Kids stuck at home this summer can have fun, and help out, through CAMP@HOME with UNICEF Kid Power.
The online UNICEF camp features more than 75 short videos (only a couple of minutes long) that guide children through activities and new skills including sports, crafts, cooking and campfire songs. Videos run the gamut from crafts such as cardboard friendship bracelets and spiral bracelets to games including (outdoor) ice bowling, hand toss and a basketball game called “Passing Waldo.” The idea is that, after viewing the videos, kids will put what they have learned on screen into action off screen. After they’ve “pressed play,” the videos urge them to “go play.”
As UNICEF camp participants complete videos, they also unlock therapeutic food packets for UNICEF to send to severely malnourished children around the world. Campers can also unlock critical donations such as meals for families and medical supplies, including COVID-19 relief, for their communities. Parents can access the videos at any time and create customized daily schedules for their kids.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to put children first by providing health care and immunizations, safe water and sanitation, nutrition, education and emergency relief.
UNICEF Kid Power is a free program that helps children discover how their everyday activities – such as moving and learning – can make a difference in the world. It gives parents access to approximately 150 physical activity and social-emotional learning videos, and this summer to the additional 75+ CAMP@HOME videos.
It’s a great online-offline combination that will help keep kids moving this summer.