SCHOOL HOLIDAY BOREDOM BUSTERS AND TOP TIPS
The school holidays come with a break from the chaos of school routine and more time to spend with your kids. However, it can be difficult for parents. As school holiday excitement sets in, kids are ready to enjoy their holidays to the greatest extent. Here are our top tips for surviving the school holidays and boredom buster ideas for fun activities that will help the school holidays run smoothly (even if you are a little worn out by the end of it!)
TOP TIPS FOR SURVIVING THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
Get the kids involved by making a plan of activities for the holidays. Be sure to schedule in some down time and plan for good and bad weather!
2. The best things in life are free
There is no need to spend a fortune to entertain the kids during the holidays. Picnics, bike rides, a trip to the beach and park are all great boredom busters sure to keep your kids occupied.
3. Boredom is good
Unstructured time and time away from electronic devices is good for young minds. Boredom can foster creative and imaginative ideas, as well as improving problem solving skills.
4. Ask for help
Do not hesitate to reach out to others for help during this period. School holidays are hard and asking friends or family to help care for the children is not a weakness!
5. Find a balance
The school holidays do not always have to be chaotic. Don’t cram too much in. Not everyday has to involve a new activity, plan in time for rest. Prioritise your own happiness alongside your kids.
BOREDOM BUSTERS: SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES
1. Rainbow Toast
Bring some excitement into breakfast time through the kids' involvement in making rainbow toast. Painting toast with vibrate colours is a fun (and safe) activity for a little school holiday fun. Recipe Below.
2. Leaf Characters
After a trip to the park or a walk around your garden, collecting leaves to make leaf characters is another fun boredom buster activity for kids during the holidays. Using black and white markers, let your children release their creativity and make leaf families.
3. SOCK PUPPETS
Creating sock puppets is a great simple activity for kids that love storytelling and crafts. Create sock puppets and even have a sock theatre!
4. AEROPLANE FLYING SCHOOL
Channel the kids' energy into a fun and simple game of flying school. All they have to do is aim to get their paper planes through the targets, and beat their personal best!
5. CHALK ART
Chalk art is a fun and easy activity for kids to do at home! Jump outside to the pavement and let their imaginations run wild.