Monday, 29 August 2016

Getting Through The School Holidays!

For those of you that have school age children the long summer break can be exhausting. 

Where are we going?
What are we doing?
I'm hungry!
I'm bored!

Smiling sunshine drawn in the sand and surrounded by towels, shells and starfish

Well, I'm sure you're well aware that the end is near!! The last few days are upon you, so crack open the wine/beer/gin/whatever and sit back and take a look at a few activities to get through the last days.

Design a t-shirt - Cost - £2.00-£3.00

Buy a cheap t-shirt or use an old one that's seen better days. If you want to splash out on some fabric pens you can but they can be pricey and you might not use them again. So, if you don't intend to wash the t-shirt you may as well use some normal felt tips. Prices vary from 10p to a couple of quid. With B&M currently (at time of writing) having a bumper bargain pack for 10p!!! You can make this activity last a bit longer by getting the kids to design the t-shirt first!

Top tip! Put a piece of paper or card in the middle of the t-shirt to stop the ink going through to the other side.

Pot of pens
PJ day - Cost - Free!

Give the wash basket the day off and let the kids have a duvet day!! Think movies, treats and pizza, possibly a bit of den building with the bedding!! If you've got more than one little (or big) one at home, let them take it in turns to pick the film or TV show. 

Top tip! Kids want to watch something new? Why not do a DVD swap with a friend or sign up to a free months trial over at Netflix

Netflix logo

Stage your own bake off - Cost - £4.00 - £5.00

Hopefully you'll already have the baking tray, so you'll only need the ingredients and you may have a few of those already! Whip up a storm in the kitchen and make a dozen fairy cakes. Once they've cooled down bring out icing, sweets and whatever else you fancy to decorate the cakes. 

Top tip! Invite some friends along and split the cost with their parents. One of you can step out of the room when the kids decorate the cakes and be Mary for judging. Major backcombing optional!! 

Mary Berry

Tell tales - Cost - Free!

Nobody likes telling tales, unless of course, they are the fictional written down type. Sit the kids down with some pen and paper and give them some writing triggers. Thinks like..................

You wake up and discover you have been shrunk down to the size of a pepperpot and have wings

You receive a letter in the post that says you have been accepted into superhero school

Top tip! This activity can use up lots of time and really get the kids imaginations going. Get them to draw their main characters to help them visualise their story. You never know, it could lead to them being the next J.K. Rowling! 

A Frankenstein monster being drawn by a child

I hope these help you through the next few days!! 

Remember they won't be little forever. Enjoy every moment with them.

Mummy Snowy Owl

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