The countdown is on before the Summer Holidays begin. There won’t be the rush to get everyone into the car in the morning (bliss!) but there might be days when the no routine-ness might require a helping hand. Although we hope the kids will spend their days running about in the sunshine, there will be days when they want to relax and catch up after the days out, play dates and Summer camps. Here are a few activities which will keep the little ones entertained over the next couple of months.
Personalised Initial Kids Tee by Lala & Bea – I’ve purchased one each for Harry and Teddy ready for next week (they also have drawstring bags and pyjamas available). I took a peak and the cotton is incredibly soft and will be lovely for them to wear. The fun element involves them using the including felt tip pens to create their own unique design on their tee which means we may get some moments of calm as they wind down from the hectic last week of term.
Create a Dollhouse / Superhero Hang Out by Meri Cherry – I love this idea. It involves purchasing the Ikea doll house (see here) and then letting your little one’s imagination run away. They can decorate it to become any magical den, house, fire station, moon house (??) they can think of. Teddy wants his to be a superhero den!
Creating a large scale piece of art. I did this with the boys last Summer and the LOVED it. Teddy wants to do another. I purchased most of the supplies from Hobbycraft and it didn’t cost much and the boys seemed to get so much out of it. You can read more about it here.
Last year Harry and Teddy were sent an interactive story by STORY. I was surprised as to how involved they became in using the props to create their own adventure. It’s perfect for little explorers. You can read more about it on the post I did here.
Art in A Box by Tate is a brilliant way to introduce kids to art. There are A5 cards introducing artists in the Tate collection to your little ones and encouraging the use of paint, collage, textile and photography to immerse them into the wonderful world of art and creativity.
Anyone else constantly being bought an “amazing stick” your mini has found? It’s amazing the wonderment produced in a child at finding a really good stick so it’s no surprise that The Stick Book has been popped into my Amazon shopping basket!
Herve Tullet has never disappointed in our house. The boys have loved every book by him and they have a colouring book which encourages them to go beyond simply colouring in. This Art Workshop Book gets kids to think beyond lines and to discover form, layers and true independent creativeness.
For the ultimate easy holiday activity for kids you can’t beat giant chalks they can go crazy with on a wall or patio. Perfect when friends come over and simply great for keeping little hands busy. From scribbles to hop scotch to helping them practise their phonics (write letters in chalk on a patio and ask a little one to run to the letter which corresponds to the sound you are making). Available here.