We're at the beginning of the school holidays and many parents will already be asking “When do they go back to school?” The school holidays don't have to be a nightmare, with a little pre-planning there's plenty of ways to keep the kids occupied, and you sane, over the next few weeks. Here's 10 ideas to get you started!
Children love making things! When it's not suitable to go outdoors, give them plenty of old boxes, card, paper, glue and paints and let their imaginations run wild. Offering a theme, such as bugs or butterflies, will help reduce the “I don't know what to make” whines!
Head off to the beach for the day to build sandcastles and if it's warm enough a spot of paddling won't go amiss.
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Make or buy a kite and go to the park, or anywhere that allows plenty of running room and no overhead cables.
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Take a trip down to the local play park. If you walk it's a freebie and a great way for the kids to expend some energy.
Have a teddy bears picnic either on your own lawn or in the park.
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Older children will love making and riding their own go-cart.
Use blankets and bed covers to make inside tents and hideaways.
Head off to the local stream and do a spot of bug and fish hunting.
Be inspired and encourage the children to play sports.