The school holidays are upon us. What’s first met with the thoughts of “It will be wonderful spending some quality time with the kids”, soon turns to exasperation after hearing the words “I’m bored”, for the 50th time within the first couple of days. So here are some idea to help you keep the kids from driving you to your wits end.
Plan a visit to the beach
Unless you live inland, Australia is spoiled for choice where beaches are concerned. Take a picnic, play beach cricket or beach volleyball, teach your kids to body board, have sandcastle building competitions and
Turn the backyard into a Ninja Warrior course
Do your children have energy to burn? Turn the backyard into an obstacle course to rival Ninja Warrior. Of course it doesn’t have to be as elaborate as the TV version. You could set up Pylo boxes that need to be climbed over and slacklines to balance on. – use your imagination. Ninja Warrior winner gets to pick what’s for dinner.
Play Hover Soccer
Forget air hockey, now you can play hover soccer. It doesn’t matter whether you have a long narrow hallway or a wide open area, you can turn your backyard into a giant air hockey table with a Britz Hover Soccer Ball
Teach your kids to roller blade
With most kids preferring screen time to playing outdoors, roller skating and roller blading seems to be a forgotten art. Set up your own roller rink on the driveway with the kids’ favourite tunes or take them down to a local park or school with a concrete pad.
Take the kids on a shopping spree at rebel. There are a huge range of kid-friendly toys and games to help keep them active. From football boots that produce bubbles they can juggle to Nerf Howlers and inflatable pool toys, you’re bound to find something to keep them entertained.