Digging in the archives I’ve selected over 100 different boredom busting ideas for the kids to try out during the school holidays… Indoors & out, sunshine or rain, here’s my choice to keep the kids entertained…
1.Make your own fairy doors..
2..Make a box dolls house using samples collected from B&Q… Be your own interior designer!
3..Make your own pine cone hedgehog pets.
4..Have an indoor campout..if you haven’t got a pop up tent then build an under table den..
5..Make donuts for the fairies using Cheerios & icing.
7..Set up a marble hunt in the woods.
9..Have a cake decorating competition, buy value cakes for approx 60p each and decorate with icing and sweets. The winner of ours got a half an hour extra bedtime pass.
10..Make a milk carton bird house/feeder.
11..Tin can lanterns. Fill an empty tin with water and freeze, once frozen carefully use a hammer and nails to make your own patterns, once finished run under warm water to release the ice and pop in a tea light. ( best suited to older children, take care of sharp edges)
12..make a chocolate brownie, creme fraiche and fruit pizza.
14..dig for hidden money at the beach (draw a square and bury coins to be found)
16..make a Reading hammock with a long piece of fabric.
18..watch planes from the end of a runway..
19..Design your own clothes and use your phone camera to help you try them on.
20..Make a fabric or rope swing.
22..Go stream fishing with nets and jars.
23..Build boats with wood offcuts from a saw mill and a bag of nails.
26..Make some toilet tube tunnels.
27..make a jar fairy house lantern
29..make matchstick aeroplanes.
30..have a mini marshmallow tealight toasting session.
31..Have a look at some art and try recreating it.
33..make an outdoor Lego Playstation.
34..Make an outdoor art Playstation.
36..make an Elmer elephant from a milk carton.
37..make a woodland tripwire course.
39..make some giant Mikado using breadsticks and melted chocolate.
40..make an outdoor Reading area using a bed canopy or sheet.
41..put on a puppet show with your own lollipop stick puppets.
43..make an outdoor treasure table to put things you collect whilst out.
44..make a milk carton watering can.
45..bury your own time capsule.
46..have a kite retrieval challenge, make some simple kites with paper and string and throw them into the trees for the kids to climb and retrieve.
47..make a ribbon wind sock using a plastic milk carton.
49..create your own Man V food tea.
50..decorate some paper lanterns (3pack at Poundland)
51..make a sheet den by hanging a broom or stick in a tree using strong and hanging a sheet over it.
52..make you own picnic pots using jars.
53..try your own flower petal art.
54..make some fabric fairy wings.
55..make a mountain out if a molehill.
56..discover old treasure (you can buy old coins on eBay to drop to be discovered!)
58..do a penny search in the grass.
59..make some salt art bottle using salt and chalk.
67..make paper doiley ballerinas
68..make limpet shell mushrooms
69..make spooky eyes from toilet roll tubes
71..build an under table bear lair
72..make some stick stump robins
73..Have a picnic supper before bed
75..make your own beach art with a rake
76..make an under table house den with a sheet
77..Have fun with an empty picture frame
79..have an upside down back to front dinner
81..make a colour wheel with leaves
83..play in the park in the dark
85..take your duvets to the cinema
87..do some extreme stairway boating (caution needed!)
88..Set up a bed outside for a duvet day!
89..Watch finding memo from a boat
90..search out fireflies, secretly splash glow sticks in the trees
92..make your artwork come alive with playdough
93..play glow in the dark swingball
100..search for skeleton leaves
Fabulous. That’s my half term sorted! Thank you
So many simple, yet fun things to do. Thank you!
The London Mummy says
Reblogged this on The London Mummy and commented:
Wonderful ideas to keep the kiddies entertained
Kim Carberry says
This is fantastic! I am going to use some of these ideas. Thank you x
Have fun with them! ????