It’s the summer holidays which means heading off somewhere lovely – but which can also mean long days trying to keep the small ones entertained.
I am a big believer in not planning things to do for every minute of the day, every day of the week. And anyway, you can end up spending a small fortune (and eat rubbish food) on ‘exciting’ days out that leave everyone frazzled.
So sue me, but I think it’s OK for them to SOMETIMES be a bit bored. I read it somewhere and I totally agree with the sentiment. I can remember growing up having long, boring afternoons with nothing to do, but I used my imagination and went and did something, or created, or coloured.
Sunny days can be sorted with play dates, a cheap paddling pool and tupperware boxes. But it’s the rainy days you worry about – after all, there’s only so much CBeebies will help with.
So I have taken some inspiration from Pinterest and come up with five crafty activities that’ll entertain them during the make – and the playing time afterwards.
PS Pinterest UK interviewed me for their blog, check it out here.
1: INDOOR HOPSCOTCH MADE WITH DUCT TAPE (could also try Washi tape)
2: MAKING A CARDBOARD CAMERA
3: BUILDING A DEN OUT OF AN XXL LAUNDRY BAG
4: BUILDING A CARDBOARD DOLLS HOUSE
This was uploaded onto Pinterest without instructions, but lots of great how to do ideas here
5: DIY SAILBOAT IN A JAR