school holiday ideas

Make a School Holiday Kit

March 27, 2012

Over many years of school holidays, I noticed particular items were useful for a variety of play opportunities. I call it my School Holiday Kit. Most of these items are already in most homes, and they aren’t expensive. The idea of the school holiday kit isn’t to necessarily do all the activities but rather to [...]

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10 Outing Ideas for Kids (that don’t cost a fortune)

January 11, 2012

During the school holidays, there is opportunity to do many outings with the kids, but it can be (very) expensive. Below are 10 outings ideas I’ve enjoyed with my kids that didn’t cost a fortune! 1. Visit a Pet Shop/Aquarium Visiting/walking past a pet shop is something my kids enjoy. We don’t spend a lot [...]

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Balloon People

January 5, 2012

This is seriously fun peoples. It’s easy and cheap too. What you need Balloons Permanent Marker Cardboard from an empty box Instructions 1. Blow up a balloon and decorate a face with permanent markers.  Here are our designs. 2. Using a recycled cardboard box, cut out a heart shape using the below template as a [...]

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Summer School Holiday Idea: Create a Magical Play Space

December 15, 2011

One of the things I love about school holidays is the opportunity to think big about play. I aim to think of play, not only in sessions, but over days and weeks. Creating play environments is a perfect example of this because it starts with the building phase, then the play phase, and the play [...]

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Imaginative Play Scene — Tree House

December 5, 2011

Kate from Picklebums first introduced me to the concept of Imaginative Play Scenes. Since then, the kids and I have a lot of fun creating environments for the kids to play in. Setting up a play scene doesn’t take a lot of time and the play benefits last over days.  Pop over and read Kate’s [...]

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10 Healthy School Holiday Activity Ideas

September 22, 2011
school holiday ideas

I have you covered this school holidays with a huge range of posts. 100 School Holiday Activity Ideas 10 Fun School Holiday Food Ideas  Sunny Coast Kids: School Holiday Ideas KleenexMums School Holiday Activity Ideas 15 Adventurous Things To Do With Kids School Holiday Diary 10 School Holiday Ideas to do at home 10 Healthy [...]

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