At home funspiration

When school’s out – enjoy spending time with your kids, rather than endeavouring to ‘entertain’ them.

If you need to stay home but want to have quality fun time – ask them what they want to do and give some of your own ideas too – choose together and make a whole day of it.

Deciding is half the fun; but here are some ideas to get you started…

  • Craft – painting, drawing, beading, pottery, play dough.
  • More creativity – dress ups, story writing / telling, build a pillow fort, bake, build with lego or recyclables, make puppets and plan a show.
  • More inside – plan a project, adventure or a trip for the future, cook, rearrange their bedroom, make a surprise gift for a family member who’s out.
  • Outside – backyard cricket, teach your dog to fetch, garden together, build a treehouse or fort, water pistol or water bomb fights.

Tips:

Show them you love them

Short and humorous video clip featuring Peter Rowsthorn sharing some advice and tips on behalf of The Fathering Project.

Tips:

Let kids know they are loved

Parenting is not always easy. But even in the difficult times, tell your child you love them.