So the recent school holidays have just come to an end…. Were the kids bouncing off the walls, bored out of their minds and driving you crazy? Many parents find it extremely hard to keep their little ones continuously occupied when they are around 24/7. Here are 3 ideas to get your little ones playing and having fun rather than complaining of boredom next holidays! They are simply, easy to execute, yet effective.
1) Invest In Kids Games/Toys For Your Household
Yes, some holidays are about family vacations, frolicking at the beach or trips to the local zoo. But sometimes mums and dads need a break just as much as kids do, and a weekend spent on the sofa gazing at Netflix can sound pretty good to the tired parent. If you want to spend some well earned time at home during the school holiday period, you’re going to want to make sure you’re well equipped to keep the kiddos happy while you have some relaxing, “me time”.
Cubby houses are great fun for kids and before you know it your young ones will be playing hide and seek, building a fort or ‘playing house’ and you’ll have a few blissful hours of peace to yourself!
2) Get Active As A Family
What’s better than getting your daily workout in, bonding as a family and getting rid of your child’s pent up energy - kind of sounds like you’d be killing three birds with one stone! If you’re sick of the traditional (yet still extremely beneficial) team sport games, here’s a cool new idea you can try. Geoff Bannister from Speedminton shares more on this great sport to try out with your family:
“Speedminton is the cool new racket sport that can be played anywhere, anytime: even in the dark. Play is between 2 square courts and there are no nets. The “Speeders” fly accurately in outdoor conditions and the user-friendly rackets allow for long, high energy rallies. Speed-lights in the Night Speeder keep the action going after dark; awesome fun. A great way to keep the kids active during holidays but also a huge hit with all the family.”
To find out more information, find Speedminton Australia on Facebook!
3) Picnic Parties
The next long school holidays will be in the summer - the perfect time to soak up vitamin D and work on your tan (be sure to take care of your skin though!) Also, food somehow just tastes way better when you’re outdoors. So why not pack up a yummy lunch and bring your kids to the nearby park for a picnic. A simple activity, not very time consuming, and yet they are bound to get a kick out of it!
To make things even simpler and easier to plan - have a picnic in your own backyard! That way, if you’ve forgotten something, or the little ones are still peckish - the kitchen is but a few steps away! Put lunch on a kids picnic table, and enjoy eating in the sunshine with your children!
So when the next school holidays roll around, you’ll be prepped and ready with a list of things to do with your kids. Start making a list of all the things you want to do together when you get the time. Remember, they grow up super quickly, so grab moments and make the most of them.