School Holidays Activity Ideas
When school holidays approaches, parents start to look for things to fill their days when the kids are home. It’s also usually the school holidays where parents create new experiences for the kids and perhaps for themselves at the same time.
Duchess of Cambridge (now Princess of Wales) revealed in her Happy Mum, Happy Baby Interview Podcast in 2020 that she tries to incorporate a lot of experiences that her granny gave her; into the experiences she give to her children now. Doing simple things like taking a walk, cooking, doing arts and crafts and essentially spending time together. Here are a few ideas that families can do with their kids this school holidays.
1. Reconnect With Nature This School Holidays
Take a break from the city life and reconnect with nature. Get outdoors and spice up your healthy living habits by exploring the nature reserves and parks via the Park Connector Network of Singapore (PCN)!
Whether it’s cycling, walking, running or hiking, take some time away from the screens and dive into an adventure like no other? It’s a great way to get the whole family involved with physical activity and bonding.
Get out and make some lasting memories while staying active in spectacular sights around our garden city.
2. Cooking Or Baking Together
Bonding experiences in the kitchen are invaluable for both parents and children. In pre-schools, the kids get to do pretend play at the kitchen corner. When you cook or bake together with the kids, the little ones get to watch the process of making real food from scratch, and they even get to help out! Not only do they learn how to make delicious dishes, but also how to practice delayed gratification by creating something together over time.
After a successful batch of cookies or tasty pasta dish, not only are bellies satisfied, but memories made that last a lifetime – ones that will definitely be looked back on one day with a grateful heart and childlike smile. So get the kids involved today – let them know they’re just as important in the kitchen as dad and mom!
3. Playing Games During School Holidays
If you’re looking for some good old-fashioned fun, nothing beats playing games with your family! Playing games is an timeless way to bring together people of all ages and have a great time.
From card games like uno, to board classics such as Monopoly, or even some of the amazing video games gets everyone to increase their team work skills to bring everyone together For the younger kids, the exercise allow them to practice and learn to take turns.
You might be surprised just how much fun you can have while making good memories at the same time. Get competitive, joke around and enjoy each other’s company while doing something active that’ll make everyone laugh!
4. Create Something Together This School Holidays
5. Go On An Adventure
Exploring new places in your own country can be a fun and rewarding adventure. Taking the time to engage with new cultures, unfamiliar sights, and different sounds, can be energizing and inspiring. Take advantage of the opportunity, no matter where you live – hit the beach to watch a sunset, visit an old temple or take a night time stroll through the city. Be a tourist all over again. As a tourist you’ll be inspired by new experiences as you observe and learn from all that new environment has to offer – new life stories, food specialties and beautiful scenery. So no matter how often you’ve traveled before – don’t forget to take some time out and explore the new side of Singapore that’s waiting for you!
This school holidays, don’t forget to prioritise family bonding. With the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives, it’s easy to take time with those closest to us for granted.
There are many ways to share some special moments together. From getting outside in nature, cooking together in the kitchen, playing games on the couch, creating something together; whatever you decide on there will be an invaluable return – quality time spent with your loved ones!
Put aside all distractions from daily life – unplug from work emails and Netflix binges – and go on an adventure together.
Above all else, remember to have fun! And if you find yourself needing help in compiling photos into an album to keep those good times alive, then don’t hesitate to get in touch!
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