Is it teething time for your little one?

 

While the kids definitely deserve a break after nine or ten months of exams and tests, the summer holidays are really long for mums (and dads) who stay at home to mind them.

 

However, there are plenty of things you can do to keep the kids happy and entertained if without you having to spend an absolute fortune. 

 

1. Take down the classic board games that are clogging up your attic space

 

2. Invest in a few dozen tubs of Play Doh and let the kids get creative

 

3. Colouring books are your best friend, especially when it’s raining  

 

4. Finger painting is a fantastic (outdoor) activity

 

 

5. Make some cookies in the kitchen

 

6. Teach the kids how to fish (you might need to learn this one yourself first...)

 

7. Play chasing in the local park

 

8. Hide and seek is a good one to play when Mum is tired

 

9. Pop a message in a balloon and see if anyone gets back to you

 

10. You can try it with a bottle if you want to go down the traditional route...

 

11. Make boats and sail them down the local river

 

12. Make hats and play pirates

 

 

13. Make homemade pizza with your favourite toppings

 

14. Go exploring in the garden and see what insects you can find

 

15. Play hop scotch in the front

 

16. Close the curtains and have a movie marathon afternoon

 

17. Play beauty salon and paint each other’s nails

 

18. Get a few kids together for a football match in the local park

 

19. Grab the scooters and go for a scoot

 

20. You can do the same with the bikes if that appeals to you more

 

 

21. Introduce the kids to books you read as a child

 

22. Make ice cream from scratch

 

23. Do each other’s hair

 

24. Play school in the living room

 

25. Build an obstacle course in the garden and invite friends over

 

26. Have playdates

 

 

27. Play cards (obviously make sure they are child-friendly)

 

28. Get the train somewhere

 

29. Go to the beach and collect sea shells

 

30. Draw cool designs on old T-shirts

 

31. Show the kids how to knit

 

32. Put on some music and dance around the kitchen

 

 

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