Last year I wrote a series of posts of things to do in the summer holidays but I didn’t start them until my children at school in England broke up so I thought it would be good to recap these now for parents and carers in the parts of the UK who are about to start their summer holidays.
- Messy Mondays where we looked at painting, gloop, flubber, mud pies (and leaf stews) and playing with sand.
- Toy Tuesdays where we took popular toys – Lego, tea sets, dressing up clothes, toy vehicles and toy animals – and looked at how these help children learn
- Wet Wednesdays with a range of water activities – swimming, water painting, water play, float and sink experiments and water fights!
- Thinking Thursdays – activities to get children thinking – scavenger hunts, hoopla, find it bottle, treasure hunts and word puzzles
- Fun Friday things that are lots of fun (and have lots of incidental learning) – sports day, minibeast hunt, kite flying, den building and home cinema.
Or you might want to take a look at the National Trust’s 50 things to do before you’re 11¾ and see how much you can tick off this holiday.
I hope you have a great summer holidays – don’t forget we have an excellent selection of board games (which are ideal for rainy summer holidays!) at Littlesheep Learning if you are looking for more things to fill your days.