Already beginning to worry at the idea of these children moaning and becoming bored on the holidays? Listed below are some fun activities to keep them occupied without even leaving the comfort of home.
1. Hold a cupcake/cookie decorating contest
A cupcake or cookie decorating contest is the best way to keep the children amused for a couple hours and have something to enjoy for afternoon tea. Get the children involved with baking a lot of biscuits or sweets, then put them loose with a rainbow of icing colours, bowls of sprinkles and lollies and their imaginations to think of the most amazingly decorated sweet treat of their afternoon.
Each child receives an equal allocation of those newly baked cupcakes to decorate, then the end products are up for judging by a relative or friend. The winning cupcake decorator then gets to decide on the film to be viewed that day or a similar cure.
2. Hold a movie marathon
A rainy day is the best time to organise a film marathon. Maybe select a movie series like Spy Kids or videos using a theme, for example, cartoons, character or humor.
Turn the thought into an occasion by producing invitations for everybody attending. Give every family member something interesting to do – younger kids make good ushers and popcorn vendors, and also the ‘projectionist’ could man the distant and choose the first movie. Why don’t you help the children produce a box office from what else – a box? Children can subsequently sell handmade popcorn and tickets out of their own box office window.
3. Organise a bug hunt in the garden
There is no better way for children to find out about the world about them than simply by getting out into it. Finding bugs is a great way to get kids outdoors and exploring their backyard resulting in great playtime. Get kids looking at flowers, bushes, and tree trunks, as well as turning over some small stones to find bugs. Once they have discovered a bug, put some fresh dirt at the bottom of a container and then pick him up with a spoon or tweezers, then put him carefully in the container. Children can inspect the insect throughout the container with a magnifying glass. As soon as they’re completed, they are able to continue to keep their specimens to get a day or 2 prior to returning them to the backyard.
4. Allow the children into your wardrobe to hold a fashion parade
Clearly, this thought may strike fear in your heart if you are a designer clothes queen, but in case you are not valuable about your style why don’t you provide the children with some second-hand clothing or items you no longer use. They are certain to think it is hilarious fun. Put some lamps in the hallway and play some groovy music where they can strut in their new outfits and have the best time.
5. Turn the table into a cubby
Assist the children to create a table with rugs, sheets, and tablecloths and it’ll turn into their own little refuge where they can do anything they please. If you are handy with a sewing machine, then you may even create a particular tent that fits on your table.
6. Hold a fun sports day
Getting kids active is very beneficial, choose a sport such as basketball or soccer, get some sports equipment and head down to the local park. You can teach some simple drills and hold a friendly game. You can even get some nice custom basketball jerseys made so it feels like a real game. Even some basketball shirts can make them feel more like a team and get their competitive spirit on. Have some medals and trophies for the winning team and best player of the day. Kids can then always have a plat on the playground at the park whilst you’re there, have a bbq because we are sure they will be hungry!
7. Grow a small herb garden
Herbs are fun to develop and your children will enjoy having their very own garden to tend. They are simple to grow from seed, requiring little patience as some herbs, such as cress and rocket, should begin to sprout in no more than two days! Find a bright place in the backyard — many herbs require a great deal of sunlight. Fill out your pots almost-full with potting mixture. Add a dab of compost or and blend in well. Remind kids to water and weed the garden regularly and soon enough you will have fresh herbs to enjoy.
8. Day excursion to the museum or gallery
Children love a good day out and about, you can catch public transport and have lunch beforehand. The museum is like a huge learning and discovery centre for kids, and most museums exhibition showcases dedicated to children and are often fun and interactive. Kids can play and socialise in a safe environment, most museums have exhibits and galleries that are child-friendly with safe airtight cabinets to protect displays.