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Half Term Ideas

It's half term so your child wouldn't usually be in school and we don't expect them to be doing any work during this week. However, we know children like to be busy so here's a list of things you might like to do!

 

 

 

  • Play indoor hide and seek.
  • Make decorations, create a playlist, and throw a family dance party.
  • Try a new cookie or cake recipe. Bonus idea: Set up a camera or smart phone and film a cooking show!
  • Build a treehouse.
  • Make a mancala counting game with an egg carton. Instructions here.
  • Go camping in the living room.
  • Play board games.
  • Design and go on an indoor treasure hunt.
  • Plan a family garden.
  • Make ice cream in a bag. Recipe here.
  • Make slime. Instructions here.
  • Set up an in-home nail salon and try some nail art techniques. Ideas here.
  • Dress up in your best clothes and have a fancy dinner.
  • Make a piñata. Instructions here.
  • Make friendship bracelets.
  • Make and blow bubbles. Instructions here.
  • Teach your pet a new trick.
  • Make rock candy. Instructions here.
  • Have an indoor picnic.
  • Listen to an audiobook or podcast.
  • Try Cosmic Kids Yoga.
  • Make paper fidget spinners. Instructions here.
  • Create your own bingo cards and have a bingo tournament.
  • Create a family tree.
  • Let your kids write and direct a stop-motion movie. Learn how it works here.
  • Learn and play a new card game.
  • Teach yourself to juggle.
  • Practice origami, or the art of paper folding. Ideas here.
  • Play with magnets on a cookie sheet.
  • Make a maze on the floor with painter’s tape.
  • Play with pavement chalk.
  • Play indoor volleyball or football with balloons.
  • Have a pizza party. DIY Pizza Bagels recipe here.
  • Make paper airplanes and see whose plane flies the furthest.
  • Play dress up with mum and dad’s clothes.
  • Make your own lollipops.
  • Go in your back garden and look for four-leaf clovers.
  • Write a secret message in invisible ink. Recipe for lemon juice invisible ink here.
  • Play “I Spy” inside or out the window.
  • Clean out your wardrobes.
  • Facetime or Skype with family or friends.
  • Have breakfast in bed.
  • Have a tea party.
  • Make a water sensory bag. Instructions here.
  • Make some play dough. Make play dough animals/ people.
  • Create a nature scavenger hunt in your back yard.
  • Play “The Floor is Lava.”
  • Snuggle on the sofa and read your favorite books.
  • Rearrange or redecorate your room.
  • Play in a bubble bath.
  • Have a pillow fight.
  • Make an indoor obstacle course.
  • Have a family music night.
  • Build a giant fort out of blankets, chairs and pillows.
  • Make puppets.
  • Put on a puppet show.
  • Make a scrapbook.
  • Play marbles on the floor.
  • Do a puzzle.
  • Fold clothes together.
  • Create a new dessert.
  • Put on your bathrobes and play spa day.
  • Play 20 Questions.
  • Create creatures out of pipe cleaners. Ideas here.
  • Make a treasure bottle. Instructions here.
  • Decorate a T-shirt.
  • Write letters to family and friends.
  • Build a bridge or building with toothpicks 
  • Play hangman or tic-tac-toe.
  • Make a time capsule! One day your kids can use it to tell their kids all about this craziness.

 


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