Guinness World Records

Kids looking to stay active while spending most of the time indoors won’t have to leave their homes to attempt to become record holders.

Guinness World Records has started a #GWRChallenge, a weekly event that it hosts across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok. A new title holder will be named each week.

Every week kids will have a chance to get their names in the record books.

All attempts will use household materials — or no materials at all. There’s an opportunity for fun for everyone.

The guidelines for each weekly challenge will be posted on the Guinness World Record website, and its social media sites.

To qualify, participants are required to submit one-take videos (no edits or cuts); follow all rules; tag the Guinness World Record account and use the hashtag; and call out the number or score achieved in the caption.

The first challenge began April 1.

Here’s the contest: Most soccer touches in 30 seconds with a toilet roll.

To compete, follow these guidelines:

  1.  Any new, fully unwrapped-from-packaging unused toilet roll can be used.
  2.  Stand for the attempt and after a 3-2-1 countdown, start kicking the toilet roll on your feet or bouncing on your head. You can use any part of your body to juggle the toilet roll except your arms and hands.
  3.  Make sure the toilet roll remains in the air between touches and if it hits the floor, a wall, a chair or anything else during the attempt the attempt ends.

“Our records team will be on the lookout for potential record breakers,” Guinness World Records said.

Each Monday, the #GWRChallenge concludes and the record holder is announced at the end of the week.

More at-home fun

There’s more than just the #GWRChallenge. The kids page of the GWR website ( has hundreds of at-home activities for kids to try.

From the kitchen to the bedroom and the backyard, children can find plenty of activities to stay busy — and maybe become a record setter.

Here’s a chance to set the record for the fastest time to assemble Mr. Potato Head.

Can you beat the mark of 6.62 seconds?

How about building the tallest toilet paper tower in 30 seconds? The record is 28 rolls.

Sort through your sock draw for this challenge: Most socks put on one foot in 30 seconds.

The record is 28 socks.

The website also offers 10 home projects. Just download the instructions.

If the kids are too tired from all the fun, but still want to learn more about some incredible records, they can listen to the Record of the Day podcast available on the website or Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

“Our records team will be on the lookout for potential record breakers,” Guinness World Records said.