Our Favourite Handbooks to use for Children’s Clubs

Here is a page of Games and Closing Activities we use all the time during our workshops.

See below some links to handbooks that you can use to plan activities in your Clubs.

A Lifeskills E-Handbook

This website and the Life Skills Handbook provides advice and active learning activities for teaching life skills to young people. It supports and guides all people who plan, manage, teach or work on formal and non-formal education programmes. It can be adapted and used in different cultural contexts worldwide. The Lifeskills Handbook is sent out free to all those working who apply and who are in a country or context where paying for it is difficult.

A Parrot On your Shoulder

This illustrated activity guide is aimed at facilitators and trainers who are starting to work with children affected by HIV/AIDS. Drawing on the experiences of the Aids Alliance, its partners, and other organisations working in the field, it gives some pointers on working with children, including cultural and gender considerations. The guide provides 30 activities for engaging children in group work, as well as fun ideas for ice-breakers and energisers, group work and co-operation, observation, active listening and analytical skills, drama, mime and role play, and painting and drawing.

Bamboo shoots

This is a training manual for child-centred community development practitioners and facilitators. It promotes and helps ensure that child rights are upheld by including children in the development of their communities. After exploring the concept of rights, the manual provides various methods and practical exercises to help children identify child rights violations in their daily lives, understand the causes of these and propose practical solutions to address them.