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Tips To Keep Your Kids Entertained During The School Holidays

As we head into November and the festive season inches ever closer, it has many of us thinking about what to do with the kids once they break up for school. The holidays are a great time to spend quality time together as a family but you also want to make sure that they are kept entertained throughout the day and have a lovely time. If you are wondering just how to keep your kids amused over the school holidays, we have put together some top ideas for you to try that guarantee you will all have a great time!

There are many amazing things to do in the house this festive season and your kids won’t get bored. You might be restricted to staying in because the weather is bad, you don’t have the spare funds to keep going out, or perhaps you’ve injured yourself or are suffering from something like leg pain. If this is the case, check out some common causes of leg pain and get it sorted. In the meantime, some things you can do without going out too much or spending a lot includes:

Do some baking together

Baking is a super fun activity and one that you can get really involved in with the kids. The festive season calls for so many different treats to be made in the kitchen so you want to make sure you make the most of the holiday period. Why not give some mince pies a go? Or you could bake some Christmas cookies. If your little ones are small, you could pop them in their highchair while you bake with the older ones, that way they feel involved but also won’t get too in the way. Ask your children what they would find fun to make and try to scour some recipes that are within their skillset and that they will really enjoy making!

Find some local festive activities

One of the best things about the Christmas school holidays is there are so many external events and things to do that are all usually close to where you live. There will be the chance to visit Santa, to go and see some Christmas lights or to take part in some local arts, crafts and parties. Be sure to check out local notice boards and social media to find out more about the festivities that will be happening near you. Many events are often free or cheap to help support parents so you don’t need to worry about breaking the bank when you are getting out of the house.

Have a cinema themed day

There is nothing like curling up with a movie when the weather outside is cold and wet. Why not take it one step further and transform your home into a cinema themed venue? You could put up banners and decorations and print out tickets for your little companions to bring with them. It’s a good idea to get some sweets and snacks to accompany your film and don’t forget to bring out loads of blankets and cushions to make it extra comfy! You could take it in turns picking films and make it a weekly thing or pick a film name out of a hat to ensure it is a fair choice. One thing is for sure, movie nights will have never been so much fun!

Do some arts and crafts

Getting creative and messy is something that all kids absolutely love and it is also a great way to keep them distracted for a long while. There are so many arts and crafts you can do – why not check out PInterest for some inspiration? You could make some handmade Christmas cards to deliver to friends or family. You could collect items from outside and make a collage. Or why not try some papier mache? There are endless options and it’s sure to be great fun for all of you.

These are some top tips for keeping your kids entertained during the school holidays. The time off can feel super long at the start but you’ll be surprised at how fast it does go once you are in it. Whether you are looking to just stay in and enjoy spending time at home or to go out and about, there are so many choices of things you can do so make the most of the time you have! What are some top tips you have for keeping the kids entertained during the school holidays? Let us know in the comments below.

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