7 Ideas to Bust the School Holiday Boredom!

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The summer holidays are finally here, which can only mean one thing- it’s time to get the toys and games out! Whether you’re looking for something to keep the kids entertained during a long car journey or you want to encourage them to get some fresh air, we’ve got you covered. Consider this your school holiday how-to; whenever boredom approaches, open this up, and we have you covered. So, what are you waiting for? Get planning your summer fun today!

1. Showbags

Why not look at our best seller party bags that are not only confectionery and chocolate but much more? We also have a wide selection of toys, games, fidgets, puzzles, and practical jokes that the whole family can enjoy for hours! Shop here!

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2. Gardening

Get outside and in nature! Gardening with your family is a fantastic way to spend a few hours together. (they might even do the weeding for you!) if you don’t have space or a garden, try planting pot plants! Repotting or looking after low-maintenance plants (think succulents) that can be inside or out! You could even plant seeds and see what grows!

3. Slime

Slime is always a classic! But the recipes can be lengthy and time-consuming with extravagant ingredient lists. Try this recipe that requires just three ingredients (that you probably have) without the nasty chemicals! 

Slime Recipe-

– 2 cups cornflour

– 1 cup water

– Food colouring (if desired)

Slowly add the water to the cornflour and watch the magic happen! This is a great one for kids learning about texture and consistency, as the properties of the slime are both solid AND liquid! Clean-up for this activity is also manageable! As the slime dries to a solid, you can wipe/vacuum up any dribbles. 

You can also keep this slime in the fridge for a few days and add some water to get the consistency back! 

4. Activity sheet- School holiday scavenger hunt!

Not your average colouring-in sheet (although that’s a great idea, too!). This activity sheet invites kids to adventure outside, find different objects around the house, and tick them off the sheet! Access this and other colouring in activities here.

5. Painting

Okay, so this one is messy (but what isn’t with kids?!) you can try painting with water paints or whatever you have lying around. If the painting is getting old or you want something different, try using leaves, sticks, and other imprinting tools to create a more natural finish. You also could always take it outside and wash it off (or paint with water outside for the easiest cleanup ever). 

6. Rock decorating

Finding, decorating and painting rocks is a cheap and easy way to keep the kids busy. All you need is paper, glue, and maybe some googly eyes. The collection, decoration, and enjoyment process will keep them entertained for hours!

7. Cooking

Getting the kids in the kitchen for some Christmas baking is a great way to get another pair of hands and engage them! You don’t even need to use the oven or the stove so it is safe and enjoyable. Try making Christmas bark by melting some chocolate in the microwave and spreading it thinly on some baking paper (nonstick). Add candy canes, other lollies, and even pretzels on top and when it dries, break it up, and you have delicious Christmas bark! 

Hopefully, this blog post has helped cure some of the boredom in your household these holidays! Want more ideas? Check out our entire collection of showbags and fun activities for the holidays! 

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