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5 ways to keep kids busy at home these holidays

5 ways to keep kids busy at home these holidays

By Sarah Lefebvre on Apr 01 2017

Below are some ways to keep your kids entertained without having to jump in the car and you could have some fun too!

Handball for rainy days

Under cover, mark out a square and divide into four using chalk or duct tape. 

Backyard twister

Lay out a string line to the size of the game you want then use four different colours of line marking spray. If you want to follow the colours of a Twister board start with a vertical row of green then yellow, blue and finally red. 

Scavenger hunt

Get some paper bags and write a list of items likely to be found in the backyard or close by then send the kids off to find them. 

Slip ‘n slide

For a hot day roll out a length of thick plastic and weigh it down with sandbags or something that’s not going to hurt if you slide into it. Add a paddling pool at the end to slow down enthusiastic slip ‘n sliders. 

Learn to cook

Let them start by mixing and measuring then putting ingredients in pans or on a tray. If baking, grilling, boiling or frying is required, make sure this part is always be done by an adult.

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