The school holidays can drag on for kids when they don’t have enough to keep them occupied. That’s why it’s great to plan a few activities that your kids can look forward to over the Christmas break. From taking them on a Phillip Island tour, to arranging a number of play dates, there’s heaps of activities you can organise to keep your kids happy all Summer long!
Christmas gifts that go the distance
One key to a great Christmas break for any kid, is the gifts they receive on Christmas. Getting your child a gift that will keep them active, will ensure they have plenty to do when at home. A new bike for instance or a scooter, both make great Christmas gift ideas. If your child loves puzzles, why not get them something Sudoku related? Or a series of books they like?
Organising play dates
Arranging for a number of play dates during the school holidays is a good idea. Not only does it help your child to see their friends during the long break from school, but it also means that you can have some time to yourself to do some things you need to attend to for a few hours while your child is visiting their friend.
Start a sport or hobby
Sometimes it’s a good idea to help your child develop a hobby or start a sport. Perhaps they enjoying swimming and want to go training with a squad a few times a week during the break. Or they may want to take up rock climbing or even painting or drawing. Whatever your child is interested in, this break away from school is the perfect opportunity to let them explore extracurricular pursuits.
Camps for kids
If your child loves to be outdoors, then perhaps sending them on a camp for a few days is a good idea. It gives them the chance to learn new skills, meet other children and enjoy activities such as kayaking, canoeing and so much more.
Go away for a break
Why not take this time to have a little break yourself, and pack the whole family in the car and spend a few days road tripping along the coast? This is a great way to unwind and spend some quality time with everyone together. Just make sure you book your accommodation ahead of time to ensure you don’t miss out.
Spending quality time with your child during the school holidays is the perfect opportunity for the two of you to bond. Go on a Blue Mountains Tour, spend a day in the city, or at the beach. Pack your lunch and make a day of it. Both of you will have a great time, guaranteed.
Keeping your kids busy during the school holidays comes down to planning ahead, and communicating with your child about what they would like to be doing during their break from school. I hope our list of tips has given you some useful suggestions for how to keep your kids occupied and having fun, all Summer long.