School holidays around the nation are commencing soon – with recent coronavirus restrictions seeing families spending more time at home, the usual activities may not be looking as exciting these holidays.

With this in mind, we’ve created a fresh list of 10 school holiday activities you can do at home or nearby.

1. Spend a day exploring your suburb by bike

Gather the troops and get peddling. There is no better way to explore your local area and enjoy a day as a family than by bike.

2. Camp out in your backyard

Who doesn’t love a camping adventure? Pop up a tent, fill it with blankets and you’ve got your kids a night under the stars.

Level this up by toasting marshmallows and telling ghost stories in your backyard.

3. Read each other’s favourite books

Encourage your kids to swap books – this is a great way to uncover insight into each other’s likes and dislikes.

4. Hold an art show

Do you have a budding artist in your house? Spend a morning getting creative with paint or drawing and hold an art show in the afternoon. You could even have awards for most creative, most colourful and best use of material.

5. Do an online PE session

Keep your kids moving these school holidays by following online PE sessions each morning.

6. Build LEGO masterpieces

Do you have a master builder in your house? Let them show off their skills by hosting a LEGO building day.

7. Bake cupcakes and enjoy them

Chocolate or vanilla? Choose your favourite and spend a day baking with your kids for a yummy afternoon snack.

8. Hold a picnic in your backyard

Prepare a feast together and take it outdoors for a backyard picnic – throw in a game of backyard cricket or soccer and there is plenty of fun to be had.

9. Have a movie marathon

Who doesn’t love a movie marathon? Save this one for a rainy evening with popcorn and classic kids flicks. With streaming services like Disney+ you should be able to find a bunch of movies everyone in your family will love.

10. Declutter toys and clothes

The list wouldn’t be complete without a dose of home organisation. Use this time to encourage your kids to declutter any toys and clothes they no longer need or use.

Get ready, the school holidays are here!

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