I’m just going to start this post with the fact that the summer holidays are almost over. I know, I know. THANK GOD!
But, during those long, long weeks, it can be a complete pain the proverbial to find things for the kids to do that don’t cost a fortune, cause arguments, mean queueing up for hours on end or just give parents headaches. I’m sure when I was a kid on summer holidays I’d find things to entertain myself, and there definitely wasn’t iPads or playstations to muck about on! (I’m not that old ok?)
So when BettaLiving offered to send me a holiday pack with loads of goodies and a list of 20 ideas to keep the kids busy, I was all like “hell yes!” I’m not going to lie!
Obviously when the box arrived we had to have a peep to see what was in there, but at the time the boy was ill, GG was finishing junior school and it was all crazy, so the box was left in the hallway ready for the fun to start. We finally managed to find a day where we had decided we were staying in our pjs all day, not leaving the house and opening the box was the perfect chilled day activity!
We started off with the skittles of course, the boy couldn’t wait to get his hands on those and they’ve been a huge hit every day since! The pizza making has yet to be done, but we’ve decided on toppings (pepperoni and cheese feature heavily!) The numbers plate is my favourite thing ever! Learn your times tables while you eat dinner? Why not!
The start of our show though? The volcano action! Vinegar and baking soda…..
Now this activity has been beyond the best thing about the summer holiday for the boy! Every single day he’s asked if he can do more explosions! When we first did it, I was a bit (lot) daft and did it inside, so the entire downstairs stank of vinegar for the rest of the day, but then we wised up to that and took it outside. You can hear our enjoyment, and the boy does some great commentary at the end!
Next on the list of “this is so much fun!” was the marshamallow challenge.
We started off trying to build the tallest tower using the marshmallows and toothpicks, but we soon found out that an 11yo can build a taller tower a lot quicker than a 5yo and things can get a bit stressy, so we went with the technique of one does tall, one does wide. Anything to keep the peace! Of course, towers would be a lot better if people didn’t keep stealing them as they went….
Kind of defeats the object don’t you think kiddo….!
We’ve still got loads of goodies to get through, the ice lolly moulds are going to be used a lot, I’m going to be hitting Pinterest for some new recipe ideas!
Massive thank you to BettaLiving for sending us the huge box of goodies that have kept us going through the summer!Read More