If you’re approaching the end of your tether with home schooling and the thought of trying to find ways to keep the family entertained over another school holiday spent in lockdown fills you with dread, fear not. We are here to help.
As part of our Living Well: Healthy Lifestyles campaign and our continued commitment to encourage people to make healthy lifestyle changes, we couldn’t let half term go by without creating our very own take on the family scavenger hunt.
“We’re coming up to a year spent living with the movement restrictions brought about by the pandemic now, and we know how hard this has been on households around the country,” says Nursing Services Lead Kath Savage. “We wanted to do something to try and help. So we are very pleased to share our two family scavenger hunt PDFs, one outdoor version for things to spot while out and about, and one for indoors for those households that are unable to get out and about.
“Not only does it offer your family a way to spend time together and get active doing something different, it’ll also give you something to talk about other than what to have for dinner, which can only be a good thing. Whether you take part in the indoor or outdoor hunt, the principle remains the same: we encourage you to get moving as a family and take some time away from your screens to be a little bit more mindful of your surroundings.”
Find the lists via the buttons below, which you can either print them off or take a screenshot on your phone, then see how many you can spot. You don’t have to capture them all in one day, why not spread them out over the week? And maybe you could take photographs of everything on the list, so you can keep track of what you’ve seen so far and enjoy looking back at how you spent lockdown when the world has (hopefully!) returned to normal.
We’d love to see a photo of your household taking part, so send us your best snap to firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us online and we could share it on our social media channels to encourage other families to get involved.
Please ensure you always adhere to government guidelines for your area.