school holidays

Now that Christmas is done and dusted, it’s time to keep the kids entertained until school goes back late-January.

We’ve done the hard yards for you by putting together a list of our favourite school holiday activities that will keep your kids entertained AND get your home organised. How good does that sound?

Arts and crafts

Arts and crafts are a great activity for rainy days or when you just need to fill a quiet afternoon at home. In particular, we love arts and crafts that have a focus on organisation.

Some ideas include creating bedroom door signs or labels for different areas of your kid’s wardrobes – this idea can also be extended to the pantry. Just think of the possibilities.

Afternoon decluttering

It’s never too early to instil the practice of decluttering in kids, especially after Christmas when your kids most likely received a large number of new toys.

We recommend using this as motivation to get your kids involved in the decluttering process this summer. Another great tip is encouraging them to donate one toy to charity for each new toy they were gifted.

This teaches them the value of giving and ensures that their toy boxes don’t overflow each year.

More so, tasks that involve sorting are proven to be a great way for your kids to learn organisational skills for other areas of their lives. Talk about a win-win.

Unleash your green thumb

Gardening is a fantastic activity for people of all ages, in particular kids!

Planting seeds and watching them grow is a great way for kids to learn about the cycle of plants or vegetables. It also teaches valuable lessons of responsibility and can be great motivation to grow and eat healthily.

We recommend sectioning off an area of your garden as a vegetable patch. You can designate a different vegetable to each child and hand the responsibility over to them to nurture the seeds through the entire growth process.

If you don’t have the room for a vegetable patch you can achieve the same effect with small pot plants or even a miniature herb garden.

How do you plan on keeping your kids entertained these school holidays? We’d love to hear all about your great plans in the comment section of this blog!

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