What to do with Children in school holidays
The end of term, or half term, presents a fantastic opportunity to spend some quality time with your (not so) little ones. There does have to be some kind of compromise though, life goes on regardless of school finishing.
Here’s some tips on what to do with Children in school holidays.
It is always good to have a plan in place. It stops them from getting bored, and stops you from panicking about how to keep them occupied or feeling like you haven’t enough spent time with them when you had the chance.
Make a deal that you will cut them some slack, provided they keep up their end of the bargain:
* Agree to let them stay in their pyjamas for longer than usual, but only until a certain time – that way they feel like they’ve been let off the hook, while you know they won’t still be in them by tea-time!
* Agree to take them out for a day trip of their choice if they get all their holiday homework done on the first day.
* Encourage them to have a grand tidy-up by promising them something new for their bedroom at the end of the week.
* Let them do a car-boot sale and keep the profits – you’ll be amazed at how much they are willing to chuck out at the prospect of keeping the money!
* Have at least one day where you have no plans – just spending time together and waiting to see what happens can be the most fun of all. Go for a nature walk, play a board game, do some cooking, watch a family film – just see where the day takes you and enjoy!
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