School holidays bring with them a more flexible pace of life without the school run and other various regular activities. On the other hand, there is less time to blog and one needs to find more ways to keep kids occupied.
Apart from a trip to the zoo, a day at the snow and a weekend away at a friend's beachhouse, these holidays I'm trying for one activity out of the house each day (to save the 'climbing the walls syndrome') whether it be a playdate with friends, a trip to the library or a trip to the airport to say goodbye to Granny, and the rest of the time at home. I find my kids are so busy during the term that they yearn for unstructured time at home and so does their Mum! Personally I'm a fan of letting kids just play and find their own fun. My kids are quite good at doing that, but I like to have "distractions" in my arsenal if the need arises.
The internet is full of gems if you know where to look ...
- Of course you'll find quite a few simple, yet super cool, ideas and links to other great sites right here on Frog Goose & Bear.
- We have been enjoying the brilliant 'Action Packs' from WhipUp. They are well worth the $5 in my opinion. The idea is that kids, aged 7 and up, can do it independently with little supervision or younger kids can do it with some help. I am a huge fan! The Chai tea concoctions in the photos above are straight from the "Sew & Tea" edition.
- Goose has become a little obsessed with this season's masterchef and she has been allowed to stay up later during the holidays to watch. When I gave her this fun 'easiest ever choc chip slice' recipe - she told me to step out of the kitchen as she was doing it all on her own, which she did! A new era has begun.
What are your school holiday tips?