Weekends With The Kids: Ideas Of What You Can Do To Fill The Time 17



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!

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Rock City

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.

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Grow Plants

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.

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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.

Treasure Hunt

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).

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Cook Together

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.

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