Do you love having your children at home for the school break, because you can sleep in! Yes, they drive you up the wall with sayings like ‘Mum, I’m bored!’ or ‘Mum, ‘so-and-so broke my Barbie’s arm!!!’
Do you run out of ideas of what to do with your lovely bunch even though you have the best ideas but in the heat of the moment you forget all the things you had planned and wished that you had access to a list of activities that are fun and cost-effective at the same time?
I hear you Girlfriend! As a mum of 3 I have seen many seasons of school holidays and run out of ideas time and again of what to do with them on the holidays.
Every school holidays (boy do they come round quickly) I rack my busy mum’s brains to keep my children’s holidays eventful, before the dreaded b- word (‘Mum, I’m bored’) even forms on their lips. ‘101 Super Cool Ways to make your Child’s Holidays Magical!’ sprang to mind because a close friend of mine Karen, our children and I lovingly and jokingly invented ‘Manners 101’ when we were having an absolute fun time on Phillip Island in Australia a few years ago. From there it spiralled to fun and hilarious activities (spur of the moment ones, mind you!), such as ‘back to front’ and ‘opposite’ day’. ‘Back chat days’ were an all time favourite.
The list of ‘101 Super Cool Ways to make your Child’s Holidays Magical!’ is by no means exhausted. There are hundreds more ways to make your child’s holidays magical and memorial. The ideas range from free to low through to medium or higher cost per activity. The list is simply thought-provoking and I hope that it will inspire you and your children to create your own magical activities. Not all these ideas originate from me of course. Several mums in my ‘tribe’ have contributed their favourites, for which I am thankful. I’d love you to share your ideas with me – let me know which ones worked and which ones didn’t. Share which ones you adapted or which new ones you created with your gorgeous children. With your permission, I’d include them in any future resource along this line.
So without further ado, please look through them and create your own jar with activities. Be creative in how you choose which activities to do when.Your child/children might take it in turns to choose each day. You might want to
choose a few for the whole week. It’s your choice! :) Above all, enjoy and create memories and perhaps even rituals with your children, no matter how old they are.
On a more serious note, feel free to share this resource of ‘101 Super Cool Ways to make your Child’s Holidays Magical!’ with your friends as a whole, bearing in mind that the content is copyright. Thanks for your understanding!
I am super excited and privileged to say that the 101-list has been snapped up by http://www.mydeal.com.au/blog/post/summer-activities-to-do-with-the-kids and will also be submitted to mumsdelivery.com.au. Be one of thousands to access these activities. Get your children away from technology and give them the chance to create memories this summer (or winter, depending on which part of the world you are!).
Remember to share your favourite activities - the ones you love from this 101-list and/or ones that you have discovered for yourself. Look forward to hearing from you!