Keep them busy at home these holidays

 Having school holidays at home is just as much fun as going out. Sometimes everyone needs a few days at home just chillaxing.

Here is some fun things we do when we are spending some time at home.

School Holidays at Home

  • Picnics at home.  They can be as elaborate or basic as you like. A Vegemite sandwich on the grass can be fun.
  • Make your own dinner. Pizzas, Tacos or Potato Wedges are always easy.  Hot Dogs with everything in them are always on our holiday to do list.
  • Create lots of beautiful pictures or art, stick them up on the walls and have an art gallery. Maybe Nan or a neighbour would like to come over and see the masterpieces.
  • Write a letter, post card or draw a picture and post it to friends or family.  If you can, ask them to sms the kids a photo of the mail when it has reached them, my kids love seeing their drawings on the other side of the country.
  • Make and Fly kites.
  • Have a paper boat making competition and float them in the bath or pool. You tube has some awesome ideas for paper boats.
  • Make an obstacle course outside or inside if you have the space.  Crawling, jumping, rolling, hopping etc.
  • Go for a big walk around the neighbourhood and see what interesting things you can find. 
  • Have a movie night sleepover. Pull the mattresses out in front of the TV and watch some movies.  Add a friend or two and lots of food for great fun.
  • Put up a tent and have a Campout in the back yard or even inside. I love camping in the backyard, no packing a car load of stuff!
  • Make playdough and experiment using different textures and colours. Add some scents like cinnamon or peppermint oil.
  • You tube Origami there are so many different things to make ranging from easy to hard. See how many you can make.
  • Have a disco at home. Decorate, make a playlist or use you tube or Google to find some great songs and videos to watch.
  • Make Pom Poms. You just need wool and cardboard.  Keep this going over the whole holidays. I love how they just pick it up for a while at random times.
  • Have a Board games, Puzzles, or Lego day or part day. Pull it all out and just sit and play.
  • Design and Make your own Puzzles or board games.
  • Open a restaurant!  Design the menu, make the meals and decorate your restaurant.
  • Buy cheaply on ebay some clock parts and some white canvases and make your own clocks.
  • Do some baking. Muffins, Cakes, Cookies, Pikelets, Gingerbread so many to choose from.
  • If you dont want to bake how about buying some plain biscuits and just letting the kids decorate.  Make some basic icing, add some different colourings and top with cake decorations.
  • Tie some long lengths of ribbon to sticks and add music.
  • Have a massive craft day. pull everything out and let them go crazy.  If you have a table outside even better let them go wild.
  • Make some pet rocks
  • Let em hang out. They'll find things to do!


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+1 # sally 2014-04-10 00:41
what a list. bet your kids are never bored
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+1 # KYM 2014-04-10 00:42
i have seen those facials i liked the packagind. i'll try them next time i see them. i wondered what they were like
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+1 # ann 2014-04-10 13:42
Some great ideas there!!
Sadly our school holidays are looking mega busy and there won't be a lot of days to do fun stuff!!
I love the letter writing since kindy kid started school all he wants to do is write so that is exactly what we are going to do!!
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+1 # Hope @ NannyShecando 2014-04-11 11:41
So many great ideas here! Especially the obstacle course inside, that's a recipe for disaster in our household ;)
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+1 # Nikki Boswell 2014-04-11 19:58
What a great list!
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0 # mel 2014-04-15 20:39
i need one of those facials LOL
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0 # Mandy 2014-04-15 20:40
Are these those wipes you have in the car bel ?
they do masks too. cool.
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0 # Sheridan 2014-07-02 01:33
I love this list!!! I'm all for budget friendly activities!
I think it's time I get some Fuss Free Facials out. I love those things.
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