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Group night activities to download

In this online shelf is a collection of group night activities you can read online or download. Some are session plans for a one-off group night, some are books containing loads of different activities.

Pea Fair

Pea Fair (from Highgate & Holloway district)

At the end of each term we hold a district event. In the summer it’s in a park and we invite parents and run games etc. At the end of the term before Christmas we hold a pea fair for the whole district including parents.

The week before the last session we get the young people to come up with ideas for stalls they could run at the pea fair.

These are not limited to

Woodcraft Calendar

Woodcraft Calendar (from Highgate & Hollway district)

What you need to do –

101 Woodchip Ideas

A guide to 101 Woodchip activities that you can do with your group. 

Cartoon Photo Story - Woodcraft Folk History

Duration: 60 minutes 

What you need: Paper, coloured pens
Participants need to be split into groups of 3 or 4. 
 
This activity can be run to make Elfins and Pioneers aware of how Woodcraft came into existence as well as to show them the impact the organisation had over the years, emphasising events of great significance. This will make participants feel more familiar with Woodcraft Folk and will get them thinking about what can be achieved with passion and cooperation.
 
Our EVS volunteer, Josi, made a short cartoon photo story of Woodcraft Folk’s history.
After reading Josi’s story, groups can choose to:
  • Make a similar story with drawings and writings of what they believe are the most important events in Woodcraft’s history
  • Make a similar story with the history of their group (how and when the group started, important events and highlights etc)
  • Make a drama play by using the story as a script
The cartoon photo story is attached. 
 

The Food Chain Game

by Mike Rossetti.

The aim of this game is for children to learn about basic ecology in a fun and creative way. The Food Chain Game stimulates both creative and rational faculties by incorporating elements of both art and science.

Running a centre at a camp

Have you ever wanted to take an activity you're passionate about to a Woodcraft event or camp - or even to another organisation's event - to share it with others? Tents offering weird, wonderful and inspiring activities often spring up at Venturer Camp and International Camps, from the culinary to the political (and sometimes both! Venturer Camp 2010 offered political baking sessions which were really popular).

Kate loves sustainable costume-making, and shared her skills and enthusiasm for it with the Dressing Up Box at Venturer Camp. Download her story below.

Quilt making for Hands In!

 

We’re going to be making Woodcraft Folk patchwork quilts during Hands In! aiming to end up with a quilt representing the groups and districts in each region.

During Hands In! Woodcraft Folk groups across the country are making squares to put together into big regional quilts – and we really hope you’ll join in too. Each square will say something about the group who made it (in a similar style to the ‘story quilt’ above), so the finished quilts will celebrate our movement and everyone who is part of it.

Craft Craft Craft

Here is a website of lots of craft activities for groups. It's a craft equivalent of 'Games Games Games' with activities for different ages, sizes of group and type of resources. Let us know if you've got other craft activities you'd like to contribute.

Visit the Craft Craft Craft website.

Activities for Woodcraft Folk Venturer groups

Click the link below to download the full 'Activities for Woodcraft Folk Venturer groups' booklet produced in 2011 to update our resources for the Venturer age group and incorporate loads of favourite and innovative activities shared by group leaders at VCamp 2010.


To request a free printed copy of the booklet, please contact tree@woodcraft.org.uk with details of your group and address.

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