101 Things to do with children


101 Things to do with children

If you are stuck for ideas of what to do with your children during the school holidays then take a look at our 101 things to do with children below.

1 Arrange a play date with friends
2 Make cakes or cookies and decorate
3 Make popcorn
4 Bake bread
5 Make ice cream
6 Paint a picture using finger paints
7 Make a den indoors or outdoors
8 Go on a train or bus ride
9 Have a film afternoon, close the curtains, turn up the sound and eat treats
10 Go to a local play park
11 Go to the park and find different objects to draw and talk about when you get home
12 Play a ball game
13 Fill the paddling pool with shaving foam and slide into it
14 Blow bubbles
15 Create indoor or outdoor treasure hunts
16 Play hide and seek
17 Place cushions on the floor and imagine you are on the train to the zoo, what animals do you see?
18 Dress up
19 Make a volcano
20 Make homemade videos
21 Make sandcastles
22 Do a jigsaw puzzle
23 Play with toys / games which have not been played with for a long time
24 Go to the woods
25 Make ice lollies
26 Make sailboats and race
27 Make paper aeroplanes
28 Play skittles
29 Make jewellery out of dried pasta
30 Make paper plate masks
31 Face painting
32 See what pictures you can see in the clouds and draw them
33 Play hopscotch
34 Skip
35 Play Eye spy
36 Make a mask
37 Play Frisbee
38 Camp in the back garden
39 Plant seeds in the garden, water regularly and watch them grow
40 Make papier-mâché balloon air models and paint
41 Decorate old t-shirts
42 Make friendship bracelets
43 Have a picnic in the park
44 Go to the cinema
45 Go to a theme park
46 Make gingerbread
47 Go swimming
48 Make and fly a kite
49 Make homemade jam
50 Do relay races with a friend / sibling
51 Visit a museum
52 Create your own scrap book throughout the holidays
53 Visit a farm
54 Play with play dough or make your own
55 Ask to pick some petals in the garden and make your own petal perfume
56 Go out for a bike ride/scooter or roller skates
57 Visit a historic place
58 Wash the car or a bike
59 Make some finger puppets
60 Make a theatre to act out your finger puppets
61 Go to a local river to feed the ducks
62 Find a park/woods with a stream and play pooh sticks
63 Create your own pirate ship with cardboard, old sheets and possible bits of wood
64 Create your own karaoke
65 Play party games e.g. musical bumps/chairs, dead lions
66 Create your own pin the tail on the donkey
67 Make different hats out of paper/card/material, you could be kings and queens for the day
68 Make an obstacle course and then compete with a friend
69 Make some medals and rosettes
70 Sit and read a book
71 Spend the day with a different relative or friend / perhaps a sleep over
72 Have a disco, turn out the lights and put some torches on and dance to music
73 Do some finger/hand and foot print painting
74 Create a large bubble bath and put bubbles everywhere
75 Make superhero capes….  Get some old shirts of a grown up and paint and create
76 Make some artificial flowers out of tissue paper
77 Visit your local coffee shop. Ask to take away some coffee beans, they make great shakers in an empty bottle
78 Put your waterproofs and wellies on and go jumping in puddles
79 Paddle in the paddling pool
80 Make a banana split
81 Make fresh fruit smoothies
82 Visit a zoo
83 Make paper aeroplanes
84 Have a pyjama day, stay at home in your pjs and just relax
85 Visit somewhere where you can pick your own fruit and vegetables
86 Go bowling
87 Dress up as ghosts with old sheets
88 Make some funky glasses
89 Play charades
90 Make homemade pizza
91 Make space ships and rockets out of cardboard boxes
92 Make a daisy chain
93 Play card games
94 Grow some tomatoes
95 Make paper hats
96 Sing nursery rhymes
97 Make Grass Heads
98 Go fishing
99 Have a water or pillow fight
100 Make a family tree
101 Have a photo taking competition
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