Spread the joy - send a home activity pack
Send a box packed with joyful creativity and calming mindful moments to someone having a hard time right now and help them find their happy with The Singfulness Project. Our home activity packs are filled with 12 creative activities designed for both adults and kids to enjoy. You can nominate someone for a FREE pack if they live in the funded area. You can also gift a pack to be sent anywhere in the UK for the cost of £10.
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About the nominations
Thanks to funding from Durham AAP COVID 19 Assistance Fund and Neighbourhood Budget Funding from Durham County Councillors David Hall and Bill Kellett, we have 400 FREE packs available to residents in and around villages near The Singing Elf’s base close to Durham City. The funded area covers; West Rainton & Leamside, High & Low Pittington, Littletown, Sherburn Hill, Sherburn Village and Shadforth.
You can nominate as many times as you like, one pack per household. Our ordering system can only take the details of one nomination at time.If you represent a community group, charity or organisation and would like to nominate more than 5 people, please email email@example.com
About the gifting
You can choose to gift a pack to anyone in the UK for the cost of £10 per pack (price includes delivery). You can gift in addition to or instead of nominating. You can order more than one gifted pack at at time however our ordering system can only take one delivery address for gifted packs. You can send gifted packs to another address by placing a separate order.
About the deliveries
We will aim to get your pack delivered within 7 working days of your order from Monday 17th August, there are no additional delivery charges for nominating or gifting. Delivery times may vary due to COVID postal delays, restrictions and volunteer availability. Our home activity packs are being made by our fabulous team of volunteers on Friday 14th & Saturday 15th August at Pittington Village Hall. Our nominated and local gifted packs will be delivered by hand from Monday 17th August. Gifted packs sent elsewhere in the UK will be posted from Monday 17th August and will take up to 7 working days to arrive.
What's in the packs?
Our Home Activity Packs are bursting full of creativity with over 100 individual elements ready to use to complete 12 activities. Everything you need is included in the pack, apart from a few items you can find in your home - scissors, household junk to up-cycle and the ingredients for the recipes. The activities are accompanied by a beautiful booklet containing all the instructions along with uplifting messages to bring a smile and mindful reminders to help you find moments of calm.
Stained Glass Window - templates, cellophane & ribbon
Flower Art - template & felt-tip pens
Scratch Art - template with magnet & scratch tool
Origami Bird - coloured paper
Watch it Grow - cress seeds & peat plug
Lavender Recipes - dried British lavender (ingredients)
Gratitude Box - made using the activity box
Mindful Puzzles - in the booklet
Colouring In - colouring sheet & felt-tip pens
Bird Feeder - wild bird seed (household junk)
Betsy Bee - wiggly eyes, pipe cleaner, black card, yellow tissue paper (household junk)
Dreamcatcher - wire ring, twine, ribbon, fishing wire, feathers, bells, buttons & beads
Our Singfulness Activity Pack contains 100 individual items that you can use to complete 12 mindful activities and will fit through your letterbox. Each of our packs are unique and hand packed by our fabulous volunteers. This can means that the size, shape and colour of some items may vary.
NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN: This pack is not suitable for children under the age of 5 due to some items having sharp edges and small parts that can pose a choking hazard. Older children should be supervised at all times while using the pack.
ALLERGY ADVICE: The pack contains dried lavender, cress seeds, birdseed and craft feathers which may cause an allergic reaction in some people. The pack contents have been lovingly packed by our team of volunteers in their homes, it is therefore possible that the contents may have small traces of nuts or pet hair.
BOX SIZE: A4 | 322mm x 229mm x 20mm | Large letter delivery
FREE Online Extras
Visit our FREE Download page or join our Facebook Community for video tutorials, inspirational images, extra activities and tips to help you get creative. Our FREE online programme also offers the chance to join in with our live, online 'Creative Make' sessions guiding you through making a bird feeder, Betsy bee and Dream Catcher whilst chatting with others. Visit our What's On page for full details.
Throughout the activity booklet you will be encouraged to take ‘mindful moments’. Mindfulness is the power of living in the moment, being fully engaged in whatever we’re doing at that moment without distraction or judgement. Being mindful helps us to take time to be more aware of our thoughts and feelings, notice the small things and experience them to the full by truly being present. Connecting with our senses is a great way to be mindful - you’ll find all five senses in our home activity packs with items for you to see, hear, smell, taste and touch.
The Singing Elf team are not trained mindful practitioners but we have created this project based on the key principles of mindfulness which we believe can benefit us all. We encourage you to take a few minutes out of your day to absorb yourself in our creative activities and escape from the world for a short while. We know that right now, times are hard for many of us. If you feel you need a helping hand, the booklet includes a page of contact details of organisations which can offer you support, guidance or further information.
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