School Holiday Activities and Workshops
School Holiday Activities
As we come towards the end of yet another set of school holidays, I am ready to pull my hair out and wishing I'd had the good sense to get my children involved in some decent school holiday activities, if only to give myself a break from doing kids activities at home. Despite my competence in pretty much all indoor activities and even some outdoor activities (I can play Cricket!), I am so very over being their source of entertainment.
I will plan better next time and hopefully now they're getting older, I can get them involved in some fun activities for kids, maybe some craft activities.
Considering I have a three year old who spends all her time stealing sharpies to draw on herself and everything else she can reach, I'm beginning to suspect that some craft activities, or art activities for kids would do her good. Any activities for toddlers would, I suspect.
Workshops for kids are always fun. I've seen all kinds of workshops, especially in Sydney and Melbourne, and we are blessed here in Australia with access to lots of free kids activities, and kids holiday activities.
Children are usually pretty easily pleased. Give them a plan, and a whole bunch of other children to chatter to while they work, and they're usually quite easy to entertain. Which in turn can stop you frantically googling things to do with kids, and fun activities for kids, because sometimes we're just at the end of our tether with our kids.
Activities for Toddlers
Activities for toddlers are a little trickier - toddlers are basically like giant tantrum throwing machines which need regular feeding (I recommend throwing blueberries at them from a distance - toddlers have an alarming tendency to bite your fingers if you help put food into their mouth).
But activities for toddlers can also be a lot of fun, whether it's school holiday activities to join in with older siblings, or activities for preschoolers, toddlers can benefit from getting out of the house and taking advantage of kids activities.
Side note: School holiday programs, why do they all start at age nine? My eldest has only just turned nine, and I've been dying to send her off on something exciting and age appropriate for YEARS, but due to younger siblings, I can't exactly take her to the movies, or horse riding without serious DRAMA from the littler kids. What is with that?
I mean obviously I'm going to take full advantage of all the school holiday activities now that she is old enough, but if we're being honest, the last few years have been a little painful.
The best workshops are of course, things your children or babies are interested in. Art activities for kids are always popular, and workshops for kids are usually geared towards a certain interest, whether that is art, or Minecraft, or outdoor activities. The best idea is to pick something your child will enjoy.
After all, you don't want to spend the school holidays prying them off your leg like on school mornings. (Which of course I NEVER have to do, because my children are angels all of the time and I love them so much and oh god, how long until school goes back because I need a break!)