Those two days after Friday can feel like a huge chasm, when you have kids to entertain. It’s easy to get stuck into the same routine and lose all inspirational ideas. Here are a few new ideas to help with bonding between yourself and your children. Make the most of the time that you have!
What better way to weigh down your picnic blanket than by using the tools nature has given us: massive rocks? Instead of using plain boulders, get out your paintbrushes and be creative. Why not make your own pet rocks.
The garden isn’t going to sort itself out. An extra pair of hands can be useful, and you’re teaching your kids some great horticultural skills for the future. They might be more likely to eat their vegetables, if they’ve grown them at home.
Play A Sport
Whether it’s badminton in the back yard or football at your local park, get out and have fun!
Watch The Stars
Kids love an excuse to stay up late. Grab a hot chocolate and go star-gazing – it’s certainly worth getting a telescope, so your kids can learn more about the universe.
Who doesn’t love a good treasure hunt? Think up age-appropriate clues and set up a long foray into the wilderness that will keep them occupied all day (just make sure the prizes are worth it).
If you can have fun, eat something tasty, and teach your kids a new skill, why wouldn’t you? Choose a simple and creative recipe that everyone can join in with, like fairy cakes! If you are unsure of cooking with kids I have some great tips.
Go On A Day Out
Do you feel like it’s time to get out of the house? There are lots of great venues throughout the UK, whether you choose to visit an art gallery or a wildlife park, such as Knowsley Safari Park.
Make A Dress-up Box
We’re sure you have old costumes kicking around the house, as well as a few bits and bobs out of your own wardrobe. Dressing up can spark imaginations and even facilitate activities like play writing and acting.
i will bare these ideas in mind for when our little one will be big enough)
I recently found some rock pets in the garden that Aiden had made when he was 4. He’s 14 this month and it was such a lovely surprise to find them still looking lovely 🙂
great ideas – we love making rock pets 🙂
Rock pets is something we haven’t tried yet. I’ll have to put that on my list
What great ideas, we are planning to grow some veg this year in a variety of pots and containers…..I am even going to try growing some in a pair of willies.. xxx
Great ideas, we love baking and might give the rock painting a go too 🙂 x
What fun ideas – I love the rock painting – must go out now and find some to paint with my niece!
I love the rock pets – I haven’t made those with my 3 yet but I’m sure they’d love them! Great ideas!
Love your pet rocks and we’ve been busy gardening this week too 😀
Great ideas! Thanks for sharing, must remember these for when Im wondering what to do on lazy days.
Yet more great ideas. Thanks
My eldest has been wanting to bake and help me cook these last few days. It has been lovely to have some “mummy Joe-Joe” time as we used to call it when he was little 🙂 have a good week x
Great ideas thanks. We are going to get the kids growing their own choice of veg in the garden. They are very excited. 🙂
I adore your pet rocks! x
Pet rocks are so great x
Some great ideas x
Love the idea of rock animals – we already got a perfect huge stone for a ladybird 🙂