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    Default best school holiday activities

    well - school holidays are half over ... christmas is done and kids start to get a bit bored

    so I thought we could share our ideas on school holiday activities.

    Whether its vacation care, a paid activity, a craft, a make-at-home project or a park or playground to go to ... what do your kids love doing on school holidays?

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    We have had a great time this holidays.

    1 - Facetime/skype with katies best friend
    her best friend left here 1 yr ago, and now lives in Mongolia. years ago this would have been the end of the friendship ... or penpals at the most ... and they would have forgotten how close they were. In these days of modern technology though, they are as close as ever - and they facetime each other 2 or 3 times a week (every day on school hols ) and play together (albeit on different sides of the world).

    Its awesome.


    2 - I have booked her into 2 activities which look great


    http://www.stringartco.com.au/#!scho...orkshops/c21yg
    looks great, and will be super fun for Katie as she LOVES crafts of any kind

    and the Perth Zoo has a vacation care program where you help look after animals

    http://perthzoo.wa.gov.au/learn/wild...crew-day-camp/

    which looks fantastic

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    We went on a "camping holiday" for two nights... In the back yard! We had another family over, spent our day at an awesome local pool, had bbqs and set up the paddle pool. Camping but with all the comfort of home- they all loved sleeping in the tents outside too

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    We have been on leave for the last few weeks, so the main activities have been early trip to the beach for a swim, then home for big breakfast/brunch, scooter riding (at home or at local bike track), running at the running track (DS training for 800m), local indoor pool, going to the mall for some food or a gelato. Back to work tomorrow, so some trips to grandparents coming up for the kids, then some vacation care days, which they enjoy (this time, there is an art class on one day, and a bbq on the other day). Our boys are 6 and 8. Subbing for some new ideas.

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    So far ds has been out with his friends to the pool a couple of times, been wakeboarding with our meetup group a couple of times. He skypes his friends too. We went to Adventure World last Sat with friends and we are going to Rotto next week . Then he is going to Bali with his nan and friends for 10 days.

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    nice

    yeah we have been to the pool a few times, and scootering and bike riding every day (except for the 44 degree day )

    we have done lots of crafts too.

    and today we are going to a ceramic cafe in Joodalup to paint pottery

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    FREE IDEAS...
    - For younger kids the local libarys often have activities, magic shows, craft, games or storytimes for free.
    - Check local larger shopping centres (such as westfield) as they often have free school holiday shows like Dora, Octonauts etc
    - River or Beach
    - Bushwalk
    - Bike ride
    - Slippery slide in the back yard
    - Make a sprinkler out of an empty coke bottle(2ltr) with holes poked in it and attach your garden hose. Or use an old bit of hose and poke holes in it and lay it across the yard for a larger sprinkler.
    - Take a cricket set, football, soccerball or kite to a large oval and have a sports day.
    - Collect a whole lot of cardboard boxes from a shop and the kids can make cubbys, cars, aeroplanes, castles etc
    - Waterbomb fights
    - Go op shopping for some cheap goodies, could even do a kids bedroom makeover on a budget with stuff brought from the op shops.
    - Go on the free tourist tram tours in the city.
    - Walk around the botanic gardens in the city.

    THINGS THAT COST MONEY...
    - Museum or Zoo
    - Indoor trampoline centre
    - Movies
    - Swimming Pool
    - Visit an animal farm
    - Indoor playcentre
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    this afternoon we went to Pottery Playhouse in Joondalup

    it was actually really fun - Katie had a great time painting a little mermaid thingy and a cup for Dad.

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    Our favourites have been: trip to the museum followed by treat at the nearby Chocolate cafe, picnic at the botanic gardens, and playing in the rain at a local park.

    Other activities: playing 'chemistry' on the patio with kitchen ingredients and a big bucket, making volcanoes with baking soda and vinegar, indoor play centres, rainforest walks, combining all our lego and turning the spare room into a lego city, giving each child a small garden bed as 'theirs' and helping them plant and look after it, visiting the local airplane museum (that I only discovered existed).

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    I find summer holidays go so fast! Where we live is made for summer so we don't tend to get bored.
    We have been to the beach nearly every day, been to a show, gone to the drive-in, and the movies.
    Still to come - more beach, picnic dinners at local parks, art lessons and probably the local pool. I'm always sad when summer holidays end.


 

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