If you’re a parent who worries about how to keep the kids entertained during school holidays you’re not alone.
With four little people to keep happy and work to keep on top of too the school holidays can be a real juggling act in our house.
Over the years I’ve realised the more organised I am the more successful holidays tend to be – both for them and for me.
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So, with the school Easter holidays just around the corner in this collaborative post here are 7 simple ways to keep kids entertained without breaking the bank – or losing the plot either!
7 simple ways to keep kids entertained during school holidays
1. Plan ahead
The key to keeping kids busy during the holidays is to plan ahead. Make a list of everything you want to do with your kids and start scheduling them in. This will help you make the most of your time and ensure that everyone gets to do what they want to do. If you’re not sure where to start, consider making a holiday bucket list. This can be a great way to get everyone excited about the upcoming activities and ensure that everyone has something to look forward to.
2. Once you’ve made a plan, stick to it!
It can be tempting to change things up on the fly, but this will only lead to frustration for both you and the kids. If something comes up that you didn’t plan for, be flexible and adjust your plan accordingly.
3. Get creative
There are so many things to do during the holidays, but sometimes it can be hard to think of them all yourself. So if you’re struggling to come up with ideas, try getting creative! One great way to get started is by looking online at sites like Pinterest. There are lots of holiday-themed activities that you can do with the kids, and you’re bound to find something that everyone will enjoy.
4. Involve the kids in the planning process
Another great way to get kids excited about the school holidays is to involve them in the planning process. Ask them what they would like to do and help them make a list of activities – whether that be online racing games or a traditional bake-off. This will not only help you come up with ideas, but it will also get the kids excited about what’s still to come.
5. Remember to make it fun
The holidays are a great time to make memories with your family, but they can also be a lot of hard work. So if you’re starting to feel overwhelmed, take a step back and remember why you’re doing all this in the first place: to have fun!
6. Focus on quality over quantity
There are lots of ways to make the holidays more enjoyable for both you and your kids. One way is to focus on quality over quantity. Instead of trying to do everything, pick a few activities that everyone will enjoy and make them count.
7. Get involved with the community
Another way to make the holidays more fun is to get involved in your community. There are often holiday-themed events happening around this time of year, and they can be a great way to meet new people and have some fun. For example, there are often beach clean ups and park litter picks in our area which is a great way to meet new families, have fun and give something back at the same time.
Do you have any top tips for keeping kids entertained during the school holidays? I’d love to know what they are!
This is a collaborative post.