Grab ‘N’ Go: Blanket SWAP


Who doesn’t love a colorful blanket? This very simple SWAP can be made anytime.     Tools: Scissors Materials: Fleece, square Blue tape, if desired Safety pin   Steps: Square — From a piece of fleece, cut a small square. Fringe — Cut about 1/4″ around the edges of the square to create a fringe. To keep […]

Badge: Digital Activity Box


When you think of an activity box, your mind automatically goes to a box with materials to learn or explore a subject. So how can this be done digitally?     Steps   1. Why digital “activity boxes”? The world is going digital. Taking your activity boxes to a digital level means you can have […]

Grab ‘N’ Go: Bedroll SWAP


This camp SWAP features a bedroll that is used to sleep in while camping.   Tools: Scissors Materials: Felt sheet String Safety pin Non-water soluble glue, if desired   Steps: Cut felt — Cut felt into 2″ strips along the 12″ length, giving you 6 strips. Fold them in half and cut for a roll (2″ x 4.5″). […]

Badge: Activity Box


An activity box contains the materials and tools to complete one or more activities. These activities can be centered around earning a badge, workshop, themed event or even where it will be used. Let’s examine activity boxes.     Steps   1. Standards. Creating an activity box may have a fixed set of criteria or […]

Badge: Christmas – My Traditions


Select and maintain traditions with your family to help create your own unique celebration. Be sure to include your entire family in your traditions. I’ve included my family traditions as examples.     Steps   1. My traditions. What traditions do you typically do every year for Christmas? What traditions have you dropped? Think back […]

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