How to keep your kids entertained during school breaks can be a little rough. Those long breaks – winter holidays, spring breaks, and then summer break can be a lot. At first your kids might love the freedom, but over time find themselves being bored more often and getting frustrated! If you are looking for ways to keep your kids entertained, you might find some of these ideas below helpful. Granted depending on your child’s age will depend what fits there needs! But, hopefully a few of these might save you from a day of, “I have nothing to do, I am so bored!”
Ways to Entertain Kids During School Breaks
Arts and Crafts: Thanks to the world of Pinterest you can always find fun arts and crafts to do. From making bird feeders with old toilet paper rolls to making salt crystals. You can find fun art projects for kids of all ages. Plus a lot of them can be very inexpensive, but keep your child busy for hours! So search out DIY crafts and see what fun ideas you find.
Scavenger Hunt: This can be a lot of fun, create a scavenger hunt. Create a list of items they will have to go on a hunt to find. This can be one of their favorite toys, some kitchen utensils, the sky is the limit here. Then at the end you can have a surprise like a cookie or even a cheap dollar toy from the dollar store. They will love doing it!
Movie and Popcorn: Think about renting a movie your child/children haven’t see yet and stay in and watch a movie. Make some popcorn or other tasty snacks and just veg out on the couch. This is a fun way to spend time together. Redbox is really cheap to rent movies or stream them from Amazon or Vudu. You don’t even have to leave the house.
Slumber Party: If your child has some friends that live close think of doing a slumber party. It will help keep your child entertained! This is a great way for them to have a friend to play with and burn off their energy.
Cook Dinner together: Make some pizza dough or buy individual size pizza crusts and all the fixings and let your child create their own pizzas. Let them put the toppings they want on it, and just have fun. Then for dessert have sundaes or cupcakes that your child can decorate. If you let them participate they might enjoy creating their own food.
Hunt for Animal Prints: Get your kid outside and go to a park or even look in your yard for animal prints. You can see what kind of animal prints you come across and then decide what kind of animal it is. This is a great way to get out and get fresh air!
Library Trip: Head to your local library, a lot of libraries offer fun classes or events. You can let your kid pick out some books to read and participate in events. Some libraries will have a story time, or arts and crafts kids can do, it is a great way to have a break from being at home.
Plant a Garden: If the weather is nice, think of planting a garden. You can help them grow vegetables and then take them to the farmers market to sell if you want. They can earn a little money and have fun watching the plants grow. Or if you don’t want to do produce, just create a flower or herb garden!
How do you keep your kids entertained during school breaks?