Apologies for those of whose kids have still got another week of term but mine finish school tomorrow so I thought it was probably time to start thinking about what on earth I'm going to do with them for the next 7 weeks!!! I'm aware that I probably should have put some thought into this a little bit before now but hey-ho better late than never I guess!!
So, if, like me you haven't really thought much about what you're going to do with the kids this summer, here's a few ideas:
I don't know about you guys but my kids love a picnic! I find it's one of the easiest activities to do in the summer hols! Just chuck some food in a cool bag, grab a picnic blanket, a football and a frisbee and find a nice park that has a kids play area to keep them occupied! One of my top tips with a picnic is to arrange to meet friends there too! The kids can then all play together and if you're lucky, you might even get 5 minutes to sit and have an actual conversation with another adult!!
2. Garden obstacle course
This activity is a bit of a favourite one in our house! All I do is lay out a few items around the garden and then set a course, e.g. crawl through the play tunnel, run zig zag through some cones, do 10 skips with a skipping rope, throw a ball into a hoop, kick a ball into the football goal, do 10 star jumps, 5 press-ups, etc. then time the kids around the course and see if they can beat their time each time they do it!
3. Arts & Crafts!
Love it or hate it, craft activities can be useful for keeping the kids occupied on a rainy day or just if you want to actually keep them sitting in one place for a short amount of time! Here's a round-up of some of my favourite sets that we have on offer at Happy Cat Kids: