Mid-term break is almost upon us so now is the perfect time to really get thinking about indoor activities you can do to keep little minds and fingers busy!
We know that this means coming up with different ways of entertaining these little bundles of energy.
But fear not, here are ten great suggestions of indoor activities that you can try with your kiddies with this mid-term break.
Even if its raining, you know that there will be plenty to keep little minds and hands busy.
Loom band bouncy balls, bee shooters and more…
These crafts are great as they don’t require a load of equipment and will keep kids busy and entertained for ages!
You can also just let your little ones decide what crafts they make by providing them some creative inspiration. Why not try My Little Pony Rainbow Dash Scribble Me, Crayola My First Stationery Bundle or Early Learning Centre My First Scribbler?
Cook up a storm
Make it easy for yourself with these super simple no-bake chocolate cookies!
We’ve got everything you could ever need to bake the day away!
Get your amateur dramatics on
Challenge the children to come up with a play that they have to perform for you. Let them cast themselves in the roles, and allow them access to a dressing up box (or some old sheets, kids are very inventive).
Let them transform the living room into a theater, make up some tickets that you have to ‘buy’ and enjoy the show.
Open up a salon for dolls
One of our favourite things to do when we were younger was to gather up all our dolls and open up a salon. Wash, brush and dry the dolls’ hair, and style them up again.
You’d be surprised how amusing a tub of warm, soapy water can be to a kid!
These make for great keepsakes for you, as you have copies of their tiny handprints for years to come.
Our tip would be to make sure you, the floor and your kids are well and truly covered to avoid any spills and paint-related accidents.
Kids learn through touch, and this sensory way of painting is so entertaining for them.
Open up a teddy bear’s hospital
Encourage your kids to become doctors by getting them a little medical kit and setting up a teddy beat hospital.
You’ll quickly see their imaginations sparking.
Build a fort
Gather up all your pillows and blankets and build a fort in your living room. This is perfect for taking a break from the rest of the activities, and cuddling up to watch their favourite movie.
Create a town inside a cardboard box
Think as big or as small as you want with this one. Whether you’ve got a shoe box lying around, or you just got a huge delivery, let them free inside a cardboard box, with markers, crayons, stickers and anything else you can think of.
Tell them to draw themselves a town, with houses, roads, shops and other buildings. Then give them some lego people and toy cars to explore the town with.
Indoor treasure hunt
This one will take a little bit of planning on your part so if you’d like to do it, make sure to give yourself plenty of time.
Hide small treats around the house and give them clues as to how to find each. They can be anything from fruit to chocolate pieces, or small toys.
Make a collage
Grab some old magazines, scissors, paper and glue and let your kids cut out shapes, people and colours to make their very own collage. This is time consuming, entertaining and engages their creativity.
Draw some life-size body cut outs
Lay your little one down on a large piece of paper (you can just stick loads of paper together for this) and draw around their body. Then have them colour it in, and try and recreate how they look. Kids will find this so entertaining!
Never fear a rainy day again…