Here in Aus, it's winter school holidays, and although we have generally good weather on the Gold Coast it can get very cold and hard to get outdoors for play.
I've put together a few of Mahli + Harlow's fave things to do at home to give you some ideas, not just for holidays but great for weekends.
Hide a favourite toy in the house - give them clues to find it. For kids that are a bit older, draw a treasure map they have to follow around the house.
Have a Picnic
-grab a rug or blanket
-put a plate of healthy snacks together
-my kids still ask for picnic in the backyard!
Play Dress Ups
- If you don't have costumes, pull out some of your old clothes that they can dress up in.
- Kids can get creative with their costumes.
- gives you a good idea of their interests, e.g my son loves dresses!
-google science experiments for home
-most experiments will use household ingredients and the kids love it!
Puzzles have become a great way for us all to spend time together as a family. The kids and my husband currently have a 300 piece puzzle going at the moment!
Arts n Crafts
We have accumulated a lot of craft supplies over the years! But to keep it basic, grab some washable paints, make some play dough + get some big pavement chalk. The kids can draw anywhere, and hose it off later!
Have an Indoor Disco
-pop up your Mahalo Eco Blinds
-put on some kid friendly music, we love Kidz Bop on Spotify
- use torches to create disco lights, or even pop some cellophane over the end for some colour!