5 Minute Activities
- Do you have extra time on your hands during a den or patrol meeting that you
need to fill? Do you have a training event where you need to add a quick
activity to liven up the moment? Are you involved with Day Camp and need
some quick activities to do with the scouts when they are early to an event
or need to be occupied for a while?
Here are some ideas that will help you meet your needs. If you have
additional ideas, share with the rest of the group. Send a message to Dee
Dee Cobb (deedee.cobb@...), a list will be compiled and posted.
To keep up with these ideas, write them on 3 x 5 cards.
Open a door to discover -
a funny monster
a big box of toys
freshly baked pie
all your dreams
you are walking through an ocean of peanut butter
it is raining marshmallows
you are swimming through a pool of jell-o
Your environment is everything around you. It is living things and
How many living things do you see?
What do they need in order to live?
What colors are there?
Do you hear any sounds? What?
Make up a poem about one of the following. (Have one person start the first
line, then each person adds one more line. Then try to repeat the poem.)
The den, patrol or particular group your in
What to bring to the next meeting
Your big toe
Without talking, everyone lines up by order of -
Alphabetically by first name
Alphabetically by last name
Season you were born in
Years in scouting
Pollution is anything that spoils the environment. Look around, do you see
anything that is polluting?
Make a list of things in the natural world that will fit on the head of a
penny (whole objects only).
TAKE YOUR PULSE:
Take your pulse for one minute. Now jump up and down 15 times. Take your
pulse again for one minute.
SING TO THE TUNE OF:
Make up a song to the tune of:
Row, Row, Row Your Boat
How many jobs can you think of that begin with the same letter
as your first name.
Beginning with the letter "A" and continuing through "Z", name:
YOU CAN SAVE ENERGY:
Complete the sentence "I can save energy by ______"
In pairs, one scout mirrors (copies, mimics) the movements of their partner
as if they were standing in a mirror. Take turns leading.
Send a cool gift with your E-Card