So, the TV is on and if that children's show is on repeat any longer your brain may just explode. The cost of some of the local theme parks is just out of reach and the queues during the holiday just induce frustration. Why not head back to some simple delightful ways to entertain the kids?
Firstly, fly a kite! A simple diamond kite can allow the younger kids to enjoy the sun on their faces as they run, skip and bounce, gliding it through the wind and tossing it in the air trying to take flight.
Older children can flex their muscles whilst trying to control a stunt kite. Whether at one of North Devon’s beautiful beaches like Woolacombe, Instow or Saunton or a nearby park, let the kids enjoy the freedom of open air and get off the X-box.
If the weather is typically British and the idea of going out and being blown about isn't up your street, stay in and make giant ice marbles. Yes, you read that right!!!
All you need to do is put 10 drops of food colouring inside a balloon (or several), fill with cold water and tie a knot in the end. Wrap in silver foil and place in the freezer overnight. In the morning or on the next dry day, take them outside, snip the ends off and bingo! Roll them round the garden, entertain the kids/dog and just remember the gloves.
If the forecast looks miserable all week, stay in and make sock puppets. Pull out some old socks whether stripey, grey or even with holes in and decorate.
You could teach the kids sewing at the same time! If that's too fiddly, a bit of glue and some odds and sods or googly eyes. Not only do you get the fun of making different creatures, you can then give them silly names and act out sock monster stories.
Guaranteed to put smiles on little and big faces and spending quality times with your children is priceless.
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I'm Sarah and I live just outside Barnstaple near Umberleigh.
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