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School holidays are coming up, so I thought you might like some tips on how to avoid hearing those dreaded words… ‘Mum, I’m bored’!

By now, you know I’m a planner, so when I first start planning school holiday activities, I make a list of the dates and write down what is planned already.  This could be play dates, a day a week at OSHC or a day with the grand parents.

From there, I know how many days I need to plan activities for, and it’s usually 3-4 days a week out of the two weeks.

I try to keep it all flexible depending on weather and opportunities that arise, so I end up having a bank of activities planned and use them based on how tired we all are!

So below is my list of activities that I might have up my sleeve, based on 3 types of activities, to keep them entertained but not exhausted.  If there are a few busy or crazy days, then I will pick a quiet activity, and vice versa, if they start to go la-la inside, I’ll get them out and about to use up some energy!

Inside craft


I am a big craft fan, and I think it is a great activity for both boys and girls.  It gets them using their imagination and is great for windy or rainy days.  Getting crafty with a friend can be great fun too.  Some of my favourite crafty activities:

– creating a scene out of anything you can find in the house (ie cotton wool, pasta, buttons, seeds) and lots of glue
– making and decorating a costume
– using masking tape to set up a car track over furniture, over the floors, include rocks, jumps and have races!
– Make a train and take ALL of your friends for a ride!

Outside activities:
– leaf rubbings with crayons and different shape rubbings
– making a nature treasure hunt and follow them as they search for feathers, poo, different colours, different shapes
– Hide the dinosaur – cordon off a medium sized area outside and take it in turns to hide your small plastic animals

Day trips (low cost)
– to the museum
– to the beach (even if it’s cold)
– to the movies
– to a market
– to an adventure playground
– to play a game of sport (tennis, basketball, soccer)
– bike riding on a track
– strawberry picking, if it’s in season

What’s your favourite school holiday activity that you keep up your sleeve?

Share one with us, as if we get enough I can post a compilation for everyone.

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Aerlie Wildy is a business designer. business coach and mother based in the Adelaide Hills. I specialise in designing and systemising business for growth. You can connect with me on Facebook, join my Chief Executive Entrepreneurs Facebook Group, check out my Youtube Channel or Pin with me on Pinterest.