Written by Madeleine Buchner, CEO, Little Dreamers Australia
Sometimes the school holidays can fly by like the blink of an eye. Other times they feel like they are draaaaaging and won’t ever end.
We have pulled together our top 5 school holidays activities to keep everyone in the family content and away from the “I’m bored” every five seconds. The best part? Every activity can be done from the comfort of your own home!
1. GET SLIMEY
Get the gloves out for some slime like no tomorrow. Best part? This one is edible too!The Soccer Mom has put together a three-ingredient edible slime that changes colour! All you need is cornstarch, jelly and water! Check out this recipe, along with 16 more on The Soccer Mom’s blog here.
2. EDIBLE SCIENCE
This one will blow your mind, combining sugar, water and a little bit of patience to create some pretty yummy rock lollies.Happiness is Homemade has listed wooden skewers, water, sugar, clothespins and glass jars/drinking glasses as the only ingredients needed to make some delicious afternoon treats. Click here to check out all the nitty gritty details.
3. FROGGY ORIGAMI
One that never seems to get old, the good old origami is back again, making number 3 on our list.The beauty of origami is that once you get started you can make so many different things! From jumping frogs to paper cranes, flowers, swans and witch hats in time for halloween. The sky is the limit with this one. All you need is some coloured paper or serviettes.
4. HOMEMADE FINGER PAINTS
We love finger painting. There’s just something about getting your hands into the paint, feeling the colours and having complete control over the piece of art you are creating (mine is often perfect for my mum’s fridge and really no where else).Easie Peasie has put together a simple, no fuss recipe to create your very own finger paints (this way you can decide exactly what colours you have). You need sugar, salt, cornstarch, water and food colouring. Check out the recipe here.
5. GET OUTSIDE
The best thing about the September/October school holidays is that it is finally getting warmer and that definitely calls for some time outside in the backyard.Backyard games take me back to when I was younger, running around in the sprinkler with my brother (oh the simple times). With ideas including poison ball, 10 pin bowling and capture the flag, the days can be filled up pretty fast. Add in a competition with scoring, medals and prizes for some extra fun!