Keeping Your Kids Entertained During School Holidays

Let’s be honest, keeping your kids entertained on the weekend can be difficult. So when faced with the prospect of a week or several weeks off for school holidays, you’ve got a lot of entertainment that needs providing. So here are some suggestions for keeping your kids entertained during school holidays.

Get Outside
Times have changed, and nowadays, children can’t just play outside without being watched by their parents. However, it’s still important that your children are getting some fresh air and are playing outside. So make the time to spend an afternoon or morning at a local park or playing area. Take a picnic and make a day of it! Get them out of the house and keeping their fitness levels up with a kick-about or playing on some outdoor obstacle courses. It can be a great way of wearing them out too so that you can have the evening to yourself at least.

Teach Them Baking
Being able to cook is a good skill for anyone to have. We all have to do it at some point, and so there’s no reason as to why you can’t start them off early. They’re going to at least get some cooking skills, within the school but you might as well have a few baking sessions over the school holidays in preparation. It’s a basic lifestyle that everyone needs and you want to help give them a good relationship with food and to know how to cook their own food from scratch, rather than using all processed ingredients in their meals.

Get Arty With Hand Painting
It may be a little messy and every parent’s worst nightmare, but painting and using colourful pens and crayons are good to help with your child’s creativity as they get older. Set up a station outside with a table and cover this table with plenty of newspaper to keep it protected. Have anything that’s needed to clean messy hands afterwards outside also to avoid bringing in anything or anyone that has paint on them. Once they’ve had fun, peg them up to dry and then perhaps frame them or stick them on the fridge to show them that they’ve got something to look back on.

Play A Board Game
Sure you’ve probably just got a discount code for Playstation Plus on latest deals, but too much technology can be bad for your health. Too much time spent in front of a screen can hurt their eyes, and they need a rest every so often. So how about you get traditional and dig out the old board games that you used to play as a child. It’s a great way of having a family night in and encouraging a little bit of a competitive drive. It also helps keep the board game era alive and thriving as it competes with the popularity of the digital world.

Being able to keep your children entertained during the school holidays is hard, but giving them as much as you can will make their memories of time off school that much better.

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