When my boys were in primary school we had a list on the fridge of suggestions for activities to stop the inevitable school holiday refrain of ‘I’m bored’ or ‘There’s nothing to do.’ I actually think it’s good for kids to get bored and learn to entertain themselves or work out what holds their interest, but a few helpful suggestions never go astray.
We were fortunate to have a large garden, a swimming pool and several pets but there were lots of inside activities too.
Now that we’re finding ourselves housebound, I searched for the list again. It made me smile to remember what my boys were like 10 years ago so I thought I’d share our ideas (over a few posts) for those of you with young kids at home.
If you are still “holidaying at home” to escape the virus I’d love you to share with us how you’ve been passing the time. Let me know in the comments but please keep it G-rated 🙂 🙂
Stay safe and well, Emily
Climb a tree
Brush Max (the dog)
Go for a swim
Pick up the dog poo!
Make a water slide on the back lawn
Wash mum’s car
Write a story (I wonder where I got that idea)
Read a book (One of my favourite thigs to do!)
Build with Lego
Bake a cake
Teach Tookie a new word (the talking cockatiel)
Tidy your bedroom (I don’t think they ever went with this option 🙂 )
Play the piano, trumpet or trombone
Make a longer list!!
One holiday they built a massive city out of Lego, complete with Tookie, the talking cockatiel!