So once in London there are yet more activities to do and badges to earn. The challenges were based around what we were going to be up to.
The idea is that they complete as many of these challenges as they can:
1. How many differnt forms of transport can they spot or use?
2. Can they find any places or characters from books?
3. Make yourself a London Bookmark (I got a set of foam London bookmarks from Baker Ross)
4. Send a postcard home (buying one there and Clair has stamps in her special challenge)
5. Make a Brass Rubbing (We are intending to hit the Brass Rubbing Centre)
6. Visit Hamleys
7. Photo challenge – take photos to record your favourite sights (this links with Charlotte’s Brownie World Traveller Badge)
8. How many birds can you spot beginning with P?
9. What can you spot related to the Olympics?
10. Design your own Olympic flag and medal (Free-For-Kids has a nice prinatable sheet for this)
11. Using the Usborne ’50 Things to Spot in London’ cards make a list the Landmarks you manage to spot
12. Go on the London Eye
13. Take in a show
14. Visit a Museum
15. Bonus Badge! (The fancy crown one)
a. The Queen owns all the Mute Swans in the country – try making an origami swan (Origami Resource Centre for pattern and packed some paper to fold)
b. Make yourself a Diamond Jubilee bookmark (Baker Ross Colour-in bookmarks)
c. Go and see Buckingham Palace.
d. Design your own stamp. (Template from Activity Village)
e. Make a card and send it to the Queen to congratulate her on her Diamond Jubilee (Packed some blank cards and made sure I printed off the address to send them to as well)
f. Learn the first verse of the National Anthem (I printed off a copy of this).
So what badges did they earn of doing all this work?
The 2012 Challenge badge is from 25th Colchester Guides, the theatre and museum badges came from Making Friends and the others are from the Clothes Plasters – London set which I ordered via the V&A. I’m going for a drip feed over the three days with the London 2012 one being the final badge they get.