Calling all children to join our boredom busting brigade this half term!

 

*Please note that although competitions are now closed you are still welcome to share the activity booklet if you’re looking for your child to find ideas about mood monsters, healthy tasks and ideas of how to be kind to others*

 

600 of our Boredom Buster half term activity packs are on their way to some of our Torus children and young members of FireFit Hub – but all children are welcomed to get involved.

We know how rubbish it is being stuck inside – but staying in isn’t all doom and gloom. This activity pack has a selection of tasks, games and more you can do from the comfort of your own home throughout the half term holiday.

Live activities to get involved with 

Team Torus Foundation is on hand to help you keep the boredom at bay. You’ll see from some of the activities, that you can join our FireFit Hub Team during half term as they go live on FireFit Hub’s YouTube channel, teaching you how to make pancakes and sock puppets, draw your favourite cartoons and keep active.

5-8 years old – Boredom Buster half term activity pack

9-12 years old – Boredom Buster half term activity pack

Even though the booklet is split between ages 5-8 and 9-12, you can read and get involved with as little or as much as you want to!

When Live Activity What you will need
Tue 16th Feb 1pm – 1.30pm 

Cooking pancakes with Chef Liz

Join Chef Liz to learn how to make pancakes and (most importantly) the best sweet and savoury toppings to put on them. Check the booklet for the ingredients you’ll need.

• Pancake ingredients or pre-mixed batter

• Toppings of your choice

• A frying pan

 Wed 17th Feb 1pm – 1.30pm   

Mood Monster sock puppets with Michelle (5-8 year olds)

Join our craft queen, Michelle, to learn how to turn your old socks into Mood Monsters!

• An old sock or glove

• Stickers were provided in the packs sent out but you might might have your own stickers at home

• Scissors

• Wool, Sellotape, ribbon, craft glue or anything you want to use!

Wed 17th Feb 3pm – 3.30pm

Drawing with Michelle (9-12 year olds)

The craft queen is back to teach you how to draw some of your favourite characters. You’re welcome to request some characters by messaging us @TorusFoundation or @firefithub on social media or email info@torusfoundation.org.uk

• Paper or card

• Crayons, coloured pencils, or whatever you have

Thu 18th Feb 1pm – 1.30pm

Keep moving with Luke and Codie (5-8 year olds)

Join Luke and Codie for a game of Imagine where you’ll get to move around your house in imaginary worlds.

• Comfy clothes

• Water in case you get thirsty

• A bit of space to move around

Thu 18th Feb 3pm – 3.30pm

Home workout with Luke and Codie (9-12 year olds)

Luke and Codie are back at it with The Name Game. Create your own home workout based on your name.

• Comfy clothes

• Water in case you get thirsty

• A bit of space to move around

Keep safe

Having fun is great but having fun AND keeping safe is even better:

  • Social distance – only be around people you live with or who are in your bubble.
  • Scissors safety – ask an adult’s permission to use scissors, be extra careful when using them and never run with scissors.
  • Safety in the kitchen – on Pancake Tuesday you can join Chef Liz to learn how to make your own pancakes. Make sure you have an adult to help you in the kitchen.

Prizes! Prizes! Prizes!

Throughout the activity booklet there are plenty of opportunities for you to win a prize, from designing a poster for keeping safe online to helping spread some kindness. Please email your photos to info@torusfoundation.org.uk or tag us in on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @TorusFoundation @FireFitHub by Sunday 21st February to be in with a chance of winning a voucher!

Note for adults

  • Send your competition entries to info@torusfoundation.org.uk or tag us in on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @torusfoundation @firefithub by Sunday 21st February.
  • Winners will be notified during the first week of March.
  • By emailing a submission or tagging us in a photo, we will take that as permission to share the photo on our social media. If you DO NOT want your photo sharing, please say in your email.

How Torus Foundation can help your family

With teams dedicated to helping you get the skills and confidence to find your dream job, live healthier lives, make the most of your income and become more confident online, Torus Foundation has a variety of opportunities to help you reach your full potential.

Throughout the pandemic, we have been there to gift technology that stops kids falling behind at school, fund community initiatives, provide emergency food packs and keep our most vulnerable active.

All Torus tenants and leaseholders can benefit from Torus Foundation, why not get in touch and see if any of our services could support you.

 

*Torus and non Torus tenant families are welcome to join in and all children who enter will be eligible for a voucher.

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