The first term of school has just ended and now the children are on a week off for First Term Holiday Break (Spring Break). I love it when i have my children at home with me. They make my days more lively and we get to spend more bonding time together as a whole. For this week i have a number of exciting home activities planned out for them (much thanks to the internet that i have done some fun research in finding out some awesome activities to do together). It would most definitely have been more fun if we were able to head outdoors however, due to the fact that the haze is back it’s simply no longer advisable. Here are some of my favourite ideas that i have planned to try out during this Holiday. Hopefully some of you find them useful too!
Freeze Dancing. This is a complete no brainer Dance when the music is on and Freeze when the music stops. 🙂 Dancing around with the music on like no one is watching is actually a fun and light hearted thing to do with the children. I love and secretly enjoy being free and doing silly movements with them ( big bonus : i’m also burning my calories at the same time). Needless to say, my children loves and it too because once we play this game.. they never wants to stop!
Baking is a must to try if you haven’t already done so with your children. It creates this amazing bond while watching them gleam with happiness when they see their finished baked goodies. HeRe is a quick and easy recipe that i have recently found and am eager to try! Prehaps, you can try it too!
Jelly Making. My children and i loves to spend time in the kitchen together. (I guess you could have guessed that by now.) Jelly making was my little girl’s idea. She loves jelly hence i have looked up on the web for one of our all time favorite jelly recipe known as the Osmanthus Jelly Recipe. Click the link to find Girl vs Apron youtube Video for recipe and method.
Make a watercolour Masterpiece. My children loves art (especially my boy) and to get to make something together with both my children is definitely something that will be fun and fulfilling for all of us. Imagine how happy the children will be waking up seeing their masterpiece and thinking back that they did this with mommy. ( i think that is pretty special and most definitely you gained something that money can never buy! ) As Easter Celebration is around the corner, you can make an easter bunny Masterpiece. It’s surely going to be very special and memorable too!
Plant your own Beans. I like to choose my favourite Jar to do this with. It’s easy to do and its amazing how fast it grows. The whole process takes about 5-14 days and the children will be amazed and excited to see plus learn a little about planting and science at the same time. To do this, all you have to do is take about 2-3 green beans and plant it in a small transparent glass bottle with cotton/paper towel and water it a little everyday. Cool + Amazing + Exciting + Easy! Still unsure? Here’s a link to where i got this cool idea from with its steps and method. Sprouting Peas – A Growing Experiment
Make A Natural Play doh. My children loves to play with play doh. It’s something about rolling little balls in their hands and turning it into something creative and fun. This Spring i had this idea of making play doh with my children but instead of adding in colors, i wanted to try to add in herbs. It is really interesting and will be an advantage that they will also get to learn about herbs and familiarize themselves with its fragrance and senses. To make this refer below:
3/4 fresh Herbs (basil/Lavender/Rosemary)
1.5 cups boiling water
2 cups plain flour
2 tbsps cream of tartar
1/2 cup fine salt
2 tbsps vegetable oil
Grind the herbs into a watery paste by using a pounder and adding a few drops of warm water
Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl
Add the oil and stir through
Then pour in the boiling water and stir until it comes together
Add the herb mixture, a little at a time. You can add water if it gets too sticky a little at a time.
Take it out of the bowl and knead it on a surface for a few minutes. During kneading it will lose its stickiness and become soft and stretchy.
If it’s still too sticky add a little more flour, if too dry a little more water. It’s pretty easy, Really!!
Hope you enjoy these activities. I can’t wait to get down with them with my children for the next couple of days! 🙂
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