbows? Decorate your footprint with how you would welcome another Rainbow to your unit.

What you need:

  • Paper
  • Pen or pencil
  • Colouring pens or pencils
  • A shoe

Trick and turn

Magically turn two pictures into one with this amazing trick of the eye.

Find out all about thaumatropes and learn how to make your own.

What you need:

  • A4 coloured card
  • Cup
  • Scissors
  • Pens or pencils
  • Sticky tape
  • Pencil

Snacks for quacks

What do ducks like to eat? You might be surprised to find out it’s not bread. Find out more about what they love and learn how to make some yummy snacks to fill their tummies!

What you need:

  • A plate and a fork
  • A piece of banana

Plus three of the following ingredients

  • Grapes
  • Plums
  • Pears
  • Cucumbers
  • Peas
  • Corn
  • Brown rice
  • Raw oats

Turn them blue

How do we remember people from history? Some are written about in books, other have statues and some get a very special blue plaque. Have a go at creating your own!

What you need:

  • Large circle of card
  • Colouring pencils, pens or paint
  • Some sticky tack if you want to display your plaque

Paint the past

Imagine a world without writing, could you communicate through painting? Find out more about prehistoric paintings and how you can create one yourself.

What you need:

  • Large sheets of paper
  • 2 colours of paint
  • Mixing bowl