We asked our followers to come up with a list of things to do during the summer holiday come rain or shine, indoors or out, day or night….and they didn’t let us down!
There’s something for everyone on this list and it will keep you going all through the summer.
Well done ‘Family Days Tried & Tested’ followers. You really do rock and helped make a fab list.
So what’s on the list?
Loads & loads & loads…..here you go…
☀️Climb a tree
☀️Take a bucket and spade to the beach and have a hole digging contest.
☀️Make some rainbow rice…place some rice into food bags & add a teaspoon of food colouring & a teaspoon of vinegar, dry it out in the sun. Great for pouring play, tipping, fairy fun etc.
☀️Become outdoor artists & paint a picture outside..
☀️Build a den inside using sheets, duvets and cushions.
☀️Build a den outdoors using sticks and foliage in the woods.
☀️Bake cakes & then have a tea party with them.
☀️Have a cake decorating competition.Buy sponge cakes for under a pound at the supermarket and use icing (icing sugar & water) and sweeties to decorate them.
☀️Build a hedgehog bar/house with a cardboard box or ice cream tub and leave it under a bush with a shallow bowl of water, stay up late with hot chocolate and torches to see if a hedgehog comes…
☀️Star gaze with duvets on a trampoline or in a paddling pool.
☀️make a moth attractor, hang a white sheet on the washing line and place a torch behind it…this will double as a shadow theatre.
☀️Throw the bedtime rules out if he window ????
☀️Have a big clear out of old toys and books, give them to the charity shop or have your own car boot sale to fund a day out.
☀️Have a wash your own clothes day!! Use a paddling pool to wash your own clothes and hang them out to dry.
☀️Make a meadow mural…collect flowers over the summer and use a book to press them and make a picture with them at the end of the holiday, alternatively, collect flowers and make your own fresh flower mural on a sheet.
☀️Silly championships…each family member designs a game/race…the sillier the better! Allocate points for each round, hold the competition over an afternoon and have a medal ceremony, awards giving out.
☀️Make a reading nook by hanging up an old sheet.
☀️Go on a treasure hunt….hide pennies along the way for the kids to find.
☀️Go on a leaf rubbing nature trail, take a notepad and pencil to rub leaves, use the Internet to identify them when you get home or go to a library to get an identification boom.
☀️Have a water fight!
☀️Go rock pooling.
☀️Go on an alphabet walk, find things for each letter of the alphabet.
☀️Go to a pick your own fruit farm.
☀️Make your own crazy golf course at the beach, take plastic cups and flags to make your holes and a rake to make your course-don’t forget your golf club & balls.
☀️Have a campfire and marshmallows. You can buy a fire log in Poundstores which are ideal.
☀️Make a pop up movie theatre, use a pop up tent and an iPad for an outdoor theatre or put a tent in front of the t.v….don’t forget the popcorn!
☀️Visit a castle, you don’t have to go in if you want to save some money, just have a picnic with castle as your backdrop and plan your invasion ????
☀️Go to the park.
☀️Go to the park in the dark!!!
☀️Ride your bike
☀️Jump in puddles til your soaked!
☀️Make puddle boats with household junk.
☀️Make a mini volcano, use papier mâché or an empty bakers yeast tub with a lid, take bicarbonate of soda, malt vinegar or effervescent tablets, food colouring and away you go!
☀️Water pistol masterpieces…take an old sheet and use water pistols filled with water and food colouring to create your work of art.
☀️Have a board game day.
☀️Have an outdoor board game day in a tent.
☀️Have a snail Race.
☀️Go bug hunting.
☀️Create your own magic show.
☀️Build a puppet theatre…indoors or out, use an old sheet to hang in the door frame or between two trees and cut a square for your puppet stage, decorate wooden spoon as your characters.
☀️Go to a local fete.
☀️Have a nighttime picnic with fairy lights in the garden.
☀️Go to a museum.
☀️Feed the ducks…frozen peas are recommended.
