Holidays can be a fantastic way for you to bond with your children, not to mention that you can also let your own inner child out a little too.
The problem is that it can also be incredibly stressful when your kids misbehave, and usually this is the result of boredom. If you want to make sure that you are making the most out of your summer holidays, then you need to try and prepare your days so that your kids don’t have much time to get bored.
Make your own games
If you want to have fun with your kids, then why not make your own game? Get some scissors, some glue and even some coloured cards if you want. When you do this, you can then make sure that you are making the most out of the resources you have around you.
Remember that games such as Hoopla, Snakes and Ladders or anything else similar can all be done at home and you would be surprised at how easy it is for you to make them feel happy and entertained when you explore options such as this.
Once a week, try and devote an entire day to cooking or baking. Get the kids involved from the beginning until the end and even let them choose from a wide selection of ingredients too.
If your child can read, then ask them to read the recipes to you step by step. This will help them to work through any of the instructions and it will also give them more confidence in the kitchen, which is always a good thing. If you want to teach your kids how to take pictures of their creations, then this is also a good idea. You can delete any duplicate pictures on your phone by using this tutorial.
Make an assault course
Kids usually like being active. If you have some garden chairs, wooden boxes and buckets lying around then why not use them to make an assault course? Anything that can be jumped over, gone under or simply run around is great here.
You can also ask your children to time each other as they make their way around the assault course too, so make sure that you keep this in mind.
Dedicate a very small part of your garden, to your kids. When you do this, you can then ask them to plant certain things. This can include flowers, lettuce, herbs and plants too. Anything that grows quickly can give them the huge satisfaction of being able to actually produce something.
If your kids are very small, then give them a spade and let them loose. This will give your child the chance to burn off some energy and it will also give them the chance to really let loose. It also gives them a valuable learning experience as they can see their hard work pay off if they have a little patience so keep that in mind too.
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