Yep, it’s almost that time of year.
When I realised that the school holidays were coming up, I was fairly startled.
I mean, we just got used to the school routine – and now its holiday time again already?
The older my kids get, the more they crave stimulation and each school holidays I have to try and think up ways to keep them busy.
I really love to see them using their hands, using their imaginations, doing things together and not blowing our entire school holidays budget in one day (at the Easter Show).
So here are six genuinely creative school holiday kid’s activities (that you won’t have tried before).
1. Go nuts with the paper craft.
My son told me that lots of kids at his school have been into making paper planes recently, thanks to the movie Paper Airplanes. But there are lots of other paper crafts you can make too.
All you need to do is sit down with the kids, watch some ‘how to’ videos on YouTube and before you know it, the kids will be making paper airplanes, lanterns, flowers, rows of people and a million other things you’ve never even thought of. So stock up on coloured paper which you can buy cheaply at discount stores.
Just as an FYI, this post is sponsored by Hasbro. But all opinions expressed by the author are 100 per cent authentic and written in their own words.
2. Hold a Board Games Olympics.
We have a pretty impressive collection of board games now that the kids love to play. They are even sticking to my rule of ‘whoever plays it packs it up’ which is great because stepping on hotels that have been left on the ground gets really annoying after a while. Those little buggers are sharp.
To make playing board games more fun, set up a Board Games Olympics competition. Buy a piece of cardboard and write the kids names on it as a chart. Each time they play a game you write down who came first, second and third. Each place gets a reward like choosing an outing or a place to have dinner.