If you’re a stay at home mom and winter break is looming just around the corner, then you may already be feeling apprehensive about how to entertain the kids.
You could take it day by day, and white-knuckle the entire thing – or you could arm yourself with a practical list of things to do.
Let’s take a look at five fun family activities to help you get through school break so that you can come out the other side unscathed.
1. Host a MasterChef Competition
Sick of cooking for the kids, and hoping to have a bit of a break over the school holidays? There’s never been a better time than now to teach them how to cook.
The best part is, you don’t have to get all fancy with the recipes. In fact, if you keep them simple, then your kids will learn quicker, and it won’t be as stressful. If your kids have friends over as well, having a MasterChef competition is a great way to occupy everyone. What’s more, they all get to eat at the end of it. Dinner done.
2. Go To Your Local Park
This is perhaps the most common suggestion ever, but we’re not talking about just any park. Do a bit of research beforehand, and see what other parks are out there in your local community that you haven’t been to before.
You’d be surprised at how many cool activities you can find at your local parks. From flying foxes to water play, there are all kinds of things for your kids to do when you explore new territory.
3. Read to the Kids
Again, this may sound like one of the most generic suggestions, but the school holidays are actually a great opportunity to cut down on screen time and encourage your kids to read more. If they’re struggling to get into the rhythm of it, you could always try a reading improvement app.
A reading improvement app can show your child where they are not quite getting it right, and help them get past those initial roadblocks that often makes reading frustrating.
4. Hop on a Train
You may have never thought of getting on your local train with the kids, and seeing where it goes. As an adult, the thought of a train may not make you jump for joy, but for the kids, it’s a great way to see more of the landscape, while going on an adventure.
This is a great way to keep them entertained and contained. It’s also a great way to explore more of your city without having to drive everywhere.
5. Treasure Hunt
Whether you set it up in your backyard, or you visit your local park, organizing a treasure hunt for your kids and their friends is a great way to keep them occupied during school break.
Not only will this use up energy, but it will also require them to use their geography skills as well. They’ll also learn how to work as a team, which is a great new skill to learn.
School break often looms large and seem to take forever to pass. However, you can make it a bit easier on everyone by these five practical, fun activities that will capture the imagination of everyone.