With some planning and a bit of creative thinking, there are plenty of activities you can do with your kids. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Plant a vegetable garden: Even if you only have a small outdoor area you can create a simple vegetable patch with your kids. If you don’t have a yard, you could plant seeds in pots and even decorate the pots. It is a good idea to choose fast growing plants so the kids can see the results quickly.
Camp out: Why not set up a tent in the backyard and have a night out camping? If the weather is bad you could set up your tent inside the house instead.
Cooking: Plan a day of cooking or baking with your kids – you could even have a cooking competition with members of the family. This is usually a popular activity because you get to eat the results.
Movie night: Borrow some movies from your local library, pop some popcorn and you’ll have an authentic cinema experience in your home.
Arts and crafts: Try face painting, paper mache, building a collage, painting or making masks or beaded jewellery.
Build a cubby: Who doesn’t love a pillow fort? Try building a cubby out of boxes, sheets or other things around the house. Putting sheets or blankets over a washing line or kitchen table can be a quick, fun way to make a hideout for your kids.
Treasure hunt: Hide some things around the house or yard and write some clues or create a treasure map to lead your kids on an exhilarating adventure with a prize at the end.
Enjoy a game of squash at the Forbes Squash & Sporting Club. It’s not only a sport for all seasons but also for all ages and levels. Or for a real treat visit the Pee Wees Play Centre in Orange. Your kids won’t believe their eyes when they see the large threelevel play structure, jumping castles and ball pits!
Get Tapping These School Holidays
Ever been interested in learning how to tap dance? Kristens Dance Studio will be running a one-day beginner tap workshop for juniors and seniors at their studio on Friday, 12th October! The very talented tapper, Savanna Guglielmino from Griffith, will be conducting the tap classes.
The junior workshop will run for an hour and a half in the morning and the senior workshop will run for two hours in the afternoon. An array of tap related topics will be covered.
Contact Kristen if you are interested in attending the workshop on 0437 181 519.