The Summer Holidays affect families in different ways. Some parents look to the summer holidays with dread – wondering how they will entertain their kids. Other parents look to the holidays with excitement. Either way, parents are often looking for something for their kids to do, and this is why we have written this article
After chatting with a number of parents, here are the top 5 things we recommend you do with your kids this summer.
Spend Some Time Teaching Them to Cook – Cooking is a valuable life skill that kids can learn at a young age. Not only is it a fun activity, but it also helps kids develop their creativity and problem-solving skills. There are many kid-friendly recipes that are easy to make, such as pizzas, cookies, and smoothies. Woolworths at Somerville Plaza has all the ingredients you’ll need and you’ll also be able to find some great recipes on their website.
Get Them to Send a Letter to a Penfriend – Pen-palling is a great way for kids to practice their writing skills. Encourage your child to write a letter to a penfriend and ask them questions about their life. This is a great way for kids to learn about different ways of life and broaden their understanding of the world. This penfriend could be a family member or someone overseas. You can send your letter via AusPost at Somerville Plaza
Explore Op Shops for New Toys and Books – Op shops are a great place to find unique and affordable toys and books for kids. Not only is it a fun way to explore and discover new things, but it also teaches kids the value of recycling and reusing items. You can make it a fun treasure hunt and see who can find the most interesting or unique items. Check out the Salvos at the Somerville Plaza
Have a Picnic – Pack a picnic lunch and head to a nearby park or the beach for a fun and affordable day out. This is a great way for kids to enjoy the outdoors and have a picnic lunch with their family. You can make it even more fun by having a picnic theme, like a beach picnic or a nature hike picnic. Let them help you choose what you are eating at Woolworths.
Build a Fort – Building a fort is a great way for kids to use their imagination and creativity. All you need is some blankets, pillows, and chairs. You can also make it a fun competition to see who can build the best fort.
These are just a few ideas to help make the most of the summer with your kids. With a little creativity and planning, you and your children can have a fun, educational and memorable summer. Summer is a time when kids have a break from school and have more free time to explore new things and have fun. By incorporating activities that are educational and fun, such as cooking, writing to a pen-friend, and exploring their creativity through building a fort, you can make the most of this time and help your child learn and grow.