7 Holiday Activities For Kids
Friday, March 31, 2017

7 Holiday Activities For Kids

Stuck the kids these holidays and run out of ideas to keep them entertained? Turn off the iPad and disconnect the Wi-Fi. Here are some fun ideas to inspire imagination and creativity.

Get creative with a cardboard box

From a mini camper van to a chic handbag and an enthralling maze, what *can’t* you make out of a cardboard box?

Listen to a podcast just for kids

Kinderling is a great radio station for both little ones and grown ups – there are great music shows to get them up and bopping around and stories to keep the enthralled. Another great option is the Sydney Opera House’s new podcast, ‘This Kid Life’, which tackles big topics for little people, from the environment and education to music.

Build a backyard obstacle course

Get the kids out off their bums and out of the house with a DIY obstacle course, from using your garden hose as a balance beam to tossing water balloons. There are heaps of different obstacles online to mix and match, using things you’ve probably already got at home.

Gardening

Getting your kids in the garden is a great way for them to develop new skills and learn about science and nature. They can help with planting, mulching, weeding and cooking. Some great plants that they can grow include zucchinis, micro greens, beans and sprouts.

Ocean play scene

Another great way to get the kids outside and creative, other ideas include desert, fairy and forest scenes.

Host a scavenger hunt

Make a list of things the kids have to find around the house and set them a time limit. This is a great game to make even the most ordinary items around the house fun and exciting.

Everyday gourmet

Get the kids busy in the kitchen and help them create something tasty they can be proud of.

Apart from teaching them something they can carry into adulthood, it’s a great way to bond with your kids, it teaches them about nutrition and it helps to develop their maths and reading skills, too. And if your child is a picky eater, even the fussiest of kids will be up for tasting something they created in the kitchen.