This years Good Childhood report highlighted that spending the all important ‘quality time’ with their families was a really import factor in children’s happiness. To help families find cheap fun activities to do together The Children’s Society has launched a great resource, Unplugged, with ideas for projects from making an interplanetary mobile to designing your own Olympics. Each activity has a key letting you see at a glance if it is for indoors or outside, how complicated it is and roughly how long it will take to make it easy for you to find something appropriate. It’s a really fun, colourful site with beautiful images and lots of downloadable resources to go with the activities so do go and check it out if you find yourself at a loose end and look out for more activities being added each week.
Apart from creating Unplugged, The Children’s Society are a leading children’s charity (who also function as a drug addiction treatment centre), working across the country to combat childhood poverty and adolescent neglect. They work with runaways, young people at risk of being sexually exploited, children affected by parental drug and alcohol misuse, disabled children, young refugees, young carers, children in care and more. They lobby government to change the systems that keep children in poverty or subject them to neglect. All really important work so do support them is you can.
One of the companies that support the Unplugged project is the publisher Bloomsbury who have kindly donated this week’s giveaway prize, two copies of Unbored: The essential field guide to serious fun. Described as:
The book every modern child needs. Brilliantly walking the line between cool and constructive, it’s crammed with activities that are not only fun and doable but that also get kids standing on their own two feet.
As well great activities like ‘make a fake exhaust for your bike so it sounds like you’re revving up a motorcycle’ the book also includes Q&As with inspiring grown-ups, extracts from classic novels, lists of useful resources and best ever lists like the top clean rap songs, stop-motion movies or books about rebellion.
If you’d like to be in with a chance of winning a copy just leave me a comment sharing your favourite childhood summer activity and record your entry in the rafflecopter widget along with any additional entries for tweeting etc. The giveaway will run until Monday 19th August 2013.
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