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The summer holidays are almost here. 6 long weeks of keeping the kids entertained can be a little daunting.
A nice idea is to get everyone in the family to put their thinking caps on, and come up with a list of things they’d like to do over the summer. If you start this now you can add to the list as you come up with ideas and by the school holidays you will have lots of suggestions to fill your time.
They don’t have to be expensive or complicated ideas. Some of the most fun things to do with kids are often the simple ones.
Here are 10 ideas to get you started…
- Go on a picnic – head down to your local park, pack a lunch and a ball, and you are all set for an afternoon of fun.
- Do a treasure hunt – hide some ‘treasure’ around the garden and house, write some clues, and send the kids off to find it.
- Have a sandcastle building competition – you don’t have to live near a beach, a sandpit at a local park is just as good for building sandcastles!
- Go bug hunting – All you need is a jar and you ready to head into the garden, or down to the woods, to find some creepy crawlies.
- Make a summer scrapbook – This is a great rainy day activity. Collect things as you’re out and about – postcards, leaflets, leaves, flowers – and stick them all in a scrapbook to remind you of the fun you had.
- Fly a kite – Unfortunately there’s bound to be a few windy days in our British summer. Take advantage of it by taking the kids out to fly a kite.
- Have a sleepover – Kids love sleepovers! Invite a friend round, or if they’re too young maybe let your own kids sleep in a tent in the lounge for the night.
- Ride on the bus – If you usually drive everywhere then something as simple as a bus ride will keep the kids entertained. Especially if they can sit on the top deck.
- Have a craft afternoon – Most mums’ worst nightmare but another great activity for a rainy day. Get the paper, scissors, glue and glitter out and let the kids’ get creative.
- Go on a family bike ride – A great idea to have fun and get the children exercising. Maybe you could tie it in with the picnic idea too.
We hope that’s given you some ideas for your own summer holiday bucket list. What else will you add to your list?