The summer holidays are in full swing and everyone is busy having fun and parents are trying to keep the kids entertained. Although we homeschool, we still have downtime over the summer holidays so we are always looking for new fun activities to try. Here are just a few things we have been up to and hopefully give you some ideas for boredom busters too!
You can never go wrong with bubbles can you?! We have been having fun playing with our bubble machine and the boys have spent absolutely ages chasing them around the garden. The jet can cope with even the windiest of days, I should know as the boys have had it outside most days. It runs off 2 x AA batteries which are not included, but if you are like us we always keep a stash of batteries for the kid’s toys.
When I was little I used to love colouring in. Give me a few felt tips and a colouring-in book and I was made up. My boys are the same too. Joben has been enjoying colouring in his fab Personalised A3 colouring book. It’s so lovely and has loads of activities inside from solving puzzles to practising your handwriting.
You can’t have summer without a picnic. We love the Fruitbowl yoghurt flakes and bars they are a really tasty treat, and the Yazoo no added sugar milkshakes are perfect for taking out and about this summer because they don’t have to be refrigerated. The boy’s favourites are the chocolate and banana, mine has to be the strawberry! Forget those bland picnic blankets, they are so last year! Look at our cool Gigantic Donut Blanket! It makes picnics so much fun. I mean, who wouldn’t want to sit on a giant pink donut? We are taking this on every outing we have, it’s epic!
Every summer you can guarantee that the boys will be playing with water in the garden. Our Little Tikes Anchors Away Pirate Ship Water Table has been having loads of use the past few weeks. I love that it is plenty big enough for more than one to play with and it has so many cool accessories. They have fun squirting each other with the cannon and Joben likes to make currents with the spinner. He also likes the little characters that came with it.
Obviously, this is not so good when in the middle of a heatwave but on cooler days what better way to spend an afternoon than some bike riding fun? Joben has literally done miles around our gardens on his Kiddimoto Skullz Kurve balance bike.
It came in a little carry box so if you have a little one’s birthday coming up then this would make a great gift. It was super easy to assemble and Joben was outside playing on it in no time.
I can rest assured that my little Evel Knievel is safe and sound when he gets on his ride with the protection from his matching Skullz safety helmet.
Another activity we have been enjoying is cooking our own meals with the Little Cook Box. These lovely meal kits are a brilliant way to encourage kids to get involved in the kitchen. And if they make it all by themselves they are more likely to eat it all up once it’s cooked! There are so many delicious meals to choose from. Jayden is making the Crackin’ Calzone below.
Each kit is aimed at 5-11 yrs and prepared with fresh ingredients and in the correct portion sizes for growing kids. You can choose from 4, 6, 8 or 9 meal kits to be delivered to your door.
With all of this nice weather recently we have been able to have lots of outdoor play. The swimming pool has come out, we have played board games on the garden table, tennis, football and a game of catch the Wubble Fulla Marbles! This squishy, wobbly, stretchy marble-filled ball is so much fun. Playing catch with this is brilliant as it’s like trying to catch a big lump of slime heading towards you. It makes a great play toy for the paddling pool too. Wubble Fulla Marbles is a new favourite of ours, there is also a Wubble Fulla Slime version which looks equally as cool.
One of our favourite pastimes in the garden is having a bounce off on our 8ft Sportspower trampoline. Although ours is a little too big for the youngest, Jayden spends absolutely ages on it. It keeps him active and provides hours of fun. As you can see he plays on his until the sun goes down most days!
What have you been up to?
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