It’s the half term holidays next week, and if you’re anything like me you’re going to be wondering how to keep your little darlings occupied for not much money.
When the holidays roll around again, I inwardly groan as I know they’re going to whine they’re bored about two minutes after the school bell finishing on Friday.
With not much money spare for stuff like soft play or adventure theme parks, I’m going to have to get a bit more creative.
It doesn’t have to cost a lot to keep them quiet. Sometimes the simplest things are the best.
–Eat outside and pretend you’re on a camping adventure
If you’ve got a play tent, take it outside for them to sit in. If not, improvise with blankets and sheets thrown over kitchen chairs!
– Making daisy chains in the garden
Sometimes the simplest, oldest things are the best. I have fond memories of sitting on the grass as a child and making a necklace out of daisies or dandelions.
Pass the skill on!
– Buy a water gun
They can cost under a tenner. If your kids are anything like mine, they’ll get hours of fun from soaking each other with a sonic blaster type thingy, especially on a hot day.
– have a BBQ
Get them to help and prep the salad. Get them lettuce leaves tossing, or grated cheese sprinkling. They might actually EAT the salad on offer if they’ve had a hand in helping make it!
Put out colourful jugs of squash or fruit juice as well with ice and slices of lemon/orange in.
If you’ve any more ideas, share them in the comments box…