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School Holiday ideas for kids




With school holidays starting tomorrow you may be thinking of how to keep your children entertained and not glued to the tv for the next 3 weeks, we’ve got you covered.


  1.  Plan outdoor activities: Take children to the park, organize a nature scavenger hunt, go hiking, have a picnic, or encourage them to participate in sports activities. Outdoor activities help children stay active and provide fresh air and sunshine.
  2. Arts and crafts: Engage children in various art and craft projects such as painting, drawing, pottery, or making collages. You can also explore DIY projects that allow them to create something useful or decorative.
  3. Reading and storytelling: Encourage children to read books of their choice or read stories to them. You can create a cosy reading corner with pillows and blankets, or visit a local bookstore, as they often have a reading corner to explore new books.
  4. Cooking and baking: Involve children in the kitchen by letting them help with simple cooking or baking tasks. They can assist in measuring ingredients, mixing, or decorating cookies. It's a great opportunity to teach them about nutrition and develop their culinary skills.
  5. Science experiments: Conduct simple and safe science experiments at home. There are many online resources available that provide age-appropriate experiments using household items. It's a fun way to introduce children to basic scientific concepts.
  6. Visit museums and cultural attractions: Take children to local museums, art galleries, science centres, or historical sites. Many places offer special programs or exhibits designed for children during school holidays.
  7. Organize playdates: Arrange playdates with their friends or classmates. It gives them an opportunity to socialize, play games, or engage in group activities together.
  8. Movie or game nights: Set up a movie night at home with their favorite films or have a family game night where everyone can participate in board games, or card games.
  9. Explore the outdoors: Plan day trips to nearby attractions like zoos, botanical gardens, or amusement parks like Gold reef city. Spending time outdoors allows children to explore and discover new things.


Remember to balance structured activities with free play and downtime. It's essential for children to have unstructured time to relax and pursue their own interests. School holidays provide a great opportunity for them to recharge, explore new hobbies, and enjoy quality time with family and friends.