A week can seem like a long time when you’ve got to find new and interesting ways to keep little ones entertained. Sail through the half-term holidays with some fun activities that will keep them busy until it’s back-to-school time.
Go on a treasure hunt
Celebrate the first days of Spring by planning a treasure hunt around the garden. Write out clues leading them from one spot to the next, and hide a special treat in the final location for them to find.
Coming up with clues can be tricky, so we’ve started the first three for you:
- Your first clue is hidden in me. I’m the place we keep the tools so no one can see.
- I’m a human, not a mole, so your second clue is hidden near the object I need to dig a hole.
- It rhymes with knee and bee and he, you’ll find your next clue near the…
Tip: Don’t let rain spoil play – keep them cosy and dry in our Rainy Play Jacket (in pink and blue), or move the games indoors if it’s a total washout.
Create a nature vase
Introduce children to home décor early by getting them to create an interesting centrepiece. Start the morning with a nature trail to collect an assortment of interesting bits and pieces. Once home, wash any dirt off the objects and spend the afternoon arranging your collections in a glass vase before placing it around the house – they’ll love seeing their creations on display.
Tip: Fun-shaped rocks work really well for this, while bits of bark, or sand, can also look quite effective.
Make a flower garland
Forget daisy chains and create super-sized flower garlands, instead. The perfect finishing touch for a pretty floral dress, simply follow these three easy steps.
- Collect some new Spring blooms from the garden, as well as a little greenery for the base. Make sure you’re the one doing the trimming and not little fingers. Be sure to leave at least three inches of stem.
- Create a crown shape from garden wire and start to attach flowers and greenery using floral tape. It’s up to them how many flowers they want to achieve their desired look.
- Once the flowers are added and their designs are finished, add a spritz of glitter, or a ribbon bow at the back, for a final flourish.
Tip: Use faux flowers to create a more long-lasting version.
With Mother’s Day just around the corner on 11th March, there’s no better time to start them thinking about presents for Mum or Grandma. Take one of our aperture frames or a photo album and get them to fill it with photos and mementos.
Tip: Don’t limit them to photos – drawings and magazine cuttings can work just as well.