'Contingency activities' or plan b activities are here to help keep everyone moving forward when circumstances change quickly and you are still wanting an extra activity to finish the time outside or inside nicely. Each activity will ooze so many other benefits, so why not get choosing and try them out!
Here, There, Where
If you feel that your group just are not focuses, and you want to concentrate on their listening skills then this activity is great. The aim of here, there, where is to focus on concentrating to the three words.
This friendship bracelet activity can be used as part of a story where the wool is 'dragons breath' and you need it to create a bracelet to keep you safe. The aim of dragons breath is to combine wool, teamwork and to create a unique bracelet.
Earth, Air or Water
'Earth, air or water' is a quick thinking outdoor/indoor activity suitable for young children of all abilities. The aim of earth, air, water is to combine hand eye coordination and quick thinking.
Spider & Flies
'Spider & Flies' is a version of the classic bulldog game. The aim of spider & flies is to combine speed and mobility to not get caught.
Would you Rather?
'Would you rather?' is a great outdoor activity suitable for young children of all abilities. The aim of would you rather is to decide which option you would prefer.
The Egg Challenge
'The egg challenge' focuses on a team to create, discuss, and produce a vessel for an egg. The aim of the egg challenge is to create a pod that the egg goes in to help soften the impact once dropped at certain heights.
Can you make the tallest and strongest skyscraper? The aim of skyscraper is to work with others to create the biggest structure that can hold certain weights.
'Helium stick' is a challenging outdoor/indoor activity suitable for young children of all abilities. The aim of helium stick is to work with others to pick up the stick, sounds easy, but not.
Giants, Dwarves & Wizards
Have you heard of the classic game of 'rock, paper, scissors'? 'Giants, dwarves and wizards' is an activity that is virtually the same to play.
The Shoe Relay
A great activity if you are needing to work on your shoe tying skills. The aim of the shoe relay is to combine speed and precision, to hopefully be the other team.