The economy doesn’t seem to be looking any better, but the kids still want to have fun on their school holidays.
While you may be tempted to just say “Sorry kids, maybe next time,” why not plan something inexpensive to give the kids something fun to do while they’re away from school? Here are 50 cheap and fun school holiday activities that the kids will love while they’re free from the tedium of books and lessons.READ MORE Top School Holiday Activities
1. Go camping in the garden or backyard, or even just in the living room.
If you already have a tent, this doesn’t cost a thing. Serve up some hotdogs and tell stories until you fall asleep. Keep the tent near the back or side door so that kids who get scared in the night can scoot back to their beds, or use the loo! If you have a grown-up staying in the tent with them, consider a little barbecue or campfire.
2. Have a movie day if you don’t want to head outside.
This is perfect for a rainy day or for when days are hotter than the sun. Rent a few kids movies and stock up on popcorn. Set up doonas and pillows and lounge your day away!
3. Plant a veggie patch with the kids.
You don’t even need a garden for this. Most of the fun comes from finding containers to recycle as pots, painting them, and planting the seeds. Choose something that grows fast and start on the first day of holidays, so the kids can see them grow each day. Look at plastic soft drink containers to make a small indoor nursery.
4. Take public transport and go on an adventure.
If you have a nearby train or bus route, take the kids and go on an adventure to see where it goes. Let them see the sights without you having to drive! Most kids find buses and trains lots of fun, something we forget as grown ups!
5. Take a day at the beach.
The only expense is the fuel and snacks while you’re out in the sun.