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.