September Activities 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:

Melted Crayon Art Make a Sugar Scrub
Play Charades Bottle Rockets
Make your own Chocolate Milkshake Stained Glass Mason Jars

“National Cheeseburger Day!” – Make Your Own Homemade Burgers

Play Mad Libs

Make Your Own Stove-less DIY Play-Doh

Do an Egg Drop
Pumpkin Spice Muffin Recipe Play BINGO

Melted Crayon Art

Supplies:

  • Old crayons
  • Canvas
  • Hot glue & glue gun
  • Hair dryer

Directions:

  1. Peel the paper (if desired) off the crayons and hot glue them onto your canvas
  2. Blow dry the crayons until they begin to melt
  3. When your melted crayon has your desired look, let the canvas dry

If you are feeling extra creative, you can add silhouettes (with black paper or black markers) or you can even make shapes with masking tape to peel off once the crayon is dry.

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Make a Sugar Scrub

There are many great sugar scrubs and they are super simple to make – and especially helpful as you get ready for back to school!

This recipe includes only 2-3 ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • Brown Sugar
  • Coconut Oil
  • Essential Oils (if desired)

Supplies:

  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Glass storage jar (ie: mason jar)

Directions:

Mix ingredients until there is a smooth consistency and store. This is great for your skin to make it feel smooth, silky, and youthful!

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Play Charades

Charades is a game that is easy to set up and can be fun for all!

Check out this list of ideas and how to play for your night of laughs!

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Bottle Rockets:

Supplies:

  • Film canisters
  • Alka-Seltzer tablets
  • Water
  • Decorative supplies

Instructions:

  1. Decorate your film canister (opening down)…you can add fins, coloured paper, or anything else to the outside.
  2. Fill ½ with water
  3. Drop in ½ an alkaseltzer tablet
  4. Quickly put lid back on and place with the lid down and move away
  5. Watch your rocket take-off!

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Make your own Chocolate Milkshake

Who doesn’t love a delicious milkshake? They are so simple to make!

Try this delicious Hershey’s Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Chocolate or Vanilla ice cream
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup Hershey’s chocolate syrup

Directions:

  1. Blend all ingredients until smooth (but do not over blend or it may become thin)
  2. Pour and garnish (if desired, try using chocolate shavings or a cherry on top!)
  3. Serve

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Stained Glass Mason Jars

This is a simple craft that turns out different every time!

Supplies:

  • Larger paint brush
  • White glue
  • Bowl
  • Mason Jar
  • Coloured Tissue paper
  • Scissors

Directions:

  1. Cut tissue paper into smaller squares or other shapes (feel free to rip pieces as well)
  2. Use your paint brush to put a layer of glue on the outside of your mason jar
  3. Stick on your tissue paper and let dry!
  4. To layer more tissue paper, let dry and repeat steps

 

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“National Cheeseburger Day!” – Make Your Own Homemade Burgers:

Try out this awesome recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese (shredded or grated)
  • ¼  cup bread crumbs
  • ½  tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp chili powder OR 1/4 tsp crushed chili peppers
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried parsley

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in large bowl
  2. Shape into patties and grill
  3. Serve with a fresh bun and your choice of condiments and fixings -  cheese, onions, lettuce, tomatoes

 

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Play Mad Libs

How to play:

One player acts as the “reader” and asks the other players, who haven’t seen the story, to fill in the blanks with adjectives, nouns, exclamations, colors, and more. These words are inserted into the blanks and then the story is read aloud!

Check out this website for some free printable Mad Libs sheet!

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Make Your Own Stove-less DIY Play-Doh

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½  cups flour
  • ½ cup salt
  • 2 tbsps of cream of tartar
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • food colouring
  • 1 cup boiling water

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients except boiling water
  2. Add boiling water & mix well until combined
https://pagingfunmums.com/2013/09/06/no-cook-playdough-recipe-made-in-5-minutes/
 

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Do an Egg Drop

Supplies:

  • Construction paper
  • Tape
  • Straws
  • Cardboard
  • Any other supplies that could keep your egg safe!
  • Eggs

Directions:

  1. Take your supplies and make a contraption that would keep your egg safe in a fall!
  2. Take your contraption and place your egg inside
  3. Challenge your friends to dropping their contraption from various heights
  4. See who has the longest surviving egg

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Pumpkin Spice Muffin Recipe:

Who doesn’t love this taste of fall? Check out this amazing recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¼teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 15 ounce can pure pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F
  2. Measure flour, sugars, baking soda, salt and spices into a medium bowl and whisk
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, pumpkin puree, coconut oil and vanilla extract
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir together
  5. Scoop batter evenly into muffin tin
  6. Bake your muffins for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

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Play BINGO:

Let’s go retro and play this traditional game!

Find printable BINGO boards here.

Next, go to your app store, type in “Bingo Number Generator” and download the free app for your BINGO game!