Hello lovely parents, Half Term Holidays are about to start after a couple of weeks. Have you planned anything for your kids or thought about how to entertain and make their one week holiday full of fun. Well, today I am going to share with you some really easy and practical ideas about things to do in the school holidays. These ideas are not only easy, practical and enjoyable but also very affordable and helpful for our little kiddies in expressing and exploring their own creativity in their own way. So, let’s see, what we can do in our kid’s Half Term holidays.
1-INDOOR SOFT PLAY AND FUN: In this cold weather, indoor soft play is really a great option and gives our child a good physical and mental exercise as they have to climb, jump and wonder around a lot in the play area. I really like soft play for kids and my kids enjoy going there too 🙂
2-INDOOR GARDENING: Indoor gardening is a really good activity to do at home. It doesn’t matter if you have a big house or a little flat. Planting something in one tiny pot teaches our kids a lot about being patient, being kind and being caring towards plants and this way they will learn to stay polite and caring with their fellows as well. Plant edible herbs is a really good idea, this way they will learn about benefits of eating fresh and healthy food.
3-CRAFT ACTIVITIES: Craft activities are always a fun for kids to do, these activities may include cardboard craft, shoe box craft, tissue paper roll craft, painting, coloring or drawings or anything of their choice. Here are some ideas for your beautiful kiddies…:). For more ideas about indoor crafts, click https://kiddieversity.com/category/toddlers-kids/
4-COOKING TOGETHER: Whenever you cook, you can ask them what they want to eat, involve them in this process while keeping in mind all safety measures as per their age and abilities. Discuss health benefits and nutritional values of the food you cook and tell them in their own childish way about how these foods can benefit our health and growth.
5-LIBRARY: Book reading culture should always be encourage for every age group. Take you kids to library and let them choose the book of their own choice, take it home and enjoy reading the book and discuss about it. Ask them about why they want to read this specific book among many others. Appreciate their reasoning and help them in reading and knowing more and more.
6-SET GOALS: Though this half term holiday is just a week but in this week you can sat the goals along with your child regarding what they want to learn, like good habits and discuss with them about good and bad manners. Set a goal to acquire good and try to avoid bad habits. One week is good enough time to make goals like this. Appreciate and reward them for their efforts and encourage them to do so in future as well. Parent’s appreciation is the best thing to boost our child’s confidence and courage.
7-HOLIDAY PROJECTS: Your child might get some project from school for this half term holiday, if not, then give your child one. You have to help and discuss them accordingly in wither way. Project we can give them could be making a sketch, create something by using papers and cardboard or plant anything or make something with cartons and play dough or from any other thing. This way they will learn how to concentrate and how to time bound themselves in order to finish a task in limited time. For further craft and activity ideas, please click https://kiddieversity.com/category/toddlers-kids/
8-FOOD CREATIVITY: Give your kids vegetables, cheese, pepperoni, salami, fruits and boiled beans or pasta. Then let them create their own sandwich, salad, and vegetables. You can also give them pizza sauce and dough, let them create their own pizza and then bake it for them or decorate a pancake or a cup cake. Food creativity is such a fun activity for kids to do and they always enjoy doing this. This way, they will also learn about creative and health eating please check this out https://kiddieversity.com/category/food-diet/
9-GAMES: Get involve in playing games with them, either pretend play or board games or puzzles as per their interest, have fun and laugh together. Kids love playing games and spend time with parents too and this is such a great way to becomes a good friend of your child and helps you building a loving bond of love as well.
10-PLAY DATES: Plan play dates with your child’s friends, invite them at home and let them play the way they want. Well good idea is to be friends with your child’s parents so that you can enjoy as well while kids are playing. In this era of technology, spending time together with close friends is very important. You ask ask your child’s friends to take one toy of their choice to share as well.
So, these are some ideas that I wanted to share with all of your and I am going to practice the same during the half term holidays of my daughter. Please share your ideas as well, about what you are planning to do in term holidays along with your kiddies. I will be lovely to read you ideas and experiences as well…:)
Check these video demos for further ideas about crafts and activities…:)