☀️Grab a net and go pond dipping or butterfly hunting.
☀️Chalk target practice…use water guns to hit them.
☀️Buy a box of chalk….hopscotch, self portraits, pavement pictures etc..
☀️Build your own cereal box town!! Use a roll of lining paper to draw the roads.
☀️Raid pound land with a budget…stock up on cheap art stuff, summer games, books, bubbles etc.
☀️Recycle bag art. Use the contents of the recycle bin, boxes, milk cartons, tubes etc and a pot of glue to make junk models.
☀️Make petal and herb perfumes/potions. give the kids a jar, some water, a bowl to mix it and watch them create their own perfumes.
☀️Plant some vegetables/flowers
☀️Make a mud kitchen in the garden.
☀️Build your own obstacle course.
☀️Watch the sun go down.
☀️Watch the sun come up.
☀️Learn how to make a cup of tea.
☀️Go Blackberry picking…make jam.
☀️Stone painting…collect stones and paint them.
☀️Pretend the floor is lava! You can only survive by going around the room on safe cushions!
☀️Visit a farm.
☀️Have your own teddy bears picnic.
☀️Make your own homework station ready for back to school.
☀️Learn some words in another language.
☀️Have a mini sports day with supplies from the poundshop.
☀️Make a you wash stations with buckets of water and big sponges.
☀️Tubs of water and paintbrushes on a warm sunny day so you can water paint on patio slabs and walls and each it disappear as it dries.
☀️Take some flowers yo an old peoples home, or other to do an odd job for an elderly neighbour you may know.
☀️Make a fairy garden.
☀️Make some fairy doors for the woods.
☀️Go plane spotting at the end of an airport runway.
☀️Have a picnic by a river/stream and try to catch fish in a jar.
☀️Have some shaving foam fun in a tray full of dinosaurs.
☀️Make some past jewellery with string and pasta tubes.
☀️Try rainy day lilo surfing down wet grassy banks.
☀️Build a boat…get off cuts of wood and a bag of nails from your local saw mill.
☀️Make a scarecrow.
☀️Make your own pizza.
☀️Make a web of wool or string in the living room (or on trees in the woods), hang small bells on them and challenge the kids to get through the web without ringing the bells.
☀️Go fossil hunting.
☀️Do some birdwatching, get a birdwatching book from the library to identify the birds.
☀️Build a giant birds/dinosaur best using cut grass & sticks.
☀️Make bird feeders to hang in the trees using string and Cheerios.
☀️Do some paper plate artwork.
☀️Get the most out of your National Trust passes.
☀️Climb a big hill to fly a kite.
☀️Make your own kite with carrier bags and string.
☀️Have your own fashion designing day by making your attire with old fabrics, safety pins and basic sewing.
☀️Go searching for tigers and bears in the forest.
☀️Go on a nocturnal nature walk.
☀️Stay in a caravan.
☀️Have a stone skimming contest.
☀️Buils a wigwam.
☀️Make a rope swing.
☀️Go on a colours of the rainbow hunt…finish with a treat of Rainbow rice puffs and Neopolitan ice cream ????
☀️write and perform your own play. use sheets hung on the washing line to make your own theatre.
☀️Make ice lollies
☀️Have a disco, make your own playlist.
☀️Have your own plastic duck race
☀️Have a posh afternoon tea with China cups and cream cakes.
☀️Make some dolly dens in the woods for your Brabies and Kens.
☀️Go on a feather hunt.
☀️Take a rake to the beach and create your own giant beach art.
☀️Have a picnic breakfast at the park.
☀️Cook your own popcorn using Kernals.
☀️Have a duvet day and stay in your pjamas.
☀️Have a trampoline pillow fight.
☀️Make a memory book of everything you’ve done!
Didn’t our followers do well! What a fab list! well done to everyone for your suggestions! If you made the list then give yourself a big pat on the back ????????
Please feel free to share this FANTASTIC LIST and the only list you’ll need to see you through the holidays ❤️