The May half term is just around the corner. It’s a great time to recharge those batteries and let children relax and enjoy some quality family time. If you’re expecting to have bored and frustrated children in the home you may like to have a browse over our half term activity ideas. Plan in advance and you’ll be fully prepared to entertain the little ones, come rain or shine.
- Board games, sticky felts, matching games, these are all good fun and are a good way to distract your children from gadgets or the television.
- Collect plenty of arts and crafts materials and place them in a cardboard box. Think about newspapers, magazines, toilet and kitchen rolls, food wrappers, pens, glue, glitter, wrapping paper, lolly sticks and so on. Click here for lots of arty inspiration.
- Organise a picnic, with the toys! Make a picnic together, grab a blanket and invite all the toys along for the fun.
- Head to your nearest farm park and teach your child about all the wonderful farm animals. Use the visit to inspire story time or your arts and crafts later in the week.
- Explore your own area, find somewhere new together and make an adventure of getting to know what’s on your own doorstep.
- Cooking with children can be great fun but make sure you have plenty of time and that you have the energy for the potential big clean up afterwards. Here’s a list of some child friendly recipes from CBeebies.
- Visit the library and take out some new books. Visit the library before the half term to see if they’re holding any special events for children during the half term too.
- Go swimming, it’s an excellent way of helping your child to exercise and burn off plenty of energy.
- Soft play centres are ideal for rainy days, but if the sun is shining why not head to the park or go for a woodland walk instead.
- Make a den in the home or the garden. Dens are always fun and often buy parents some peace once they den has been made.
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