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    Default School Holiday Project / Craft ideas

    Ok girls, I need some ideas for projects, crafts or excursions for the school holidays.

    DD is 8 - loves crafts of all kinds, likes schoolwork so an actual educational type project would be fun for her too ...

    I need a couple of things for me to set up that she can do on her own, and a couple of excursion type things as well .. fun days to reward her for being good

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    anyone???

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    Have you been on any teacher/home school sites? They have loads of fun educational activities and crafts. Can't think of any at the top of my head though sorry. Where are you located?

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    Check out pinterest for sure! Very good ideas on there

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    I am in Perth.

    I have a cupboard full of craft stuff (that despite the "clean and declutter challenge... I still havent cleaned ) .... just need some inspiration.


    Pinterest is a good idea. I have never really gone on there before

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    Give that a try. I know the first weekend of school holidays they are having a carnival in ellenbrook I think it was. The huge kids carnival or something like that. You have the circus at the cannington grey hounds, not sure of dates for that but would guess during the holidays. Definitely go on pinterest there are tons and tons of ideas to do.

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    You will never be short of inspiration on pinterest!

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    You could get her to do a solar system. Paint the planets (styrofoam balls) and work out which ones are bigger/where they are from the sun and maybe stick them on paddle pop sticks or some other thing you have in your cupboard. Use a box painted black as the background and she can stick stars or paint them on.

    Make puppets from old odd socks.

    Stress balls with a balloon and flour. Double the balloon so it's stronger.

    Get a kids kit from Lincraft or Spotlight which will teach her how to crochet or do long stitch.

    She could make a board game if she's interested in that.

    The life cycle of a butterfly can be made with wool, crepe paper and a little bit of wire to shape.

    One day get her to plan dinner and help you cook it.

    I don't really know what she's into so that's just a few ideas of things I remember doing at that age.

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    You could do 'Science at home' projects like working out how acidic or basic something is by adding different solutions and the PH of the solution like bi-carb, water, vinegar, detergent. (I have some instructions if you decide to do this one) and one which changes colour.

    It might be a little bit too juvenile for her, but fun all the same by making a grass head and watching it grow over the holidays..the one where you get an old stocking and fill it with grass seeds and potting mix. Your DD could glue some eyes to it etc and place it in a coffee mug to grow.

    Geocaching in your area, you can log onto www.geocaching.com and join up for free and it will help locate where you are and helps you locate the nearest 'caches' in your area.

    My girls all love baking and helping to prepare meals, so maybe your DD could make her own recipe book and then each day or night cook something from her own cook book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tadpoles View Post
    You could get her to do a solar system. Paint the planets (styrofoam balls) and work out which ones are bigger/where they are from the sun and maybe stick them on paddle pop sticks or some other thing you have in your cupboard. Use a box painted black as the background and she can stick stars or paint them on.
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    You could do 'Science at home' projects like working out how acidic or basic something is by adding different solutions and the PH of the solution like bi-carb, water, vinegar, detergent. (I have some instructions if you decide to do this one) and one which changes colour.

    It might be a little bit too juvenile for her, but fun all the same by making a grass head and watching it grow over the holidays..the one where you get an old stocking and fill it with grass seeds and potting mix. Your DD could glue some eyes to it etc and place it in a coffee mug to grow.



    She has just done a solar system project for school - almost exactly that. (which she loved mind, so could always do something to go along with it. )

    And she has just set up a garden thing with DH .. growing some herbs.


    Funny

    Anyway - they are some great ideas. Will definitely do the planning and cooking - might get her to get more into eating

    and she loves science experiments, so that is a good plan


 

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