We’re now half way through to half term and while they’re promising a late heatwave you can guarantee with the early evenings coming we’ll have plenty of time to amuse the children inside. With Christmas coming up after that as well we’ll all be keeping an eye on the bank balance. So just how can you amuse the children over half term without spending a huge amount? Well Betta Living put together a Kids in the Kitchen Guide with a ton of different activities to keep your children amused starting from under £1!
All of the activities will stimulate your child’s imagination from 5 minute boredom busters through to all afternoon rainy day projects. Here’s a list of ideas and for a breakdown head over to their blog to see the ideas in detail.
Surprisingly enough, one of the task I thought would be a five minutes while I rustle something else up took them nearly the whole afternoon. Building with marshmallows and cocktail sticks. Originally they were trying to beat each other to make a tall tower then they decided well why not see what else we can make and ended up making wigwams and houses for their lego people. We ended up having to change our afternoon plans because they were having so much fun.
They boys also adored making some little cupcakes and trying out different styles with the blue icing. The only unfortunate thing about this was that we weren’t allowed to eat them until they were a bit solid! I was quite impressed by their flower they did for me!
Unfortunately I was laughing too much at their science experiments with the vinegar and bicarb of soda but they were amazed by this and it led on to a little science experiment afternoon with us also trying to make a rocket out of mints and a cheap bottle of lemonade.
The ones the boys loved were mainly free to:
1, Creating a junk model.
2, Make your own buntintg – we made this out of old lego mags.
3, Playing the memory game.
4, Playing dress up and put on a play – theres loads of inspiration if you just google!
5, Homemade ice lollies – a word of warning – wiggly worms sweets can break teeth if frozen.