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Simple Fun Activities To Keep Your Child Happy This Holiday

by | Jun 22, 2018 | Raising Children | 0 comments

As the summer break approaches and schools go on holiday you might find yourself needing to find some extra fun activities for your child to do.

If you are anything like me you won’t want them sat in front of the TV or any other type of screen for the next 6 weeks. 

To help you out I’ve listed some really fun activities that are simple and cost effective for you do with your little ones.

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1. Chalk Drawing

 

Chalk to the rescue!  The totally awesome thing about chalk is that it just rubs off or washes away. 

Stock up on some jumbo sized chalk and get your children to draw something amazing on your sidewalk (just make sure you are allowed to).

My children absolutely love to do this and it keeps them even more busy when there is a prize for the most creative picture.

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2. Puzzles

 

I love to do puzzles and so do my children, there is something so magical about fitting in that last piece that is so satisfying.  Stock up on some great children’s puzzle pieces to keep them fully engaged.

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3. Bubble Blowing

 

You can make up some really great fun activities using bubbles. Get the children to use pipe cleaners and see who can make the most unusual shape. 

Blowing bubbles is really cheap fun activity to do and provides a lot of fun and laughter.

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4. Bake Cookies

 

Lets face children love to get in the kitchen and do something fun.  How about letting them loose in the kitchen (providing they are old enough) to bake some cookies.

It’s a great disciple for them to be able follow the cookbook instructions and create something incredible to eat. 

You never know you might even have a master baker on your hands!

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5.  Lego

 

Lego is the ultimate baby sitter for children.  As long as you have enough pieces it will keep them occupied for hours on end.

There is no end to the creative juices that can flow here.  Just be sure not to step on any pieces, ouch!

6.  Make up a dance or a play

 

Encourage your child to use their imagination to think of a dance or a play to preform.

If your child is an only child perhaps you get get them to write a poem and preform that to you.

7.  Yes/ No Game

 

I have a confession to make here.  I am guilty of playing the yes/ no game as an adult.

The yes/ no game is incredibly simple to play.  One person asks questions and the other person is not allowed to answer with yes or no and they are not allowed to shake or nod their heads either.

You have to keep the questions coming really fast though.

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8.  Build a fort

 

Most of us have done this at some point in our lives.  Building a fort is a fun past time and will definitely get your children’s creative juices flowing.

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9.  Picnic in the park

 

Having a picnic on a nice warm day will let you get some fresh air and allow your child to have a run around and burn off some of that energy.

10.  Swimming

 

Swimming is a great fun low cost activity for your child to do.  If your child can’t yet swim this would be a great time to encourage them to learn.

11.  Visit a zoo or a museum

 

These are both educational and fun.  Find out what you have locally to where you live and head down there.

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12. Water Games

 

Water games are huge amounts of fun and are perfect when it is really hot outside.  You can opt for supersoakers or water bombs.  The fun is endless!

13.  Host a supervised BBQ

 

If you are feeling particularly brave a BBQ is a great idea.  You can get your children’s friends to come over and enjoys some outside time and food at the same time.

14.  Roller Blading/ Skateboarding

Roller blading or skateboarding are really good for the outdoors. These will help to keep your children active and as far away from the tv screen as possible.

15.  Football

 

Playing football outside gets the children to have some fresh air give you a few minutes break too.  Challenge them to see how many keepy-up-es they can do.

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16.  Bike Riding

 

Bike riding can be a great bonding experience for you and your child.  You can cycle around to discover new places and stop for something to eat and drink on the way.

17.  Canvas Drawing

Get your child a canvas and allow them to draw a beautiful landscape picture.  You can get them to look out of their bedroom window and draw what they see.

To make it even more interesting, why not let them experiment using pastels as well.

18.  Play Dates

 

Letting your child have a play date will most certainly give you some free time and your child something fun to do.  You can also alternate so the next time your child can go over to a friends house too.

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19.  Board Games

 

Board games can be really fun especially when there is a little competition involved.  Put the dinner on slow cook and have some hang time with your child.

20.  Karaoke

Karaoke is the most fun ever!  You get to completely embarrass yourself and your child 100 fold!

If you would like to read more from Brown Skin Mama here are a couple of articles you could start with:

Tips For Having A Smooth Morning Routine With Children

Why Having A Water Birth Is A Game Changer

 

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