Try this fun activity to keep the kids occupied for a couple of hours
Summer holidays are looming, and that only means one thing for parents... how on earth to keep the noisy rabble of kiddies occupied for those long months.
When the excitement of Christmas has passed, there is also the rush of getting organised to go back to school.
There are a number of great ways to keep the children busy, with just a little bit of creative input from the parents.
Contacting school exercise books and textbooks is a fantastic activity that can involve all the children sitting around the table.
It’s an ideal way to create some family time without technology. Just a bit of good old fashioned ‘hanging out.’ Have the children cut out their favourite pictures from old magazines of picture books.
If you have none lying around the house you’re willing to sacrifice, a quick stop to your local op-shop will set you back about 20 cents per item.
National Geographic is a great one to start with.
Next, pop on some fun music and begin glueing the images onto the books.
Having some colourful paper on hand to use as a background colour will make the cut-out pictures really jump off the page.
Once everything is glued in place on front and back covers, pop a name tag on the front cover of each book.
Remember to include a full name and grade so the book can be returned to your son/daughter if left behind at the many spots your child will travel on the school campus. Next, begin contacting! It’s best to run through this with your children first before you let them loose.
Begin by putting down the spine of the book and then rolling it slowly down onto the contact (one side at a time) so as to keep the bubbles out.
This will occupy the little tackers for a good couple of hours, and let you get through the mountains of chores you no doubt have accumulated from 2016.