We love our kids, really, I know we do, but many of us dread the impending school holidays as children as sure to ask more than once - "what can I do?"
My children are such non-believers when my husband and I say we are never bored. Unfortunately, the irony is wasted on them when I tell them the reason we are never bored is because we love cooking, cleaning and tidying up so much.
Of course, there are parks, the zoo, Netflix, sleepovers and school holiday programmes, but it can become a little ‘old’ the tenth time around. So, for a little fresh inspiration Makekit DIY Crafts Kits has collated new ideas to get kids thinking outside of the box.
Learn something new
Make something new
Makekit offers a range of projects for kids to create by themselves, in pairs or with a parent. Our lovable dog, Doug is the ideal project for Mum or Dad to make with younger children. What's more, children are learning a new craft, reading the instructions, following steps and are rewarded at the end. You could say it’s learning outside the classroom.
The Priceless Cardboard Box
Ever wondered why ‘bottle flipping’ is an absolute hit with kids? It’s accessible to all children, the child is in control, it gives a different result every time and most of all it builds comradery among kids.
Here is an excellent tutorial where a marble run is constructed using a trusty cardboard box, iceblock sticks, disposable cups, and marbles. Takes time to make and then fun to play. You’re welcome.
- Children have the energy to burn, particularly boys and some of the best advice I was given for winter holidays is this.
- Get children into a wetsuit (or togs) and send them outside. Mud, sliding about, jumping in puddles, and general scallywag behaviour is going to clear the cobwebs out and give any parent some respite. Absolutely no one is allowed back inside until they've had a good hose-down, followed by a warm shower to chill them out a bit. Invite the neighbour’s kids and this is the kind of fun memory they will talk about 30 years from now.