So often in the U.K it rains! and I can find the thought of getting all three children out, only to come straight back in moaning and soaking wet. Also the School holidays can feel long and can’t always be doing activities that cost a lot!
So here’s a few things I like to do with my Children most are quite obvious that I’m sure other Parents do too and don’t cost the Earth! Once they’ve exhausted playing with their toys and the “Mum/Dad – I’m bored” statements begin!
- Baking – Before the holidays break up and I only have one child to look after I’ll make a list of what I need to buy. Then use up what’s in the cupboards making cakes and biscuits.
- Cooking – Decorating their own pizza’s, give them a wrap, bowl of tomato passata and different toppings to make for themself.
- Indoor Picnic – Make sandwiches in fun shapes using cutters, get some fruit and crisps then sit on a blanket or rug to bring the outdoors in.
- Crafts – I’ll go to Poundland or The Works and buy some craft activities, like painting wooden shapes for example, they absolutely love this, I’ll try to keep it relevant to the season i.e Easter.
- Scrap Book – You can buy one for a £1 for the pound shop and the children can cut and stick leaflets, receipts or any other bits they collect into it and if old enough write along side it.
- In advance I’ll book an activity for them to look forward to and attend, For Easter I have booked my Sister into a Ballet dance session Or could just be going to soft play.
- Making den’s – They love this, getting blankets out etc and having fun playing in them
- Home Cinema – Letting them choose a film and eat popcorn
- Bedroom Makeover – If you’ve seen my stories I prefer to do this when they are at School, So that I can get the black sack out, However when they are off it can be made fun but taking a before and after photo and explaining how much space they will have made.
- If all else fails and boredom from being indoors strikes then get the wellington on and get out for a walk in the rain! At least it will tire them out for bedtime…