My six week summer holiday survival kit, for kids and me
I’m really excited about having over six weeks of Ava, full time, over the summer holidays, but I am also slightly worried about how I’ll keep her occupied!
In lots of ways it’s quite liberating, as it’s full of possibilities. And I know it will soon fill up as my other mummy friends and I get lots of play dates and park visits in.
I recently got in contact with a friend to arrange a meet up, and she could only give me three dates that she didn’t have things planned on, over the whole holiday! That made me panic a bit. I guess there are planners and the fly-by-the-seat-of-their-pants people. I definitely fall into the latter camp! But seeing my friend’s summer plan (she texted it to me, it is marvellous) I thought I had better start doing some planning of my own!
So my calendar is looking a bit more populated now but as know there will be plenty of opportunities for day trips and play dates, I decided to collect some ideas and resources for those inevitable “I’m bored!” moments, when we’re at home. Lucky I did as we are only one week in, and Ava’s been saying it quite a lot!
We have actually cracked open the cross stitch already. This was as far as we got and it took ages. Then she wanted to watch TV. So although it says 4+ I think maybe it’s more suitable for slightly older kids!
I have also stocked up on paper (these girls can draw for hours given half a chance!) and plan to dig out the play dough. I hate play dough. I can’t bear it when all the colours get muddled. And the way it gets stuck to your feet when (of course) they drop it all over the floor. But I’m sure it will get an outing sooner or later (assuming it hasn’t all dried out!) and we also have a full range of Disney DVDs to fall back on. And both girls also love baking and playing in the garden.
I will be supplementing this kit with things for me too…
I’m pretty pleased with my little kit, especially as it was so cheap, and I think Ava and Thea will be too. So what about you, any tips on other activities suitable for a 4 and 2 year old?