The holidays seem to always come around quickly, and keeping the kids entertained for days on end can be tricky. With an almost 3 year old girl and a 5 year old boy their attention spans vary (as do their interests) but here are a few of my favourite things which I will be doing to keep them entertained during the Easter holidays:
I don’t know who is more obsessed with parks, my kids or their mum! Playgrounds and ovals are a free activity that wears out little legs while encouraging them to be fit and active. I like to take a thermos with coffee and snacks for a playdate with a mummy friend. There are so many amazing playgrounds that some days we just hop in the car to find and explore a new one. We always keep a ball in the car and often take their bikes / scooters (if you are in SA, Bonython Park is one of the best).
My daughter has only just started being able to sit through a movie so it is still a novelty for her. Kids releases to look out for in the next few weeks include The Lego Movie, Mr Peabody and Sherman and Muppets Most Wanted. Check your local cinema because sometimes you can see older screenings such as The Little Mermaid for $8. We take our own snacks and bottle of water.
COOKING AND CRAFT:
This can get messy but worth the peace and quiet if it is bad weather outside and the little ones are feeling restless. Favourites in my house are playdough , decorating boxes with stickers, textas and embellishments (they love it but the boxes always seem to be big), painting the outside walls with water and paint brushes and…mud. Sometimes we set out an outside table with old pots and pans and they dig and make mud pies.
A great place to catch up with friends and family, you can supervise and have a coffee while the children run and climb round and round for ages. There really should be more around because they are always very busy during the holidays. A relatively safe play environment with padding that normally has a separate area for the smaller kids.
During the holidays one day is an adventure day. A day when your budget isn’t really considered and you do something you haven’t done for a long time. It’s always a fun day visiting the Zoo and for my son the Museum is quite a thrill. Over the Christmas holidays we visited a few different school fairs and always keep a look out for family events in our area. The beach is always a hit and there are lots of great places tucked away to explore.
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