July Activity Calendar for Youth at Home
The LINC Youth Centre's calendar includes great activities for each day of the month for teens at home. Follow along with our LINC staff and do activities each day and post a photo of you completing the task – or jump around between dates and choose the ones that you like best!
For those doing activities each day:
Each day at 8 am, we will post the activity of the day on The LINC's facebook page and each time you post a picture of you completing one of the tasks, you will be entered into a draw for a Courtenay Recreation/LINC Youth Centre prize pack. Show us what you've got!
Check out The LINC's facebook page:
Additional photos/videos of activity ideas will be available on The LINC's facebook page – check them out each morning!
Click on the links in the table below to go to the instructions for each activity:
See if you can solve these Riddles!
-What has a head, a tail, is brown, and has no legs?
-What room do ghosts avoid?
-What belongs to you, but other people use it more than you?
Watch for these riddles and more on our Facebook page on July 1st!
Sit outside, have a much-needed break, and relax. Take yourself through an imaginary journey as you calm your body and mind.
There are many options to choose from on YouTube, Spotify, and other platforms.
Mindful Meditations Podcast
Sleep Cove Podcast
Meditation Minis Podcast
Sleep Meditation Podcast
It doesn’t need to be fancy; it doesn’t even need to be outside. There are many perfect indoor plants. Growing with plants can be very therapeutic, fun, and look great inside your house!
Check out this website for indoor plants for beginners!
Make sure to look up the plant you buy as different plants need different care - some need low light and little water, and other need bright light and lots of water.
Succulents and cacti are ideal for those who forget to water and care for plants. They are very adaptable and can survive many adverse conditions. Most need to be placed on a bright spot and a well-drained soil with little water.
Person 1 will throw his/her Frisbee attempting to land the Frisbee in an open square on the game board. Then person 2 will do the same. The person to finish the tic tac toe first, either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally signals the start of a new game.
The tic tac toe board can be made from tape or chalk for easy set up.
Check out these super fun and cute sock puppets!
This is a great use for all those random socks that the dryer didn’t eat. Share your creations with us on our Facebook page!
- Thinner cardboard (like from a cereal box)
- Hot glue & glue gun
- Coloured paper
- Googly eyes
Keeping active on dreary days in July is important for your mental and physical health.
Check out one of the many follow-along videos.
City of Courtenay Virtual Rec webpage has many videos to follow along too including yoga, Zumba, skateboarding, and more.
Remember when your elementary school had these courts painted on the ground?
Many of us have been spending a lot more time at home in the last few months, which probably means we have been spending more time in our bedrooms so why not give it a face lift and make it feel like a new space!
Some ideas to change up your space:
- Move around furniture
- Put up some new posters or pictures
- Put something new in there (such as a plant)
One fun, creative, and simple way to upcycle some furniture is by painting. Giving a room a splash of new colour can make it feel like new!
A community library is a great place to find new books you may never have come across otherwise for free!
Often there is a take a book; leave a book system in place so everyone can share!
Cumberland and Courtenay both have some tucked away, does your community? If so, you should check it out!
This is a fun and creative craft where you only need a couple pieces of supplies.
Paper, glue, a pencil or pencil crayons, and scissors.
- Get a photo (either one you already have printed or a cut out from a magazine)
- Glue it down into the piece of paper allowing there to be space around the photo
- Draw anything you want around the photo
You can take a part of a photo and draw the rest of it, you can be creative and add in space ships to your skyline photo, or whatever you would like.
Build a fort in your bedroom or living room.
Use blankets, pillows, tables, chairs, broomsticks, and anything else to build your cozy fort.
We have many birds on Vancouver Island. See if you can spot what types you see while feeding them a delicious snack.
Here are some best practices to feeding wild birds.
- Paper plate
- Popsicle stick (we used ones that were wider in size)
- Glue gun
Use your glue gun to glue the popsicle stick to the back of the paper plate as below:
This is now your racket. Blow up your balloon and use it as the birdie.
The goal is to hit the balloon with the racket get it to your opponents’ side. Point if they miss the balloon!
Put on a large tee-shirt and stuff a pillow underneath.
Try to knock over your friend with your pillow belly!
Make sure to move away anything breakable and lay down some padding so no one gets hurt when they fall.
Enjoy an afternoon of engineering. All you need are marbles, scissors, glue, tape, and any household objects including cardboard, paper towel tubes, plastic bottles, etc.
Here are some creative ideas.
Just because we can’t visit these places right now, doesn’t mean we can’t learn and enjoy them!
Let’s have some messy fun!
- Large mixing bowl
- Food colouring or glitter if desired
Mix approximately 2 parts cornstarch to 1 part water
If the mixture is too dry, add small amounts of water until consistency is reached.
- If the mixture is too wet, add small amounts of cornstarch until consistency is reached.
- Add the water slowly and mix in between; the mixture should be a bit difficult to mix and be creating hard lumps, that then spread out and liquefy when not mixing.
- Proper consistency is achieved when you are able to pick up and squeeze the Oobleck/Magic Mud into a ball in your hand and then when released, it will drip back into your bowl.
Is it a solid? Is it a liquid? Learn the science of Oobleck in this video and find out.
- 1/2 of a large cucumber, unpeeled
- 1 1/2 cups plain full-fat Greek yogurt
- 2 large garlic cloves, finely minced
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh dill
- Grate the cucumber and drain through a fine mesh sieve overnight in the fridge.
- Combine the yogurt, garlic, oil, vinegar, and salt in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Transfer the grated cucumber and fresh dill to the yogurt mixture and stir to combine. Serve chilled with pita bread for dipping.
The neat thing about this craft is you can marble just about anything!
Check out this quick & easy video.
Share with us your mugs, candles, plates, pots, or other creations on our Facebook page.
- Paper, poster board, construction paper, or canvas.
- Paint & paint brushes
- Buttons (various sizes & colours)
- Hot glue & glue gun
Take your paper or canvas and paint whatever kind of tree you would like, then stick the buttons on the end as foliage, leaves, fruit or flowers!
Check out these 6 fun different tie dye designs! Brighten up your clothes for summer and tie dye anything from shirts, socks, pillowcases, and more!
- White piece of clothing or bag
- Tie dye (from the dollar store or a craft store)
- Elastic bands
- Large Ziploc bag
- Take your white piece of clothing and put the elastics around it. You can put them randomly, or follow one of the pictures from the link above to get a certain look.
- Mix you tie dye colours with water to the specified level on the bottle, and add drops to your tied-up fabric.
- When you are done, keep your fabric in the bundle, and put it into the Ziploc bag to set for 24 hours.
- Remove your elastics and rinse your shirt in warm water until the excess dye runs clear. Wash your shirt in a large load with a small amount of detergent on the hottest setting. Wash separately the first few of washes.
- Check out your new creation to wear!
Ever wonder how people make neat duct tape crafts? Well wonder no more!
Check out this link for many step-by-step crafts including flowers, wallets, plant pots, bookmarks, bows, ties, festive crafts, and more!
An easy craft to try out!
Check out this link for a step-by-step guide as well as some tips.
Supplies:· Plain mug· Sharpie paint oil-based markers or DecoArt glass paint markers· Masking tape (optional-for making straight lines)
Some tips include:
- Using OIL based sharpie markers instead of regular water-based markers.
- Do not put in the dishwasher.
- Avoid yellow (as it may turn brown in the oven).
Remember all those beading crafts as a kid? Try out making gecko keychains!
This step-by-step website makes it easy!