The Great Indoors – Bear Grylls Survival is a website where he shares 100 ‘indoor survival challenges‘ for kids under isolation. They comprise of a whole set of activities ranging from: “ boosting communication skills to problem-solving and include challenges such as creating a “storm in a teacup”, designing monster bookmarks and lollipop catapults, becoming a “black-out poet”, making hot air balloons, learning code, practising digital camera skills and much more. And it doesn’t matter where in the world you are, anyone can join in.” (Lonely Planet)
There are going to be weekly love videos on Facebook hoisted by Bear Grylls and other famous scouts to entertain, teach and encourage children in the challenges. The challenges are designed to make use of things that can already be found at home. There should be no need to try to go out to buy anything.
‘”Whether you’re climbing Everest, or just trying to make it through to bedtime, a little planning and positive spirit will make all the difference,” said Grylls. “It’s not often you’ll find me talking about the great indoors – but this is the exception. Try them out, look after each other, and, most of all, make this challenging time a safe and positive time.“’(Lonely Planet)
The following items are among the challenges:
- Coats of arms
- Making things with twigs
- Lolly Stick Catapults
The Great Indoors promises to be great fun for the family whilst you all try to keep safe in one small place!