Half term at home- Top Family Activities

Friday, October 23, 2020

While half term is typically a time for going away on holiday, the current restrictions mean this isn’t a practical option for many of us. So to help you keep the little ones entertained, we’ve compiled a list of top things you can do with the family at home over the coming week.

#1 Help them create their very own cardboard fort

If you’ve got young children at home and you want them to have some old fashioned fun - making a fort is the perfect way to make use of some old cardboard boxes. It’s also great for younger children to use their imagination and you can have a fun time helping them build their ideal fort. Take a look at these creative forts and houses that you can make and decorate from discarded boxes here.

#2 Time to get slimy!

Why not try making some homemade slime with your kids? It may get messy but the enjoyment and hours of fun that your kids will have will be worth it! You can find a full list of ingredients and how to mix them all together on The Imagination Tree website. Just try and avoid the carpets!

#3 Get that apron on!

Baking and cooking is a great way to entertain your kids, it also helps them learn useful skills as they take control of the kitchen! We recommend you start off with baking desserts and cupcakes using this BBC Good Food Guide on the best recipes for your youngsters!

Dive into that blog and find the perfect recipe for you and your family!

#4 Have a movie night!

A film night could be the perfect solution for those looking to have a more chilled out experience. Pick a movie, get some popcorn and gather on the sofa to enjoy your makeshift cinema night. Go the extra mile with your movie night, order some food in as well so you don’t have to cook. You could also make it a weekly thing in the future, plus it’ll give you all something to look forward to each weekend.

#5 Plan a treasure hunt

Why not plan a treasure hunt in your home? Hide sweets, chocolates and little presents around your house and garden (if you have one). You can also put together a map and leave little clues around your home. You can even hide the map somewhere in the house and let the kids find it first to add an extra layer to the challenge. For a little inspiration, take a look at this list of ideas from Good Housekeeping with different
types of treasure and scavenger hunts!

Those are just five choices for this half term that are surefire winners. However, if you want to broaden your options, take a look online as there are plenty of other homely things to do if you fancy something different!

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