No Fuss Activities For Mid Term Break!
Mid term break is here, and you find yourself at home with the kids asking “what are we doing today?” Rain is pouring down outside, or you’re just not in the mood to pack up the car and venture somewhere far. Whatever your reason for not wanting to go outside or go very far from home, we have some no fuss activity ideas for you to try!
1. Build a fort! - One of the easiest activities to keep kids occupied is building a fort in your sitting room with cushions, blankets and pillows. Use some dining chairs or a clothes horse for support and boom! You’ve got yourself an awesome den. Add some LED fairy lights for a cute effect. Point the fort at the TV, or bring in your laptop or tablet, and bunker down with a nice family movie. Popcorn and sweets optional!
2. Indoor Treasure Hunt - is there anything more exciting to kids than the prospect of running around looking for nice things? We think not… Grab some chocolate coins or your child’s favourite treat from the shop, and plant them around the house (make sure you remember where you’ve hidden them!). Depending on your kids age, you can either draw a simple map with x’s marking where the treats or hidden. If your child is a little older, you can make up clues or rhymes for them to solve in order to find the sweets! You can find a good example of a treasure hunt here.
3. Bake! - Baking with kids can be stressful at times, but it’s a great activity for all the family to take part in and is relatively cheap to do! Rice Krispie buns are probably the easiest thing to ‘bake’ with kids, but there are lots of recipes suitable for kids here, again it all depends on your kids age and capabilities (and your level of patience).
4. Colouring! - Simple yet effective, colouring is an easy way to keep the kids busy. To make it a bit of fun why not get a few large A2 sheets and tape them together at the back, lay them on the floor and let your child(ren) go wild drawing and colouring.
Should it not rain (stranger things have happened), or you just want to venture outside we have some activities you can do with the kids outside!
1. Head to the park - The usual swings and slides will excite most kids, but if you want to mix up your journey to the park we have some suggestions.
Have a scavenger hunt - much like the treasure hunt at home, a scavenger hunt in the park can be lots of fun. Why not rope in some other parents to help you out and make a day of it? Picnics are optional but highly recommended for a nice end to the day!
Badminton - badminton rackets are relatively inexpensive and are a great way to get your and the kids active! It can be played in the park or in the comfort of your own back garden.
2. A trip to the library - ok, so technically a library is indoors but if your library is in walking distance we recommend making it an adventure and walking there. Once at the library, select some books to have a readathon with the kids. This is a great way to get them reading more over mid term break!