* Visit your local library to borrow dvds and books. If they are offering holiday activities you might need to book in advance to secure a spot.
* Have a few friends over and hold movie party. Organise a theme and have the kids dress up. It could be a color theme or something to do with the movies they'll watch. Cook a bowl of pop corn ( kernels cost under $2 to buy if you don't have them ). Ask the kids to bring a snack.
* Get your kids in the kitchen to do some baking. This is a fantastic opportunity to make lots of school snacks to freeze for next term. Of course they can eat as they bake. Muffins and biscuits are easy to make. Freeze extra muffins and biscuit dough for future use. Have a try of these recipes
Chocolate choc chip muffins http://myabundantlife07.blogspot.com.au/2014/09/lunchbox-chocolate-choc-chip-muffins.html
Peanut butter choc chip biscuits http://myabundantlife07.blogspot.com.au/2015/06/peanut-butter-choc-chip-biscuits.html
* Plant a pot of lettuce seeds, grow a carrot top, or dig in your garden shed for other veggie / flower seeds. Eggs cartons, ice cream containers, old shoes, tins, buckets, guttering, eskys ( coolers ) and newspaper pots are all free and wonderful for starting a mini garden.
* Dig out the Lego and build a town.
* A change is as good as a holiday. Rearrange your children's bedroom and ask them to help. Update the pictures on the wall with free images on the internet or from an old book. While you're at it, sort out a drawer or two. Ask your child what don't fit any more and pass them down to their sibling or donate.
* Visit an op shop. If your kids get pocket money, make sure they bring it with them. They might find a toy they've been wanting or a dvd, craft item or book.
* Hold a board game day with competitions and prizes. If you have a present cupboard I'm sure you'll find a few little bits and pieces to give as prizes.
* Make a craft. Have a look on Pinterest and gather supplies from around the home. Makes some cards, gift tags, book marks or something to frame. Do you have any old fridge magnets advertising a business you don't need ? Use this as the base and the kids could stick a craft to it.
* Visit Grandma, Grandpa or an Auntie if they are local. If not, visit a friend who has kids. Bring a snack to share.
|Lego and Duplo|
|Making gift tags|
|Making cards with ribbon and wrapping paper pictures|
|Muffins for lunchbox snacks.|