How To Keep Kids Entertained These School Holidays
It’s almost that time again, school holidays! No matter how old your kids are, keeping them entertained is both a challenge and feat during the school holiday period. Here’s our top 4 ways to reduce the amount of “I’m bored” phrases you’ll hear, PLUS keep them happy.
- Get Outdoors
Go for a walk, play on the grass, go for a bike ride, kick a soccer ball around! Getting some fresh air and sunshine is one of the best ways for kids (and adults) to hit refresh and burn some energy. After all this time spent indoors over isolation, we’re spending as much time as we can outside and appreciating nature!
- Keep Active
Keeping active is not only a great way to tire your kids out and get them moving, but it can also give them a sense of purpose and achievement. It’s important to keep it interesting though, so why not introduce them to dance classes, yoga, swimming lessons or karate? And for the teens, how about a bootcamp as their focus can often shift to health and fitness rather than sports.
Not only will these activities keep your kids happy and healthy, most are available virtually and starting to slowly reopen. It’s also a great way to meet likeminded kids and socialise.
- Arts & Crafts
A messy, but usually welcomed activity that will keep the kids occupied for hours (or at least one)! Arts and crafts are not only a fun way to keep busy, especially on the colder or rainy days, but are also important for kid’s motor skill development, creativity and self-esteem!
Set up a space to paint a canvas, make a paper mache or put down some playdough to mould into whatever their imagination comes up with! Don’t worry, if you’re not the creative type, Wildlings have live, guided art workshops available to do all the work for you.
- Movies & Music
Film is an old favourite for the school holidays, whether it’s taking them to the cinema or putting a few movies on at home and snuggling up with some popcorn on the couch. Movie time is the perfect time to let their imaginations grow, and to learn important messages often depicted by film.
Likewise, listening and playing music is a great form of self-expression, often with the ability to transform a mood with just one song! Play some of their favourite songs on speakers around the house and sing along with them, even as a treat you could take them to a concert or local performance.
And if your child really loves a specific movie, why not surprise them with a virtual meet up with their favourite character? Or if the theatre calls, perhaps a few drama or singing classes to finesse their skills and boost their confidence!
Whether you choose just a few, or all of these ideas to keep your kids busy, Wildlings has experiences in all categories available for purchase right now at www.thewildlings.com.au/
Written by Experience Aficionado, Laura Hodges