Wow school holidays hit us like a slap in the face this time round. Where did the time go? As busy parents, Dave and I only caught on that holidays were coming up on the Wednesday before.
3 whole weeks of both kids at home – at a time where we actually don’t have a car available to us! What a nightmare! We are one week in and…I haven’t had a moment for blogs or recording or work till now.
And boys are like puppy dogs, they have so much energy you have to take them out for runs, plays and activities. If I keep my boys in the house too long, they literally start to destroy it.
Anyways having surrendered to the fact that I’m not going to be as productive these next few weeks, I’ve been trying to come up with activities to do with them in the house and locally. Here’s a few things I have on the program.
Walks to the park
If the sun is out and it’s not raining, it’s a goer! I thought I would have a problem getting them to leave but after a good play they are more than happy for a drink of water and home time.
Chance adores cooking. This week we made banana and choc oat muffiny cookie things (I was improvising). We also make pizza using wraps and tortillas with tomato and cheese. They are so quick and easy. Next week we’ll do cup cakes and pancakes.
Everybody loves Lego, till they step on one! Building things with Lego is so good for their development and creativity. We always opt to buy the genuine Lego brand though as they are built to last and wont crack into sharp bits.
We have lots of Wiggles and ABC kids DVDs in reserve and the kids absolutely love dancing. Plus it burns lots of their seemingly unlimited energy (ours too). All in fun and exercise.
My kids are big fans of Mister Maker so they love drawing and making things with cardboard, paper, clay, straws – just about anything. Try to collect bits and pieces they can use for crafts: jars, boxes, toilet rolls, tins, lids buttond etc it is also a nice way to recycle.
So there is a good start. I’d love to hear what other parents are doing on school holidays to keep their kids entertained. Please comment below. Remember that days of them dying for your love and attention are numbered so make use of the time while you can. One day you might be the one chasing after their attention 😉