Today is the first day of school holidays for us. My school-aged kids go to vacation care for a couple of days (because they need to routine) each week, and spend the rest of the break at home with me. We don’t usually have any other commitments during the holidays, so the kids are free to play, watch some tv, make a mess, and eventually they get to the fighting-with-each-other stage. Vacation care helps delay this, but often they reach this stage if they are bored, or finding it difficult to play together in a way that they all enjoy (I’ve found that there is a big difference in the way a ten year old plays, when compared to a seven year old, five year olds, and two year olds. Sometimes it works, sometime it doesn’t.)
This might not seem like the most friendly of kid activities, but the idea of watching something grow that they can then eat is something that appeals to my kids – even more so when it isn’t tomatoes!
I did a sewing activity with my cub scouts a couple of weeks ago, which they enjoyed. But I haven’t done any sewing activities with my kids. Creating a sewing basket, and giving them simple shapes to work with will help them have a go.
And because holidays should be for doing different things, we might head outside into the sunshine and play with some Non Newtonian Liquid.
Will you be doing something different during your break?